Our Christmas Tree 2011 – Making our own decorations

Activities, DIY, Uncategorized
This year is my first year as a stay-at-home working Mom.  Since my daughter is a bit older and the twins are still infants I thought it would be best to make ornaments for the tree. We made stars, and snowflakes from paper.  Doodle had a great time cutting out different shapes and we talked about each of them.  We cut out diamonds, triangles,squares and circles.   We hung up some plastic icicles and wooden red garland that I had from our Christmas stash. For years I've wanted to make an Avent Calender that we could use every year.  The chocolate ones are yummy and the germany ones are so sweet but the last couple of years we kept forgetting the days.  Plus Doodle would tear the paper.  Oops!  Instead I…
Read More

Chantilly, VA – Sewing Expo – Thursday, 9/29/11- Saturday, 10/1/11

Activities, DIY, Sewing, Uncategorized
Do you like to sew?  Do you like to create crafts?   Have you heard of the Sewing Expo? If you haven't read my posts about this before I wanted to share with you that on Thursday, September 29 - Saturday,  October 1, 2011 is the Chantilly Original Sewing and Quilt Expo located at the Chantilly Expo Center. I just recently signed up for my classes and I can't wait to go this year.  Last year I attended the expo feeling bad due to my pregnancy but got a super gift from my hubby a new embroidery machine!  Saving does pay off!  I plan to share some of my creative pieces soon. If you are interested in attending to see the merchants or to take classes I highly recommend signing up…
Read More

Looking for something to carry your Halloween Candy in?

Activities, Uncategorized
I love reusing items especially old T-shirts! What a creative way to go trick or treating.  Create a trick or treat bag out of an old t-shirt.   If you have a solid color you can have your little one color on it or help you glue different things related to their costume on it.  The possibilities are endless. Click HERE for the full set of instructions that takes minutes to do. What other creative Halloween ideas are you up to this year? Please share.
Read More