So I thought I was in the home stretch as I approach what I THOUGHT would be the last row of the blanket. The more I look at it, and the more I think about it, I’m going to just go for it and make it bigger. I’m planning one more row across down, and three more across. Which means I have about 50 more squares to make and a few more skeins of yarn to buy, since Im ran out of quite a few colors. I figure, if I’m going to do this, might as well DO this, am I right?! So I definitely have my work cut out for me, but this is such a fun project, I’m ok with it. Hopefully a few more weeks of work cut out for me, but photo sessions are starting to pick up, and we have some travel in our future, so we shall see….
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Milo and I didn’t make his valentines this year because he found some star wars ones he HAD to have for his classmates – but we worked on this valentine poster for the house, since he LOVES having decorations. (we are seriously slacking on the valentines decor this year as well…i blame the cold weather).
This was a fun little project that we originally found here.
We used some rogue paint chips I had laying around, and that seemed to work perfectly, and was a great way to upcycle!
Milo had fun figuring out the pattern – it was almost like a big heart puzzle.
You will need:
Cardstock, colored paper, or paint chips
exacto knife or rotary cutter
Large sheet of white paper
Measure the colored paper and cut into squares. Ours were 5 inch squares, because we were working with the paint chips but you can do any size really!
Cut the squares in half, into two triangles.
Layout the heart design on the large sheet of white paper. Using a glue stick, glue each triangle onto the white paper.
We had a blizzard on sunday, which got me in the mood to do some sewing. A few years ago, I picked up these star wars sheets at the thrift store for milos big boy bed, only they are too small. I almost threw them out recently, but decided to keep them, just in case the crafting bug were to hit. I’ve made pants a few times now, out of old sheets, and its pretty easy to do and can be whipped up in no time. This time around, I had a helper. Milo did alot of the pinning, and helped me figure out the seams. He helped me prepare a bobbin, and I even let him do some sewing towards the end of the project. Good teamwork!
He loves his new pants!!
I have a pattern I use from a book, which looks like its out of print, but its very similar to this tutorial here.
I use my pattern, but then use a pair of existing pajama pants to adjust to make the size work to be a little bigger, since I have a growing boy!
A few weeks into the year and I’ve been making some progress on the granny square blanket. Here’s to keeping the momentum going!
Milo loves following patterns, puzzles, and building legos. So perler beads are a great activity for him! After seeing how much he enjoyed a few of the $1 kits from Micheals, I bought him a giant tub of them. So we have been busy looking at what people have created with them and then getting inspired to make our own creations. Milo has recently been playing minecraft, so we thought these little characters would translate well into the beads. He loved how these turned out – I especially love the sword. He took these to school the next day to show his friends, so that declares these an absolute success! HA!
Here is another fun ornament you can make using clear globe balls. I used the same balls I used in my glitter ornaments.
I happened to find a bag of moss at Homegoods for $2.99! (i cant wait to make other projects with it!) , and got a little evergreen branch at micheals that had tiny acorns glued to it. basically I put it all inside and made a little terrarium!
Another great creation that milo’s friend and I made last week when she was over. This was totally her idea. You can make a stuffed animal out of paper, who knew?! With a little assistance from an adult, its super fun for kids and it turned out really great. She made a teddy bear!
you will need:
Markers, crayons, paints or any other embellisments
Trace your animal on two sheets of paper and cut.
Draw a face or decorate to your liking one of the shapes.
Staple the edges closed, leaving a small space to fill with stuffing.
Fill with stuffing and staple clothes.
We looked after milo’s friend and his big sister on sunday for a bit – so I wanted to get some crafting in to keep her occupied. I showed her my pinterest boards and asked her to find something that looked fun – she loved the idea of making her own plushie, and decided that this is the one we would make.
We made ours out of felt, printed and cut all the pieces and sewed away. She was big help with cutting and trimming, while I did all the major sewing. She was so tickled with her pink raccoon and couldn’t believe we made our own stuffed animal! It took us a little less than two hours start to finish. I think hes rather cute, don’t you?!
Pattern and instructions found here.