Remember the rainbow looms? Well my youngest was done with the bracelets and then she found these super cute animals to make. I mean really?! Isn’t this guinea pig super cute?! I think so. 🙂
How cute are these?! My girls have been busy… They found the pattern online and put the purses together all on their own! Aside from the bits and pieces of super sticky tape laying about the house, I’d say that this project was a success. 🙂
My oldest is at camp and so my youngest wanted to do something special this week since it was just the two of us. We decided it would be painting with oils. We started out trying to paint still life’s and after about three days we decided that was boring and so we moved on to birdhouses! The birdhouses have been lots of fun… well really the whole week has been fun. 🙂
Happily I’m getting a few of them! 😀
My mom came to visit this last week which was very nice. On her last day we all went to paint ceramics…
The girls worked hard on their pieces. Can you guess who made the smile face mug?! 🙂 I decided this time even I was going to paint something! It was nice to have my mom here… it always flies by so quickly… sigh…
This craft was supposed to be for Tuesday when there is no school… but of course she couldn’t wait… nor could they wait to eat it all! Oh well… what’s a little extra candy at Halloween right?!
Let the crafts begin…
My mom came to visit from California this last week and so I didn’t have any time to make beads. It was great to have some time to just hang out with her. I spent lots of time knitting while hanging out (Yes… I don’t sit still very well!) and the girls had to get in on the action. They made those hats and my oldest made her fingerless gloves. The girls used those knifty knitter looms. Those things are awesome for kids! Hats take about an hour to knit and it gives them a great sense of accomplishment which keeps them going. My youngest made two other hats that are not in the photo. Anyway, we had lots of fun with grandma and knitting. I’ll get back on track with the glass for next week. See ya’ then!
So I got this new rug from Overstock.com. The price was great but at first I wasn’t sure about the black, it’s pretty dark and all but I thought what the heck, I sort of have mayhem as a “style” in my house and it would be so practical! I just wanted an inexpensive rug that we can replace in a few years when this one gets trashed. Our last rug got many spots on it from various craft projects and they drove me nuts. I think if mayhem is your “style” then everything needs to appear very clean. Right?
So yesterday my daughter bought calligraphy tools with her allowance and I did warn her… “If you spill the permanent ink I will lose my crap!” (I know… such good parenting skills.) Anyway while Dad was on duty what happened? The ink was spilled… but guess what? Our rug is black and you can’t see it! YEAH! Oh how I love my new rug.