A Crafty Start to the New Year

I haven't had time to relate our New Year's festivities. But I can say that 2009 might be the craftiest year yet!

On New Year's Eve, we went to our neighbor's home to celebrate with a total of 3 families. Although there were 9 kids present, only 2 of them were girls. Luckily the boys kept themselves pretty quiet and left us alone. The other girl had brought a clothes pin doll making kit! She didn't have felt or pipecleaners or other such materials. So the ladies brigade scurried down to my house to pick up the essentials...pompoms, felt, glue guns, thread, pipecleaners... And then M, Hailey and I crafted up some delightful clothes pin dolls. Here are mine and M's.

M* still needs to add hair to her fairy and googlie eyes to her reindeer!
These are mine. The yellow haired lady is really adorable in real life!

For New Year's Day, we know another funtastic family who generously opens their home each New Year's Day for a fun openhouse full of fun, friends and food! (The best three things, right? All you need is family and you're set!) So Megan had again voiced an interest in the desk set that I had created and donated to the Young Women's silent auction last summer. So I invited her to come over the next day, when her little siblings were arriving for some play time with my own 3 kids.

Megan, age 9, is a natural crafter. Not only did she chose a cute polka dot motif accented with a darker pink flower, but she chose a great color scheme of pink, yellow and white. Here is here desk set:

Someone needs to get this girl some stamps! and multi-colored ink! an ID to Splitcoast! haha.


Starla said...

How fun!! One of my New Year's goals is to try and do something creative a couple times a week.
Megan did a FAB job on her desk set and your clothes pin dolls are cute too!

Lin said...

hey you have a chip off the old momma crafter in your daughter. darling projects. I wish you were my mom!

Kim P said...

I love crafting with kids!! Looks like you had a great time! Happy New Year!

mybearybest said...

Megan certainly does have talent! She should start making her own gift sets for people the way that you do.

The clothespin people are really neat - love the mermaid! :) What a fun way to start the New Year.