Saturday, June 19, 2010

Father's Day Crafts

It's the day before Father's Day and I woke up this morning and realized we'd done NOTHING! I came up with some cute, fast, cheap, fun little projects that will save my you-know-what tomorrow. Maybe yours too!!

King For The Day Crown
This gift will be from my 7 year old daughter. I printed the template from When I was printing out the template, I also printed out photos of my husband and the kids. I cut out the faces and glued them onto the crown. I had my daughter color the template and put on some sticker "jewels". Then we cut it out and taped it together. Very easy!!

Daddy, I Love You Card
I found this poem on . I printed the poem out and a pic of my son. Glued the poem and pic onto a blank card. Then I had my son make his hand print and write his name. Awesome!

We also did the old stand-by tshirt. Honestly, mostly because I had the stuff here! Still cute though.

Blogger will not let me rotate this pic. You get the idea.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Blue Sea Bracelet

Another bracelet from that giant heap o' beads I brought back from Santa Fe. This one has some interesting elements. Left to right: sterling silver wire shaped into a coil; next is Tagua Nut; then blue fluorite; center circle is fine fused silver hammered and textured; repeat of other side; then lastly a silver swirly shape forged out of heavy sterling wire. This was so fun! It really hangs well on the arm too. I'll post if for sale soon. I have SO many ideas in my head this summer for things to make!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Open Hands

When I was running this morning I came accross these little hand prints in the sidewalk. They are quite small - toddler size - and had filled with gravel. I must have walked past them a dozen time, but had never seen them. Little hands pressed into concrete, a moment saved for a lifetime. Being outside running clears my head. I see things more clearly & feel stronger, not just physically, but inside too. Open hands...

Sunday, June 13, 2010


Note to self: soccer ball birthday cakes involve lots of black frosting. Which can make every kid attending look like Gene Simmons in full stage make-up.