Valentines Day on the Fly


At some point during today I realized that I hadn’t put anything together for Benjamin’s class for Valentines day. It isn’t as easy as hitting the local drugstore and buying some ‘Cars’ cards when your son attends a Waldorf school – although he would LOVE that, as I’m pretty sure a few of his boy classmates would too.  When Ben came home today I put out some glue, some paper and some fabric – this is what we came up with. Then I sat him on my knee and just zigzagged the edges. Easy and cute.

* Yes, you are right – I do try to use the fairy fabric as much as I can!*


Another easy thing I ‘ve done were these beanbags. These get used alot around here, mostly as Lose Weight Exercises to hold fabric down , or up, on furniture to build forts and caves. I just filled them with some Uncle Bens rice that I have had for about 6 years. I know it’s been that long because we moved into our first home with it. Lol, it was leftover from Johns place and was always put at the back of the shelf – way at the top. I also bought yards of broadcloth in all sorts of colours, serged the edges and have them in a basket for play. The green one will get thrown down for some grass and the blue one will be water- suddenly Bens room is transformed into an island. It’s awesome to see them play like this, and with such simple things.

John is in the throws of a ‘Mancold’ so I apologise if we are bit behind on the emailing/correspondence side of things. Men and colds crack me up. (really watch this video – I laugh every time, it is SO true!)

PSS I have 5 dolls for Etsy tomorrow and 3 dresses! I’ll try to get them up at noon PST.






9 responses to “Valentines Day on the Fly”

  1. Kate Branch Avatar
    Kate Branch

    The Mancold bit is hilarious! Good laugh out of that one!
    You have made me laugh quite a few times this week…

  2. Aubrey Avatar

    Nice mancold – so true…and funny…. =)

    Oooooh, new dolls…am I drooling???? I soo want to get a little bamboletta man for my little man. My oldest girl was counting her special dolls and saying I have three and G just has one – I think he needs another one….don’t you think so, too, Mom?

    You can’t argue with that sound logic, can you? My four year old totally knows what she is talking about…

  3. erin Avatar

    those valentines are so very sweet – good work mama and ben!

  4. cheryl Avatar

    I just love your valentines!!! They are great! We made origami bears holding hearts saying “your beary nice”. A bit silly, but it works.

  5. CanCan (Mom Most Traveled) Avatar

    I think my kids need bean bags now!
    We have play silks (that I dyed myself…with kool aid. I’m no fiber artist.) but no play stand as of yet.

  6. CanCan (Mom Most Traveled) Avatar

    Oh yeah, PS my son is 4 and we have never done Valentines at school yet. Last year at the Montessori place they didn’t do them, and this year I think it was over looked for cultural reasons. I want to send Valentines to school one day!

  7. Helen Otto Avatar
    Helen Otto

    You are so creative! Those beanbags are cool, and that Jasmine is beautiful. Thanks for sharing your talents.

  8. Airplane-OnFire123 Avatar

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  9. Origami Lover Avatar

    Good post. I just found this Origami-inspired Twitter icon at Digg, which you can use on your blog if it is running WordPress.

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