Thursday, February 5, 2009

Gotta Love Those Links: February 5th

Can you believe that Valentine's Day is rapidly approaching?? It seems like just yesterday that we were celebrating a new year. As I am writing this post, I am listening to my daughter scream in different tones from her room (where she is supposed to be napping). She's not upset at all, just exploring the noises her voice box can produce. Anyway, onto the links.

Wonder Time: Bottle Cap t-shirts-- What a fun way to spend a spring afternoon--outdoors, doing something crafty with your kids. OK, so it isn't quite spring yet, but this project gives me the bug. There are so many different things you could do with this shirt. For a boy, a tractor or car with bottle cap wheels might be appropriate. You could do ice cream cones, lollipops, fruit, whatever your imagination can concoct.

The Farm Chicks: Happy Little Spice Drawer
-- I do A LOT of cooking at home, and I'm constantly sorting through my spices in a cabinet trying to find the right one. I LOVE the idea of putting the spices in a drawer so you can just look down and see which one you need. I also really like the idea of using empty baking powder tins for those things you use most often. I just threw one away, too! Oh well. I'm sure they'll be more.

Blissfully Domestic: Shower Curtain Play mat-- I think this would be a great way to encourage creative play at home (or in a classroom). It seems easy (and cheap) to make, and you could definitely involve your kids in the process.

The Smith Family: Canvas Wall Hanging
-- If you've ever been to IKEA and looked at the fabric they have to offer, you will know where the inspiration for this piece came from. I have stood drooling over the fabric, not knowing which one to pick or what I would do with it after I got it home. I love what Tanya's done with just a little fabric and a simple wooden frame. It totally changes the dynamic of the wall!

Maple Creek Blog: Tote Giveaway
--These totes are too cute to choose between. Leave a comment on her blog. Get a chance to win.

I hope you've had an inspiring week so far. Tomorrow is Friday! The weekend is in view. Enjoy!

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