1.29.2009

Snowed In~

Yesterday was a snow day here. So I had all the kiddos at home. It was a surprisingly peaceful day. Mr. One was very helpful with his little siblings. He babysat and entertained all morning while I tried to get some work done. But by afternoon, his enthusiasm was waning. Perfect time to break out the craft supplies, says I. So we all went to work. The kiddos created a variety of Valentine's inspired stick puppets. And I made some fun little glittery x's and o's. Well, really one 'x' and one 'o'...that's all I could finish between helping with the puppets. But everyone had a great time, and this evening the Hubby and I enjoyed a puppet show. (A very clever one, if I do say myself, that had the Hubby laughing out loud.)






And so many of you asked me after my Pixie Tutorial, how to make your pixies Valentines-ish, that I thought I'd share with you what I did. This little Cupid pixie is a break from my traditional pixies. I used some pink damask scrapbook paper for the wings. (I forgot to distress it before I added the glitter, so it's a little brighter than I'd like). Overall, I think this little Cupid is enchanting. Can you see the little heart-shaped arrow? Wish I could share my Valentine's tree with you too...but the hearts are still waiting to be hung.


"Why?" you ask. (Okay, I know you didn't ask, but I'm going to tell you anyway.)

Because I worked hard today on finishing up some more pillows for my Etsy. Oh yes, my dear readers, the opening is near. Really. I just have to get all the techy stuff done. So watch for my grand opening...and a giveaway in the VERY NEAR FUTURE!

Finally, another reminder...the Taming Kid Clutter Linky Party. Wednesday, February 4th. Please be there. It's going to be fun!
Have a lovely day~

23 comments:

Betsy said...

Thank you so much for the pixie pics...I have been wanting to do little cupids. You rock.

Angie said...

LOVE the X and O! I have got to make some and also do the pixie too. You make such cute and unique things. Thanks for giving us such awesome ideas!

Jenny@ L.O.T.s of Love said...

Love it all! I was waiting to see what you did with the pixies! I need to get to work!

The Graves' House said...

the x's and o's are so cute. love the little touches for valentines...

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage said...

Love those letters!

Leigh said...

so sweet! I am going to make some (I did for Halloween and then Christmas) but this time I will post on my blog and link to you. Will let you know.

Darlene said...

Your letters are fabulous....LOVE them! Also, the Valentine pixie is just ADORABLE. I still haven't tried one but I will!!!!!!

I am so excited about your store opening....I can't hardly wait!

Sandy Toes said...

I love the design you put on those letters..they are wonderful and so pretty on the lamps! Love it as I always do!
-sandy toe

Susie from Bienvenue said...

You sure have been busy on this snowday... wish I had one. Well maybe not, I get way more done while the kidos are at school~

Lazy Mom Leslie said...

Oh! Taming kid clutter. This Lazy Mom needs all the help I can get in that department! can't wait!

Carrie said...

I love the crafts and pixies are so cute!

Cristin said...

Even though I've got my little fairy blog banner {and I adore little pixies}, I've never made one of my own...can you believe it?

I really love seeing how you adapt them to each holiday! So fun Miss Wendy, so fun...

Megan @ Little Bella Bean said...

I love the X O's! Now you have me thinking of more pixies. Fun! I made a glittery love banner yesterday. =)
Blessings!
Megan

Glitter and Bliss said...

I love your Valentine pixie...and you know how I love glitter, so your X and O is fabulous!!! Hugs...

Holly said...

I love that you got crafty with the kiddos. You always make so many great ideas buzz around in my head! The X and O are darling!!!

Elyse said...

wow! love the X and 0! we also had a snow day. hot chocolate and baked cinnamon bread. mmm!

i can't wait to see your etsy shop. i am having the most fun with mine. you will, too!

xo

Kimm at Reinvented said...

I always love your ideas, thanks for sharing. Looking forward to the Etsy opening, and the Feb.4 party!!

Tamara Jansen said...

Looks like you made some good memories :)

The Hamilton's said...

I love your blog and left you an award on mine! Go check it out and thanks for sharing all your wonderful ideas!!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

What a neat place for the X and O! You have given me an idea. I might just have to hang a heart on my folded book. Jackie

Jenny@ L.O.T.s of Love said...

I gave you a blogger award! You can go to my page to check it out!

Ms. Tee said...

Love that little pixie and the letters - so cute, as usual! :)

adrienne said...

Love your necklace. Can't wait to take a look around your etsy store. I signed up to follow your blog and put a note about the give away on today's post. Thanks.