Tuesday, February 5, 2008

It's that ime again!

First off, The kids picked lucky number 1 so Tricia, the Valentines are yours! Please email me your address so I can get them off to you before Valentines Day.

So the lamp above is this year's auction project for my daughter's kindergarten class. I find I usually want to be decorative and practical-ish in the auction projects I do with the classes. Though last years project was sort of a funny shape to be too proactical. Another Mom helped with my sons class so there was just one project this year and that was fine with me. I think the little drawings are so sweet. There is one on there with a tiny face drawn and a big "I love you Mom!" What parent could resist that? Here is one more shot: Just fabrics from the stash and a five dollar Ikea lamp. I will probably make another for her teacher appreciation gift as I had the kids do two drawings each. Pays to plan ahead so that teacher appreciation gift doesn't sneak up on you.
I have been trying to work more fun projects in and I will tell you, if you don't watch tv at night, there is no end to what you can accomplish. The banner is from some linoleum blocks I carved up the other night. I have been wanting to do that for some time and it was so relaxing and fun and they turned out with better detail then I thought they would. Plus I didn't carve a big chunk of flesh out of myself which felt like a pretty real possibilty as I was digging through that linoleum so that was a pretty big plus.


tricia said...

The lamp turned out beautiful!

Sarah and Jack said...

This lamp shade is so cute!

Kristi said...

HOW did you create that lampshade? Are the directions linked somewhere? That is such a cute idea!

Dorie said...

What a good idea--so cute!