June 17, 2010

Crimson and Clover (over and over)

I have had this song stuck in my head for days (weeks maybe!)  Luckily I like the song AND the color combination...no so much in the holiday sense (though that's nice too), but in the true colors of crimson and clover.  So in honor of such a fun song, here are some other crimsons and clovers that I like!

(I don't think it can be said any better than this!)

 (What a cute little birdie - his name is Bugle.)

(This is a beautiful Montessori print, both in sentiment and as an art piece.  It reads, "Human consciousness comes into the world as a flaming ball of imagination.  Everything invented by man, physical or mental, is the fruit of someone's imagination.  The secret to good teaching is to regard the child's intelligence as a fertile field in which seeds may be sown to grow under the flaming heat of imagination." - Maria Montessori)

(Elsie has a fun blog, and teaches fun craft courses online...best of all, she makes fun art!)

(It's the red balloon reinterpreted...in my opinion, at least!)

(It's new vintage...as in it only looks old!)

(Wooden French bank. Love. It.)
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June 4, 2010

Fancy Crafty Shakers

Baby E loves shaking things recently - shaking her head, shaking her arms, and especially shaking things that make noise.  So today I decided to fancy up some old medicine and spice bottles I had been saving for this very reason!  This is a great way to recycle old containers as well as fabric scraps, ribbons, and such that you may have lying around.  All you need is a hot glue gun, something to make noise (I used different sized beans and rice), and some scissors.

Step one: Gather your supplies...

This is a good time to whip out all that ribbon you have lying around or any ribbon you have saved from presents you have received in the past (come now, I must not be the only person who saves my ribbon!)

Along with fabric scraps, I also chose to add some lace from my grandmother's (extensive) collection - it gives the bottles both an extra fancy touch, as well as different textures.


Different sizes of dry goods make different noises - I used rice, black beans and sesame seeds.

Step two: Fill your bottles...

Step 3: Decorate!!!

Step four: Find a little one to appreciate your masterpieces...

I had fun making them - E had fun shaking them!!! Pin It
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