Thursday, August 15, 2013

Crayon Holder - Girly Style

A pretty little lady turned one this month and we were all invited to celebrate with her and her family.  I was going to go the traditional route and buy her a clothes when I spoke to her father and inspiration struck.  We had a funny chat about sizes and he said no, please no clothes, so it was back to the drawing board.  Then inspiration struck, I could create an artsy gift and make a girly version of the crayon holder I had made for VDub, get some finger paints and poster board for a huge baby creation/crafty gift!  Plus I would get to use some of my girly saved-up fabric stash too, including PINK!

I stumbled upon the perfect fabric in my collection.....Cupcakes!!!!

I think it turned out soo cute but guess what, I forgot to take a picture of it with the WASHABLE Crayons.  ARGH!!!  Next time.

After I assembled the gift, I headed into the kitchen to make 4 dozen Smores Cookies  since her mommy liked them.  As I was baking VDub and his daddy raced in and stole some cookies so I made an  additional batch while they both devoured their plunder. 

Monday, August 5, 2013

Parenting Tip - At the Supermarket

When your little one learns how to walk and refuses to walk right by your side and refuses even more so to sit in the cart, try this....

Just be sure they can reach the handles. 

It saved me some yelling time at the store and I was able to walk out with my milk, fruit, veggies and cereal.  All is right with the world.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Crayon Holder

VDub loves to color, so much so that we carry a box of crayons and a composition book with us everywhere in case he's in the mood to draw (or make us draw) Thomas or any of the other engines.  The box has definitely seen better days and is falling apart slowly but surely and when the top came off the last time I remembered a great craft to make for him, a crayon holder. 

Vdub even sat on my lap while I was sewing so you could say he made it himself, but after about a minute of sitting still he was done and off he went to play with his trains. 

This fabric was from my stash collection and proved to me its always good to pick up that fat quarter or remnant that's on sale because you never know who it will make happy.  This time it was Vdub and boy was he excited about the holder, well mostly the crayons but you get the idea.