Sunday, July 19, 2009

Birthday gifts and project success!

Ahhhh... that is me breathing a sigh of relief that the parties for the month are ALL FINISHED! I will sleep really well tonight. :)

The kids birthday gifts have gone over well this year. Since Alex is at the very ritualistic age of 13, I decided to buy him something that came with some responsibility. So he got a knife, and some money. A friend told me that in her family of 10 children, when each one turned 13 they started to get money instead of gifts. And each of the younger children thought that was the coolest thing and they WAITED until they turned 13 to get the cash. So I thought I would start this tradition in my family as well. (Not all of the cash in this picture is from me.)

Cyan turned 8 last Monday and she got gifts that were based on her new found skills in art and reading.

This is a needle felting kit. I made it from the natural fibers stores we have around here. In this kit I added 3 different colors of roving, a felting block, needles, and three different squares of wool felt to needle on. She loves it!

And project success! I have been getting tons of lettuce from the farm and from friends. And I want it to last until we can eat it. I usually store it in my salad spinner, but with the new fridge, I have pulled it out a couple times frozen on one side. So I decided to try it in the bowl with my new bowl covers. SUCCESS! This salad above was cut 3 days ago and it is still crisp and perfect! We had it for lunch today, and I was SO please with the success of the bowl cover that I have decided to hold a giveaway sometime next week. So look out for that giveaway post!



Carma Sez said...

I have a 13 year old too; cash is always a good option :D

Stopping by to say hi and welcome to SITS. I know that you will enjoy being a part of this vibrant community of bloggers!
carma :-)

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

What great gifts! Sounds like you had a fun (and very hectic mad-busy) week, but you're still alive!! Yay!!!! Love the felting kit you made up... what a great idea!

Just Lisa said...

Cash is always a good bet!

I came by to welcome you to SITS! We're happy to have you with us!

Penelope said...

Love the photography! Welcome to SITS!

I've tried seweing before, with mixed success. I do it by hand. I love the bowl cover you made from felt, and I love salad, so maybe I'll give it another go.



I love your little kit you made in the altered tin! So cute.

p.s. Welcome to the SITS community!

Decorquips said...

Wonderful finds here! Also, I made an interesting discovery. Here’s an excerpt from an article I wrote about it this month…


Bring Out The YOU In Your Home Decor!

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Bring out the Y-O-U!

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Whatever you want to say while decorating, say it with your own individual style. Put it out there for the world to see and donít look back. Express yourself! When people enter your home theyíll shoot you a complementary smile, knowing it looks and feels sooooo perfectly like you. And no one can do YOU better.

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