Wednesday, November 30, 2011

A Crafty Christmas Giveaway/Over

A preview of A Crafty Christmas hosted by Grandma Bonnie's Closet, Life with Tootsabella and the Rose and Grandma Bonnie;s Wee Classroom. There are three featured prizes for this giveaway. There will be three winners one prize each. The prizes will be drawn in the following order.

One handcrafted Christmas Pendant
One Abstract Painting
One Kid Puzzle
Please check out the reviews on the links below.

One of a Kind Original Art Work the, "Golden Flower "

Snowman Peppermint Necklace - Glass Dome Vintage Copper - Picture Pendant, Photo Pendant, Wearable Art Jewelry by Lizabettas

If you would like to win a one of the prizes mentioned above come back to Grandma Bonnie's Closet Life with Tootsabella and the Rose or Grandma Bonnie;s Wee Classroom.  for entries into our Christmas Giveaway on December 1st until December 10th.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Hand Print Gifts

Today I finished making a Christmas gift for my children. Last month I had the opportunity to secretly snatch hand prints of my grandchildren. All four grandchildren were over I set up some finger paints and while they were busy painting I got hand prints from each child.

I cut out the hand prints and labeled the backs so no mismatched prints were made.
I printed out Names and the date of the prints for each child. I then printed out a hand print poem. You can find many different versions on line.

I had to test and fit everything before applying the mod podge.

I did get more wrinkles than I wanted. As I was smoothing the paper wanted to tear. I decided to just smooth the  best I could and leave them at that.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Crafty Christmas Review/Giveaway: Kid Puzzles

Grandma Bonnie's Closet has been given the opportunity to review a Handmade wooden puzzle from Kid Puzzles.  When I was contacted by Kid Puzzles and asked to review a puzzle I  immediately went to their website to take a look around. I love wood puzzles and I have bought a few for my grandchildren but I usually worry about where they have been manufactured and have they been painted with safe non toxic paints. When I visited Kid Puzzles I was ecstatic. Here is what I learned.  Their puzzles are made in the U.S.A. from premium grade, maple-faced laminate, and  are non-toxic. 

This is a little excerpt from Kid Puzzles Website. 
"Since 1984 we have been dedicated to providing creatively designed, durably constructed, sustainably made and reasonably priced children's wooden jigsaw puzzles. We are committed to making puzzles that are non-toxic, lead & cadmium free, and safe enough for our own children to use!"

While looking around their website I came across some great information about the puzzles they make.  All the puzzles are hand cut making no two puzzle pieces exactly alike. So if I were to purchase two of the same puzzles for my grandchildren the pieces would most likely not interchange. They do offer replacement pieces in case of lost or damaged pieces. Just how they can replace your unique piece you will have to read here!
Personalized Wood Name Puzzle.

It's almost like having your name up in lights. I think a personalized wood name puzzle would be the prefect gift for any child just learning to write their name. You could also get a puzzle like this as a reward for a child who learned to write their name.
A Child's Puzzle Stool! 
My grandchildren would absolutely love to have their own personal stool. No fighting over who's stool is who's!
A 3D Multi-Layer Puzzle
This is my personal favorite! I would love to give one of these to Tootsabella.

Pooh Bear had a chance to play with the number puzzle from Kid Puzzles. It was the first time he was able to put a puzzle together with out a lot of help. The knob on each piece was really helpful for his little fingers. The knobs made it easy for him to move the pieces around and not become quickly frustrated. The colors are bright and kept his attention for quite some time. Over all I really liked the quality and workmanship of this puzzle.

Now for A Crafty Christmas.
How would you like to win a handmade personalized puzzle? Just in time for Christmas! Life with Tootsabella & The Rose and Grandma Bonnie's Closet are hosting A Crafty Christmas Giveaway! Opening on December 1st! Stop over at Kid Puzzles and let us know what puzzle you like the best!

My honest opinion has been expressed in this post. The opinions in this post are 
mine and have not  been influenced by monetary compensation. 
A puzzle was given to me free of cost by Kid Puzzles.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Crafts and Arts Week

Happy Veterans Day.  I would like to say thank you to all veterans, their families and all service men and women serving now.  Thank you for your service to our country. With out your dedication, sacrifice and courage we would not be enjoying the freedom we have today.

We have had a very productive week. Pooh Bear practiced learning to write. We worked on drawing lines and matching shapes. We had lots of fun with painting and gluing this week. Pooh Bears favorite activity this week was to glue anything he could get his hands on to paper.

I hope you all had a wonderful and productive week.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Our Week

This week has been very busy. Pooh Bear and his parents set up an aquarium. We are hoping this will be a great learning experience for him. Well so far it has been a real learning experience for all of us. We have jumped in feet first and found that not all learning experiences are fun. Later on I will write more on our aquatic adventure.
Now on to our week in pictures.

Very comfy reading spot.                                    

Practicing to trace lines.


We hope you also had a great learning week.