Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
It was rainy and dreary out on Saturday. The kids were getting stir crazy so I decided we would do a craft. I took some plastic tops from drink containers in our recycle bin. I grabbed some craft foam that we had leftover from another project and we made stamps. Initially I used the glue in the picture below, but the kids wanted to use the stamps immediately so I pulled out my glue gun. The glue gun worked much better.
Harper drew directly on the foam and then I cut the designs out for her. Miller told me what he wanted and I cut them out for him. He then helped me clue the shapes to the tops. I made a couple for myself. I used a pencil to make indentions in the foam to add a little more detail.
We used washable ink pads, but I am sure paint would work just as well.
Harper was very proud of her masterpiece.
They both wanted to keep making more and more stamps, but we ran out of time and tops.
I am still working on a couple of wholesale orders that are taking me FOREVER to finish. I have been having some motivation issues. I hope to have them done by next Tuesday so I have something to show you.
Monday, September 28, 2009
I put more energy into the vegetables this year so the herb garden was REALLY neglected. Last year I froze a bunch of herbs and never used them. So this year I used the herbs as I needed them and did not worry about harvesting anything. I used every bit of cilantro that I planted so I know to plant more of that next year for sure. I have some seeds leftover so I am going to try to do a little herb garden inside so I have some fresh herbs for the winter months. Here's a photo of some mint that is now flowering.
Happy Monday everyone.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
I also made myself a headband using the fabric, but of course did not take a picture. I love all the colors in the fabric. It will match a bunch of stuff.
I finally listed some GreenCraft magazines along with the cozies that were featured in the magazine in my Etsy shop.
Happy Crafty Tuesday everyone.
Monday, September 21, 2009
I thought I would share another shot from our recent trip to Colorado. After our train ride we drove around the little town of Silver Plume. It is an old mining town. I fell in love with this church so we stopped so I could take some photos. I love the mountains in the background and how they are also reflected in the round window. All the little details of the church are so beautiful.
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Friday, September 18, 2009
Kimberly e-mail me (jenniferhkline at yahoo dot com) your address and I will put it in the mail to you.
Have a great weekend everyone.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Since I have done nothing crafty this week, I thought I would do a little giveaway. Remember this magazine I showed you several weeks ago? Would you like the chance to win your very own copy?
This magazine is so inspiring and has tons of great green craft ideas. I will also have some copies along with the cozies that were featured in the magazine for sale in my Etsy shop soon.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Harper decided that she would wear her cheerleading outfit to cheer Mitch on during the race. We were not sure if she would run in the kid's race. Once we were there and she saw everyone else racing she wanted to join in the fun. At least it was easy to spot her in the crowd.
You can't tell by the picture, but her lip is almost completely healed. She also got back on her bike yesterday too. She did not want to earlier in the weekend, but didn't hesitate a bit yesterday.
Since it is Tuesday, I thought I would mention a little bit of craftiness. I made some coffee cozies, a custom klean kanteen cozy, and a taggie blanket. Of course, I only have a photo of the taggie blanket.
I hope everyone had a nice Labor Day!!
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
If she had just put on her brakes or if she had just glided down the hill, she would have been fine. The problem was she couldn't decide what to do and ultimately crashed. I watched the whole thing and it was horrible. I was too far away to know for sure, but it looked like her face smashed the street. She was screaming instantly. Mitch ran to her. He grabbed her and the bike and started back up the hill. All I could say was, "did she hit her face?" He said very seriously, "yes, she hit her face." I couldn't see her because she was faced the other way, but I could see Mitch's face and knew it was bad. As he passed me, I saw her and there was blood every where. We hurried home to further access the situation. She was still screaming. Mitch took her to the bathroom while I grabbed some ice. After we got her calmed down and Mitch took a good look at her mouth, he decided she needed to go to the ER. My gut was telling me she should go so I was glad that he felt the same way.
I stayed home with Miller and Mitch took her to the ER. It's a good thing I have a calm and collected husband. I truly don' t know what I would do without him.
This is the worst injury that I have had to deal with so far as a parent. You feel so helpless, so much guilt, and so much pain. You wish that you could trade places. You wish that you could rewind time. It makes you realize how easy it is for something to go really wrong. You replay the scene in your mind over and over again. You want to just hold them in your arms and comfort them forever.
I know at the end of the day this was pretty minor. She escaped with no stitches and all her teeth intact. She is sore and swollen, but she is okay. I hope her confidence isn't shattered by this accident. She told Mitch that she wasn't riding her bike again until she was sixteen. To be honest at this very moment, I am ok with that.
Are the instructions clear? Do I need to add more detail?
Thanks in advance for your help!!
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
I was able to use some scraps on this one. I liked the different fluffy textures all together.
I have been itching to get some kits together so maybe I will have something more concrete to show you by next week.