Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Crayon roll fun

                                        

I would like to start out by saying that I should start every day with a lavender italian soda.  I just had one and I am thinking that I needed it first thing in the morning instead of right before bed.  Or maybe a healthier lavender drink.

Today we went to the Children's Museum and had a blast.  Hannah and Autumn got to try out a pottery wheel. Elise made a million clay eggs and snakes and loved having permission to color all over her face in the face painting section.  Rachel discovered that painting your whole face to look like a frog isn't something she wants to try again.  Chloe loved being a "baby nurse" in the hospital section.  It was a fun little trip that we need to do more often.  Everyone played well and enjoyed rediscovering the museum together.  Its been a long time since we were there last and I must say that they have improved.  (Even with a chic suggesting that we make a monetary donation after my kids had created one rubberband bracelet and a basket from a recycled magazine.  Both were very cute and inventive, but we pay to get in.  Therefore I "donate".  And tell me ahead of time if you want me to pay for a rubberband bracelet. )  Besides that, it was great and wonderful.
 
Autumn has a birthday party tomorrow and we got crafty for the present.  She helped me with all of the cutting, trimming and design of this matching pouch and crayon roll.  The instructions for the pouch are from Bend the Rules Sewing and the crayon roll came from a great tutorial here.  I have been eyeing the crayon roll at our local toy store for a while and I think I just was too lazy to figure it out on my own.  It was very easy but I am forbidding my family from making any.  Just don't.  No particular reason.  It has NOTHING to do with a certain holiday.  Just obey my random commands. 

1 comment:

Jen said...

Huh? I'm confused about your random commands... apparently I'm feeling "one crayon short of a box"... heh heh heh...