Sunday, January 23, 2011

Mystery Bookshelf

What is this thing anyway?!?!?Well, I don't know, but I got it at the ReStore for $1! After cutting it and painting it, I turned it into this:
A little bookshelf for a little man. Isaac just loves taking books to bed with him but they end up getting lost in the covers. So, now he has a little bookshelf.

I do have to confess however. I did not think through the width of the shelf and unfortunately, the books have a hard time staying upright. There isn't enough width for them to lean back, so they fall over. Boo. But, I made a quick (and tacky) fix until we can get something a little wider.

But overall, I love the idea, Isaac loves it and only $1!!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Touch & Feel Book

This little book was FREE! Meaning I didn't have to buy anything new for it. AND, it only took me about an hour from start to finish. Here are all the materials I used.
I used paper to cover up the Ritz cracker side of the box using mod podge. I actually messed up by putting the materials on the red side. oops. but it really made no difference. Here are the finished pages.
I used fleece, foil, sequins, yarn, clear plastic canvas (that's what the packet said), cotton balls, sandpaper, and pipe cleaners. Everything was glued on using tacky glue. Super easy.
To finish it off, I connected them all with a key ring.
This little book is somewhere in between my two boys. If Isaac is left alone with it, he'll pick it all apart. If Simon's left alone with it, it'll go straight to the mouth. But, I'm sure there will be this perfect window one day when they'll both be able to play with it functionally.......someday.....

Friday, January 7, 2011

Paper Monkey Mobile

I started this project months and months ago and then just laid it aside for other projects. I'm sure most of you know what I'm talking about.

Well, two of my resolutions are to clear my house of clutter and to finish projects that I start in a timely manner. Well this little project has been sitting in a basket for a while and was always in the way. So instead of just shifting clutter I decided to just suck it in and finish it. and I'm so glad I did. Here's my paper monkey mobile!!
It hangs in front of the window over the changing table and I love it. I'm not crazy about the monkey since it looks more like an ape, but it's the only shape the stencil store had and I refused to hand cut that many little monkeys.
And I think this little guy likes it too!

Monday, January 3, 2011

I'm Really Back This Time

I know it's been a while, and I realize I've most likely lost all my readers, so I'm just starting from scratch. Hope everyone had a really amazing Christmas! Here are a few pics of just one of my Christmas projects: Matching bow ties for my boys, and a matching rosette for me. I'm so thankful for my family. I've been doing a lot of projects just haven't found the motivation to blog about it. But now, I resolve to be committed to this blog. I hope some of you are still with me!


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