Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Heart Day

Hope everyone had a wonderful Valentine Day!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Almost four

I know we all say it but it is truly incredible that next weekend my only child will be 4.  It is amazing to watch this little person grow.  She certainly has lots of personality and loves to keep us on our toes.  I love when she gets all excited and brings her little hands to her mouth and giggles.  She brings so much joy to our lives and if you know her, you know she loves colour.  The brighter the better in her mind.   She is unbelievably excited to be turning 4 and while I could stand to keep her 3 forever, her excitement to be a big girl is so fun to see.  I thought since she is such a colourful child, she should have a colourful birthday to celebrate this new year of her life.  Just showing some sneak peeks of what has been happening in our house this weekend.

I love that you can purchase these pieces at Walmart.  They are perfect for projects.

A black frame we painted hot pink, cut a piece of scrapbook paper to size and use the only alphas I had saved from my stash for this project I knew I would be doing. 

Some sprinkles we will use to decorate cupcakes next weekend. 

A banner being sewn together.  You may want to take a good look, you won't see a sewing machine in many of my post...hee hee!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

take your hat off and make yourself at home

I was introduced to the wonderful world of crochet.  I did knit a little when I was younger but really had an issue with tension.  I decided I should give crocheting a try.  With lots of Tutorial Tuesdays and the help of my good friend, I have now completed several hats.  Here are 3 the last 3 that I have completed.

Please note *I do not have a newborn so most of these pics are using Jujube's dolls.

The newborn aviator

The following 2 are hats that I made following an order I received.  I really hope she likes them.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Recycled crayons

We decided we would do this little craft project.  They are for J's little daycare friends.  It was very inexpensive to do.  The project cost about $3 total and I am sure the kids will love them.

We picked up a box of 64 waxed crayons at Michael's for $1.50. 

The paper was well glued to these crayons.  I guess it is to be expected for $1.50 HA!  We decided to soak them in water.  Within 10 minutes we were able to peel the papers off with no difficulties.

I bought some little tin baking hearts at the Dollar store for $1.00.  You may have guessed that part.

Once the crayons were all peeled, I chopped them up.  I used a wooden cutting board with paper towel on top of it and some thick paper.  It worked really well.

The chopped crayons were placed in the tin molds and placed in the oven on 150 degrees for about 20 minutes.

And this is what they looked like when they were done, cooled and out of the tin molds. 

J was pretty tickled and must have thought they looked good enough to eat as she had to confirm a couple of times that they weren't for that purpose. HA!