Thursday, December 16, 2010

Snow days = much crafting

Today is day four of no school due to weather.  We've been busy making.


Making gifts.



Making little quilts out of thrifted sweaters.



Making sugar cookies.


And making lazy.

-dana

P.S.  I'm planning a giveaway to start tomorrow.  Something here.  Something else here.  And even something else here.  Hope you join me.

30 comments:

em's scrapbag said...

I love winter for this reason. Looks like lots of fun. The little quilts from sweaters is such a great idea.

badlandsquilts said...

Oh a snow day would be fun...no matter how much snow we get, we still have school!

Terriaw said...

Aw, these little mini quilts from thrifted sweaters are SO adorable! I love the little scenes with all the whimsical colors. Of course, the polka dot binding is icing on the cake! Have fun with the cookie baking too.

BTW, are you getting dumped on with snow that you've had FOUR snow days? Crazy!

Lisa said...

I love those little sweater quilts! What a great idea. I must head to the thrift shop at lunchtime today!

BaileyGirl5 said...

Those little sweater quilts are ADORABLE. Snow days are the BEST :)

Rachel said...

Lucky!!! The weather here has been awful, but they NEVER close the schools!

Looks like you made the best of the days. Love your craft ideas. I think I'll make sugar cookies tonight - you've inspired me, and I have new snowflake cookie cutters!

Have a great snow day :)

beth said...

quilts from sweaters! Brilliant.

Elissa said...

looks cozy and fun. i have to be OUT in it. :-(

those little sweater quilts are awesome! i love them!

Debby said...

Love those sweater quilts. Good for you making the most of our snow...well, now rain...days.

Amy said...

Looks like you have been having fun, the funny thing is that we probably woke up to more snow Tuesday morning than you have total :) No snow days here :)
And what a good Dad to build such an awesome snow fort!

Tina said...

The sweater quilts are SO CUTE! We are wishing and hoping for a snow day.

AnnieO said...

The thrifted sweater minis are squealable! Snow days never happen here but once school was cancelled due to flooding, a million years ago.

Kristen said...

Cute sweater upcycle. Love that binding fabric! I wish we had snow days here! Have fun and enjoy.

Renna said...

The mini quilts are darling. What a clever idea!

Living in Texas, we don't get many snow days (rarely ever), but still I have good memories of times spent with my daughter when she was young, baking and crafting. :-)

Andi said...

The sweater quilts are wonderful!!

Trudi said...

Making memories! Perfect! As are those sweater quilts :)

Kim said...

Oh my goodness......those little quilts are adorable.....are the girls making them or you?
Love the pictures of their beautiful hands.........
Happy Memory making!

Merry Christmas

Lynne S of Oz said...

Wow, those little quilts are so cute! Makes me want to dash out to the op shop and see if we have any nice pullovers to reuse... You and your girls are having fun, and the pics of DH int he last post? Magic!
(and what a difference to two or three months ago!)

madrekarin said...

Looks like bliss. The mini quilts are darling!

jodi@Pleasant-Home said...

LOVE snow days! LOVE the little quilts! Oh my! LOVE them.

NicNacManiac said...

I am in love with those mini quilts...your talent and creativity just amazes me!!
Gotta love snow dayz...tons of fun!!

Wendy said...

These sweater quilts are wonderful. I have some that need to be recycled and I am going to try making one of these. So cute.

mean sarah jean said...

i like your sweater quilts. such a clever idea. the button snowman is my favorite.

Tine said...

Your sweater quilts are absolutely the cutest I have ever seen!! Wow!

wesleyjeanne said...

Love the mini-quilts!

Christy said...

How fun! Can I come have a snow day at your house?

brown robin said...

I know. I know! I can tell that the temps have dropped cause our house is littered in craft projects. There's a trail or projects from room to room. I should write a post about it, but I've been too busy with kids. School? I don't recall that word in my vocab. Can you ask your girls if we can rip off and duplicate those adorable designs? Pretty please?!

Corinnea said...

Love your minis! Sugar cookies are probably my all time fav. I've made 4 batches so far...

Pearl Maple said...

Your mini quits are the cutest thing, Merry Christmas to you and the family.

Kris said...

Those mini quilts are darling! You guys make the best stuff!