Sunday, February 14, 2010

Heart Attack

Happy Valentine's Day!

We gave our neighbors a heart-attack today.
The girls had so much fun I am sure we'll be doing it every year!

(Heart-shaped brownie treats)

Friday, February 12, 2010

Done (well, almost)

Well I have to admit I'm a little behind but at least I'm ahead of the due date.
(what did she just say?)
I was planning to have my Valentine's projects wrapped up a few days ago so that I could move on to the things I wanted to do for Chloe's birthday party next weekend. I'm still confident I'll get everything done, just not when I thought I would.

(my continued sanity is not guaranteed as evidenced by my decreasing clarity)

These projects were really easy so you could probably pick one and still get it done in time.

Well first off, I changed my mind.
(shocking, I know)
I decided to do a little handmade gift for Bailey's teacher and came up with this:

I attached it to a magnet/clip thing so her teacher could put it on her file cabinet at school.
It took one afternoon of embroidering while watching the girls play house and completely neglecting the laundry.

I completed Brad's gift.
By far the most involved of the projects I did this week.
But he's worth it.
And I love all the cute little notes we can "write" to each other now.
no, I won't tell you what they say(;

And crayon rolls. Done.
I love how they came out.

I decided I would much rather do a garland project with the girls
than the fabric one I originally found.
So we've been gluing and glittering and crafting like crazy
and hopefully tomorrow I can show you a finished product.

Happy weekend!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Valentine's Day

I just completed Bailey's Valentine's Day gift and I can't wait to give it to her.
She is obsessed with tic-tac-toe right now so when I saw this tutorial over at Roots and Wings I knew I had to make it. I had originally planned to put magnets in it so the pieces would stick to the board but I couldn't find any strong enough on the island. Because it's made of felt the pieces stay in place pretty well anyways.

I think I'll be playing tic-tac-toe for a while...

So now I'm on to Chloe's Valentine's Day project.
I was thinking I'd make her one of these:
Cute. And she would love putting her crayons in their own little sleeves.
I found the tutorial over at Skip to My Lou.

I'm hoping to have enough time to make one of these for Brad.
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I love how you can continue to leave each other messages
throughout the year.

And if I'm so efficient and
I get all that done
I may make myself one of these:
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