Wednesday, March 22, 2017

more paper cranes . . . .




So I fold them . . . then fold more of them. . . and then I have to do something with them. 
So I give them to kids and use them for my 1000 paper crane project . . . and for right now I seem to be obsessed with making these ornaments.  
I am really going to like my Christmas tree this year!

Monday, March 20, 2017

It all starts with one little bead . . .



 Jake and Kasey wanted a dream catcher to hang in Avery's nursery.  (No Avery yet, but very soon.)
I don't  think I would have ever made a dream catcher otherwise . . . and I'm not sure if I will ever make another one . . . although I do have some ideas.  
 All the beads on the table inspired Lily to make a necklace.  She spent the night this weekend . . . so we painted . . . and beaded . . . and read . . . and stayed up late eating popcorn and drinking root beer.
Fun Night!


I've been folding these cranes from old book pages . . . hoping to get enough to fill up a tree this coming Christmas.  I have over 200 so far . . . I think I will have enough by December.  


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

origami obsessed . . .



I just keep folding . . . when maybe I should be doing other things, but sometimes this is exactly what I need to do.  I have probably made about 400 paper cranes the last couple of weeks - most of them for the kids at the school where I work.  I am not sure how they caught on . . . but for right now these kids like paper cranes and I enjoy all the kids . . . so I will keep folding.  I also have plans to make some ornaments and have enough cranes made out of old book pages to decorate a Christmas tree this coming year.  I seem to be a little origami obsessed. 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

origami . . . charlotte . . . and ramen



 Charlotte saw me folding paper cranes and wanted to make some herself.  She told the that she liked origami and she wanted to do it all by herself.  
She asked for a little help at first . . . then decided that she was able to do it . . . 
. . . so well in fact, that she folded this "origami bubble gum."

I love ramen . . . I have a weakness for ramen.  I think I could eat it nearly everyday.
So finally decided to find a recipe and make some.  It turned out pretty good . . . and I can't wait to make it again and try something a little different. 
. . . .and - if you haven't seen the movie - Ramen Girl - find it and watch it! 

A bowl of ramen is a self-contained universe with life from the sea, the mountains, and the earth. All existing in perfect harmony. Harmony is essential. What holds it all together is the broth. The broth gives life to the ramen.
~ Maezumi, Ramen Girl

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Happy Spring!


do re mi . . .

After her recital I had told her what a good job she had done . . . 
she then proceeded to sing the song that she had played.
do re mi
do re mi
do re mi re do do do

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

National Pig Day . . . .




I received this fun little package in the mail just in time for National Pig Day.
Thank you to Lorraine (Paper Vernissage) for the wonderful surprise . . . this little beaded pig is adorable.  I was completely unaware of National Pig day until 5 years ago when I happened upon Lorraine's  Pigs on Parade challenge.  This package also arrived on a day when I needed a smile!
Thank you Lorraine for the happy mail, the smile, and how you always inspire me.