Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Crafting the Day Away


Scarf: Target
Shirt: Target
Blazer: JcPennys
Pants: Walmart
Shoes: Kohls
Necklace: Forever 21
My Tuesday was a busy busy day but filled with fun activities (and not so fun surprises). As I was getting ready this morning Bentley decided to dump his cereal on the floor instead of his tummy. After that was cleaned up he then decided that his diaper looked much better on the floor than on his booty...along with the poo in it. Yep...who needs coffee when you have a toddler?! After accomplishing the feat of getting myself and Bentley dressed (seriously...I deserve an award of some sort) it was off to my mom's house. 

We had planned to do some Christmas gift crafting for my grandparents and Leland and I am proud to say we were able to accomplish most of it...which is rare for us as we are easily distracted. 

Super cute with recipes for all ages
Leland has had a passion for cooking and baking so this year I decided to center his gifts around this.  I was able to find a neat kid-centered cookbook by Rachel Ray at a local used bookstore and after an unsuccessful search for youth culinary classes I decided to make my own "Cooking with Mom" certificates, making it even more special.

Faking my way through

Of course Leland will be cooking in style as well. I found this apron at Joann's fabric and added some touches to make it more personal.

Now these touches are iron-on and the word "iron" is not something I am familiar with (that's what happens when your husband is a mechanic...not to many dress shirts to tend to). I am amazed I even knew where my iron was...which happened to be under a few inches of dust...like I said, not something I do often.

Love it

I managed to make it through (with some help from my mom of course) and surprised no one got hurt. I think it turned out great and can't wait him wearing it in action.

I think it will look better on Leland

My mom wanted to make something for my grandparents and loved her idea which is a crossword puzzle of all the grand kids.  It took a bit to get the puzzle figured out but once we did there was nothing to it.  A few materials and a little time is all we needed. Unfortunately we bought a canvas to large so we were unable to finish it...darn, I guess another crafting day is in our future.
Coming along well...now to put them on a canvas
Tiles for the crossword puzzle

It's good to know that another thing is off my gift list...and got to spend some quality time with my mom in the meantime.


  1. I love the apron! So cute! The crossword with grandkids names is a fun idea too. I'm sure everyone will love their gifts!

  2. I love homemade gifts! The crossword puzzle looks great!

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