Tuesday, June 23, 2009

The last week of school...

Yes, we're still in school this week in Massachusetts, thanks to that lovely ice storm that kept us out of school from December 12 through Christmas break. The last day is this Thursday. Thankfully it's not hot this week.

My daughter Julia and I were browsing through Michael's a few weeks ago, and she came upon a little pamphlet for these cute little pots made with chalkboard paint. We thought they would make fun teacher's gifts to give out this week during their last week of school. We try to remember everyone, right down to the bus driver. So we set out to make a bunch of these, and here's the end result. They are stuffed with green paper grass, an eraser and chalk.

Julia and Sara are writing personal notes on the back of theirs. Adam went for a simpler "Thank you" version on his pots. It was fun making these. Julia now has this craft written down in her "idea book" that she keeps for when we move and she gets to redecorate her bedroom. She wants to make colorful chalkboard pots to keep on a shelf, labeled with fun words, and stuffed with all of her goodies.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Even ladybugs are patriotic!

Look at this adorable patriotic pony-o by Katie of theres*only*one*of*me on eBay. It has little ladybug beads in it- Katie finds the cutest beads and works them into FABULOUS creations!

I just love her. Okay, yes- I do know her personally. Our kids go to school together.

Find it here.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Sweet Little Tweet

The Haute Couture 3rd Annual Runway Launch is here! I was delighted to be asked to make bows to match the birdie outfit by Kerstin of Bambini Dreams. The little bird clip is made by Rebekah of ScrappinDesign...look how cute! I loved the outfit so much, and it inspired my first painted tote. I know I posted about it ages ago, but here it is in action. Lynne from Magical Moments Photography took the great pictures, with her daughter Kayla modeling.

I can't say thank you enough to these wonderful ladies. The collaboration came together so nicely! Find the outfit, bird clip, tote and bows here.