Valentine’s day

Looking for some crafts for Valentine’s day?

Here is an idea for a cute wreath for Valentine’s using felt. If we weren’t moving I would be making a few of these for my house.

The Idea Room: Heart Felt Wreath

Don’t forget the cute Pottery Barn inspired Valentine’s Day Chair Backers!

Valentine’s Day Chair Backer’s Post

Here is something I would definitely be making for Thing 1’s class if we weren’t moving right now:

Valentine’s Day sucker covers and these Valentine’s day edible roses

Have fun! Wish I was crafting with ya’ll!


Chair backers and news!

I am so excited about this blog post. You will find out why in just a second. I was able to find time to complete our Valentine’s Day chair backers! I chose the no-sew option. Our kitchen chairs really weren’t conducive to the backpack option and I thought those mail envelopes were simply adorable.
After I completed my first one I was able to whip the other two up with no problem. This morning Thing 1 and Thing 2 came downstairs to eat breakfast and saw them for the first time. You would have thought Santa came to our house all over again. There was squealing and giggles. Thing 1 has thanked me several times for making hers pink and putting “sparklies” all over it. Thing 2 thinks his is cool and especially likes playing with the Velcro closure. I also made one more for the baby. We have decided on a name and I have monogrammed it on his Valentine’s Day chair backer to make it official. Take a look!
Here are the indivual photos of each one.
And the baby’s name will be… Caleb James Norman aka CJ!
We are so excited about baby Thing 3 and even more now that this precious boy has a name.
This brings me to the end of my post with one final thought. After making these for the kids I had a great idea. Since my kids are no longer in a MDO program and do not attend preschool they sort of miss out on the whole Valentine exchange. I decided I would reach out this way through my blog to other SAHM’s to see if anyone is interested in exchanging Valentines with us. Even if you aren’t local we will mail them! Our kids LOVE mail and how special would it be for them (and your children) if we could get their little pouches filled up with Valentines?! If you are interested, please let me know. If you aren’t local message me and we can exchange addresses!

Valentine’s Day Chair Backers

Valentine’s day is  right around the corner. If you are anything like me your mouth drools when the Valentine’s day edition of Pottery Barn Kids comes out. Every year I promise myself that I will buy their Valentine’s Day chair backers and every year I cannot stomach the cost or they run out.

These truly are the cutest things I have ever seen. I really am in love with them and have wanted them for so long for my kids. Well this year I really am going to get my kids some. Well, not get, I plan to make them for Thing 1 and Thing 2 and one more for baby Norman in the belly.
I found two tutorials created by mom’s like me who wanted these chair backers but didn’t want the cost associated with having them. I am going to provide links to them both. The first tutorial is for the mom who does not know how or have the time to sew. It is a quick no fuss guide to make the envelope chair backer. The second tutorial is for the mom who wants to create a chairbacker/backpack and has a sewing machine. Even if you are a beginner sewer, I believe these directions can guide you through it because she posts pictures every step of the process. I haven’t started mine yet but can’t wait to go and buy the materials to get started! I hope you enjoy!