Do you have a toddler? Kid? Then perhaps you have a lot of broken crayons in your house too? Turn those broken crayons into Valentine’s Day gifts with my simple tutorial. This is seriously a no-fail, simple activity. Low on time-investiment and high on super cute outcome!
1. Broken crayons (I used multiple brands and sizes)
2. One silicone heart mould tray
4. Baking tray
1. Peel the papers off of your crayons if they still reside there.
Next task: Find a use for these pretties
“Those crayons are nakie!”
2. Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
3. Break crayons down further to fit into the moulds. Great stress relief — snap! snap! crack!
Heart moulds + broken crayons = Meant to be
4. Put broken crayons into moulds. There does not appear to be a right or wrong way to do this. I…
It’s my favorite time of the year! Farm Shares! Fresh local produce!
Food just feels more special when we pick it up at the farm. We have come to know the farmers at Brookfield Farm who have grown our food from greenhouse seeds to soil, through rainy days and hot patches. And each delicious bite reminds me of their work and what a gift this food is.
What are your favorite summer recipes? I let our share dictate the dinner plan last week…
Moms, fellow-handmakers, family members tend to have the same question for me… How do I get it all done? The mom-ing of two girls (4 and 2 years-old) and the making and running my business. The answer is a two-parter.
Part One: I don’t.I don’t even try. You know how you vacuum every week? Mop a few times a week? Make those adorable plates for lunch with food art? I don’t do that. I do enough to keep the house clean and free of bugs. Beyond that, I’m okay with the odd dust bunny or smudge on the wall. I’m the queen of doing what my husband would consider two loads of laundry in one. Dump it all in. Press the buttons. Sew. Make snacks. Fold. Haha! One and done! Easy peasy!
Part Two: With a two-year old in my lap. I do it all with her in my lap. I eat breakfast with her in my lap. I work with her in my lap. (BTW, She says “hiiieeee”. She’s sitting on my lap right now as I write this.) I eat lunch with her in my lap. She takes a nap–you guessed it — in my lap! I fold those huge loads of laundry while she’s in my lap (or in the basket). 🙂 I eat dinner with her in my lap.
Haha! While that is no exaggeration, she does leave my lap sometimes. When that happens, I grab a quick run on the treadmill, cut and iron fabric, or run around with her! It’s a good life guys. I’m super grateful that I get to stay home with my girls and play with them, listen to their stories and songs, console them, and design and sew my heart out.
It is never lost on me that I get to enjoy my two passions every day– mom-ing and making!
How do YOU get it all done? What does “getting it all done” mean to you? Tell me below in the comments or come over to the pen&thimble Facebook page to discuss!