Wednesday, February 6, 2013

But I was using my whole a$s!

Quick post - after today's failed haircut experience, I had a half hour to kill and I needed a little pick-me-up. Luckily we were about 2 miles away from Michaels. Now, Michaels is a dismal, poorly-lit, poorly-run store, but it is a treasure trove for crafty types like me. I also forgot they have an entire aisle devoted to Crayola, and ever since I bought Katie an easel, I've been itching to get her some more crayons for it. Washable of course!

We bought crayons and sidewalk chalk (which I plan to use in the garage if it's raining) and then inspiration struck. Why not do a Valentine's Day-themed felt project for our door? For Christmas, I made Katie a little tree out of green felt, with felt ornaments to decorate it. I thought this might keep her away from the real tree. (Hah!) I got the idea from Pinterest:

So why not a big heart? A few dollars later (and a very sore finger from a LOT of cutting), voila!

Near-instant Valentine's fun! And yes, it was hastily done and rather half-assed. Who cares? Katie is 2 and she loves it! :)

P.S. I am now marveling at what a luxury it is to have just one kid. I've got to get as many crafts done as I possibly can before the baby comes! My days of 2-hour breaks (while Katie naps) are numbered. I've heard from many a mother of 2 that they just *never* seem to nap at the same time! And when they do, it's a small miracle. :)


  1. I think it looks whole a$sed to me. :) It is quite beautiful.

    Having more than one is totally different and yes, they rarely nap at the same time. Luckily their needs will be different for awhile, so I think you will still manage to get some crafting in. :)

    1. Thank you! This was one of those projects with a satisfyingly high ROI. :) Most of my projects are the exact opposite.

      True, their needs will be very different at first. What an exciting adventure!