Most of my inspiration comes from being a wife and mommy. I enjoy creating special hand made items for my loved ones and inspiring others to try something new. God has graciously blessed me with a love of sewing, painting, decorating, crafting, party planning and just plain creating. I love a good deal, and find fun hunting in thrift stores, garage sales and bargain bins! Follow me in my creative endeavors and be inspired to try something yourself.
Act out your Favorite Books, great kids activity... We love David Shannon!
One of our favorite children's authors is David Shannon! My children love the character, David, and all his mischief! For a summer activity, we decided to recreate the book, No, David. If you are familiar with the book, I have shared just a FEW of our splendid pages with you because we had fun and shamelessly recreated the book in its entirety! My 5, 4 and 2 year old had a blast! My dd, who is the youngest can now read the book on her own. She has it memorized. We recreated the scenes with our own personal flair, adding personal touches like the Pillsbury Dough Boy cookie jar, and we created scenes of our own. For example, our son, Matthew painted his 8x10 Pottery Barn rug with cobalt blue acrylic paint... we have a scene that represents that fine day. First, we took all the pictures. Secondly, I put them into a word program to add the text in a specific font. Then we saved the document as a pdf. Once we completed the book, we sent it off for publishing. There are many photo book publishing companies out there, but we used viovio.com because they published 2 page spread books in portrait view, rather than landscape and were very reasonable. The softcovers were $15 for a 40+ page book... I love that my kiddos have this to share with their children some day. We had a blast making it, and it was a surprise gift for daddy who got the biggest chuckle out of it!
Go figure... they all wanted to do this scene!
We even have #4 in this one... Being a mommy is such a blessing.