Your Advent~Calendar – Day 13 πŸŽ…πŸΌ

Hello my lovely friends 😍

And already it’s time again to open another door 😊 Let’s see what’s behind Door #13

It’s a cute, little Christmas craft. One can never have enough crafting ideas, right? 😏

Isn’t it adorable? And maybe even something to do with the little ones! πŸ₯°

You can find an easy how-to by clicking right here (page will open in a few window)

I hope you had a wonderful, festive Advent Sunday! πŸ•―

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you’ll be back to open the remaining doors. πŸŽ…πŸΌ

Your Advent~Calendar – Day 11 πŸŽ…πŸΌ

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

Happy Weekend-Eve! 😎 Let’s see what surprise is behind Door #11…

Some fabulous Christmas crafts! I love the floating-ornaments decorations!

Last year I tried my hand at one, and am pretty happy with it. I do wish I had used a longer fork – oh well, too late now πŸ™ƒ It still looks kinda floaty, so I’m happy 😁

If you like what you see, and would like to make your own, please click here for instructions and more fun ideas πŸŽ„ (page will open in a new window)

Happy crafting! πŸ™‚

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you’ll join me for the opening of the remaining doors. πŸŽ…πŸΌ

Your Advent ~ Calendar – Day 5 πŸŽ…πŸΌ

Hello my lovely friends 😎

It’s getting late, so let’s open Door #5 before it’s time for #6 πŸ˜‹

Well…what do we have here? Looks like we’re in for a crafty Sunday 😍

Snow globes are my favorite Christmas decorations, so I’m definitely gonna make a few of these! πŸ€“πŸ’•β„οΈ

Just click here (link opens in new window) and let’s get creative! Have fun! 🀩

Advent Crown – A Beautiful DIY Arrangement To Celebrate The Season πŸ•―

Hello my lovely friends! 😊

How wonderful to see that you, after all this time, are still with me! I trust that you and your loved ones are doing well and are in good spirits! 😍

It’s been so long that it almost feels like starting this little blog all over again! πŸ™ƒ

And what better way to mark a new beginning than with this festive Advent Crown/Wreath?

The beginning of this year’s Advent season kinda caught me by surprise. But then again, I’m usually behind and have to light two candles at once on the second Sunday But not this year! πŸ˜… This arrangement is so fast and easy that I will be able to light the first candle tonight. It really took me no longer than 5 minutes! 😌

Here’s what you need:

  • A Bundt Pan (Hint:Thrift stores are full of them πŸ˜‰)
  • Sand or Aquarium rocks
  • 4 candles
  • Potpourri

Fill the Bundt Pan halfway with the sand/rocks (if you use votive candles fill it to about 1/2” from the top).

Secure your candles.

I almost forgot to take the picture πŸ˜…

Add your candles and the potpourri….and you’re done 😍

Now isn’t that lovely 😊

✨In case you’re curious about the meaning of the 4 candles...

  • 1st candle: The Candle of Hope. Hope is like a light shining in a dark place.
  • 2nd candle: The Candle of Peace.
  • 3rd candle: The Candle of Love.
  • 4th candle: The Candle of Joy.

I wish you a wonderful, peaceful Advent Season! πŸ€—πŸ•―πŸŽ„

Some More Fun With Art πŸŽ¨

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

The weekend is right around the corner, and we are entering uncharted grounds, aren’t we? 😎 Can’t go anywhere (or at least we’re not supposed to!), the weather is not cooperating, so outside time is out 😐, ergo, artsy-fartsy indoor stuff it is! 😍

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You can plan a trip around the coffee table πŸ˜‚

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You will find a plethora of activities & worksheets for the littles right here

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The people behind ‘open culture.com’ offer everything you could ever desire when it comes to entertainment and activities…or so they say. I have not tried to get a movie, an ebook, an online course. But if you’re willing to try – here’s the Link 😊

If you find that it is as awesome as it looks, please let me know. I’d appreciate it! 😍

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I was surprised to get some sweet compliments on my drawings.

You might remember the ‘ Flower Queen’

I recently finished ‘Let’s read’ 😊

Then I thought you might wanna invite these girls into your home, and stay busy while being artsy. So here they are as coloring pages. Just print and get colorful! πŸ˜ƒ

They’re a bit wonky in places…but, aren’t we all? πŸ˜‰

I hope you have oodles of fun with these ideas!

Be safe & stay healthy! πŸ’•

More Fun With Art πŸŽ¨

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

Since it looks like we’re all gonna have to stay inside a while longer, and school’s out for the summer 😳 (at least in Kansas it is) the call for activities is getting louder!

I found a few more for ya 😊 so this here won’t happen to you! πŸ˜…

–1. If you like to color check out these fabulous coloring pages of museum art. Just click here and be amazed 😍

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Apparently the “Roll a….” drawing activity is very popular.

I found this ‘Roll a monster’ activity sheet on Pinterest.

P.S. There’s nothing wrong with your eyes. The picture on the original post was so small, that it got a bit blurry when I enlarged it. 😁

For a variety of Monsters…here are some more ideas πŸ™‚

I’m off to hunt for more activities for us all! 😍

Take good care of yourself! Wash your hands! 😊 I hope you get to stay inside! πŸ’•

Fun With Art πŸŽ¨

Hello my lovely friends πŸ’•

I hope this post finds you well and in good spirits! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’•πŸŒ·

Crazy times we’re living in, huh? I’m currently practicing this ‘social distancing’ thing. It’s going good – Books and Art definitely help! πŸ™‚

And speaking of Art…today I wanna share some fabulous art-ideas for all of you that are stuck in the house. πŸ₯΄ These are great activities to share with the young ones, but also fun for the ‘young-at-heart’ 😁

1. Roll A Picasso

I already created my ‘ Masterpiece’ πŸ˜…

Now some color in his cheeks, and he’ll be ready for the weekend! πŸ₯³

2. Watercolor/Yarn Art

I have not tried this, but it looks like a lot of fun!

All you need is:

-Yarn

-PVA Glue (Elmer’s for example)

-Watercolor paper

-Watercolors

-Paintbrush

-Craft Stick

-Scissors

Water

For ‘step-by-step’ instructions please click here

3. Spin-Art

Now that is nice and messy πŸ˜…

Here’s what you need:

A recycled CD

β€’ Sticky tape or masking tape

β€’ Rubber bands, the more the better! (We used 15)

β€’ A pen that will fit through the hole in the disk 

β€’ 4 coins of the same size 

β€’ Acrylic paint, poster paint or inks 

β€’ Water

β€’ A pot, tray or egg carton to mix the paint colours

β€’ Brushes and an old spoon to mix and drop the paint 

β€’ A large piece of paper (A3 or A2) 

β€’ An apron to cover your clothes 

β€’ A work area where you can get messy

β€’ Newspaper to cover your work area

For instructions and inspiration please click here

I hope these ideas keep you all busy for a while! I keep digging, and will be back with more soon!

Until then…be safe & stay healthy! πŸ’•