1. Well, we finally got winter! LOL! Sure, we've had some cold days, but our temperatures have been very mild and above seasonal this year. However, on the weekend, we finally got snow! The kids have been very happy about this, to say the least.... Better late than never?
2. I completed two months of no-sugar/no-deep-fried-foods & am currently on day 62. :) However, I weighed myself yesterday and had only lost one pound in two (or was it three?) weeks, which was a little discouraging.
3. February is I Love to Read month and at Sage & Jonah's school, the theme this year has been fairy tales. To cap off their month, they were suppose to dress as their favourite fairy tale characters. Sage chose Little Red Riding Hood, so I made her a costume.... (I'm not going to lie-- it was frustrating! Especially because I wasn't using a pattern for the cape, just some ideas I got off the internet. But with a lot of fussing, I got it done. But the end result was definitely worth it....)
For Jonah, I found an idea online to make him a Big Bad Wolf costume using a brown hoodie. We went to the thrift store and scored a dark grey hoodie (a perfect match for my Smokey Shadow felt) for $1.50. We added some ears, eyes, a nose and some teeth ("All the better to eat you with!") We also added a Hello my name is... tag on the front to cover the NorthFace emblem.
Here are some photos I took before they went to school... (they were such troopers, seeing as it wasn't warm out that morning!) I apologize for the "over-exposed-ness" of the photos. I took these, thinking they were fine, and then the phone rang, calling me into work.... Anyway, sorry they're not the greatest.
That name tag just totally makes me smile!
4. On the weekend, I'd brought my crafting supplies upstairs to work on making some cards. When I went to clean everything up, I decided to go through my scraps and patterned paper and reorganize them. I sort them by manufacturer, but my favourite or more popular manufacturers have changed over the years, so I needed to change some categories, etc. I ended up giving quite a bit to Sage and to Jonah's teacher. A bit painful to think of what I paid for it originally, but it felt quite freeing to pass it on.
5. While I was doing #4, I came across a few scraps from one of my favourite manufacturers, Scenic Route. They're no longer in business, but I couldn't let these pretty scraps go to waste, so I challenged myself to make a card with them, as well as with this week's Make It Monday at Papertrey Ink: creating large frames with smaller frame stamps:
I used PTI cardstock (berry sorbet), stamps (basic labels, signature sentiments: dress form) & dies (love lives here).
Thanks for looking!