Tuesday, November 18, 2014

[twinkle, twinkle little star]

Made some origami stars this morning. The little one was made with origami paper. For the larger one I copied scrapbook paper. Christmas music sheets and vintage book pages would look lovely too.

Might as well make this into a free Christmas gift tag or card printable, right? Just copy and paste into Microsoft Word (whatever size you'd like) and print on cardstock paper.
For personal use only.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

[Thanksgiving craft for kids]

We already had our Thanksgiving but our neighbors down south haven't had theirs, so I thought I'd share this idea for a cute Thanksgiving craft for kids.
I browsed the Internet for images of a tree silhouette and maple leaves. I printed them on card stock paper and then our daughter wrote on the leaves what she is thankful for. We attached the leaves with a foam square so it would look a bit three dimensional. 
Simple. Super cute.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

[almost DONE!]

This year, I'm determined to be done early with Christmas shopping. I want to enjoy Christmas time with family and friends instead of spending my time at the mall. I want to have time to do service as a family too. Teach our daughter the joy that comes from helping someone else or doing fun surprises for someone.

So far so good - I'm done shopping for our daughter. A task made easier this year as she has discovered Ever After High. We watched many episodes together last night and I must say that it was enjoyable even for me. :)
If we can get some of her friends excited about Ever After High as well, then maybe the girls can form a Club together. Take photos of their dolls doing stuff, drawing the various characters, etc. Something fun to do when it's too cold to go outside.

Stitched another polar bear card (pattern by Mr Printables). Making it reminded me how much I enjoy stitching. That gave me an idea for another Christmas gift for our daughter. I have been trying to come up with non-toy gift ideas. I'm making her a stitchery kit by putting together some fabric, needles, an embroidery hoop, patterns and these cute dachshund thread holders. I also printed actual photos of dachshunds and made them into thread holders too. I'll try to remember to post photos later.

Only 50 more sleeps until Christmas. :)

Thursday, October 30, 2014

[Happy Halloween!]

We already had a Halloween party so I can share this year's Halloween costume photo with you.

I tell you, it was SO HARD to let our daughter choose her own costume. :) I wanted her to get the dark bride costume (see the picture below) but I wasn't able to change her mind no matter how much I tried. She loved the "wing sleeves" and that was that. It's almost like I have a "live doll" and I wanted to dress her the way I wanted to dress her. I'm glad I had the self discipline to remember that Halloween is about the kids, not the parents. :)

ps. It's impossible for me to make both sides the same when face painting. How people do that, I don't know.

the dark bride costume

Friday update: Today's face painting looks better than yesterday's. Practice does help. :) 

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

[not quite dead yet]

My poor blog! I should probably quit blogging all together as this blog doesn't make any sense anymore and my motivation to keep it is non existent. But, for some reason here I am again sharing a bit of this & that.

These dinosaur cupcake toppers were fun to make. Printed some dinosaur photos, added little party hats, glued it on scrapbook paper, inserted toothpicks.

My poor attempt at nature art while our daughter was playing with friends after school. 

My favorite season! Love the colors out there. I so wish fall would last longer! Yesterday was +23C and sunny! Love how little it rains here in Alberta in the fall (most rain comes with summer thunderstorms). I'm sure we'll get snow soon so gotta enjoy these gorgeous fall days.

Haven't cross-stitched for ages so this little project was fun to make. You can find the link to this printable in my Christmas Pinterest file.

Diddo for this one. The pattern is in my Halloween Pinterest file. 

I think Pinterest is one of the reasons why I don't blog anymore. You can find everything there so why blog?

Wednesday, October 1, 2014


I absolutely, totally, completely LOVE this song!
So good to have David Archuleta back and singing for ME again. :)

In case you're wondering, this is not a religious song. Just a beautiful song with an amazing message to each and every one of us.