Monday, April 11, 2011

Mudbench and other crafts

Daddy built mama this mudbench. She's been wanting one for a quite a long time now. It makes organization much easier in such a large family.

He used lots of mouldings to give it character and the feeling like its been there for years. I am loving it! He's so awesome. He did this in 2 days. However, while he was building...Ben was breaking.
Here's the final product. I framed some of our favorite pics and put them at the top. We have baskets for the shoes and each child has their own hook.
I plan on making a seat cushion for it. But its good enough for now.
The girls and I were bored one day so we made these cute flowered hair clips.
We hot glued diamonds in the middle of each one.
We made enough for each girl and even had one leftover. Elizabeth gave it to her teacher.

I made myself a camera strap cover. I don't like the look of the ugly plain old black with the brand "CANON" written on it in big letters. I had envy for the ones I've seen other photographers walking around with. So here's my attempt at making one because I refuse to pay someone to make it for me.

It came out really cute. The best part is that daddy doesnt want to use it because it's a lil
too girly for him. So now the camera is all MINE!
While we have been busy crafting... Ben has found a new place to play!

This kitchen drawer is his favorite new spot to sit in.
A friend at work showed me how to knit and crochet. I've been making baby beanies. This owl one is my favorite one so far.

And for St. Patricks Day, the kids and I made daddy and his coworkers some green cupcakes. We hand delivered them to the hospital.

Aren't the x-ray hands cool?!

That's it for now. We are going off track soon. I've got a list of things to do while we're off to keep the kids busy. But, if you've got any ideas for us- please send them our way. We want to stay busy.


  1. All I can say is that mudroom is absolutely awesome Miguel!!! I want one too!!! I love the pictures and the baskets for the shoes too!!! You guys always come up with such great practical ideas! Ben cracks me up holding one of the railings and sitting in the drawer!!! You are just too funny Ben and cute also!!! Love the flower clips and cupcakes you guys made! Can I come live with you?? Hugs & kisses to all, Lynn

  2. You keep yourself really busy. And you said you were bored so you made hair clips. Girl, you need to take a break and enjoy a little down time. Everything is super cute. I love the owl cap it turned out so cute. Cant wait to see whats next.You come up with some of the best things every. And I only have 4 so I don't know how you do it all with 6. lol