This weekend I never even peeked into my studio, let alone stamped in it. So, for today, I have a few pictures to show. Tomorrow I'll hopefully be back to stamping.
Do you remember Meg's Japan project last month? Meg had to write a report (which is typed up and in the middle of the pictured kimono), then she had to made a physical project that had to do with her topic (which you can see was Clothes of Japan) and finally, she had to give an oral report about her topic.
Here is the finished piece in all it's glory. The kimono is made out of foam core (cutting the foam core was the only thing she wasn't allowed to do herself - no box cutters for the 7 year old). Everything else was done by her. She decided was to put where and what items to use to decorate her kimono.
And to think, this was a second grade project. I dread to think what the projects will be like in a few years........
All of us are big fans of birds. We have two birdfeeders as well as a hummingbird feeder. Last summer both Meg and Conor made little birdhouses with their grandfather and we put them up on our back fence. This year Mo and I realized how lonely those two little birdhouses looked so we asked my Father in law to make us some more. Here is Conor showing off one of the new "condos" in our back yard.
(As a side note, this is the second attempt at this picture. The first time, the birdhouse slipped out of Conor's hands and bonked him on the head. He was a trooper to give it a go a second time).
And here is just a small picture of three of the new birdhouses (me FIL made 5 new ones for us all together). The kids (and who am I kidding, me too) really enjoy watching the birds bring in the twigs and make these houses their homes. A couple of months ago a really portly, shall we say, bird tried to get into one of our smaller birdhouses. The bird would squeeze in but we were really afraid it wouldn't be able to get out again!!
And that's all I've got for today. Hope you had a wonderful weekend!