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fun finds

Recycled Crayons

We recycled some crayons this weekend. I really wanted to use my Ikea Silicon molds, but turns out they aren’t oven friendly.

Instead I used my old mini-muffin pan. Daughter helped me peel the paper off the broken crayons. And Husband helped me break them into pieces.

We baked them in a low oven (275 degrees) for about 10 minutes until they were melted. Then we stirred them with a toothpick to mix up the colors.

We thought it was pretty cool that they yellows and oranges came to the top and the darker colors were at the bottom. Either way they turned out really well and Daughter was excited to use them to draw her dinosaurs. Totally worth it.


Fabric Letters

I ran across this Tutorial for Rag Quilted Letters months ago and I’ve look back at it many, many times just waiting for the perfect opportunity to make them. Then I realized my nephew was turning two and knew I had to make these for him. I used the Boys Will be Boys fat quarter pack from and it was perfect. I followed the tutorial exactly, but also included a drawstring backpack so my nephew can carry then with them. I have to say he was more excited about the remote control car than the letters, but eventually he’ll enjoy them. Or at least his Mom will. Now I’m off to make a set for Daughter. But in pink, of course.


Welcoming a Baby Boy

A dear friend of mine will be welcoming a new baby boy this fall. For her shower, I made her this adorable blanket with Minky fabric and using this tutorial. I was initially worried about using such a soft material, but the tutorial was well written and I had no problems. At all. It came together really quickly, and I think I’ll be making more. Sure hope the new mother and bouncing baby boy like it as much as I do!