Friday, May 28, 2010

Wooden Teethers

I made up a whole whack of new teethers... and then sold most of them before I could get them up on the blog:)  ...and yes that is meant to be a peanut in the elephant.  hmmmm.  I need to work on that one.
Have a nice weekend everyone!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Pocket Animals

Whooooweeeee!  These are a big hit.  I have noticed Sally lately likes to fill her pocket with things.  If she has a pocket on her outfit, then something will be in it.  (She currently has a purple candy wrapper from the only hard candy she has ever had in her coat pocket and won't let me put it in the garbage.  She won't let her siblings touch it either!)
I whipped up 3 little pocket buddies last night and gave them out this morning.  Here is a picture of Sally delighted with her new friends.
I will be selling these soon.  Can you help me with a name?  Pocket Buddies?  Pocket Pets? Pocket Pals?

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

A, B, C, D, E, F, G....(singing out loud)

I made another old fashioned wooden jigsaw puzzle.  This one for the sole purpose to teach letter recognition.  I didn't want to cut it out like the mass produced grid cardboard puzzles but I felt I needed to to get what I wanted in terms of the learning....and it worked.  Each peice is cut so that it has one letter on it and it is pretty much cut along the color lines.  We discovered, the puzzle is best put together by singing the alphabet in crazy voices very slowly and finding the corresponding letter in the pile. (- All this while laughing and having two tiny girls jump on and off your back.)  Thus, the letter recognition practice that I was looking for.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Kreativ Blogger

Wow, thanks Melissa for passing the Kreativ Blogger Award on to me!  I met Melissa through the Alberta Street Team over in Etsy.  Melissa's Blog, shows what a talented crafter she is.  Check out her latest monster glass beads!  They are sooooooo adorable.  I might just have to get one for myself!

Now I have a few duties as recipient of this fun award, and they are:
1. Post the award on my blogspot.
2. Thank the person who gave it to me.
3. Link to the person who gave this to me. See above!
4. Share a list of 7 things that you probably don't know about me...
5. Choose 7 great bloggers to give the award to.
6. Share a link to their blogs.
7. Leave a comment on their blog.

Seven things you may not know about me:
1. I am a tall, red head!  Long live the red headed gene!!
2. I have an awesome husband, 4 yr old son and twin 2 yr old daughters.
3. I don't like chocolate.
4. I do like candy.  Is there such a thing as a candy-aholic?
5. I teach part time at the U of A.
6. I drink a lot of Chai Lattes from Starbucks.
7. I love to camp, anyone interested in coming camping to Drumheller this summer?

Now for the seven bloggers I think deserve to get the award in no particular order:

Whew, tht was hard ....if only I could pick more than 7. 
Have a good one everyone!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A little birdie

My little birdie is featured in this blog.  Check it out.
Ah... sunny today and lots of birds.  What could feel more like spring?

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Laundry Line

I meant to post this last week but I got busy.  Sorry. Many of you have seen it already but I wanted to tell you a bit about it.  Actually, there is a birthday idea here so I really just wanted to make it public so my husband sees it. Ba ha ha ha...

I was at our old house one day recently and I saw my old laundry line.  I remember installing the new wire shortly after we moved in.  When the kids were born, we hung the diapers outside to dry.  I even took one of those cliche photos of the diapers drying on the line.  Anyway, our new house doesn't have a laundry line (Ah Mike, this is where you pay attention).  I really miss it.  When I saw the line, I thought it would look neat to make a puzzle with the kerf line (the cut line the saw makes) representing the wire.  So? Does it look cool or what?  I see a puzzle in my future with a boy or girl fishing in a pond just so the fishing line can be the kerf line.