Thursday, December 8, 2011

The winner is...

Thanks to, the winner of the sock monkey longies ornament is comment #6!

Thank you so much for participating in the giveaway!  I hope to have a few more going soon, so keep your eyes out!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

I'm crafty (and you can win)!

Thanks to Pinterest and various Facebook boards, I'm never at a loss for a craft that I want to do or do with the kids.  We took a cold, snowy day this weekend to make a few things.

I figure it's a rite of passage to make a snowman with cotton balls.  I think the kids may have done this in preschool, but I had a package of cotton balls, and thought it would occupy some time.  As expected, Small Fry ended up with glue on the table and on his hands...which meant cotton ball stuck to his fingers too.

Monkey and Small Fry were super proud of their creations.  It had been long enough that Small Fry needed to run around, and Split Pea (who was snacking during the snowman making) went with him to play.

I thought we'd try to cut out some coffee filter snowflakes next.  I actually ironed the filters so they were nice and flat, folded them up and cut away.  Small Fry is not so much into the cutting precisely thing, but Monkey was willing to try.  It wasn't so easy, but he was proud of himself.  (We are constantly working on making it okay to not be perfect your first time out of the gate.  He struggles with trying new things if he can't do them right the first time.  I've apologized to him for bestowing that trait upon him).

Monkey was done after one snowflake, but I got a little carried away.  I could have made dozens.

It was time for dinner and a tv show, so I pulled out some knitting.  Thanks to a friend posting her adorable creations and a super cute pattern from Ravelry, I made this:

And I'm knitting more (a hint to future giveaways...).  They're longies ornaments.  5" long and full of adorableness.  In the spirit of the season, I'm giving the sock monkey longies ornament away.

So leave a comment telling me how you are crafty for your chance to win.  Don't forget to leave your email in the comment so I can contact you if you win!  I'll pick a winner (via on Thursday, December 8th at 10 pm MST.

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