Here are the Valentines we made for the girls’ classmates. The first one is PZ’s. She helped me cut out all the hearts and glue them on. We did 6 different knock knock jokes.
Quinby helped make hers too. She glued the eyes on and told me which valentine went to which classmate. Then we used my butterfly shaped paper cutter to cut a bunch of paper butterflies out and spent about 30 minutes putting little butterflies on our noses and then blowing them off. She thought this was hilarious. Truth be told, so did I. Ah…hanging out with a two year old can be so nice sometimes.
In other news, two nights ago I found this crochet pattern on etsy and had to buy it. I’ve been looking for the perfect kitty tutorial to use for PZ”s Jenny Linsky doll. This reminds me of the Bla Bla dolls which I’ve always loved but never felt like spending all the dough on.
Another crochet project I’m working on is this one. I’ve started it three times now, (I’ve never crocheted in a ring before, so I’m trying to figure that out.) and have had to undo it three times. Luckily my friend Jenn is letting me come over for a lesson tonight. I know once I get it I’m going to be like, duh, but as of right now I’m like, argh!
I’m planning on taking it a little slower with the Sew Flippin Cool biz for awhile in hopes that I can get a few things made for myself and my family before the holidays. Here are a few projects I’ve been looking at. What are you guys planning on making?
Gingercake’s Gnome Tutorial would be a great one for making fun little stocking gnomes or cute christmas decorations.
I’m going to use a combination of this tutorial from The Storque
and the Katie Kitty pattern from Hillary Lang’s Wee Wonderfuls book to make a Jenny Linsky cat for PZ.
Ric Rac‘s Party Turtles tutorial would please Q oh so much. She never met a turtle she didn’t love. Which reminds me I still haven’t posted my Halloween pics. I’ll get on it!
An apron for both girls using Making It Fun’s tutorial (not sure if I’ll do the included hat tutorial)
And I think it would be fun to do a playhouse. Either a fabric one like this one from Sew Much Ado (think girly version though) –
or maybe a cardboard one like one of these –
AlphaMom’s Haunted House for Pint-Sized Witches and Ghosts
Mom Blog‘s DIY Cardboard Playhouse or
Make Baby Stuff‘s Cardboard Playhouse. Any of these would be great places for the girls to play during the rainy season. And in case any of you out in blog land haven’t heard about the Green Grocery Bag Challenge, check it out!!