So yesterday the kids had a school holiday and we did a few creative things. We made a little garland for our white feather tree. We punched circles out of patterned paper and glued the circles to a run of embroidery floss. It looked really cute (no photo yet - still working on decorating the little tree). I also worked on an album for December - an Ali Edwards idea that I have always wanted to try myself. I will definitely post photos of this one - I'm kind of liking it already!!
Here is a look at more of what we did yesterday...
Love this part of our kitchen. The chalkboard is huge and always loaded with fun seasonal things and things for the kids to learn from. I had always wanted a chalkboard and Paul found this one in a dumpster at his schoool (really, it was in the dumpster!). It was green and had no frame but Paul worked his magic on it and now it is a fun part of our daily lives. I love that it is magnetic!!
The clock is from Ikea and the painting is something that Hannah did at her first art class - she wasn't even two yet. Love the colours and the energy - she was so into it that we ended up letting her finish it on the floor of the class so she had more room to move around it. If you look closely you can see Wyatt's footprint in the top left corner. Such a treasure.
Here is a close-up of our 'days of the week' project from yesterday. I made a simpler version a couple years ago (just paper and markers) but I thought it was time up spruce it up a bit. At first I was disappointed with the crooked letters but then I decided to just go with it and now I kind of like the hand-made vibe. I also thought about embellishing it a bit but chose to keep it simple. That choice was especially easy to make after I had a 'run-in' with my french-fry maker - my thumb came out the loser in that one. Crafting is difficult with a 'gimpy' thumb that bleeds every two seconds. It seems to be on the mend now.
And lastly, here is Asha on her new dog bed. I should have posted this on Monday but with all the waterpark/hotel excitement around here I forgot to. I wasn't exacty Amy Butler at the sewing machine when I whipped this baby up but I'm still pretty happy with it. Asha looks a little confused here - probably because I dragged her bed into the dining room! But, I think she likes the new bed and it looks kind of cool in our room.
So, let's get this weekend going! Maybe I'll start by catching the last few minutes of Giada on 'Everyday Italian' - I could use a little kitchen motivation!