Friday, March 12, 2010

Quilled Layla

I made this to go in a Pooh themed room for a cousin of mine. I didn't want to do the actual characters, because I'm sure I couldn't make them look right, and because I thought it could be used in the room longer. I decided to go with the honey/bee theme and found a proverb about honeycomb for the bottom. Hope it matches!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Finished Curtain

My dad made this shelf/curtain rod hanger for me while he was here last weekend playing with the kids. I painted it and stapled a topper for this curtain and my hubbie hung it on the wall on Sunday. Looking good! Now I'm looking around the house for some fun, decorative things to put on it. I was thinking some little monkey figures would be cute....

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Paper Cutting

I tried my hand at a new craft yesterday. I was again inspired by a library book, so I brought it home. I tried to get my husband to try this craft with me, but he was totally UN-inspired! :) The book recommended you start with scraps of low-quality paper so you won't be upset when throwing them away because you won't like the first things you make. So, during quiet time yesterday - one hour - I took a paper bag that I'd gotten while shopping the day before, my little scissors from the kitchen, and cut these shapes.

I did not trace a pattern, but looked at the pictures in the book as I cut and didn't throw one of them away! I was so proud when our daughter came out of quiet time and named them. She could tell what they all were....except the birthday candle, she thought it was an arrow.