Arts & Crafts

May 1, 2013

Make these All About Me books constructed with brown lunch bags to teach about the five senses, practice writing, and to go sticker crazy!  Find the original post here.

Friday, April 12, 2013

We made Easter thank you notes with our children's hands.  Click here to see how we did it.  Super easy and fun!  The grandparents will love it!

Saturday, February 2, 2013

 Groundhog Day fun!  Click here to see our Groundhog Day crafts and learning tools.  The link for these items can be found at the bottom of the post.

Friday, January 4, 2013

 I taught my first grader about Hanukkah and we made these two menorahs.  One used candles, and a safer version for my younger daughter that used tea lights.  Click here to see the directions for both menorahs

Saturday, December 15, 2012

 Click here to see how we made these cute plastic ornaments with Florida sand and our own water color drawings.

If you are looking to see Kelle Hampton's version of this craft then click here and you will be linked up!

 Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Click here to see more pictures and for links to complete these fun shark projects!  Your little one will love these...especially the boys!  And guess what?  One of them will cost you nothing!

Monday, October 22, 2012

 Fantastically fun bat crafts for all ages!  Click here to find directions 
and links to make each of these crafts.  A great list of books on bats is there too!

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Click here to see what fun you can have with some apples and paint.  Your kids will love to see the apple stamp a flower shape!

Oh...and how to make an apple pie shaped like an apple!

Tuesday - February 1, 2011

So the day before the groundhog determines our wintry fate, we got a huge snow...for Texas that is.  Everything might be bigger in Texas, but snow is not something we can really compete in, most of the time.  Snuggled up in my house I decided to get some things done.  After I finished painting the shelves for my built-ins that have been laying around half done for....well let's not discuss that part...the point is they are done!  So, I moved on to the three precious burp cloths that Heather won during the giveaway a few days ago.  GASP!  Yes, they are already done.  Partly because I don't know Heather that well so I didn't think I should be delivering them to her in the hospital...hey don't judge, I have two kids!  Anyway, Heather I hope you love them and I must say you chose the most gorgeous of names!

P.S. This is not a paid advertisement for WebKinz...unless your kid can read and work the computer alone.  UGH!  Otherwise, WebKinz are fantastic!


Sunday - January 30, 2011

Well here is a first.  After a lot of guilt-giving by Olivia I finally made her "Natalie" a pillowcase dress.  The problem came when Olivia expected a matching dress from the scrap material I used.  Oh well, check it out.  We had fun together and that is what it is all about!
This is how we started.  I do not endorse not ironing your fabric before cutting but... this was for a doll after all.
Voila!  She even got her initial embroidered! 
A Happy Customer...oh, I mean Daughter!


Wednesday - January 26, 2011

So here we are the eve before a major event in our family..well not the one here in Texas exactly, so don't get any ideas.  Take a close look at the first picture.  If you have never seen anything like this before, then you might not recognize the fact that that is an ultrasound of three babies...YES, triplets!  Last summer my step-brother and his wife found out that she was expecting triplets!  They have one adorable two year old son, Chase, whom we affectionately call Cub or Cubbie.  

Chase - A.K.A Cubbie

After defying the odds with triplets...they felt that this was surprise enough so they would go ahead and find out the sexes of all three, which they did not do with her first pregnancy.  Sweet Melissa, the "super mom" toting these three, plainly told me that as long as they told her there was just one girl in there, she did not care what the other two were.  I like a woman who will speak her heart and not give the standard, "As long as they are healthy, I don't care."  Let's face it ladies, deep down we have a yearning for one or the other.  It's a given we all want a healthy baby.  So anyway,  off my soap box now, the much anticipated day came and the duh-duh-duh-duh (you get the point), 3 boys were resting peacefully inside the womb!  Um, yes, that equals 4 boys 2 and under in their home!

Well, what was I going to make them I thought....three grocery cart covers (um, NO), three burp cloths (um, NO)..this is of epic proportions here so...I made six sets of car seat strap protectors so their sweet little necks don't get rubbed.  Reversible too I might add!  LOVE THEM!  Why six you wonder..well, I just went on the odds that when they decorated one set unexpectedly it might just not get put in the wash right away or better yet they probably won't be anywhere near a washing machine when it happens...because babies know these things!

Jason, Melissa, Chase, and The Herd (our affectionate name for the triplets)---
We love you and can't wait to hear all about your arrival into this crazy, chaotic family tomorrow!
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