Monday, December 15, 2008

Quilling & Spa Night

Superman resumed his Monday night Bible class tonight which leaves the chicks in the house to do what chickies do....






Tonight was Nosies and Tosies Night - a mommy and me spa night that included a facial and a pedicure.

We filled the tub with hot water, a soothing foot soak and some lavender oil and soaked our tosies! Little T. loved it. We scrubbed and filed and polished our toes while our faces were covered with a cream masque. I actually took a photo of her with the masque on with a great big smile...but didn't have the heart to post it. I wouldn't want it to haunt her in her dating years!

Before our spa time, Little T. and I got to do some quilling. This is a great craft for kids to do and all you really need is a quilling tool like this and some strips of paper. I'm sure you can find patterns on line, but I happened to have a pattern in my file (I bought this pattern 12 years ago and it's the first time I've used it) from Lake City Craft Co., if you click on the link it will take you to a free pattern of a snowflake like the one we made.

Little T. made this one herself. She was disappointed because we used rubber cement to glue it onto paper and it looks shiny wherever the glue is. I told her we'd try again tomorrow and use Aleene's Tacky Glue. As you can see, this pattern is really simple: 6 open hearts, 12 S scrolls and 6 marquises. Check out this site for instructions for the shapes.

Enjoy the day -Wonderwoman

4 comments:

  1. The problem is that you used too much glue. Apply the glue to the snowflake with a brush or the easy way is to brush glue onto wax paper and then put the side that goes down into the glue, lift carefully and the put the glue side down This way no glue shows.

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  2. Your snowflake is beautiful! I keep looking at the quilling kits at the craft store. I want to try it, but I'm not sure if I can handle another craft. I tend to get obsessed. I think I'll eventually break down and buy it, though. You can make such pretty things by quilling.

    I love the idea of your "Nosies and Tosies" night. How fun to have a daughter to do that with. :)

    Thank you for stopping by my blog yesterday. :)

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  3. Thank you Blue Castle, it's one of those crafts that my daughter can do on her own once I get her started. I love to quill, you can make some beautiful things with very little materials.

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  4. What a great way for you and your daughter to share time together! I have never tried quilling before, looks fun! My crafty daughter might enjoy it!

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