Friday, November 30, 2012
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Martha Stewart. When it was finished, I hang all the school projects the kids made for Thanksgiving. I'll try my best to teach my kids about this tradition, also because when they grow up to be in college, I want them to come back to spend the holiday with me.
Monday, November 19, 2012
3D Paint Pens. Her card was made with scrapbook paper, a cute sticker and a ribbon to decorate. Making gifts it is always a pleasure for me. Making for people who you care, is a blessing.
Monday, November 12, 2012
hurricane, snow storm, no power, people who lost everything they have, the priority was try to help people, and be grateful for what you have. Making sure that neighbors weren't hungry or cold, asking if people needed to do their laundry, or donating some money to the Red Cross. We were the lucky ones that only lost power for 24 hours, and didn't have any major damage in our house. So now that the community is a little better, schools on and I can at least go to work, my brain is working better and I feel that I can make something again. Since my kids were in need for pajama pants, I figured this is one way I could save some money. Considering each pair would at least cost 5 to 20 dollars (the cute ones cost more), and that I found some adorable fabrics for 2.99/ yard (enough to make one for my 7 year old), I decided to give it a try . JoAnn Fabrics have super cute flannels and no cost shipping for a minimum order. Just to remind that I am no seamstress, even if I made a mistake, nobody but us would see it, as long as they were comfortable. So the best tutorial I found on line was on this web page. It shows all the steps on how to take a pattern, cut the fabric and make the pants. I was able to make all of those pants in one weekend, and with leftover fabric, I was even able to make a little dinosaur for our baby friend Leandro.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
The town is still recovering from the effect of hurricane Sandy. And with no schools for the week, and streets still damaged, Halloween for the kids has been put aside. No lights and no trick or treaters.