3.11.2014

Memories and Mess (Moon Sand)

I guess there are two types of people in the world -- those who look at this and see memories in the making (and learning and textural play and sibling bonding....) and those who simply see the "mess."



Moon Sand: 4 C flour + 1/2 C canola oil + little hands

9.23.2013

Dreamy...

 

We made her a dream catcher, to ward off the bad dreams....


9.04.2013

Growing...

Needed a growth chart for the kiddos - PRONTO - as they are growing by leaps and bounds. I saw the idea for a wood plank painted to look like a ruler (Pottery Barn, Pinterest), but why spend $89 or even $5 when I could make one for free on the side of our game room bookshelf?
 
The curtains hiding all the board games and craft supplies are from IKEA. The bookshelves, surprisingly, were not. I think those pre-date the Round Rock store and came from Office Depot or some such place.... 

6.24.2013

Whole Wide World

My grandma always used to say, "I love you more than anything in the whole wide world." And I remember my tiny five-year-old brain trying to process that. More than ANYTHING? "What about W-- my cousin." She'd smile, "I love you both more than anything in the whole wide world." I was always a cynic I suppose....

I made these mixed media art pieces to hang on the wall outside the kids' bathroom (mixed media as in I used two canvases that my daughter painted on four years ago [shhhh...], a map from Wal-Mart, Mod Podge, repositionable posterboard letters, and spraypaint.) I like the idea of each of them entering the hallway after bath and reading that and thinking, she loves ME more anything in the whole world, even my sibling? :)


6.17.2013

fathers...


It was an especially tearful day. Never gets easier, especially when I know how he would cherish his grandchildren....

6.12.2013

Dog Pillow

T4's favorite word/sound is "WOOF." He says it every time he sees a real dog, a picture of a dog, or a dog on TV. I just HAD to make this pillow for him.
It passed the test when he saw it and said, what else, "Woof!"