Duck tape purses

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. 🙂

Week of painting

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. 🙂


Cute broccoli was made this morning and I promised to share… Now if we could just get my daughter to eat broccoli! Sigh…

Ceramic morning

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…

Ginger goodness

The holidays mean lots of craftiness for my kids! These are just a few of the gingerbread houses laying about made by my youngest.

Candy crafts

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?!

Art camp to kick off summer.

It was another camp at the art museum. It was off to a rocky start but then everyone made friends and fun was had by all. Not to mention we walked over and got frozen yogurt after camp each day… I know… my girls got it rough! These pics were from the final day where the kids get to show off all their hard work for the week. #2 says the water dragon was her favorite piece.

No update today…

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!

Why I love my new rug!

So I got this new rug from 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.