I shared last week that we just go back from another trip from Walt Disney World. I do love being a mom of boys, but one of the things that I miss out on with only boys is the love of Disney Princesses. It’s just hard for boys to get quite as into Aurora, Cinderella, Elsa and Belle the way I see little girls doing. And there are so many amazing Disney Princesses now– like Moana, which is now out on DVD (affiliate link)! Sometimes, even if I don’t have little princesses at home, I’ve got to enjoy the prince magic, so I decided to create a Moana Felt Flower Headband using my Cricut Explore Air and Cricut Design Space. I made it look a bit like a tropical plumeria flower, rather than an orchid. (Interestingly, while it’s the flower I thought of from the movie, I’m not sure it grows in Hawaii.)
Sometimes you see things when you are shopping, and you instantly get a crafty inspiration. Well, at least, it happens to me. I have loved the Vermont Country Store ever since I visited the real store while in Vermont one autumn. When I saw their Natural Balsam Fir Needles in their catalog, I knew what I wanted to make. A felt pillow. It would be a little bit like my Lavender sachets that I made for the Monkey’s teachers, but have an embroidered holiday design. After the fir needles arrived, I thought some more, and realized that I could quickly add a Cinnamon Stick Christmas Tree to the felt pillow… and then I saw these perfectly sized burlap bags in Target. I thought that I could quickly combine all of the elements and get a rustic Balsam Cinnamon Christmas Tree Sachet and get a handcrafted holiday gift that took me less than fifteen minutes to create.
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It’s the busy time of year again. Have you ever noticed how May and August are chaotic with lots of meetings and events? The poor sweet Peanut, who is the easiest going little guy that I could have imagined, gets toted all over the place. From his brother’s preschool to his brother’s middle school. He goes everywhere with a smile, and generally a better attitude than I. This means that the two of us spend a lot of time in my car– more than the two bigger boys, both of whom now have school and activities. It’s really critical to Be Prepared when leaving the house with a baby. I do this two ways. First, I keep a lot of great supplies in my minivan to make sure that we are prepared. Sometimes we are out and about at the park or mall or grocery store. Second, I keep the essentials in my purse at all time. After some experimentation, I have found that with 3 Huggies Little Movers is the perfect number of diapers to toss in my purse for a full day of errands and extracurriculars.