Inspiration Struck

Last night we got a creative streak and here are the results:

A picture with a pattern…details for another post. πŸ˜‰

After searching, with no results,  for finger paints that I am sure the girls received for Christmas I decided to just make our own. Here is what you need.

2cups of water
1/4 cornstarch
food coloring

Mix water and cornstarch together in a pot. Heat on the stove until boiling and mixture becomes thick. Be sure to keep stirring. You can add food coloring now. If you want multiple colors  divide the thick mixture into different bowls and add your choice of colors. Let it cool and voila! you have finger paint. The recipe is not mine. I found it online somewhere and can’t for the life of me remember where or I would give them credit.

The girls wanted multiple colors

SiSi was even bitten by the creative bug. She found directions online for duct tape flowers and made four of them. One is displayed below.

I have been wanting to make some draw string bags for a while now. I find that with a small house floor space is at a premium. Our living room doubles as a playroom so I am trying to use the walls for storage as much as possible. I found a tutorial at The Purl Bee After completing one for our wayward puzzle pieces I fell in love! It is easy and it sews up so quickly.

The one on the left is Emi’s. She wanted me to make a bag for her flower fairies but when she saw the size she decided it would be better suited for a bunch of these.  The other one on the right is the one holding the puzzle pieces.

(and yes, I created a backdrop for photographing the bags. lol)

I am trying very hard to make projects from my fabric stash. I have a decent fabric stash thanks to a great garage sale find last year, my mom who buys boxes at estate sales and sends it to me, my friend Carol who does the same and others who have thinned their stashes and donated to mine! I think it would be a cool challenge to see if I can make all my projects from what I already have. I think the only thing I would really need to buy would be thread. I don’t have a big thread stash just yet.

Oh and next week Thursday is the official kick off of the Sewing Bee with Juls here. If you are sewing something share what you are doing with others! I think it will be a lot of fun to see what others are up to.


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