Monday, August 24, 2009

Finding Inspiration @ the Library

Once a week I take my son to the Library. While he was picking out his weekly movie (or three), I started browsing the picture books section. I was looking for something to read to him at night before going to bed. I found three books that has inspired me.

This is a cute story about a father and daughter trading places for the day. "If you were me and I were you," Daisy said, "I'd read you a story about three bears. Then I'd say goodnight and go downstairs!" This would be fun to ask your child what he/she would do if you traded places. Then ask them what you would do during that time.

This would be fun fun way to document the first day of school for your child. "At first I was so busy, I forgot about missing you for awhile. We all sat down and told each other our names." When your child gets home for the first day, have a few questions written down to ask them. Then, have them ask you a few questions about your day.

This would be a great layout to share your feelings when you found out you were pregnant, or each stage of the pregnancy. "When you were no bigger than my palm, the black-capped chickadee collected twigs and tufts of grass and even bits of string to build its nest." Even after 30+ years, I love to hear the story of the day I was born.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

I love to create

For as long as I can remember, I have always loved to create. I owe this to my mom. I don't ever remember a family trip (only camping) when she didn't take her sewing machine. It has even gone to Tennessee! She was always working on some type of project. Whether it be sewing, plastic canvas, or crosstich. It wasn't until just a few years ago that I was able to repay the favor and teach her how to create scrapbook pages and other paper crafting items. Now we are both on the search for new and creative ideas to show each other. So, thank you mom for instilling this love for creating. Enjoy a few pictures of things that I have made recently.

Pic #1: a fun garbage can I made for my scrap room. Pic #2: a card and matching gift bag for my niece's Dora/Snow Fairy themed birthday party. Pic #3: a company sign for my car. Pic #4: sampling of cards I came up with for our Enrichment Craft group. Pic #5: A framed poem I made for a Super Saturday project. Pic #6: A countdown for my son so he doesn't wake up every morning asking if he can go on the bus today. Pic #7: a goodbye/thank you for my hubby's previous job. He requested that I make them very simple-I did his version of simple, not mine ;}