Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Here's a cute advent to try if you have young kids (I wasn't planning on blogging about it, so you'll have to excuse the poorly lit photos. This was from last year). Aside from gathering your materials, you and the wee ones can complete this project in less than an hour. I've made this one over and over in different ways for many years. Sometimes with glitter, sometimes with the kids' handwriting, and sometimes with cute stick-on cutouts, like this one. I suppose it would be very organized and crafty of me to come up with a nice wool felt design that I could use every year. You know the kind...with rustic stitches and embroidered numbers. That'd take patience and planning. I don't do well with those two things. I'd still have to add new candy canes each year, obviously. That's the most important part, aside from the count down.
Try this one though. Use my photos as an "idea starter" if you want and let the kids use their imaginations. All that really matters is the candy cane each day. :)
Ribbon, Clothespins, Candy canes in individual bags, Markers, Cardstock paper, and I found those Little Snowmen at Target. Then, just find a place to hang it and the kids will quickly figure out who gets which candy cane on what day.
(hint: the odd numbered kid gets more candy)
Friday, November 7, 2008
- Here's a site explaining (way too much) information about Mr. Bento and how to use one.
- I always go to Instructables to learn things, and they have bento how-to as well.
- Here's some bento eye candy.
- And a blog about bento lunches is over here.
- These bentos actually look like they hold real food.
- Some totally beautiful bentos which I will not be making anytime soon are right here.
- And don't forget Mr. Bento.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
Ooh la la! My Fancy Nancy costume turned out so much better than I could've expected. Yes, I can't actually sew...the ruffles were crooked and the whole thing was too big, but the ending product was exactly what we wanted. Little Miss Fancy Nancy also put a stuffed french poodle into a red beaded bag with a hand beaded leash that she had made earlier that day. Tres chic! She even played the part in photos.