Sunday, November 30, 2008

Getting ready for Christmas

Viola and I went out today and bought an advent candle, a pointsetta, and an advent calendar for Ask, one for Charles and one for Viola :)It all made our home look much more ready for Christmas...Speaking of ready...I am getting some sewing done in the evenings. I have sewn and handquilted these 2 lilypads for Violas lilypad-toss, I have 3 more cut and ready to sew. Then I need to make some kind of bag to keep it all in.....I am thinking a box-bag of some kind would be good.
Charles and I tested the game last night, and it was fun :) I had planned to make some lilies to sew onto tha lilypads, but that won't work! They would be squashed by the frogs during the first game. So....less work for me. Maybe I can make one and sew it onto the bag. That would (hopefully) look pretty.

On a different note....Charles hung these storage units for me today. They are from Ikea, and they are meant for shoes. I use them for extra gloves, mittens, hats, sweaters, scarves....you know, all the stuff that is left all over the place once the kiddos are home from daycare. I put the large Barbapapa stickers on for the kids. Viola chose the orange barbapapa, so that's where her stuff goes. Ask chose the airplane -very much helped by Viola in making his decision. LOL!I love these already! There is no more clutter in our hallway! Yipee!

-oh....you can see the kids' calendars on top of the storage units. Violas is the one with the princesses (obviously) and Ask's is Winnie the Pooh.

14 comments:

Katy said...

I had to laugh at the thought of you and Charles playing the frog game!

For some reason I can't see your pics! I'll be back to try again....

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Your lilly pad and frog games looks fun - what a brilliant idea!! I love Ikea for brilliant storage solutions - love how you made yours child friendly with the stickers. In our home the clutter comes from the kids school bags which somehow end up on the floor - only 10 more days of school for the year and then I won't have to look at them until Feb!

jacquie said...

those storage units are brilliant...love that idea. i wonder if i could do that inside of a closet...no wall space.

Eileen said...

Poinsettias are one on my FAVORITE plants. I'm going o have to get some this week.. they do make the home so festive.
VERY cute frog game. And a fabric box would be perfect to keep them in. :-)

Tracy said...

Those storage cupboards in the hall is an excellent idea! I love IKEA :)

ladydi said...

Viola will love the game - and the purple frog! I'm rather partial to the blue one myself. :>}

Suzanne said...

Your lily pad frog game looks so much fun, I am glad to hear you can still find some time for sewing in the evenings.
Christmas is sneaking up but once your start decorating the spirit really gets going.

anne from finland said...

Hih hi! I know that adults use to play and even eat sweets, when the children are sleeping! That happened at us, when our daughters were small. Your home looks lovely with all Christmas decorations, calendars and flowers! I began to sew again yesterday after a very long break. I just love my new Bernina! Have a nice week!

Melanie said...

Love the lilly pads! What a wonderful game.

Well done on having a tidy hall. Odd gloves are a pet peeve of mine as the children need them urgently in the mornings.

amandajean said...

I love the lily pad game. my kids would love it too, I'm sure!

and hurray for IKEA! I love that store. and my house shows the evidence of it. :)

belinda said...

great storage...great frogs

Helen said...

Thank goodness for Ikea! No more clutter for me too! :) My girls would be over in a flash to help Viola open her Princess avent calendar! :)

Marie said...

I love the new storage space. More storage and less clutter always makes me a happy mama!

I've always wanted to get an advent calendar, maybe I'll attempt making one for next year.

Those lilypads and frogs are so cute!!!

Katie said...

What a great use for those units! We have some but haven't put them up in this house. :-)