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Valentine’s Day Fort

Valentine’s Day Fort
There are so many different ways to express feelings of love on Valentine’s Day: some are sweet and sentimental, others are bold and celebratory. For kicks, I’m thinking I might want to surprise my loved one with an amazing and decadent love fort, like this one from designer Justina Blakeney. Justina is the woman behind the LA-based design and consulting firm Compai Creative. She always shows a fearless use of color and has an amazing talent for mixing print and pattern to produce sophisticated, eclectic designs. You can read more about the making of this project from Justina after the jump, and be sure to check out Justina’s Before & After projects, as well. Thanks for sharing, Justina! Styling by Justina Blakeney and Caitlin Levin. CLICK HERE for the full how-to after the jump! In my family, building indoor forts was a weekly enterprise. Materials Instructions For the Fort: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. For the Newspaper Heart Garland: 1. 2. 3. For the Pom-Pom Garland: 1. 2. Related:  Make Fabric Playhouses For The Kids

The Little Blue House Two weeks ago, I finished Jenna's birthday present andstashed it in a closet to wait for today when we celebratedher birthday. It has been in my head even longer than thePrincess Pavilion Tent - and it originally was supposed tobe a regular flat-topped table tent. But late in the summerI found, for less than $5, this gem at a garage sale- and I thought it would be much, much cuter than atable tent. Here is Jenna's Little Blue House with its striped roof, little white gate, doorbell and awning (has dowels in it - I love dowels). The little white gate opens into a welcome mat which is brown flannel with felt applique. The back of the house has a little round window. One one side are two windows with gingham valencesand old-fashioned lace curtains with velcro tie-backs. There are window boxes with hidden slots for planting flowers. On the other side is a much bigger window withanother little awning to keep the rain out.And a little mailbox. The shades are down now because it is closed. and candy.

Sew Liberated: finnian and lachlan's studio Oh, I love this room. I want to spend all day in it. I love the way the sunlight enters in the afternoons, making rainbows dance on the walls as it passes through a prism in the window, eliciting squeals from the toddler as he runs around trying to "catch wainbow." As with everything, Finn and Lachlan's studio/play room/art room is a work in progress. I'm constantly tweaking this arrangement or that activity on the shelf, like any Montessori-teacher-at-heart would. Here you can see the playmat with a mirror for Lachlan, along with a mobile hanger where we will rotate mobiles to maintain his interest. Currently, the toy shelf houses a few of Finn's things. You can also see that I've reserved some shelf space for my stuff. The bottom shelf of the skinny bookcase is showcasing Finn's rocks and minerals as well as any other finds from our time outside. Here's the art area, which deserves a post of its own later in the week. The Barn: This was Finn's Christmas gift from us, from Nova Natural.

Welcome to my blanket fort « Blanket Fort Hello, come into my blanket fort! Just a humble little place built by me out of old sheets and comfy cushions, but you can crouch in here for a while. I’m not sure what we’ll get up to just yet, but it will be a cozy little place. (This is a blanket fort that I helped build at Video In/Video Out in Vancouver as an installation for the 2008 Signal and Noise festival.) This entry was posted on Saturday, March 21st, 2009 at 12:14 pm and is filed under blanket forts , life . You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. Hey may I respect some of the word from this blog if I association back to you? I understand how much work you must have done to get this much information all together like this. I think this is one of the most important information for me. I like to visit your instal a yoke times a week for brand-new thoughts. Hello could I have recourse to some of the content from this collection if I identify with go to you? I am grateful for this valid information.

Heartbreaker Valentines Who said valentines were only red and pink? In bright colors, these Heart Breaker Valentines work great for boys and girls. So get out your scissors and stapler, because today, you’re tearing up my heart….. (cue N Sync) Each valentine is stapled together to create a pouch full of secret candies. And the only way to find them, is to break my heart! Skill Level: AnyNeeded: * colorful paper* computer printer* stapler/staples* scissors* candy Start by printing this template from your computer.Two options….1) You can find the PDF file HERE. I chose to print on bright colored paper so the Heartbreakers work for both boys and girls. Another option: print to white paper and let the your kids color the hearts themselves: Most of all, make sure your kids check out what you’re doing. Staple around the outside of each heart, leaving an opening at the top of the heart for inserting candy (or, use your sewing machine to sew around the edge…though it might be more difficult to sew it shut.

