Sunday, February 7, 2010

February craft challenges

For the Love! (Our Seasonal Craft)

Yes Valentine's day is in about a week, but there's still time to get your lovie dovie crafting on with:

The Easiest Felt Heart Garland or a Valentine's Fabric Flower Wreath

Get it all together! (Crafting for ourselves)
I don't know about you, but I have become increasingly postally impaired with the onset of blogs, email, and the like. Since it's the beginning of the year, I figure it's the best time to get "real" cards organized so they don't fall by the wayside. Like Maren said, whether you make your own cards or buy cards, it's nice to have them all in one place, ready to go! You can even have stamps on the cards so you just have to drop it in the mail box the week before the birthday/ mother's day/ father's day.

Full Year Card Organizer

And for those of you who want to make your own cards, here are a few ideas:
simple birthday cards
card ideas for the not so crafty (scroll down, the whole blog is card ideas)

Wrapped around your little finger! (kid crafting)
Or their little waists. Aprons and tool belts for the kiddos. Since Maren recently completed some aprons and I just finished mine last night, I figured we could do this one this month.

child's half apron
Montessori child's full apron
child's tool belt

Recipe recommendations:
Clumpy granola : This is my current favorite granola recipe. Easy peasy, no fuss, and delicious.
Peanut butter granola: This was a favorite growing up and it's still delicious. For the record, the last time I made it I felt I wanted it a little more "peanut buttery", so next time I make it I'll only use 4 cups of oats instead of the 5.

Now get to crafting (or cooking) and tell us how it all turned out for you!


  1. do you girls think this is a good format for the monthly crafts?

  2. Will just mentioned the other day that we should make some homemade granola (its been a while). We used to make fried granola because it was so quick (a recipe from my bro. I'll post for you later), but this will be fun to try.

    I like the montessori by hand site - I've made a few of Meg's reading pillows.