Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Favorite Present for my son

For Christmas my son received from my sister and her family Kid K'Nex my son has fallen in love with these toys. Basically if you see him in our home he has them in his hands, we have to tell him to put them down when we eat dinner, he takes them in the car,he even sleeps with them. These are the best toys and keep him entertained for hours.
Here are a few of the items he has made with them.

This is a knight!

Here is a penguin!

A backpack!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Wood Work

I have been blessed with a husband who has learned to turn wood. Some may be wondering what that is. Well basically you take a chunk of wood and turn it into a bowl, pen, battle rattle, etc, etc, etc,.. Anyway I thought I would share with you some of his work.

This is one of my favorites. I like it because it is nice a big and can hold fruit on the counter or just look pretty sitting on the table.

Here it is with the fruit.

Here is a chest board he made, he plans to make a base for it so it will be a table as well.

This is a container, you can put change or jewelry or what ever in and it looks nice as well.

This is a miniature vase.

Monday, February 16, 2009

100 Day project

My First grader loves school, all things school. So when they were sent home two weeks ago with a project they had to do at home with the help of friends and family she was so excited.

The project was for 100 day at school. To mark the 100th day at school each child was asked to "collect" 100 of something and then turn it into an art project.

They were told they could not buy 100 of something they had to collect it from friends and family. So my daughter decided to do buttons. We called my mom, sister, friend, and my husband aunt to see if they could help her out. With the buttons I had and they all donated some to project we had successfully "collected" 100 buttons.

Now what to do with the buttons???? For my little girl who loves beads, and jewelry and all things girly. My daughter settled on a keepsake box. We went to Michaels Craft Mart and found a cute box for $1.99.

Here is the finished project.

I love that she was so proud of her project as well as the fact that it involved other family members to help create such a great memory for her and me as well.

100 Day Project!