Thursday, January 29, 2009

poofy pink things and works of art

I found it! My camera, that is. Turns out, I had put it in a real safe place, away from the threat of certain toddler doom. Well, it seems I forgot which safe place I had used, but yesterday when I was cleaning, there it was! pretty as can be sitting on the window sill behind the drapes...sigh.

Ok, so the other night Lovie me a link to a blog she said I "must see." and oh my goodness gracious...the inspiration is running rampant over at Everyday Beauty. I got the idea from there for these crepe paper flowers I made...I was so disappointed when my local craft store only had white...no biggie though, nothing a little craft paint can't fix. I didn't have any nice stamens to use so I just painted some Christmas foliage I had left over and then I glittered it with Diamond Dust (my personal fave.) Anywho..while you're googling at her lovely blog...check out those candy lights!!! There's a strand of candy pink ones with my name all over 'em. I can't believe I lived near that shop for almost year and I never knew about it...just makes me sick, sick I tell ya.!

Mine of course are nothing compared to hers...hers are just pure eyeball bliss.

So, maybe you're wondering when I have time to craft and blog with a busy toddler, or maybe you're not, I dunno. But...just thought I would share my tactict. When blogging, I usually tape large sheets of paper to the top of my kitchen table, and then I let her go wild with crayons...it works for me. I can sit here at the table and she can color all around me as much as she wants, every once in while she'll stop to boss me around or offer me a kiss. Sometimes I use naptime...or sometimes I just wait until she goes to bed...but those tend to be my "magic hours" when inspiration and itchy, crafty fingers come alive...so mostly, we color, which results in a plethora of beautiful works of art. I can't stand the thought of throwing any of them away, I have drawers full of drawings, I recently chose a few of my favorites, framed them, and hung them in the kitchen. I just love the look of framed Child's art.



Here's a peek at my (hopefully) little future blogger, she's quite busy so my picture is blurry...I wonder what she'll blog about someday? probably her weird mom, no doubt.



Okay, I suppose I better got make some lunch...the toddler beast is calling.

8 comments:

Lovie said...

love the art (hers and yours)Like the blurry toddler too. She looks like her Mama Jo with that flourish of her arm

Kimm at Reinvented said...

A future Picasso you have there! she's so cute, I love the framed art, I've done that too.

Bee and Rose said...

She's so cute! I do the same thing with my kids art! Love the flower!!! You are so creative! Your projects are always so pretty!

mommaof4wife2r said...

super cute...i love the art!

Brenna said...

Cute cute cute! And I love the name MaryCatherine.

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Hi! Thanks for visiting me. You do the same thing I used to do when my boys were little. Didn't have blogging back then, but I so "get" your itching to craft fingers! I used to cover a wall in butcher paper and they would color away! People said that they will think they can draw on any wall, but they knew the difference. Crepe paper is a blast to work with and makes lovely frilly things. Happy Creating and again, thanks for stopping by!

Jan and Miekie said...

I love the framed art works! You sound like a great mom!

LvPoohBr2 said...

How creative!! I love it. Your little one is a doll!!!