This project comes from Lindsay mycreativedays.com
In her own words!
Now that school is in full swing and I have to get used to the craziness again, I thought a “homework station” would make school work a little less hectic. When my kids have homework, sometimes they need a crayon, some markers, a compass, scissors or a glue stick. Instead of having to run around the house to find these things, I made a “station” that keeps everything in one place and easily assessable.
To make it, I used an old wood tool box (I love these things because I think they are so functional) that I painted a fun blue color. Then, I used my Cricut to cut out the word “homework” and Modge Podged it to the front of the box.
I put jars inside the box to store pencils, glue sticks, scissors, markers, etc.. I added some notebooks and paper as well. Now, we have everything we need in one spot when we sit down to do homework.
Even though a “homework station” will not make our schedules less hectic, it will make doing homework less hectic. What do you do to make homework go more smoothly at your house?
This awesome project comes from sketch42blog.com
These napkin rings are so great! This is so easy, its literally child’s play.
Basically, start out with a few logs of different color greens, blacks white and a brown.
Roll them into a tube. I kept twisting and folding the clay until it became nice and nuanced. I added more black as time went on.
Twist , fold and roll back together.
Eventually you’ll make a single long tube that you are happy with, color wise. Then you can just cut it up and make some bracelets, napkin rings, whatever you want.
Bake on 225 for ten minutes!
Wrap jute around a frame made from wooden shims for a Christmas decoration with a natural, rustic look. You can make this project for less than $10. See here... the tutorial.
Knitted baby blanket with crochet hem and two owls and oppsite corners. Great inspiration for you crafty people out there!
Petra painted this tree on the wall in her daughters room. First she drew the outlines for the shape she wanted and then painted within the lines. The final touch was adding some paper flowers to the tree Voila! Much easier then she thought it would be.
Sent to us by Petra Sif.
Thank you Petra!
Nifty crafting for those who are in a hurry :)
LEMON BLUEBERRY SCONES
2 ¼ C flour
2 t baking powder
½ t salt
½ t baking soda
4 T sugar
½ C (1 cube) cold butter
¾ C buttermilk
¾ C blueberries
grated zest from lemon
¼ C oats
¼ C brown sugar
1 T butter, melted
1 T flour
½ C freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 C confectioner’s sugar
1T butter, melted
Preheat oven to 400 F. Sift the dry ingredients of the scone into a food processor. Cut the cold butter into cubes and put into bowl of food processor with the lemon zest. Pulse the mixture until the butter is the size of peas. Pour the mixture into a large bowl, add the blueberries and toss with the flour. Mix together the buttermilk and egg and add to the dry ingredients. Fold mixture together gently, being careful not to break the berries. Press dough into a large circle on a flour surface. Cut out dough with a biscuit cutter. Sprinkle streusel on top of them and place on a cookie sheet covered in parchment paper. Bake scones for 18 -20 min.
Mix together the glaze, adding as much powdered sugar as it takes to make the consistency you want. Let scones cool a bit before drizzling with the lemon glaze. Serve while warm and fresh. Scones may be re-warmed in a 350 F. oven for 5 min.