Every weekday at 6:30pm our family does what we call Family Fun Time. We started it as a way of getting the kids to do all the things they need to do in the morning...if they don't do everything, they miss out on Family Fun Time, simple.
Last night we made little flower gardens out of matchsticks, egg cartons, colored paper and foam things.
Here's how they turned out.
Now off to think about what to do for tonight's Family Fun Time.
Yesterday I needed to start looking through all these slides for a slide show I'm putting together so I did a google search on making a slide viewer I could use while sitting in front of the TV at night.
Here's the simple one I found, so I got an old box.
Cut a hole in the bottom for the torch to slip into.
Covered the inside with bright white cardboard (to reflect all the light from the torch).
Stuck the torch in.
All I had left to do was cut a panel out of the lid and stick in some foggy plastic of some sort to put the slide on.
I was just about to cut up an old milk container when Shane came out holding this...
Duh...why didn't I think of that? The torch app on my iPhone is perfect for the job. How silly do I feel?
Well I haven't been being very crafty out of the kitchen so thought I'd show you what I cooked for dinner...yummy chicken paella.
Also showing you someone else's craftiness. Joe went to a party the other weekend and look at the cake that the birthday girl had! How cute. Mum (or Dad maybe?) made the base and they ordered the angry birds from overseas. The kids (and grown ups) loved it.
Hope you are all having a nice week. It's just awful what's happened in NZ isn't it.
From nowhere in particular...just having an impromptu blogging break, but now I've got a bit more time because Ella (my youngest) started school last week so I should be a bit more organised. That's the plan anyway, we'll see how it goes.
Hope you are all well and had a lovely Christmas and New Years. Thanks to those who sent me messages wondering if I was OK.
We had a lovely break and really enjoyed not having to do the morning 'get ready for school' routine.
I did get some sewing done. A top for me which is a first...well the first one I've actually worn! It's a really light cotton voile fabric and I used Simplicity pattern 4177 that I bought for $1 a while ago.
It's so comfy and cool on these hot summer days. I think I'll be making another one soon.
Well, that's all for now. I'm looking forward to sitting down and catching up on all your blogs.
Hi, welcome to Chicken Willow, my name's Hannah and I like making stuff.
I'm a SAHM with two kids who are 8 and 7 years old (Joe and Ella). Married to an IT/web design/entrepreneur guru (Shane). We live in Sydney, Australia with our dog Bobby.
Thanks for stopping by. Oh yeah, I also like Jane Austen, Dr Who, researching my family history, Torchwood, reading crafty blogs and heaps more stuff.