Thursday, April 28, 2011

Fantastic Time in Mexico

A much needed vacation! We had a great time with my extended family. Cancun is only a 3 hour direct flight from Milwaukee-- I think we may be visiting there again!
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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Team Umizoomi Toys

Alex really likes Team Umizoomi. There are no Umizoomi toys available to buy so I made him a little set out of peg dolls. Bot doesn't looks EXACTLY like he was supposed to but... what's a girl to do? Geo and Milly look... ok.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Exactly What I Wanted

After reading this post, you will know that this is exactly what I wanted!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Talia's Fairy Playmat / Messenger Bag

Similar to Alex's, this one has a bunch of little villages, a Rapunzel tower, a waterfall, castle, mushroom patch, koi pond, mermaids, beach, forest and more. I haven't finished it so I better hurry up!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Alex's Car Playmat / Messenger Bag

I made Alex a car playmat that folds up into a messenger bag. He loves it. I used this pattern from Gingercakes with a few changes. My sister and I used to make elaborate villages out of Fisher Price houses and Little People. I feel like I'm always trying to get the kids to play villages with me. I keep buying them playhouses and dollhouses - anything to start a village building frenzy. It doesn't really work. They might play that way for a little while but would rather do their own thing. Which I guess I should accept. This playmat is sort of a take along village. It has a school area, a hiking park, a candy store and cupcake cafe, a science museum, a zoo, a construction site, a fire station, an airport, traffic, a playground, two housing complexes and a roadway. I am in the process of making Talia a girly one as well. I went on a fabric frenzy after I started making these two. They aren't that big so I have to be VERY selective as to what fabric I choose!

Monday, April 04, 2011

Peg Dolls

I've been quite productive in the crafty department recently but too lazy to take any photos so... no recent blog posts. Yesterday Talia, Alex and I painted peg dolls for the first time. I had been looking forward to it for a long time! It was really fun even though it was quite messy. I could have worked on them forever. I made Alex a really cute superhero but he was too busy playing with it to let me grab a photo. What more could I want?