Here are a few of my favourite projects from the past year:
Always nearest and dearest to my heart, are the projects I create for my daughter Kayley. As she grew from babbling baby to a full-fledged toddler, with ideas and opinions all her own, I couldn’t wait to make her a very special “big girl bed.” I found the bed for $60 on a Facebook Swap and Shop site for moms. It was plain, light-coloured wood when I started with it. After completing the bed, how could I resist adding a matching kid-size bookshelf?! This was purchased for $40 at a local second-hand furniture store. It too, was plain unstained wood. I think they turned out pretty well, but I’ll let you be the judge of that:
Here is a little chair that I purchased unfinished and custom-designed as a gift for a Hello Kitty themed party. It was a hit with both the birthday girl and her mom:
Finally, in early December, a good friend and I decided to get together for a craft day and make holiday gifts for all our mommy friends. Inspired by Pinterest and armed with a glue gun, marshmallows, and more, we created hot chocolate snowmen and vanilla and brown sugar holiday hand scrubs. Not sure what was more fun- the making or the giving. The gifts were very well-received, and at under $5 per person it didn’t break the bank to make a lot of them.