Monday, February 6, 2012

A little yarn and a little felt....

So I have seen these cute little things circulating the blogoshphere, and when my sister told me she would love one for her birthday I was so excited to try them out. This was my inspiration here.....

So I headed out to look for some striped ribbon, and felt and began.
Below is the one I made for Mel for her Birthday in December.

Easiest thing ever to make! I made one for my sister in law for Christmas. We actually had that family Christmas after Christmas, but hopefully she can put it out for Christmas next year! I am brainstorming colors for a Spring one.

Some more felt craft ideas I love.....
Felt Food - I really need to make these for the girls

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Banging Wall

I posted this picture awhile back

Our library had her book called The Creative Family: How to Encourage Imagination and Nurture Family Connections

Some awesome ideas on really letting your kids create meaningful experiences. My favorite idea was the banging wall, and since my girls like to make some noise. We went for it. Well I spent like 3 months collecting old pots and different metal and plastic "stuff." Then I was finally able to convince my husband to pull out the power tools and that pallet that had been laying around the yard. It took 30 minutes!
Ruth loves to dance while making music. Marie loves it because it is loud. Ruth wants to show every kid that comes over. I look forward to incorporating more creative things outside and inside for our kids.

It has been in the upper 70s all week here in TX, so we are outside most of the day. I am trying to find some fun crafts to do for the birds that are hanging around. Yesterday we saw two blujays and a cardinal. What are you doing outside?