Monday, May 23, 2011

the latest craftiness

Occasionally I'll do something crafty. I like to document these occasions since they still feel rare for me. But as I'm discovering which crafts I enjoy and which I loathe, I'm getting better at doing them more since I've stopped doing the kinds of crafts that make me want to rip my eyeballs out.

And on that pleasant note, here you go.

I bought this shower curtain and bath mat at Target the night we moved here and it helped ease some moving jitters to have one room in the house look a little lived in. I loved the pictures on it and I decided to paint them on some canvases to hang on the wall. I started around last September and finished in February or so. It actually only took about half an hour to paint a canvas, it was just weeks between each one getting done... But, now they're done and I love them. They'll probably get moved to the kids' room when we move (because we'll likely only have one bathroom) but they'll match perfectly there too.

Which one is your favorite?

And then, a couple weeks ago, Amy sent us this adorable hooded towel she made which matches perfectly! Anna loves wrapping up in it and being a "big orange burrito." Thank you Amy!

And the to finish the bathroom, I hung a ribbon to hold all of Anna's hair bows which I'm a little OCD about keeping in order.

While I was redecorating the kids room (which involved buying them new blankets and a new curtain- nothing too fancy) I made a heart shaped pillow for Anna from some left over pink fleece I had and the remnants of a pink flowered fleece blanket that had been used for another project. It turned out really wonky, so there's no picture. Even Sam admitted it looked a little pathetic. BUT, I used the scraps to make this little outfit for Anna's doll.

I think she likes it :)

And finally, I made these cupcakes for our little Joy School "graduation" party. I always thought graduations from any school before high school were ridiculous, and had any of us been more solemn about it, it would have been. Instead, it was mostly just a fun party where the kids got to see pictures of themselves and then go crazy at the excitement of being with each other and getting to eat these cupcakes I made. Thanks to Claire for making the cute crafty hats! Anna wore hers to our visiting teaching visit this morning and again while she ate her leftover cupcake after lunch :)


Elisabeth said...

I know exactly how you feel about certain crafts making you want to rip your eyeballs out. I have to pick very selectively which craft projects to do at any sort of Enrichment activity to avoid getting to that stage in front of lots of people.

Also, I love all of those little painted canvases. So cute!

tpmotd said...

I like all the paintings a lot! I especially like the one with the snail, though. Nice job!

Marcelle said...

Those are awesome. I like the whale. Great job.

Laurie said...

I love the submarine one. Very cute!

Janssen said...

LOVE those little cupcakes. But I also love Reese's, so I'm an easy please :)