I was looking at a glass vase with some really pretty flowers when I got the inspiration for this paper art project. I thought it’d be great to recreate a vase and flower arrangement with paper and get kids involved in colouring, shaping and flower arrangement.
The only thing that went slightly wrong in this project was that I used the same weight paper for both vase and flowers. So when I try to make it stay upright it tilts on one side. We put it on the fireplace rack and it leans on the wall to stay as it is.
The paper for the vase has to be significantly heavier than the paper you use for the flowers. Maybe even a cardboard would be best. Which adds yet another dimension for this project since a cardboard is open to a lot of decoration and creativity.
I tried to make a whipped body butter a couple of months ago after finding this very popular recipe on Rawmazing. My first attempt was poor and resulted in a complete waste of coconut oil. Frankly I did not follow the exact instructions in the recipe so I thought I’d give it a second shot. Well, I never usually follow the exact instructions for any recipe I find. This was true for the second time I tried making whipped body butter but luckily it turned out great! So I thought I’d share my experience too.
Here is what I have been loving on the internet lately
Why creative people function better in a clutter. Great read!
The Ice Bucket Challenge video that went viral!
Lostmy.name is a great website to create a personalised book for your child!
Is there such a thing as a good psychopath? Read this!
If you are refrigerating your butter stop right now! Here is why!
A great read about the unschooling movement!
I want this necklace and these shoes.
I want to make this sour cherry shake!
Have a great weekend!
I have seen babies a lot younger than Maya who feed themselves on their own. It is my fault she never picked that skill earlier. I didn’t let her eat by herself because I was dreading the mess she would leave behind. But since she started day care two days a week she started eating by herself pretty quickly and in fact now doesn’t let me feed her at all. I was frustrated at the beginning having to deal with yet another cleaning after her but now I really enjoy watching her feed herself and find it great fun.
Maya is a toddler and mess is what toddlers do. I think I am coming to peace with it and now actually enjoy her messes. She is the sweetest thing ever and watching her grow and learn new skills every day is as exciting and amazing as can be.
This is her breakfast cereal all over her face!
I started making this recipe just over a month ago. I usually use it once or twice a week with a gentle facial massage and remove with a cloth soaked in warm water.
This recipe uses simple but really lovely ingredients to cleanse, exfoliate and hydrate the skin.
I have seen a number of bloggers to share their own colour palette inspirations. Colours taken from a favourite photo or a simple arrangement of favourite colour shades would make a great colour theme for a wedding, baby shower, baby nursery, etc.
I have been planning to start creating my own palettes for a while. The idea was inspired not only from other blogs I read but after looking at some of Maya’s colourful toys which have amazing colour combinations. I think combining colours from her favourite toys, books and outfits would be great to theme with her nursery, shoes, photographs etc. It is just a great way to find inspiration and ideas.
One of the books she enjoys a lot to look at is the lovely I Love You Little One by Nancy Tafuri. It has really pretty illustrations and beautiful colour tones.
My first palette is inspired from the cover illustration and I named the palette after the book.
My sweet baby recently turned 16 months! I know I say this every time but where the hell did these 16 months go? What is going on? From the day she turned one to now four months later it seems like the days just flew as quick as a space racket. Yet so much has happened since then.
Maya was close to her 13 month birthday when she finally took her first real steps. It took her longer to take off than most of the babies we hang out with, but she took walking like duck to water. She literally took her first steps one day and was running wild the day after. Unstoppable.