I love pinterest and I found this website thru pinterest. This tutorial I found is at http://60piggies.blogspot.com/2008/10/softie-doll-tutorial.html and it is so easy to make. The dolls come out adorable, and its a great way to use up scrap fabric. My daughters love them and even my 4-year-old son said and I quote ” I think she is beautiful”.
I love receiving and giving flowers, but I don’t love the price tag that comes with it. I decided to do a paper flower bouquet to bring to my sister when she has her first baby. The total cost for seven paper flowers (in mason jar I already had) was 3 dollars. You can’t beat the price and they will last forever. I used the instructions from here: http://www.hp.com/hho/hp_create/party_kits_decorations-decorations-paper_flowers.html?ref=party_kits_decorations-decorations.
I used gray and yellow( a color combo I love and so does my sister) paper. Instead of stems I used striped gray straws I bought on amazon.
The finished product came out really cute. I added some origami hearts to the mason jar to help hold up the straws. I also tied some twine around the mouth of the jar. I can’t wait to give these to my sister.
The $3.00 bouquet:
As Singer Corrine Bailey’s lyrics say “Three little birds sat on my window and they told me I don’t need to worry….” This craft came from the Crafts for Kids special edition from Disney Family Fun magazine. It is suppose to be a kid’s craft, but I thought my window could use a few little birds. So maybe these little guys could remind me to have faith and not worry so much!
Our house is basically a work in progress. It was built in 1905 and needs alot of tender loving care. I painted the kids playroom/guest room. The light switch plates in that room were a hideous beige and I wanted a quick fix. Modge podge and scrapbook paper to the rescue. Took a total of 15 minute to create a new look. I may have to start mod podging all the hideous light switch plates we have!!
I’ve never been one to decorate much for holidays. My mom was always great about making a big deal about every holiday. I’ve decided to try to be more like that for my kids. I did a thankful tree for Thanksgiving. As a family we all wrote down things that we were thankful for, and put them up on branches I had collected from the yard. I left it up all thru Christmas. I think its something that should be up all year and added to periodically.
I decided to take off the tags (and save them of course) for a bit and decorate our branches for Valentines day. I used little origami hearts ( I got the how to video of YouTube of course!) and attached baker’s twine w/ a glue gun. I hung them on our branches that surprisingly are still in tact. I used some Chianti colored paper I got from Big Lots for $5.00(pack of 24). I only need about 3 sheets. It came out cute, and it makes for an inexpensive decoration.
I may need to do a shamrock tree next……
My daughters went to a yoga birthday party, and the teacher made them rice packs with lavender oil in them. She used good old white tube socks. Ashley over at www.lilblueboo.com did a tutorial this week using kid’s leg warmers. I made some today from a pair of argyle knee high socks. They came out cute, and they smell wonderful.