Tuesday, February 01, 2011

On a snow day

On a snow day, what does one do to entertain the kidlettes?

Well...we just received Callie's class list for Valentine's Day cards. And if you know me at all, you know I'm totally anti-commercialism and would NEVER buy Valentine's Day cards, especially not ones with characters on them. Thus, snow day (actually -4 degree day) becomes get-crafty-with-Valentine's-Day-cards day.

I'm not leaving the house today. In fact, I probably won't change out of my jammies today, and neither will the girls. So, we're making due with the supplies we have on hand. We've got a handy-dandy printer, some very old (purchased while I was in college, but never used up) white linen paper, a heart-shaped stamp and red stamp pad, some little jewels for embellishing, whatever glue we have on hand, and leftover envelopes from who knows what. Just the right ingredients for sweet (and simple) V-Day cards.

Brynn spellchecking her envelopes.

Callie got through her list very quickly. She has impressive penmanship for a five year old. Quite a bit better than her Uncle Nick, even. ;)

Cards waiting to be cut in half.

As you can see, this was not a stressful craft.

Wow, I love that girl. She just said, "I wish there were school today." The statement and the grammar both make me swoon.


Ryan and Shalee said...

I found your blog off of Anna Whites amazing blog. Well I have been wanting to make a few things since knock-off wood but I love the cube shelves and was wondering if you can do a closer look of your molding. I am wanting to make them but don't know if I dare by myself. Just love the way you finished them.

Hillary said...

Hey, Shalee. I can at least explain what I did!

So, I built the cube shelves according to the plan, then I added a 1/4 MDF panel to the top of each and used cove molding underneath. To figure out how big to cut the MDF for the top, I first attached the cove molding and then measured the top of the bookcase, including the width of the cove molding, and added another 1/4 on all sides.

I'll go back and put a close-up picture of the trim here: http://dickmanfam.blogspot.com/2010/12/big-birthday-reveal-part-three.html