2012 Highlights

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:

Toddler bed- previously unfinished wood

Toddler bed- previously unfinished wood

Toddler bookshelf- previously unfinished wood

Toddler bookshelf- previously unfinished wood

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:

Birthday gift for Hello Kitty theme party

Birthday gift for Hello Kitty theme party

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.

Pinterest- snowman hot chocolate and holiday hand scrub.  Made for friends, with a good friend.

Pinterest- snowman hot chocolate and holiday hand scrub. Made for friends, with a good friend.

Pinterest- Hot chocolate snowmen assembly line:)

Pinterest- Hot chocolate snowmen assembly line:)

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2 thoughts on “2012 Highlights

    • This project was Anna’s suggestion 🙂 Overall, quick and easy, but takes some planning to make the hat brims just the right size to fit around the jar. Maybe we could re-jig this as a Halloween project? Witches with candy corn, perhaps?

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