Jul 20, 2012

Passing on the Craft

I love that my daughter shares my love for crafting.
She has always been a creative girl and I'm glad that she is wanting to learn how to crochet.
Of course she was also inspired when she saw that Becky's boy Eli was also crocheting friendship bracelets and was eager to start right away!
Kira has been a fast learner and took off with her chain stitches!
She made a bunch of friendship bracelets for her Girl Scout buds and for her pen pal Eli

Her first "project" was an armwarmer for her puppy!!!

Now she is trying her hand at sewing!!!!!

The world of crafting is wide open for her and I hope to encourage her in this area.
The world will be much happier with more crafty kids!
What kind of crafts are you teaching your kids??

Jul 16, 2012

My Week in Pictures - week 11

This week has had some interesting things happen.
Mostly my kids have kept me entertained!
Kira wrote some thank you cards.  I love that she wore her Davy Crocket Hat all day!

Kira also drew "tattoos" all over herself with markers at daycare!
She cracks me up!
She even drew the ones on her cheek herself!
Life is always interesting with Caed - he just isn't as willing to be photographed!!
He made a crown from bubble wrap and UT duck tape!

I found this Batman next to the coffee maker at the daycare
I guess he is in charge of keeping my coffee safe!

My friend has asked me to figure out her grandmother's slipper pattern.
Everyone in her family loved getting these each Christmas, but she never wrote the pattern down.
I think I have it mostly perfected -- she has some interesting decreasing on the toes that I'm trying to get just right! Call me a perfectionist!!!

I made a cute bunny one night!
Kira has claimed her and named her Crystal
And - I think you have already seen this - I made a sunglasses holder for my best friend :)

This week I have some girl time with my daughter as my boys head off to Cub Scout Camp.
I love getting some spoiling time with her!!
Have a great week!!!!

Jul 13, 2012

Cutest Gifts are Hand-Made!

My bestest girly friend had her Birthday this week and I wanted to make her something special.
I follow Annie on instagram and she posted some cute pictures of a sun glasses case she made from Lulu Loves's pattern.  I thought this was the perfect idea for my besty!
Here it is!!!!
This was a fun and quick pattern.
I used some of the yarn I got for mother's day and love how it looks together.
Hand-Made gifts really do make the best gifts!
She loved it and I am so glad to have made it for her.

I always love to see the in-progress pictures so here are some for you to enjoy!

Jul 9, 2012

My last 2 weeks in pictures!!

So much has happened in 2 weeks! 
I don't think I captured all of it, but still wanted to share some pictures with you all!

I mentioned last week that my son was helping to refurbish this old doll house for me.
It fits perfect in my office!!
One of my work kids has already been playing with it and moving the stuffed animals around inside!

It is hard to see in this picture, but Kira wrote BOOM on her knuckles!!!!
She said she just liked it! 
silly girl!!

Last weekend we went to San Antonio
We went to the Alamo

And the zoo
Caed got to feed some birds

And Kira brushed a pig!

I spent the rest of this week at church camp with these two awesome girls

Kira drew these pictures for me to have while I was at camp :)
It was sweet to open up an envelop from her and have these waiting for me.

The kids have been playing with legos since I got home

I now have to watch my keys!
Caed thinks he can drive my car since he is as tall as me!!!!!
I walked up to my car to see him in the driver's seat!!!!!

And that about covers it!
I've been crafting but most are gifts so I can't share them yet!!!!

Jul 2, 2012

Gone to camp!

I'm at camp this week with two of my girls from church! See you crafty people soon! My week in pictures will be delayed a few days!