Sunday, November 27, 2011


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Pretty pleased with our card.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Flower Petal Suncatchers

We gathered flowers from our garden.

My daughter wanted to do this outside which made the project even more enjoyable.

We pulled off the petals and got creating by placing them onto clear contact paper. We sandwiched the petals with another piece of clear contact paper and cut around the edges. We then taped them in the window.

I was pretty pleased with my butterflies.

Please note: The beauty of this project is temporary. The petals will still wilt.

Inspiration for this project was found at The Artful Parent.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Explosive Art

We made some explosive art using paint, baking soda, and vinegar in baggies. Directions found here at Share and Remember.

It was really neat.

But following the recipe and staying on the paper were only the beginning. Free for all is more our style.

After making several exploding baggies, CB declared, "And now, I'm going to experiment."

And they both did their own thing.

CB: It's thick. I didn't add in much vinegar. I added in lots of baking soda.
I'm being a scientist.
And for the grand finale!
The purple is the star of the show!

BBD: I'm mixin'.
This needs some red. {insert each and every color}
I need more vinegar.
I need more baking soda.

Prettiest puddle ever.

The paper became rather obsolete.

"Daddy's going to like all these colors on his concrete!"

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Friday, August 5, 2011

Sewing For Sweet Dreams

I have not sewn with a sewing machine since high school, when I took Home Ec from a crazy lady in a hideous wig.

My avoidance was mostly due to an irrational fear of the bobbin.

But a friend was trusting enough to let me borrow her machine so I faced my fears and another friend took the time to patiently run me back through the basics.

Kelli did not don a crazy lady wig and she taught me a magical bobbin threading slight of hand. The relearning process was not traumatic like I had been mentally preparing myself for.

I even fixed a few hiccups all by myself without panicking.

As soon as CB saw what I was fiddling around with, she requested a sleeping bag for her beloved mermaid Barbie doll.

Being just recently reacquainted with the sewing machine, our sleeping bags do not have zippers. The small children do not care. And I threw in some matching pillows to cushion {I am sew punny!} any disappointment, had it arisen.

I had some lovely assistants.

They helped stuff their own pillows.

The mermaids thanked me and rushed off to take a nap in their new designer gifts.

Naturally, a story and lullabies were required.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Hide and Seek

CB found a great hiding spot. Daddy had to call "olly olly oxen free".

BBD was visible as soon as you stepped around the counting tree.

Hiding together


"Found you" faces

All found

this is the gazebo where we were married

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Big Eye Puppets

These puppets are ridiculously easy to make and ridiculously fun to play with.

I was inspired by Fave Crafts.

I like the soft texture of the pom pons over Styrofoam and went for simplistic over fancy-fied, but the openendness and ease of design is the beauty of these bad boys.

I simply put hot glue on the end of a pipe cleaner and smooshed it into the pom pon. Repeat and hot glue on some large wiggle eyes. And ta da!


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Sunday, July 17, 2011

"Mmmm, ice cream time"

We picked up some 89 cent ice cream cones from Burger King.

BBD was disappointed that chocolate wasn't an option, but not enough that he wanted to share with the little creature he was pretty sure was eying his treat, "This ice cream isn't for you, butterfly!"

Vanilla was totally fine with CB. After her first taste she exclaimed, "I want this recipe!"

The ice cream cones got Daddy reminiscing about getting ice cream cones with his grandmother. Sweet.

Sometimes life gives you lemons and you can turn them into lemonade.

Sometimes your ice cream falls off your cone and you can turn that into a delightful work of art.