Thursday, February 11, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day

My kids are having their parties today and tomorrow at school. My little boy had Spiderman cards, but the girls and I will be making theirs tonight. They are butterflies with a Tootsie Pop as the center. I think the idea came from Skip to My Lou- I will check on that.

My hubbie and I are hosting a pre-party for some friends and neighbors then going to see an 80's cover band! Nothing says loving like 80's music! I have been trying to decorate the house a little and made a Valentine's day banner for my window. It is very simple and not a lot of detail. There is a great example and tutorials by Melissa at She has lots of other fantastic ideas as well- she is someone I read regularly- thanks Melissa.

So here is what I created- I have a friend who does Stampin Up, she cut the background shape for me (for a different project I never did). I shaded the edges of the shape red, used two ovals to set the center- bottom oval stamped in black with a canvas background stamp and the top with a fun Valentine word printed off the computer. Fun, Flirt, Sweet, Smitten to name a few- I worked with 9 but you could come up with lots! Laugh, Love, Giggle, Crush! I hung it on thin black ribbon and used two wired red bows to top of the sides.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Alphabet Squares

Every February my children's school has an event which each grade needs to put a basket together for auction. Being the loving parents we are if it is something clever the kids put there hands on, literally and figuratively, we may bid more on the item! I am the room mom for one of my preschooler's and took on the project for both classes. It is a very simple and easy quilt but did take some time!
There are 30 students between the 3 yr olds and 4 yr olds- sounds like the alphabet to me!! I used white muslin and fabric markers to get the children involved- one title square, 26 letters and a couple of numbers. I drew each of the numbers and letters to start. Each student was able to decorate a letter or number- many of them it is just scribbles, some were really creative, in the end, I thought it turned out great!
With the finished squares, I used my pinky shares on the edges, stitched them down on black and yellow fleece- school colors of course! Then fringed edges and tied them together- I think it turned out great and hopefully will have plenty of bidders!!

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