I love craft supplies.. especially fancy papers and cute stickers...
Craft supplies are a staple in this house. The kids pull them out the second they get home from school. Our kitchen table is almost always covered end to end with cut up papers, glue sticks, markers and stickers. It's odd, but it's something I want them to remember about their childhood.
The other day, I caught my 3 yr old under the table making a craft. Not sure why she thought that was more comfortable than the table but I let her go with it. What's the harm?
This banner (below) was inspired by my super rad friend, The Goat. I used the word rad in her honor. I had the total pleasure of going to her house on Friday for a de-lish breakfast (along with two other new divine peeps) and got a glimpse at her banners. I am having a bit of cricket die cutter envy, since it took me about an hour to cut out these shapes by hand.
My daughter writes, "I love yow". I correct everything else she misspells, but every time she gives me something with this written on it, I melt. I don't have the heart to point it out to her when she hands me a heart felt love card!
Okay, so when I went around the room taking these photos, I came across something a little disturbing. The photo below is of a valentines card that my 8 yr old neighbor made. I'm SURE she doesn't know what this means. She was saying "these bees are lovers, and these bears are lovers, etc". But eeeewww.
Given all the arts and crafts going on, I gave up on trying to keep the craft stuff hidden. It's now been offered prime real estate in our kitchen, in these oh-so-lovely drawers.
Totally unrelated... aren't these cookie jar pigs (below) funny? They used to belong to my husbands grandma. The top of each pig says, "Go ahead, make a pig of yourself". They are so tacky, but I have them in my window box in the kitchen. I don't care if they are ugly... they just make me smile.