I love Advent Calendars and have seen many types of them. I like the ones best with little packages. The problem is with three kids Advent Calendars can easily turn into a big undertaking. ( Don’t remind of the year I tried to fill a calendar without using candy.)
That is why I was thrilled when I found mini brown paper-bags. Add to that a variety of chocolates, a few yards of ribbon, a matching marker, clothes pins and you are good to go. I managed to get them up 2 hours before December 1st!
Added bonus: The kids get out of bed much easier in the morning especially when you yell something along the lines of:” Hey, P., don’t steal your brother’s chocolates! You have your own calendar!” He he ; )
The kids and I had a lot of fun yesterday designing Valentine’s cards. This is what I came up with, but my oldest daughter wanted also some plain ones that just said “Happy Valentine’s Day!” and my youngest daughter wanted to use the one we found on Etsy. It has dogs on them and right now they are her favourites. There is a great selection of Valentine’s cards you can print yourself on Etsy.
If you like my design you can find it here ready to print (For personal use only).
The weather here has been simply gorgeous! It snowed last week, but now the sun feels really warm.
I have found an old book with Easter Crafts and the girls and I have been working hard making Easter decorations. Actually the girls have done much more than me. It is interesting to see, how much they can do with just a little inspiration. I hope the Easter bunny appreciates it.
I have finally managed to see the movie Twilight and I am totally hooked again. When I read the series I could not put the books down and my family had to fend for themselves for a while. Right now they are actually filming New Moon here in the area and I can’t go and see it. So close and yet so far. But hey, if they need someone knitting in the background, I could do it!
A few years ago they filmed Deck the Halls just around the corner from our house and it was fascinating how they turned the area into Winterwonderland in the middle of summer. It is magical how they fake so much and yet it looks real on screen.
I hope, it is nice and sunny where you are!
Published May 20, 2007
Life in general , Papercraft
I had so many things on my plate last week, that I did not manage to dye any yarn. I know. I am disappointed, too.
Things have changed however and there will be an update tomorrow!
P had 5 friends over yesterday and we all went to see Shrek 3 together. I really enjoyed it. There was even some Bra burning (it was very brief)!
I even managed to knit on my River Country socks before the Movie started and got another 9 y/o interested in knitting.
These are the party favours my daughter handed out at the end. My son and daughter made them all by themselves and I think they turned out very cute. Inside is a package of Sunflower seeds, a fancy pencil and some candy. My daughter loves gardening and I had hoped to spread the joy a bit!
Happy Sunday, everyone!
Published February 21, 2007
I had this leftover Cardstock and I made a little notebook out of it, using these instructions. It is 6 1/2 by 4 1/2 inches large and contains 20 sheets of paper. The paper has a 5 by 5mm graph on one side and is plain on the other. I will use it to write down my knitting notes. The graph paper is neat for making a little chart.
I think, the Cardstock is really pretty. I got it in White Rock at Country Lane Crafts. I will probably add a protective sleeve out of clear plastic and maybe a penholder. It fits nicely in my knitting bag.