I love how holidays motivate me to do creative things.
Here is a little peek at a sweet Valentine my girls and I made using materials we had on hand.
The girls used watered down magenta paint and foam brushes to cover the canvases. On the painting on the right we used a towel to take off some of the paint creating an interesting texture. The one on the left features some happy accidents, where fingerprints left some artistic marks on the background. A detail that I just love!
Then using the magenta paint I covered the girls hands and together they created a heart shape by overlapping their handprints. I also outlined the handprints in a heart as well.
The last step was gluing on the iridescent red and white hued buttons creating the letter “I” and the word “You”.
It was a fun and easy project that cost us zero $!
Also on the theme of buttons I am so excited to introduce a new line of vintage fabric creations. This spring I will be listing in my Etsy shop new Cover Button Earring, Ring, and Pendant Sets. Most are made using vintage fabric.
I hope your New Year and the upcoming holidays inspire your creativity.
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Here is a little peak at how we spent part of our weekend. One of my daughter’s best friends turned six years old on Saturday. And they celebrated by building her (and her younger sister) a house up in the trees down by the creek on their property.
The mother of my daughter’s friend is also one of my best friends and I offered to help decorate the outdoor tables. I took some fall colored fabric from my huge stash and also collected some marigolds and zinnias for the flower arrangements.
I am eager to use my flowers as much as I can this week because I believe we will be having our first frost very soon! And that will be the end of my 20″x20″ zinnia and marigold garden that has been blessing my family with beautiful warm colors all summer long!
The amazing mother/wife/host of this party also made these cute Hershey kiss and mini vanilla wafer acorn treats and some real cool funky meringue mushrooms!
It was a ridiculously gorgeous day and Hannah had a blast running from playing in the treehouse to playing in the 80’s rv camper they have set up down by the creek!
My baby girl also had fun meeting a new friend!
We ate some delicious chili and check out the really cool pumpkin cake! It was a special request from the birthday girl. A red velvet cake shaped like a pumpkin that was made by her great grandmother!
I also managed to paint a handful of children’s faces.
It was a great day…unfortunately followed by a Sunday of nursing my daughter Hannah and holding her hair back while she got sick all day long from a stomach virus!
I hope your weekend was full of beauty, friendship and great health!
Oh and here is The Treehouse! (I was impressed by the fact that this was built in less than a week before the party!)
A picture of the treehouse and the Super Woman/Mother/Wife that made all of this happen!
My husband and oldest daughter checking out the treehouse!
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We have moved our little garden from right outside our back door to the large field in the back of our property making this years garden a bit bigger. This also created more work but I love it. My happy place is found outside with my hands in the dirt. Here are a few photos I have taken to document our 2010 garden. Our garden also makes a great hands on learning tool for our preschooler Hannah. She loves to wear her dresses and scoop up the fresh handpicked veggies in the bottom of her dress to carry to the kitchen while she sings Snow White songs along the way. Priceless!