Wednesday, April 27, 2011

{a gift for a friend, bunnies and tulips}

remember this ?
i made another one for a friend of mine. she likes navy blue.

i didn't have very much time to make this. otherwise i would have done nicer stuff on the inside.

then couple of easter pictures. i don't know why but i'm addicted to photo editing pictures into coloring pencil drawings.

sienna got lots of easter loot as usual. the small chocolate eggs were for an easter egg hunt at home. lots of chocolate from her grandparents too. (which means someone - no names mentioned - is eating way too much junk) i also bought her two primary music cd's. the ones produced by clive romney. i found some older ones we didn't have yet. such beautiful music. 

our front entrance closet doors keep being the art gallery in our house.

Monday, April 25, 2011


mommy: "i'm coloring my princess' hair red."

sienna: "yuck!"


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Friday, April 22, 2011

{happy easter and/or happy spring!}

don't throw away the wrappers from your easter eggs. make art with them. :)
glue the thin foil carefully on paper first. then you can draw the pattern at the back and cutting is easier that way too.

wishing you all a joyful easter!

(those of you who celebrate it, of course. the rest of you: happy spring! :))

Thursday, April 21, 2011

{suosikit viime aikoina}

tämä kirja todella kosketti mun sydäntä. ehkä kun lapsettomuus oli mulle iso koettelemus kuten sarah:llekin. oli myös mielenkiintoista lukea sen ajan elmämästä.

This book touched my heart because I have experienced the trial of not being able to have children. Beautiful book.

historialliset novellit on näköjään todellakin useimmiten mun lemppareita. osaa aina arvostaa omaa aikaa entistä enemmän kun käy visiitillä menneessä.

A good read. Gives you a glimpse of what life was like way back when in Venice. 

ihana kirja! suosittelen kaikille jotka vähänkin tykkäävät piirtämisestä tai taiteesta.

Great book for anyone interested in drawing. Don't need to be a professional artist. Shows techniques that are easy enough for anyone. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2011


wallpaper: marimekko from finland
me lovey!


every child's dream playhouse
source: unknown

rocker by jaime hayon

jello fruit slices! :)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

{bunny tails}

I made these for Sienna and her primary class.
You can make your own. Just go here to print the bunny tail toppers and to see the instructions.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

{bunnies, easter eggs and a lamb}

Yarn + glitter glue.

Lamb coloring page + cotton balls.

Crayon + watercolors.

Kids love making shaving cream pictures!
We made ours a bit differently but here are the “official” instructions on how to do it:

Mix equal amounts of non-mentholated shaving cream and white paint together.
Spread the mixture on thick paper.
Drip food coloring or tempera/acrylic paint on the shaving cream mixture.
Use a craft stick to swirl the colors.
Let dry completely.
Optional: cut out into a heart, an Easter egg, shamrock…

These pictures are details of an Easter egg Sienna made at school. First you draw something with crayons and then paint over it with watercolors.

I find that cheap crayons work the best for this technique. You know the kind that kind of crumble when you color with them.

When Sienna cut out the yarn/glitter glue bunny out, she then used the “leftover pattern” as a stencil to make this bunny. I held the stencil in place and Sienna painted with glitter watercolors.

These were made with acrylic paint and dental floss. We folded the cardstock paper egg in half and then placed the floss, which had been dipped in paint, inside. We pressed on the paper and then pulled the floss out.

Next time we won’t fold the paper in half. I think it’ll look nicer that way. Just place another piece of cardstock paper on top and then pull.

Please feel free to leave a link in the comments to any Easter/spring crafts you have made.