Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Fun Behind the Community Centre

Last week, I took the kids for a walk with their vehicles to the community centre. They have an outdoor rink which is perfect for racing around on. We had so much fun. I will just let the pictures speak for themselves.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Father's Day Lunch

Noah really wanted to make daddy lunch yesterday. The only thing he knows how to cook is scrambled eggs, so that was what was going to be made. Daddy loves eggs, so it was decided. Noah made bacon along side the eggs. They turned out very well and tasted really good.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Baby gifts ?!?

I have been invited to two baby showers in the next two weeks and was desperately looking for some cute home made but not cheap looking baby gifts. I made a few projects just for fun and they won't be the baby gifts, but wanted to post them just in case you are looking for some cute shower gifts. I used up scraps which I seem to always have plenty of. The first picture is of a 3 Seam Footsie and the second is a diaper and wipe case. They turned out pretty good, but the next time I make the diaper case I would make some adjustments. The pattern is good, but I would add interfacing to give it a little firmness. I am trying out a few other things that I will post once I have tried them.

Diaper casecopyright Jan Andrea

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Some more great art!

It is unbelievable how much art we have done lately. Here are two more projects that we have done. The first idea (decorated cans) turned out to be a birthday gift for a friend of my daughter's and the second idea (printed paper) turned out to be the gift wrap.

The cans were washed really well. Removing the label goo was quite a task, but well worth the effort. Then we painted (Mia and I) the tallest and the smallest cans with acrylic paint. We podged a serviette on the taller one and put some letter scrapbooking stickers and raffia on the smaller can. Voila!

The bean can was made my Noah. He made a bean mosaic of a flower on the front and covered the rest with beans. These cans are meant to hold art supplies. Our little friend loves to draw and paint, but doesn't like cleaning up afterwards. That is normal, as my kids don't like that part either. Mom suggested that we not buy toys, so we told her of our idea and she was greatful. We bought her some new markers to go with the cans. She loves them. I will definitely have to make more of these cans for our ever growing artists.

The giftwrap was made using newsprint (big roll from IKEA), thinned finger paint and lego blocks.

I had to add this picture because I tend to post more picture of the oldest. Look at this little artist at work. He ended up finger painting and then dropping the fingerpaint on the floor and making a huge mess.

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