And since most of you could relate to my meltdown last month, I thought I should give you an update....we had a success!
We took your advice and bought Sculpey Clay and finally, finally built a proper Luke. We (I mean, Casey. I was still burnt out), threw Luke in the oven and he came out perfect and Angry Bird-ly.
And everybody's happy.
Owen was invited to a friend's birthday party last week so I got my Angry Bird on as well.
The theme of the party was Star Wars Angry Birds....and it was for a girl!
Love that combo.
So I made a Basic Pocket Tote to hold library books, toys, whatever a 5 year old needs:
THIS, which I read about on Cirque du bebe and Caila Made. It's basically really high quality iron-on paper. It doesn't replace Freezer Paper stenciling for me but has some really cool advantages. And the jury's still out on it; I'm still experimenting. So I'll post more details/ideas down the road.
Just when my kids were getting tired of clay, THESE cool blocks showed up in the mail from the ladies at Caravan Shoppe:Olliblock Mix Mates with tons of character combos. The kids had fun mixing them around, making the blocks talk to each other, and then they got really excited when they discovered....baby fox and baby frog! "Mom, just take out the middle block and you can make baby ones!"
I've you've never been to Carvan Shoppe it's really cool. They sell tons of downloadable art and other creative items. I met the shoppe creators at Alt last year and they're really fun down-to-earth moms trying to spread their love of art with all of us.
And right now they're trying to get their Mix Mate Olliblocks into larger-scale production so they can sell them as finished blocks (rather than download) and reach a wider audience. They've got a Kickstarter campaign going for the next 8 days....and they're already 80% funded! They're so close!
Check out the campaign HERE. And check out the video too, it's pretty fun.
If today's kid-mom life goes as planned I'll have another Shorts post for you tomorrow.
Have a great day!