Monday, March 10, 2008

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Pride and Prejudice

I'm not that big into movies anymore. I rarely watch them. In fact, TV and I have become distant friends. I became a TV junkie last year during the end of my pregnancy because lying on the couch was the only comfortable thing to do. Even after Jake was born I was still zoned out at night watching TV. So I had to go into TV rehab and turn to other things before my brain melted.

Anywho....I have been treating myself to Masterpiece Theater on Sundays. Why you say? They are broadcasting a series of Jane Austen movies. I've always enjoyed the movie adaptions of her books. It wasn't until Pride and Prejudice (the BBC 1995 version) that I've become obsessed. It's a three parter so that makes it all the more fun. I truly believe if our society had the grace and manners of early 19th century English soceity the world would be at peace. Forget for a momment that woman were considered property. I could seriously consider giving up equal rights to roam around the English countryside saying clever things in a frilly dress. Crazy I know. I'd probably last a day. Thankfully I have my Mr. Darcy and I enjoy being the mistress of his manor.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Creative Space at Joyful Abode

Emily over at Joyful Abode is doing a series on creative spaces. I've like seeing different artists creative enviroments. Most people have to work with limited space and it's interesting to see how creative they get. It's been very inspiring for my own space. Which needs alot of work. I'm going to be featured tomorrow, mainly to get some feedback from others.

Check out Emily's website. She has some good tips and she also sells on Etsy. She is like many of us trying to make our way through the world of domestic life.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Valentines Day Cards

I'm a little late on posting our Valentine cards. Both my kiddos made cards for their classmates. We bought some paper dolies, which I took apart piece by piece. I found it very relaxing. We also used some 4x6 cardstock. My seven year old wrote on his and I helped my three old. After that we glued the cards and dolies together. It was simple and the kids seem to enjoy it.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Paper Cutting

This is what I did this morning with a baby napping. You can buy and downloads these over at Amy Karols site. She has some cute designs and a yummy recipe to go with it. Not many supplies to go with this project. All you need is the patterns, an exacto knife, a cutting mat, paper of your choice, and some patience. :) It was nice to sit down and concentrate on something detailed.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Almost February?

I just recovered from the holidays and now it's almost Valentines Day. Whew! I don't normally decorate for V Day but I thought I would this year. I have oodles of felt waiting to be used so I stitched up three hearts with some ribbon attached. Viola! The kiddos are going to make their Valentines this year. We'll see how that goes. I'll have to think of some assembly line procedure. I tend to lean toward the child guided approach to art (as long as my walls don't suffer from markers). I think for the sake of time we'll try to incorporate efficiency and creativity.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Calling Cards.

I thought these were super cute and pratical. We've all been in situations where we meet someone (in my case another mommy from preschool) and we scramble for a piece a paper to write on. I have a cell phone to enter numbers in, but it takes me 15 minutes to just get their name typed in. Also, the military lifestyle causes us to move now and again. For some us alot more than now and again. These would come in so handy when in a new place trying to meet people.