Monday, August 29, 2011

It has been along time.

And it seems like we have just been busy, busy, busy.

Not a long post but I figured I would put up some of our latest pictures.....

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Fun Valentine's Day Brooches

Abby and I decided to make some Valentine's Day brooches.  I had some extra backer board which I ran through Xyron and then we added painted tissue paper and heart confetti to it.  After that I added glitter to fill in all the extra areas to fill in the glue.  We then die cut the paper in my Cuttlebug using a Sizzix die.  The last step was hot glueing a brooch back and all the pieces together.  I think they turned out fantastic.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Square Crayons...

I bought a ton of crayons back at the beginning of the school year.  I wanted to make crayons for Abby and her classmates.  Originally I was planning on doing alphabet crayons...however, the cast iron mold is missing somewhere in my house. 

So we decided to try and use a square sillicon mold that we received.  Abby loves them.  I took 2 boxes of 24 crayons...and made 24 square crayons.  She will be able to color and stack them.  I love how the colors turned out.

WOW....we have been slackers

However, Crafty Abby and I have been busy.  :)
Abby is helping momma use her Cuttlebug.  Isn't that sweet.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Tissue Paper?

Yesterday, Abby and I were watching Mr. Rogers. Or I should actually say, I was watching Mr. Rogers. (I love Mr. Rogers. I grew up watching him and even watched him sometimes in high school. Right now, Abby is like "Arthur, Arthur, or Bob, Bob." Not Saying Fred, yet.) Well on the episode we were watching there was a segment with Eric Carle of Brown Bear, Brown Bear, and of The Very Hungry Catipillar fame. I was fascinated by his art process. So after Abby went to bed I did some research and last night bought some tissue paper so that we could experiment.

I am so excited. I want to do some more. LOL Abby actually had a lot of fun painting the paper. We ended up painting 2 sheets of tissue paper. Then she was done because she dumped the rest of the paint.

After she ended up going to bed I made little cards out of the tissue paper. It has a very nice delicate look to them.   We are going to put these cards up in our etsy shop and add a few other sets once I get to make them.  They would be wonderful Christmas gifts.  Of course you can always whip out the paint and make your own.  It is so much fun.

Friday, November 5, 2010

We haven't been feeling...

Too Crafty lately. :) Or maybe it is momma hasn't. All Abby wants to do lately is watch cartoons...I know we are turning her brain to mush. Actually we have cut back on tv quite a bit the last week. It has been hard with it getting colder out to do things outdoors and when she comes home from school she should nap. Though she has been fighting it a lot. We rented some videos the other day and one of them was the Office for Sheldon and I. Abby kept asking for Mickey we rented her a Mickey Mouse Club video. She likes it but losses interest pretty fast.

I think today we might make some play dough when she comes home. That will be a nice change of pace. She really enjoyed the bread I made yesterday.

Also, on Wednesday we went to storytime. I think it was the best one yet, it was all about colors and Ms. Karen did a lot of flannel board activities. Abby didn't get off of my lap once. Then we painted. Well Miss Crafty didn't really paint as she doesn't like water colors in the box...but she loved the water. So a good time was had by all.
Yesterday, Abby and I were feeling a bit playful. She sat with me on the front porch after school and we took pics. She loves to look in the camera right after to see the pics. Well none of them didn't turn out very well...but it was fun.