Ok, so since I got a little bit of interest from readers to see more in-depth how I did Little Man’s Busy Book I decided to give you some more details, 2 pages at a time.
Here are the first two pages, the window and the squirrel.
I made stencils for almost all of these pages, the same way I do for the appliques on clothing. I also used a sewing machine for most everything, but it’s possible to do this without one. It will just take a lot more time.
I’m still regaining my bearings after the car accident, so I haven’t gotten much done in terms of crafts or great cooking. I went to the fabric store and got some things for an upcoming project, though!
In the meantime, I thought I’d share a recipe that’s become a favorite in our house, particularly with Little Man. It’s not my own recipe, I found it on Food Network. You can find the recipe here.
The recipe is for muffins packed with fruits and vegetables. The recipe calls them “cupcakes,” but let’s be honest– unless your child has never seen a cupcake in their life, they won’t fall for these being cupcakes. They’re muffins.
I’ve made them twice now, and Little Man can’t get enough. Which is great because sometimes he can be really picky about what he’ll eat, and it’s usually not the healthy stuff he goes for first. (more…)