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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 random.org) on Thursday, December 8th at 10 pm MST.

Earn an additional entry for following me on Twitter!  (Just leave a separate comment with your twitter user name).

37 comments:

Morgan said...

I'm a sewer :)

Morgan said...

twitter name - morgoonaroonie
:)

juila2of2 said...

I am not very crafty, but I am very creative. I am an elementary school teacher and I teach hands on-interactively. I tried to make a crochet pot holder and it ended up being a mini christmas tree skirt(no on purpose).

Tracy said...

I'm crafty, but sadly not a knitter/crocheter. When I tried to teach myself to knit, in theory to be stress relief, DH said he didn't know stress relief involved so much profanity ;)

Shannon said...

I just finished piecing a doll quilt top for a friend, have been making little zipper pouches as gifts, and still have Baby's Christmas stocking on my crafty to-do list. (email is shanbrite 1256 AT gmail dot com)

Julie said...

This is so cute! I just finished making a fleece sweatshirt for my husband. Now I need to applique a 49er logo on it and his Christmas present will be done! (email is fraises.tartines AT gmail dot com)

danielle walker said...

I lead a craft storytime twice a week at the library =)

Laura McGillvray said...

I love crafting all sorts of things for my Lily! I love sewing and knitting.

Laura McGillvray said...

twitter name: LauraMcGillvray

Anonymous said...

I'm valiantly trying to learn to be crafty! Currently using YouTube to learn to use my new sewing machine:)

super duck 83 at hot mail dot com

Unknown said...

I love to sew and hope at least one of my children will grow up to be crafty, too!
Della330 at yahoo dot com

Missy K said...

I want to be crafty, so far I have only made cloth baby wipes but I have found many things that I plan on making. misscali23 at yahoo dot com

Missy K said...

Twitter name missykonig.

Josefine said...

I'm not all that crafty but I try with things like decorated cookies and easy crafts like the snowflakes.

jteneback at hotmail dot com

Jenni said...

I knit and sew, but I do neither very well :)

Krista said...

Following you on twitter - kristakm

Krista said...

(and apparently my first comment didn't save) I am currently knitting an apple for our niece. I love to knit, and I occasionally sew.

pixy_stix said...

I like to think about being crafty, but rarely follow through. I can sew, quilt, crochet, and do various other projects, should the crafting need arise.

Anonymous said...

I'm somwhat crafty...... I love to Crosstitch - I've got tons of completed projects packed away

Candace captk12@telus.net

Anonymous said...

I paint and draw.

Krystal V
kryscross @hotmail .com

hpfeifer said...

I've been crocheting like a crazy woman over the last three months. And there isn't a craft out there that I don't want to try! So my crafts go in seasons. But I love all that you make. You're very talented! Thanks!

Heather
heather_pfeifer@yahoo.com

Rachel said...

I'm not as crafty as I would like to be. I'm good with paper, I think, as I scrapbook and can do some simple decorative things with paper too. Other than that, I want to sew, knit, etc.

youreatouchoverrated (at) hotmail (dot) com

lar1203 said...

i like to sew (when my machine isn't driving me crazy) and make crafts with my son. today we made snowman ornaments :)

maymama08 at hotmail.com

lar1203 said...

i'm a twitter follower
lar1203
maymama08 at hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Food it my craft. I have a culinary arts degree! I love doing beautiful, creative (and tasty) things with food.

kd_duda@yahoo.com

Chrystal Oates said...

I Follow you on Twitter now
@ChrystalOates

Chrystal Oates said...

I agree I love pinterest. I covered mason jars in colored epsom salt for candle holders.

posey46 said...

I cross stitch, I make wreaths, I scrapbook and now I am learning to crochet!

Lesley said...

I am the most uncrafty person I know but I really want that longie ornament. Lesleytaylor@hotmail.com

Tiffany Parkin said...

I am so not crafty but I do daily crafts with my 3 year old and she doesn't seem to notice my lack of ability.

Tiffanyparkin@hotmail.com

luvlieK - Kelly said...

I used to be crafty. Now, not so much.

Jamie Sprouse said...

My husband laughs at my craft attempts but they keep me busy while he watches football! Mrs.jlsprouse at gmail.com

Noah&Zach'sMom said...

I don't think I'm crafty, but I do live vicariously through the craftiness of others (like you!)!

Jamie Sprouse said...

Following you also @mrsjlsprouse

nsees said...

I'm a beginner "seamstress" (and I use that term very losely) and beginner knitter. I also just like doing little home decor DIY projects.

:)

dcnm said...

I enjoy sewing for my daughter :)

Hilarie said...

I love sewing and am learning to knit very slowly. Thanks for the fun giveaway!