How to Make A Decorative Chrysanthemum Mirror Chrysanthemums are some of my favorite flowers. I especially like the varieties with the petals that fade from dark, saturated color in the center of the flower, to a lighter color near the outer edge of the flower. So yesterday, I decided to try to replicate this look on a decorative mirror using plastic spoons. So obviously it doesn’t look exactly like a chrysanthemum, but I think it’s pretty good! I had fun with this project! First, I bought six packages of 48 plastic spoons, and I cut the handles off of all of them. Next, I was in the mood to craft…not to use power tools. But here’s what I did. Then I flipped it over, with the spoon handles on the bottom, and I covered the gap with thick paper (almost like cardstock) using hot glue to attach it. Then I started attaching the spoons with hot glue. I just kept adding and layering the spoons… For some reason, I didn’t take a picture after I attached the final row of spoon “petals”. I love the way it turned out!

Princess Pavillion Tent Woke the kids from their naps today to come see this: This tent has been in my head for months. I'd wanted to finish it during the winter so the kids could play with it during the boring cold weeks indoors. of course. summer, though, for two reasons. hot in the mornings when the girls want to be outside playing. Now they can hide in the shade of this tent and read or eat a mid-morning snack, or hold tea parties. time for garage sale season. this, hit the garage sales for used quilts/duvet covers or sheets- they are the cheapest way to procure large pieces of fabric! But more on the making later. Back to the kids' newest toy first: In case you haven't guessed yet, this is a table tent, or a cubby house, or glorified fitted tablecloth. a table underneath all that holding it up. usual way of table tents and dress up our rectangular dining table. of it. though, had the requisite four corner (if a round table can have corners, I mean) legs, so it got picked instead. No complaints - I love anything round.

"super hero' Fort Kit I was so thrilled when i came across this great birthday gift idea a few months ago. When Will got invited to a "Super Hero" birthday party this last weekend i knew we had to make one for his friend. It was pretty easy to put together once i located the right places to get all the stuff and thrifty too! Here's a run down of what's included: -2 Twin sheets: ARC for about $2 each -Ties on the Sheet: old XL T-shirt -Rope: Hobby lobby for about $2 -Flash Light: Dollar Store $1 -Clamps: Dollar Store $1 -Glow Sticks: Dollar Store $1 -Clothes Pins: Dollar Store $1 -Suction Cups: Dollar Store $1 -Lightening Bolt bag: Some cheap gray fabric, yellow felt $2 And thanks to SISTER who printed out this tag for me. linking to: Skip to My Lou and SugarBee

A cozy spot for a cool, wet day « Blanket Fort Untitled by Anthropology on flickr , via Design is Mine It’s spring-like around these parts – we’ve got cherry blossoms and daffodils and tulips all around – but it sure doesn’t feel that way when I step out the door. I brought my mittens back out! Brrrr. So, I thought a little warm cozy spot would be good for today. Off to find my wool slippers. This entry was posted on Thursday, March 11th, 2010 at 10:11 am and is filed under blanket forts , life . 5,266 Responses to “A cozy spot for a cool, wet day” I’ve read several articles on this topic over the past few days, but yours is the only one that makes sense to me. comment7, brand viagra , 8816, pictures of valium , Э:-), low cost cialis , avoiding, ultram anti inflammatory , headlong, phentermine in stock , wise, zithromax online , 8078, buy prozac no prescription , privateer, us pharmacy phentermine , defenders, nolvadex acne , 552, lasix 500 mg , pointing This article is obviously very well researched and written.

How to Make Clothing Buttons from Shrink Plastic… This tutorial is an old one of mine that’s too good not to share again. Since posting the first time, I’ve had lots of questions about these buttons which will hopefully be answered in this revised post. Equipment Some handy notes: 1. single hole, hole punch (like this one here). 2. 3. Okay.. lets get started! Tracing tips: You can use either coloured pencils or permanent pens. Words must be writted backwards in order to be readable. Shrinking the buttons: To shrink the buttons, you can use an oven or a heat gun (the kind used for embellishing). After the buttons have twisted and twirled, and are LYING FLAT, it’s time to take them out. Note: If the skrinking is taking too long, you may need to turn your oven up. Here’s a short little stop-motion to make sure you’ve got the gist of how easy this is! Shrink Paper {here} Circle Punch {here} Hole punch {here} Pens {here} Update: I’ve made a video to show how to shrink the buttons using a craft embellishment heat gun. Kimanh Hi my name's Kimanh.

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