Saturday, March 27, 2010

flowers and pillows - how do they go together?

I found a fun craft in a kids craft book a few years back. I've always wanted to try it. The idea was using flowers to pound some color into a plain white cloth.

 I had some left over pink fabric and decided to add the initials for fun.

I had the students bring in flowers and we picked some I had out front.

We covered the petals with wax paper, and pounded them with a mallet.

Some enjoyed pounding a little more then others.

Olivia  helped Alex pound the petals. They had a lot of fun pounding away.

Then we used "fluff" and filled the pillows.

lotta fluff going in and floating around the school room.

This was my favorite part - they cleaned up and I didn't have to tell them.

Cece was cleaning!! I loved it so much I had to take a picture if this one.

Karsyn loved her pillow and immediately had to try it out.

Cece loved her initials on it.

The pillows were a big hit - the flower petals didn't show up as well as I would have like, but the pillows were getting lots of love.

Oh, and don't forget a pillow fight.

Definite success with this craft project. It's easy when you only have 5 girls.

love'n on the pillow.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

because I like to sew...

I just wanted to let you know I am giving away two child size aprons 2T/3T. I'm hosting it on my sewing blog. Don't enter for the giveaway here. I will be choosing from entries on the sewing blog. Just click here to enter for this black and yellow apron/smock.

You can enter as many times as you like. In a week I will be drawing a random number for each smock and I hope you win. To enter click here for this cakes & presents double sided smock.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

good intentions... turn girlie

This girlie day came about from a conversation Olivia had with her mom:
"Mom, why have I gone to school so many days this week."
"Well, Wednesday was a make-up day."
(puzzled look) "I didn't get any makeup..."

Today when my girls arrived, I was running late and putting on my makeup - one thing lead to another (not too hard to figure out with this group of girls) and before I knew it I was applying lip gloss, eyeshadow, and they had all the dress ups pulled out.

Karsyn shows off her nails. Olivia knows where my daughter keeps her fingernail polish, and had run and got it before I knew what hit me.

I was roped into painting nails... toenails, etc. They lined up quicker then a que at Disneyland.

Cece loves purple and for not being as girlie as the others she loved getting her nails done.

and was keen to show off her "varnish"

Abbey held still long enough for me to paint hers as well. She wasn't about to miss out on all the fun.

Hayden chose to paint her toes a nice shade of magenta.

Soooo cute!!

Alex was showing off her sparkly nails - so gorgeous!

so instead of blowing bubbles and doing a fun craft project we embraced our girlie selfs and had a great class getting all cutied up.