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heart factory

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Finley and I endeavoured to make twenty or so Valentines for his classmates.

Finley and I endeavoured to make twenty or so Valentines for his classmates.

I cut a heart out of a piece of cardboard that we used as a stencil.

I cut a heart out of a piece of cardboard that we used as a stencil.

Finley did most of them, but ran out of stencil steam by about 15 cards in... I was happy to do the rest.

Finley did most of them, but ran out of stencil steam by about 15 cards in... I was happy to do the rest.

After letting the paint dry for a while, we revisited the project with another fun activity: rubber stamping! This day-long card-making project turned out great and we were all proud of Finley's effort and concentration.

After letting the paint dry for a while, we revisited the project with another fun activity: rubber stamping! This day-long card-making project turned out great and we were all proud of Finley's effort and concentration.

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My little guy is suddenly three. (Can you believe that this is how he first appeared? And at one year old. And two.) It has been three wonderful years!

Each year I've made some sort of number with which I photograph Finley. This year I had wanted to finish a quilt, but since our basement flooded last November I haven't set up my sewing room and that quilt remains in limbo. Besides, he always kicks his blankets off the bed anyway! So this year's prop was quick and easy—a gigantic cardboard number that he helped paint orange... a proved to be much more fun.

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pom pom

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I'm not immune to the pom pom craze that is sweeping Pinterest. So I made this garland that will look nice through Christmas and into the new year.

my little artist

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just a saturday

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posie

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Finley and I gathered the last few flowers from the yard.

Finley and I gathered the last few flowers from the yard.

Someone had other ideas about where the flowers should go.

Someone had other ideas about where the flowers should go.

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marker pail

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Markers are fun in lots of ways!

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featured on Lottie Loves

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There's a little Q and A with me on Charlotte Rivers' blog that I invite you to visit...

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clean your room

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elephant

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One evening last month, I made this elephant softie. He looks simple enough and required just a few hours from sketching out a pattern to stitching on his button eyes. Of course if I consider how long I'd been saving the fabric and that I had intended on sewing a little animal for Finley when he was first born... then this elephant took just over two years.

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choo choo chalk

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I've always thought that a summer sidewalk decorated with chalk makes for a happy neighbourhood. Finley isn't adept at drawing his own sidewalk art just yet, but he certainly can art direct! (It's always a train.) The chalk was left outside in a downpour and it actually applies much easier to the sidewalk when both is a bit wet—though you go through much more chalk.

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