Sunday, February 26, 2012

Book of Faces


We live far from our families, but wanted to make sure that our daughter had a sense of who her family is.  Since babies are really attracted to faces, I thought putting together a book of headshots is a simple way for her to get to know her extended family.  We go through the book whenever we’re sitting down to read, and you do get a sense that she’s gradually getting more familiar with the faces. prints on board book style cardboard, which is great for babies and ships quickly.  I waited for a sale and this book cost me 7.99 to print, and you can’t beat that.


Sunday, February 5, 2012

Month Old Signs


We’ve been taking monthly pictures of our kidlet to track her growth since everything changes so fast in these first months (that and we’re proud parents, so we really don’t need an excuse to crack out the camera and taunt the kid with stuffed animals). 

In today’s edition of ‘now you can too’, I’ve uploaded the monthly circles in 4 separate colours so you too can annoy your friends with monthly pictures…I mean, track your child’s growth.  I used a lollypop stick, but a popsicle stick, old chopstick or any other child-safe pokey bit will do.  I glued (good ole’ Elmer’s) it to a piece of cardstock that I cut to the same size as the rounds, like so:


Each month I peel off the previous month’s, and attach the new month with a glue stick, and voila!


Download Blue Circles

Download Pink Circles

Download Mod Orange

Download Mod Purple

Rocket Ship

A friend of mine is doing her son’s room in a rocket ship theme.  I haven’t broken out the paints since my art school days (mainly because I’m still reliving the obnoxious condescension from my art critiques), but I had some canvases hanging around and thought ‘what the heck’?  I think they turned out okay, no?