Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Quiet Books

At the rate I am going, Kenlee will be 18 by the time I finish a quiet book!!  I have done two in two days, and it is all consuming.  I really don't have time for this sort of craftiness....but who does?  So I give you my two pages of quiet books:

The owl comes out of the tree and there are two leaf flaps that open to a little bird in a nest.  This is my first try, and I can't if you look closely, you will see my sad attempts at stitching.  So sad. 

This is a horrible picture, but there is an igloo, a penguin and a frozen lake.  The sun rises and the penguin moves out of the igloo when you pull the red ribbon.  I have a white seal too, but I don't know what to do with it yet.

So there you go.  Here starts another project that I may or may not finish.

Oh, and I got the ideas from

Her quiet books seriously rock.
I think it's a her.
I don't really know, but am I sexist because I imagine it's a woman making quiet books?
Probably so.  

Monday, February 6, 2012

Been Craftin'

I've been busy crafting away.  This is the 5th week that my husband has been gone and he only has 6 more weeks to go!  In the meantime, Kenlee and I have been keeping ourselves busy with crazy ideas and random crafts. 

Kenlee is on pinterest brainstorming new ideas for our crafting sessions.  She gets up early to do this, like 5:00 a.m. early.  Little bugger. 
You have seen the shelf I made, this is the beginning of decorating it.  Remember it is 8 feet long, so there is a heck of a lot of space to decorate.

Thank you pinterest for a paper book wreath.  Don't worry, this book was a freebie we got somewhere along the way, and it wasn't very good or entertaining.  I would be lying if I said I didn't feel a little bit guilty tearing up a book for this, but man I love the wreath.  And the window behind it used to be white.  Windows are a pain in the butt to paint.  Glad it is done.
The other side of the kitchen with the mirror and flowery things.  Yipee, are kitchen is not super empty anymore! 
Another picture of of the wreath and window.  And there you have our recent crafting sessions.

And I got caught up on Downton Abbey doing this, now I am watching The Voice.  Remember, my boyfriend Blake Shelton is on it.  :)