Thursday, January 19, 2012

Christmas Projects 2011

 I made block puzzles for the 2 and 3 year olds.  The pictures I purchased from Print Candee.

                       I also painted peg people for them.

         I bought a Moses basket and covered it in fabric strips for the 3 year old.
 Using the Flat Emilie pattern I made a clothe book for a clothe "paper" doll.  The left side is a pouch for the extra clothes.

                                 This is a letter for Noah's bedroom. 

                    These are art caddies I made for the older two girls.
                    This is the 5 year old with the snake I made her.

Valentine Crayons

Brandy and I have been trying to come up with a non candy alternative for Valentine's Day.  I made heart shaped crayons for her girls to take to school as treats for their classmates.  And YES you can use the $2.50 silicone ice trays from Target!!  I chopped up crayons that I had bought at the beginning of school when they were cheap.
 I added these to the ice trays and put them in the oven at 200 degrees.  I watched them until they were melted, not sure how long.  Since I wasn't sure if the ice tray would melt too, I kept a close eye on it.  Be careful when taking it out of the oven or you will slosh it like I did.
 After they cooled some I popped them out of the ice tray and there you go.
There were 14 hearts per tray and I did 4 trays.  Now I just need to find a topper for these after I put them in a cellophane bag.