The kids have had a cold for the past week and since we were trying to be nice and not pass it on to other kids I stayed home from church with them while James went. I didn't want them to miss out so we had Sunday school at home this week.
Monday, January 30
Thursday, January 26
I pulled a page from my childhood this week and did potato stamping with the kids. They loved it even more then I expected and really got creative with it. I gave them both a very large piece of paper so they had plenty of surface to work with and let them do their own thing.
Scarlett started getting tricky with her potatoes stamping two at a time.
Tuesday, January 17
Several months ago some lovely friends of ours moved out of state and we were lucky enough to inherit a large table they didn't want to take with them.
this wonderful blog and loved what she does with furniture and wanted to do something similar to some of her projects. First I had to sand down all the old finish and clean the table top really well. Once the surface was ready I was ready to paint! I picked out an image I liked from the graphics fairy (very cool site), projected it onto the table top and got to painting. It took a lot longer then I anticipated and I got many a neck cramp but it was totally worth it in my opinion.
Thursday, January 12
Monday, January 9
Thought I would share another one of our homemade Christmas gifts the kids and I put together. This one was for my mother in law and father in law and I love anything I can do to incorporate the kids into projects. I took a plain off-white piece of material and cut it into the shape I wanted our pillow to be. Then I traced the kids hands onto the pillow, they loved that part. Once I was finished with their hands I waited until nap time and got to painting. I painted the hands to look like they were stitched on and the rest of it in solid writing with fabric paint. I waited for it to dry overnight then sewed the pillow together, stuffing it full of batting and we had ourselves a pillow.
Thursday, January 5
Tuesday, January 3
I was walking around our new Hobby Lobby, which I am crazy about, and spotted this adorable sign. I didn't pick it up that night but it kept calling to me so I went back the next day and got it, it was just too sweet to pass up and the colors go perfectly with Scarlett's room.
After I hung it on the wall I was looking at it and the wall under it was just screaming for me to paint a pink castle on it. I pushed my other projects aside, got out my tools and started painting. Scarlett kept me company while I painted and oohed and aahed as the castle took shape.
Welcome, won't you come and play dress up with me?