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Made by Emily

This crazy thing is my hanging cardboard aquarium. I got the idea here from Made by Joel. It’s simple and sweet. Instead of tossing this old cardboard box into the recycling, I cut out this “aquarium” frame and the 5 aquatic animals (2 fish, a turtle, a jellyfish, and a crab). Then you slice thin strips at the top and attach the animals by fishing wire to old vintage buttons. The girls had a lot of fun moving the buttons around and making the animals “swim”.

I also wanted to show you guys my nesting doll self-portrait, (another Made by Joel idea). I made these for Q for Christmas. So far I’ve played with them more than she has, but I was able to diffuse a gnarly temper tantrum by using the Mama and Q dolls as puppets.

And finally, an update on the playroom remodel. The carpet is in. The rocket ship is up. Some day soon I’ll do some curtains and pillows. And hopefully sooner than later we’ll do some painting or some funky wall art in there.

Must Have Monday: If I Was Buying Christmas Gifts for My Kids…

So here is where this little experiment gets tricky. Christmas time. I’m actually pretty excited about it and although Hubs hasn’t made any commitment to handmade I’ve been thinking of several fun homemade gifts/projects he/we can do for the kids as gifts for Christmas time. I’ll keep you posted on how it pans out.

Since I’m the holiday shopper in the family I was helping Hubs out by looking around on Etsy for a couple of handmade gifts for the girls. He’s buying, not me! Anyway, I came up with this little round-up and thought it might help some others of you out there looking for cool handmade gifts for your little ones this holiday season. Happy shopping!

yogabagabapuppetsWee Knit’s Yo Gabba Gabba finger puppets – PZ would LOVE these. Plex (the yellow robot) is her favorite. Continue reading