Sunday, January 8, 2012

Feeling a bit crafty

Well, one of the reasons I have taken a little hiatus is that I have become so interested in this website- pinterest- and I've found myself becoming more and more crafty. I've done a few things that I've found on it already. Like for instance- I finally found a way to organize Emma's hair bows.

Or making these hurricanes.
I also made a cupcake platter, and some curtains- but I haven't found where I packed the platter, and we haven't put up curtain rods yet- but their white and navy striped. I also made a bunch of Christmas glitter ball ornaments- which you'll probably see when I post our Christmas pictures. I also made these season blocks, they rotate to say spring, summer, and autumn too.
Oh and I added a bunch of pages to the quiet book I've been making Emma. . .

We also recently heard a story in our ward of a couple who the mother passed away leaving young children. Sad- I know, but it got me thinking about how I would still want to be a part of my children's lives so I started making a cd- which has taken quite a bit of time- mostly in figuring out how to record the songs- and then record songs from playing on the piano. It's mostly children's songs that I sing Emma, but then I decided to add pieces that I like to play on the piano. Oh and last but not least- I've been working on Emma's big Christmas present, that I'd been working on for a while and was putting on the finishing touches.

She has a couple of lights on the ceiling above the sink area, and a phone and chalkboard on the right side and an apron that hangs on the left side. It's not perfect, but I love it- I especially love the faux tile that I did for the counter top.

And I have many more projects on my to-do list- so I'm not sure how long I'll be able to keep up the blog updates :)


Kayli said...

Wow Erin! Those are so awesome!

Chris and Ellie said...

I'm very impressed at that kitchen! Makes me sad I'm not a kid anymore to play with it! Good job!

Ashley Smith said...

You are so crafty! I cant believe you can get so much done with a little one around! Everything is so cute!

Marin said...

LOVE THE IDEAS!! That kitchen works perfect!! What a great money saver idea!! I really REALLY want to make those felt books for church! Way to go ERIN!

p.s. If McKay came out 9+ pounds we probably would have gone with the name GORDON!! Gordo!