Spring is here and Easter is now two weeks away so we figured it was time to get our decorations up and do a bit of crafting to create some of our own. This adorable bunny bunting is easy and … Continue reading
Well, It has been one heck of a week since my last post. All last week my boys and husband have been passing around some illnesses. It has been everything from an ear infection to projectile vomiting. So after surviving until Friday we had a busy holiday weekend.
Saturday as everyone knows was St. Patrick’s Day and Sunday was Mother’s Day here in the UK.
For St. Patrick’s Day we decided to take the boys to the parade this year, which was fun. This was my first time going out for St. Patrick’s Day in Northern Ireland OMG! it was insanely busy. Trying to find a place to stand was a nightmare and the make it even harder we had our double stroller which some how people manage not to see and walk right into. Once we found a spot they boys really seemed to enjoy it. I had no idea that finding a spot to watch the parade was going to be the easiest part of the day. Once the parade was over there was a free concert, I didn’t know any of the groups playing and really wasn’t interested so we decided to buy some whistles for the boys and pick up a few things while we were in town. Simon and I split up him taking Donovan and I had Cameron and Jestin. I felt like I was trying to shop on Christmas eve. The streets were packed and many of the shops were filled. I could barely push the stroller along the sidewalk because of the teens and drunk students causing complete road blocks. I had only wanted to go to one shop, Craftworld. I eventually made it the few blocks to the shop which luckily was not too busy. I was able to pick up a few things I needed for upcoming projects and some parts for general maintenance on my sewing machine (which I recently got from Simon’s Granny and it has got to be about 50 years old. More info to come when I get a chance to post my DIY burp clothes tutorial.) After checking out Simon called and we both agreed it was time to go. We met up and caught the bus home to have a quiet evening with the kids.
Mother’s day was lovely. I woke up to toast, coffee and presents. Donovan picked me out the cutest ring, and I also got some beautiful new wall art. I am so lucky to have a husband that actually thinks about what I would want and will shop for the best deal. He makes me so proud when he gives me a wonderful gift, that I absolutely love, and he has spent less the £5. My DIY style has rubbed off on him. He picked out three 8×8 canvas prints, two of the same and one that goes with the others and has arranged them vertically separated by a few inches. It looks like a three piece set that would cost about £20 if bought together. I love it. I also got flowers, chocolates, and the cutest card Donovan made me at school.
Cameron ended up waking from him nap very ill when we were getting ready to go to the park so we ended up laying on the pull out bed and watching movies together and then I let the boys paint a bit before dinner. I had a wonderful mother’s day and wish I could post pics, but my camera battery died and I can’t for the life of me find the charger. 😦
Anyway, the point of this post was to mention that I picked up supplies for upcoming projects that will be posted soon. I have already completed the Silhouette Canvas of the boys, and am hoping to finish the burp clothes and some Spring Kids Crafts tomorrow.
Hi again, I missed a couple days, that’s life with three kids, but it is time for another DIY Tutorial. Last weeks Jestin turned 4 months, so I figured it was a great time to post the “how to” DIY … Continue reading
Can you believe it is already almost mid March 2012? Well, we are fast approaching St. Patrick’s Day and I don’t like to leave any holiday uncelebrated. Whether you are throwing a party or just want to pass out a little something to your friends and family these DIY 2 inch favor boxes will do the trick.
YOU WILL NEED:
- A printer
- Heavy Card Stock
- Scissors or paper cutter
- Glue dots or double sided tape
- Candy of choice for filling
1. Download and Print.
For best results print on heavy white card stock.
2.Cut out along outer box lines
You can do this with scissors, I like to use a craft knife with my cutting mat and metal ruler for straight crisp edges.
3. Crease along all black lines
I like to put my cutting mat on an edge and bend along the edge of the ma, that way I can see were the lines are and I end up with straight crisp corners.
4. Using adhesive fold the to shape the box
Glue (scrapbooking) dots are amazing. I highly recommend using them for all sorts of crafts and DIY. Simply place a dot were needed to keep the box together. You can also use double sided tape.
5. Fill with treats
Use you favorite treats, you can even put a little gift and tissue paper in the box if you don’t want to use candy.
6. Close and give away
For added security you can put a sticker to seal the top closed. Give away as party favors or just pass them out to friends. These are great for kids to take to school to pass out to their friends.
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Here goes my first post for DIY. (I am still trying to get the hang of this so please forgive any layout errors.) I don’t know about anyone else, but I can not stand the commercial plastic easter “grass”. It’s … Continue reading