Friday, March 21, 2014

Sharing My Love of Crafting with a Child...

Happy Friday, Friends!! My spring break is winding down, but I've enjoyed a week of nice, sunny weather and have been able to work on a few projects around the house. I cleaned out my linen closet and pantry, wiped down all of the shelves, and then re-organized them. To many, that probably sounds like a pretty boring thing to do, but I actually enjoy organizing stuff - lol!

Yesterday I invited my favorite young, crafty friend Heather F. over to spend some time crafting with me. (Heather is in the 3rd grade, and such a cutie!) We started the morning off by eating some blueberry muffins that I baked...yummy! I then taught Heather how to turn an artist's canvas into a display frame for her favorite photo or artwork. (See my canvas post/tutorial HERE on how to make one.)

Check out the fun photos of Heather working on her project, starting off with one of her painting a canvas her favorite color, blue:

While the paint was drying, I showed her how to stitch up some simple little flowers from strips of scrap fabric and buttons:

Here's how a couple of the flowers turned out...pretty cute, eh??

Heather then painted some pink and yellow polka-dots on her canvas. Once all of the paint had dried, we added the clips at the top and the stitched flowers at the she is with her finished masterpiece:

I LOVE how cute it turned kinda reminds me of a Mary Engelbreit piece! (Notice the fun little painted flowers that Heather added in the lower right corner of the canvas?? She's so creative!!) We had such a fun time together, and decided that we'd have a weekly craft day while we're on summer break so that I can teach her how to make more fun projects! :)

Before I close, in celebration of yesterday being the first day of spring - WOOHOO!!, I thought I'd show you a photo of a few of the beautiful daffodils that are coming up in my front flower pretty!!

Thanks for dropping by today to check out my blog! Wishing you a FANTASTIC weekend!!


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