Sunday, March 25, 2012

A Crafty Day

Today was a crafty day around our house.  Jack had a cold, so we stayed home, and took the opportunity to paint canvases and decorate them.
Caroline chose two small square canvases, which she painted pink and purple.  Jack painted one larger piece turquoise.

 Then we took stencils (which each child had chosen) and black Sharpies, and added a silhouette.  Caroline chose two horses:

 And Jack chose a hummingbird with flowers.  Didn't they turn out great?  It was a very simple project for a snowy day.
Now Caroline didn't make it in any of these pictures, and that's because she was busy making another craft with her Dad.  That's right, Mr. Trace Fike made a craft today.  In fact, he did much more than that: he actually made a poncho for his daughter, complete with "puff balls and flowers," as she requested.  Apparently Trace and Caroline had a conversation last night about a poncho that her friend Marilyn has, which she likes.  He told her that he would make her one today, and so he did.  Can you believe it?  I thought he was kidding when he told me--but no, he was serious.  And so, the pictures of Trace and Caroline:
 Of course you use a tape measure to make a square of fabric!
 Careful measuring.
 First try-on.
Final draft, with pom-poms and a flower, as requested.  And yes, he made the poncho for Barbie too.  This is one amazing man that I married!