Don’t you love these sweet, little, vintage, beaded baskets? I have always wanted to try and make one. I know that there are kits out there. Maybe I should give one a try. They look like so much work though.
I’ve had the small one for quite a long time, I think I bought it at an antique mall. The larger one I found at the thrift for under 3 dollars. Quite a steal. I love how my little, vintage chenille, Easter chicks look nestled in the tiny basket. I hope you're having fun getting ready for Easter.
Day 2~ My morning coffee in my Starbucks Christmas mug. Can you see Santa eyeing my coffee in background.
I hope your Christmas preparations, shopping and decorating are enjoyable. I am off for the weekend in Seattle with my one of my sisters(we’ll miss you Jess!) and my cousins for our annual Christmas girls weekend in the City. Here’s the post from last year.
I’ll be back on Sunday night with Countdown days 3 and 4. Until then have a great weekend!
Here are some pictures of the Easter ornaments I made for the swap I talked about in the previous post. They are needle felted bunnies with pink dresses and little lace collars. I am pretty happy with how they turned out. I hope the ladies enjoy them. The were so fun to make.
All packaged up and ready to go. Thanks for having a peek at my little bunny creations.
I spent the weekend working on Valentine’s with the kids. We decided on some pipe cleaner projects for their class Valentine's. For the girls, we made pretty rings that I saw on Martha Stewart and some super cute puppy dogs that I saw Elizabeth making over at Bluebird Paper Crafts. She has posted a fabulous tutorial, it was super easy for the kids (and me) to follow.
I also caught up on a couple of my favorite shows; the first of which was, An Idiot Abroad…Oh my, I love this show, it's just too funny. The other show I caught up on was, Lark Rise to Candleford. If you like Jane Austen, or any kind of British period dramas you might like this show. The costumes and settings are truly beautiful. It was an excellent show to watch while twisting and twirling pipe cleaner Valentine’s.
I tried working on my knitting this weekend, actually just one knitting project in particular, and I swear it is going to be the death of me. It started out all easy-peasy and spiraled into a project of utter frustration. I have torn out one section about 6 times. I am determined to finish it this week, even if it kills me. Pictures to follow soon.
This past week the kids and I have been looking at different ideas for this years Valentines day treats. We have yet to make a final decision, but I think we have it narrowed down to a couple of choices. I am hoping that this weekend we will be able to get started. I thought I would post a few pictures of our projects from the past couple of years. I hope you enjoy them.
These iPod or iLove Valentines are the most popular thing I have ever posted by far. I get more hits on this post than everything else combined, they really are so fun. I remember, I was so excited to find something that my son loved just as much as I did. It’s often hard to find common ground with little boys when it comes to Valentines.
I wish I could take full credit for coming up with this idea, but I actually found them in Family Fun Magazine. I just added my own twist on it and prettied them up a bit. You can view the blog post in its entirety here.
The next pictures are Olivia’s Valentines from that same year(I must have had a lot more time on my hands than I do now).
The bunnies were for the girls and the bears were for the boys. We just used pipe cleaners, poof balls, cupcake liners, and sticky foam shapes.
Her teachers was a little bit more detailed and special.
Last year Jacob made these cute little robot characters and Olivia decided she wanted to make these owls. We embellished the owls with cute little barrettes from the dollar store. Each owl is perched on its very own pencil.