Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Candy Matching Memory Game

I saw a Memory Matching game that I was thinking of getting C for Christmas and then thought "I could make that".
So I bought some candy and then took photos of them. I had the pictures duplicated and then using a small paper cutter I cut each photo the size of a playing card. My next step is to glue each picture to a playing card and then I will have a deck of memory matching cards.
The best part is I have a little tin suitcase that the deck of cards fits in perfectly and now we can bring it to a restaurant to keep C busy.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Get your soldering iron out

I have to confess that I have a lot of craft books. Too many for one person. One book in particular that I have looked at and said I want to make this project is from the book "Crafty Chica".  For some reason I was thinking that soldering would be a disaster.  I have done it before, I was a teen in the 7o's after all and stain glass was all the rage. However, I finally got motivated this past weekend and gave it a go. 

Here is the finished product. I made it pretty small and I need to wear my reading glasses to see the picture clearly, but I have actually worn it. So, now that I have conquered the soldering iron. I am set to make a bunch of these.

Monday, December 13, 2010

a Friend to knit with: toast/toasty

A Friend to knit with: toast/toasty: "I have mentioned before how much I love Toast. And this latest catalog was fantastic. Of course, there were a couple of photos that really..."
Here are some really cute fingerless gloves I am going to knit up for my secret santa. Hope she doesn't read this.


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

xmas 2010

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Signing Time background

As I read through the instructors manual for the Signing Time Academy today I was touched by one of many stories that families had submitted by email.

One especially sweet example was from a mother who was nursing her 10- month-old baby. The mother wrote that as the baby drifted off to sleep she signed "thank you."

I can't imagine how that must have felt. Imagine looking down and having your pre verbal baby thank you for feeding them. Amazing!



I saw this kids ride on suitcase in the store and thought I would be fun to wheel C through the airport when we go on our trip to Aruba in March. It fits under the seat and can carry a child up to 100 pounds.  He could pull it himself or hop on for a ride. Cute huh?