Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Janelle Monae


...combining my love for asylums, tuxedos, and saddle shoes....

Friday, June 04, 2010

Paper Craft Projects

I just ran across these paper craft project downloads (free!):

-- Puppet theatre: So cute! G and I made this this week.

-- Canon Cards
    -- Father's Day cards & origami father's day cards
    -- Envelopes (and they have tons more fun ones)
    -- Animal puzzles and other crazy things that you can download, print and create--for all ages.

-- Amy Butler paper crafts:  flowers, cards, etc.

Haba

...always has great toys--but these blocks are awesome. They have all sorts of other architectural styles too.

Novel Knocker

...and other great decals.

ImagiPLAY

These are really cool puzzles

Alphabotz

...combining two of my current favorite things... alphabets and robots!

Real Nappies

I found these for the babies this year. I used "real diapers" for G when she was an infant too, but they were elastic all the way around. I like that these are adjustable, and removable in the same way a diaper is (not pull down).

Lists


I began making a list of books completed last year. It's been the first thing of this nature (journal, etc.) that I have actually kept up with. It gives a nice sense of accomplishment when I ink in another title. It's also an interesting record. I have already read almost as many books to date this year, as I did in all of last year -- a year when I had one kid, and was pregnant and largely sedentary. Interesting.

Anyhow, I love lists in general, and I found this interesting book about lists too...

AS Byatt also loves lists: "I love lists--lists as mnemonics, lists as science, lists as poetry. George Elliot, at the seaside in the 1850's with George Henry Lewes and his microscope, wrote, "I never before longed so much to know the names of things as during this visit to Ilfracombe. The desire is part of the tendency that is now growing in me to escape from all the vagueness and inaccuracy into the daylight of distinct vivid ideas."

Patterns

I found these great patterns for kids clothes on Etsy, from Heidi & Finn. They are so cute, and I will be able to use the patterns for both my girls. It looks like there are some boy patterns coming too. Woot.

I also picked up one of these doll patterns from Hop Skip to make with G. out of fabric scraps. So cute and modern.