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March 13th, 2006

hello_morning @ 04:43 pm: banners!
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kireibird @ 03:55 pm: does anyone get the martha stewart kids magazine?

heatherica @ 02:01 pm:

Wesley likes to make people out of wooden clothespins :)

March 6th, 2006

heatherica @ 12:50 pm: Just something small I did a while ago for my four year old that he loved:

While exploring the Wonderful World of Fonts, I found this awesome dot to dot font! Now Wes is obsessed with dot to dots (seriously, that and mazes. he will do an entire book of them in one sitting. which reminds me, I need to hit up the dollar store!) He is also learning to spell his name (he can get halfway through his first name before asking for help, and even then it is usually "now L, right mommy?" "right!"). So I printed out his name in dot to dots and told him he needed to do it to read the secret message. It was a BIG hit, lol! He recognizes his name, so when he finished it he started shrieking "the secret is me!!!"

The font is Opointe from dafont.com

January 30th, 2006

beaddreamer @ 07:10 pm: First Entry
Hello, My name is Shana, and I'm a beader. I work mostly with seed beads, stringing, making peyote stitch, brick stitch, etc. I have my own web site, which just got updated today. YAY!

Here are a few of my lovelies. Hope you enjoy!


And this

Are just a small sample of what you'll find here.


December 21st, 2005

hello_morning @ 06:29 pm: has anyone made any crafty things for the holidays? if so, please post pictures...i was suppose to do a few things, but you know how time can become scarce, especially during the holidays....

December 17th, 2005

hello_morning @ 05:49 pm: snowflakes and flowers...
Snowflakes and Flowers

Here's an idea to brighten your walls or windows. Paper snowflakes (or
flowers) are easy to make and rewarding for children who can manage the
careful cutting. Younger ones can help color the paper beforehand or
glue some glitter on the finished snowflakes. For flowers, try
different colors of paper.

You will need:

any size squares of white or colored paper, not thicker than typing
Follow the steps below:

1) Fold the square paper in half
along the diagonal.

2) Fold bottom corner across and
up at a slight angle.

3)The other corner should then fold
across and line up on top of the first.

4) Cut the top points off and fold the remaining
triangle in half.

5) Cut in designs and notches from the top and both sides,without
cutting all the way across. Snipping the bottom tip off at an angle
will result in a six-pointed star. Now open your snowflake and see what
you have created.

Each one will be a little different!

(taken from an email i receive from

hello_morning @ 05:47 pm: wooden spoon puppets
saw this and i thought this might be a cute idea....

How to make a wooden spoon puppet

Wooden spoon puppets are fun and easy to make! The materials for this
craft are so inexpensive that you can afford to make several. Create
an entire cast of characters and put on a puppet show for your friends
and family! They might like your puppet so much that they will want
one, too. With these simple instructions, anyone can make a fun wooden
spoon puppet.


wooden spoon

small buttons (optional)

fine tip markers in your favorite colors

non-toxic white glue

non-toxic acrylic paints in your favorite colors

small artist's paint brush

yarn for hair

small clean jar (a baby food jar works well)

plastic margarine bowl lid (to use as a palette)


a vivid imagination


1. Choose a background color for your puppet. Then gently squeeze a
small amount of paint onto your palette. Paint the bowl, back and stem
of the spoon with the brush. Use a thin coat of paint so that it will
dry quickly. (You may put a second coat on after the first dries, if
you wish.) Stand the painted spoon, stem end down, in the jar. Allow
the spoon to dry.

2. Using your imagination and a fine tip marker, carefully draw eyes,
a nose and a mouth into the bowl of the spoon. If you wish, you can
paint the features using a fine tipped artist's brush. Be as creative
as you like!

3. With the scissors, cut lengths of yarn. You can make your puppet
have long hair, short hair, or even no hair! Or if you're making an
animal puppet, you might want to use the yarn to make a lion's mane or
a cat's whiskers. Attach the yarn with small dots of white glue. Allow
to dry.

4. If you like, you can glue on buttons for eyes, or even glue a row
of buttons down the stem of the spoon! This will make it look like
your puppet is wearing a buttoned shirt.
5. Have fun with your new puppet friend!


hello_morning @ 05:46 pm: links
i love finding new sites on the web so i thought i would share some of
my discoveries, here are some of my fave links:

for info on pregnancy, cbabies, children, etc.:


for children's clothing, furnishing, toys, etc...

http://www.babystyle.com (also really nice maternity clothes..)
http://www.landofnod.com (my new fave, i recommend getting the

and here are some cool crafts for moms and children to enjoy:

http://www.marthastewart.com . (or
for the baby & kids directory..."martha" is one of my all time favorite
sites for crafts and what not. i highly recommend her "kids"


other cool links:

http://www.uglydolls.com (i had to include this!)
http://www.houghtonmifflinbooks.com/features/cgsite/ (curious george)

i'll post more as i discover new ones....if you have any you would like
to recommend, please, please do so!!

December 15th, 2005

hello_morning @ 01:35 pm: hello. i had started a community on google called little nests for all my crafty friends and i thought this might be a better forum here. i hope we all can come and share our work, our little ones' work, pictures, stories, everything. hear you can discuss anything about your children and your crafts....

so, to begin, my name is andrea and i have a daughter named natalie jane....now, your turn ;)

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