Posts in Crafting
Play-Doh Printable for last minute Valentine's
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Last fall I grabbed a giant bag of mini Play-Dohs from Costcos' Halloween offerings to keep around for playdays and when I realized Tru needed Valentines for school, I whipped up this quick little printable. Our house is gluten and dairy-free for the time being, so this treat option is perfect.  Plus, no one needs a preschooler high on life AND sugary candy.  Figured he'll get lots of candy options, so some Play-Doh to stimulate some creativity was a wise choice.  

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It's quick and simple, just run a couple sheets of cardstock through your printer and cut in fourths.  I used a paper cutter, but you can easily skip that step and opt for scissors.  I don't have a punch large enough for Play-Doh, so I grabbed a kitchen knife and cutting board to make a series of cuts where the Play-doh would go. You can see the above photo where I shoved the Play-Doh through and added a little washi on the back to keep it secure.  Tape isn't necessary, but I'm all about a little extra color on this minimalist preschool Valentine.  Enjoy the links below for easy downloading - and if you've got a guy named Truman like I do, I included a personalized option.  

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The Bestest of Friends: Springtime Shower
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My super generous friends Winona and Brie (that'd be the cute redhead and the babe with the super long hair in mustard) threw a sweet springtime shower for Baby Sharrett a few weeks ago.  I was super thankful that they used our home, that so many of my friends joined us to celebrate, craft and shower us and that it didn't snow too much - that's right.  Funny Kentucky weather. You might not know it, or you may think much of the goodness in our lives was made by me, but that's not the case.  I've got the most generous friends.  And really the most creative, too.  Brenna led a craft to make embroidery hoops for the baby's room.  Each guest got to choose a hoop and crafted whatever they wished on there.  So many cute and thoughtful little hoops were made and waiting to be hung.  Brenna's even stitching one up with Baby S's name and birth info once baby arrives.  So sweet!

Highlights for me aside from the hoops?  Seeing the chalkboard and clipboards being used for fun and goodness.   That chicken salad.  Oh dang.  So good.  Apple pie bars; I still dream about them - and those macaroons from the Boyce General Store.  Ah-mazing.  Favorite gift?  Probably the little navy cardigan my middle sister, Sara, made for the baby...out of one of our Dad's old sweaters.  It's precious.  So grateful for friends who have walked through this pregnancy with us, treated us and showered us - such a joy.

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So I made a lil bunting!

Soooo I originally threw up an old window display on the chalkboard, but wanted to use scraps from my yoyo making stack of quilt fabrics to make a bunting.  There was no real method to this thing.  I made the triangle stencil out of an empty amazon box, cut out the little flags, cut out felt triangles just a bit smaller to add durability and strength (still thinking about ironing a little stitch witch between the two). I then used a scrap from the curtain I made in the kitchen to whip up a piece of quilt-like-binding and pinned all the flags in between.  After a quick zip down with the sewing machine, I had a pretty decent looking bunting to hang up on the board.

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