Sunday, April 14, 2013

Hello Again!

Hello Blogging world. It's been a while, I know. Between getting my tonsils out in February and moving from Colorado to Arizona last week, blogging has fallen to the back burner as of late. Here are some older pictures of some craft projects:
1. Laminated magnets
 Last year for my birthday I bought I laminating machine from Costco. It was the best birthday present I have ever given myself. I think it was only 20 or 30 bucks, and I love it. I have used it many times, but one of my favorite projects was to make magnets for our fridge. My daughter picked out a princess magazine from the library and found these pictures. We photocopied them, laminated them, and stuck a magnet on the back of each one. I pulled these out when it was time to make dinner and they were a life saver! It was a fun way for her to be in the kitchen with me, but not so bored that she made a mess.
 2. Storybook puppets
I just developed a love of felt. This is the project that helped me realize that. I didn't use a pattern, just randomly cut out shapes and then sewed them together. I was really pleased with the outcome. The animals are finger puppets, but my daughter discovered they work best with a spoon inside since her fingers are still pretty small.
 3. Letters
We finally finished our door full of letters. Here's a picture with *most* of them. A few of the lower letters got ripped off by curious little hands.