Valentine's Day Bookmarks

Valentine’s Day Bookmarks

Happy Valentine’s Day! What a sweet day! This year we made bookmarks for Maya’s class as a Valentine gift. 1st grade is all about learning to read and so I thought it appropriate that we make “I love Reading” bookmarks. Useful and cute, and not too lovey dovey to give out to friends. Maya also […]

Cupid's Arrows

Cupid’s Arrows

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and so we have been busy with Valentine craft. You might recall the Feather Heart Headbands¬†that we gave to our friends at our Valentine’s Party¬†last year. This year Maya’s class is having a party, which we will be making cupcakes for, and I have made a Cupid’s arrow […]

Valentines Party

Valentines Party

Our valentines party was a lot of fun. The sun poured in the kitchen windows, bathing the dinning table in light. Mothers sat around sipping tea and talking about real estate and education, and then later in the day we shared our birth stories (0ne of my favorite things to do!). In between a song […]

Ribbon Garland

Ribbon Garland

Look at our fun new garland! A pretty ribbon garland for the valentines party that we are having tomorrow. I had intensions of making paper flags (like these I made for Elle’s 2nd Birthday) with some kind of heart pattern on them. I kept forgetting to ask Cam to print some patterned paper out for […]

Feather Heart Headbands

Feather Heart Headbands

Finished, and all ready to wear at the Valentines party! Today I was able to sew the stitches and bring the headbands together. You can find some process photos here. I picked up some elastic headbands from the Chemist that I sewed in between the hearts. I had intended to use silver elastic and then […]

Feather & Heart headbands

Feather & Heart headbands

We are planning a little Valentines party. By little I mean for little people! In preparation for the soiree, today we started making feather and heart headbands. I love doing a project like this, working with the colours, and seeing them together, all similar, but each different. I worked on cutting the hearts out of […]

Valentine Mobile

Valentine Mobile

The past week the Girls have been painting hearts to make a Valentines mobile. I cut out hearts from artist quality paper and Maya and Elle painted them with water colour paints. We then stamped words on them…hug, kiss, love, be, mine, valentine!

Valentines Day

Valentines Day

For Valentines Day I gave Cam the game of Scrabble and for Valentines Day he played it with me! This was one of those gifts that I gave because I wanted it, and he played it with me because he knows how much I enjoy it. Finding things to do together, (beyond raising children) is […]

Heart Strings

Heart Strings

A simple Valentine craft……a string of hearts made from paint samples. You will need: Paint samples Large needle Thread or string I cut out the hearts using a mat knife or exacto blade, but you can use scissors of course. Then thread them on embroidery floss with a large needle. Create a pattern as I […]