Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Texture Tuesday



February is always our worst month for winter weather.   Last week the kids were off several days because of  extremely cold temperatures or snow covered roads.   Friday was another day off school for Megan, my daughter.  Since it was too cold to go outside in the snow we decided to make origami.  I saw on Sylvia's lovely blog Cosiness a link on how to make origami love birds (you can visit her blog here).  Sylvia's love birds were so pretty and Megan loves birds, so I thought it would be a fun activity.  We did have a lot of fun making the love birds and I also made the banner above.  Megan googled origami and our love birds then had samurai hats to wear... as well as everyone else in the house. 



The sky was clear and blue yesterday which means cold temperatures to come.  Sure enough it was -9° F actual temperature when Megan went to the bus stop this morning.  They couldn't have a 2 hour delay because they are starting their standardized testing today.  I asked if she had enough No. 2 lead pencils for the test, she said she didn't need them.  She needed to bring her ear 'buds' instead  because they are taking the test on a computer.  How things change...

Today I am joining Kim Klassen's Texture Tuesday and the class Be Still.  The assignment in Be Still was to ... add a little hanging something.  I added a banner I created on Megan's snow day and also the texture sybil.
 
Thank you for stopping by!
Have a great week and stay warm!
Michelle

Kim Klassen dot com

17 comments:

  1. What a cute banner and how you have hung it. Oh I want that typewriter.

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  2. You are a talented family hope it warms soon...

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  3. What a refreshing shot. Light, bright colors are welcome on these cold days!

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  4. I love all the creativity that is going on in your place! I definitely have to check out those love birds. Good luck for your daughter on the tests - our schools have them later in the spring (usually April).

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  5. As I write this the windchill is -5 and the wind is a whipping along with the snow. I NEED SPRING!! Love the blue skies but there is a price to pay for them this time of year.

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  6. Something very meditative about the blue sky with the hanging branches...beautiful!

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  7. Such a lovely vignette, Michelle, and I so love that banner you've created !
    Nice to hear you and your daughter had a great time making the love birds ...
    thanks for mentioning me :-)
    Wishing your daughter good luck on the test !
    Have a nice week,
    Sylvia

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  8. So cute with the vintage typewriter, and lovely pastel colors!! Oh how I LOVE a pretty blue sky...today we have another one. I'm going to try making those love birds one day.

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  9. Such a lovely still-life. I love that sweet banner and that typewriter is pretty awesome! I love how technology has changed our lives in so many ways :)

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  10. Michelle, Looks like you found a cheerful way to spend a cold winter's day. The best part of the story - the time you spent with your daughter - making. Your images for today are uplifting - thank you!

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  11. Lovely vignette, love the bunting ! What fun to make the birds with your daughter, a fun activity ( I did check out the tutorial, but haven't had time to give it a try yet !)

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  12. I love those springlike colors, and the blue echoed in book and bunting. Great old typewriter, too!

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  13. Michelle, this is outstanding ... I can see it in a Martha Stewart magazine on crafts ... love ...

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  14. I am aging myself by admitting that that is the kind of typewriter I learned how to type on! Our school only had a few electric typewriters at the time but this is the typewriter that my mother owned. Wish I still had it!

    What a wonderful way to spend a snowed in day! I have to try making some origami birds!

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  15. What a wonderful way to spend a winter day indoor with Megan. :)
    A gorgeous still-life, Michelle. Lovely pastels colors and composition, and your typewriter is so pretty.

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  16. I love your old typewriter and cheerful banner. What a great way to spend a snow day. That said, I can't imagine how cold -9 F must feel. All the best, Bonny

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  17. I love your old typewriter and cheerful banner. What a great way to spend a snow day. That said, I can't imagine how cold -9 F must feel. All the best, Bonny

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