I’m excited to announce my new art venture:
My Favorite Place: a commissioned art project.
This is your chance to have custom artwork that will be completed in time for the holidays. I will paint an oil painting of your favorite place from a photograph of your choice. The painting will arrive to you framed and ready to [...]
My sister came for a visit. We spent the afternoon writing a comic. It was so fun to put it together… and then it was hilarious (but I can’t tell you why)… but maybe she will?
Visit her blog to read the [...]
It’s the end of the school year for us. Thursday (tomorrow) is the last day of Preschool.
[Which means it's almost time for my oldest kiddo to go to Kindergarten! Ahhh!]
And we certainly do appreciate Max’s teachers, Mrs. Lauren and Mrs. Bethany. Max has loved every single minute of Preschool. [Cooper has loved every single minute Max [...]
Max made his valentines this year for his preschool class. He directed the entire project – I tried my best to follow orders.
Max wanted me to draw a T-rex on each one. But… my T-rex skills are a little rusty and so I asked him what his second choice was. Dinos with long, long necks. Ok. [...]
I guess photo books may not technically be “handmade”… but I still put them in that category. Photo books make great gifts for all occasions. My mom has made a couple in recent years that my boys just love to look at.
First up: Spiral Bound pages measuring 9″ by 12″
My mom printed 4″ by 6″ [...]
When I stumbled upon this tutorial, I knew my 2-year-old must have a little family of guys for Christmas. Now, these guys go every where with him – even to nap time (they ride in a little bucket).
I used fabric scraps from my grandma’s stash. I’m a sentimental fool about everything (I even save the money [...]
I’m always looking for indoor activities for our family.
1. Each Sunday we go to church and then spend the rest of the day together.
2. Some Houston summer days are just too hot for anything outside.
So for Christmas, I made the boys a hopscotch mat. I used the fabric from a couch slip cover I’ve had [...]
(The boys trying on the scarfs they made for all their grandparents. Cooper was so excited he got to use the scissors for a project.)
December was a blur. A happy, fun, wonderful blur.
Here’s one reason: I believe in handmade gifts. Not just for Christmas, but all the time. This year, though, I [...]
I just made and hung my advent calendar for this year. I decided not to unpack my calendar from last year (you can see pics here) for no good reason – just didn’t want to. So I made this one using a brown paper bag and construction paper. I cut open the bag and then folded [...]