Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Embroidered Butterfly

I recently taught Zoe how to embroider. She absolutly loved it too. I let her draw a picture and I transferred it for her. She sat for four hours on one of her many snow days and stitched and stitched until her butterfly was all done. We are trying to decide what her pretty buterfly will become... a pillow? an applique? a doll blanket?

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Play style!

I recently made up a couple of tie shirts for a friend. Her nephews are children of some big baseball fans. I was lucky enough to have just a bit of baseball fabric leftover from Steve's jammie pants I made him last year. I even have just enough left for a shirt for Hayden.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Heart Day!

We celebrated our Valentine's Day yesterday because Steve won't be home till late. So yesterday morning we started the day with a heart shaped pancake breakfast! Heart shaped panckaes are actually very easy to do. Just pour the batter into the pan in a "V" forms a heart from there. Add a little food coloring and you can even have pink heart shaped pancakes!
And of course this morning for a little special treat I made cinnamon rolls...from a can :) But I did reroll them into a heart. I saw this around blogland somewhere.And finally, Zoe's heart shaped lunch. Did you know about this whole molding hard boiled egg thing! It's pretty cool. I found the idea here!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Valentine Box

I couldn't find a box to buy to make Zoe's Valentine box for school. I didn't have a shoe box we could use either. So, I am standing in the kitchen thinking to myself, "what on earth can we use???hmmmm" And it hit me...the ginormous goldfish cracker box. Sweet! Here's what I did...

Completely open the top and clean out crumbs with something damp...I use a cleaning wipe...
Wrap the box with wrapping paper...Neatly fold the paper on the bottom so that it still sits flat...On the top be sure to carefully fold paper over and tape down...Gently fold box top back together...Staple top back together...Using an exacto knife carefully cut square into paper only and fold down...Next carefully cut into box to form sure to leave the bottom uncut...Tape paper onto flap...Decorate until your hearts content...Done!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Pebble Puzzles!

I have no idea what this blog says. It was linked to from a blog from another blog. After following several links this is where I ended.

Picture and idea found at Zelnice.
I love this idea. Love love love it! I have plans to make a set...a big set! Plus a bag to put it all in. More ideas for this can be found here and after googling "pebble puzzles" I am thinking this is a fairly fresh idea? Either way.... if you didn't hear the first time... I LOVE it!

p.s. We missed most of that big bad ugly winter weather! And still are having 2 snow days! Seems like we were at the very edge of snowpocalypse! How's your winter treating you today?!