Crafted By Design

Monday, June 29, 2009

New- The Monday Mentionables

So, I've decided to feature an artist from Etsy each Monday. This morning, I decided to find a fabulous candle artist. I came across kokocandles who makes food shaped candles! I was most impressed with this one:

Macaroni and Cheese Candle

It totally looks like the real thing!

Some more candles from the shop:

Click on any of the pictures to go the kokocandles shop!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Kaitlynn's New "Upcycled" Skirt

We love taking old clothes, and making something new! Kaitlynn had a pair of jeans with a big hole in the knee, so we made them into a skirt. We used the leg parts we cut off to fill in the gaps where the legs were cut open. The only thing we purchased was the trim, which we got at the dollar store. Total cost=$2!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Ok. I was over at the Heavenly Homemakers blog, and they are hosting GratitudesDay. The question is: What are you grateful for?
I am grateful for many things. I am extremely grateful that my husband has a job in this economy. I am thankful that they is food to eat in my cupboards, and I have a home to prepare it in. I am grateful for my family and friends.
What are you thankful for?

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Flowers at Grandma's

While we were up north staying with Grandma and Grandpa T., Kaitlynn took some pictures of the different kinds of flowers she found. Some of the photos were lost due to a corrupt file on my memory card (ahhh, the joys of the digital age), but here are the ones we still have....

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Science Camp

In May, James went to science camp with school up near the south rim of the Grand Canyon. He took along the camera to take some pictures. Many of them were of the buildings that were at the camp.

Solar Distilling:

The tall pines with one of the buildings in the background:

Kindergarten Beach Day!

Every year, just before school is out, the kindergarten classes have their annual Beach Day. It is all set up on their playground, and is a lot of fun.

Under the big playground slide, they set up a pool, and put a hose at the top to make a water slide. Here's Kaitlynn getting ready to go down the slide. Behind her is Sergio, a boy in her class.

And here she is at the bottom!

After they've been playing awhile, there is plenty of wet sand to make moats, sandcastles, and ponds.

Kaitlynn and Katie Heitman (a friend from class)

The dolphin slide! (that's Brenna down in the corner) There is a line for this slide the whole time they are outside.

After they spent the morning "at the beach" they went inside for lunch and a movie ("Finding Nemo, of course).