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A Little Art in the Park

Let’s talk about Lucy!

For starters, this little lady is talking so much now!  She can say pretty much any single word you ask her to as long as it’s an easy one.  Some words sounds more like they’re supposed to than others but she tries.  She also said her first sentence!  We were talking to Aunt Caitlin (Tay Tay as Lucy is currently calling her. “k”=”t” at the moment) and Lucy told Caitlin “I love you”! She says it all the time now too!  She already knows how to play us like fiddles.  She’ll say “I love you” then give a hug and kiss.  Too sweet!

We had a big craft day yesterday so I’ll share with you what we did and what we’re going to do with it.

So I saw a few ideas on Pinterest and I decided to meld them together.  One idea was to get a big sheet, hang it up and let your child paint it.  The other was to buy a canvas drop cloth and make curtains out of them by painting whatever pattern you wanted on it, then cutting into panels and hemming.  So what did I do?  I bought a canvas drop cloth and finger paints and we went to the park.  Once we found a shady spot we spread out the drop cloth and opened every color of the finger paints.  Then we painted! I coated Lucy’s hands and feet and she put her prints all over and spread the paint around as much as she wanted.
Justin took pictures from a safe distance.  He doesn’t like to get messy and this was an exceptionally messy project!

Once Lucy had enough of painting, I went around and added some color in the blank spots to make sure it was full of color.  Then we had some fun and ran around with it while it was drying which Lucy thought was a ton of fun!

Once we got the panels home and dry it was time to make this giant canvas into three window panels.  Now, I was able to make three because I am making these as purely decorative.  Here in Hawaii, we need a good breeze moving through the house, so these will remain open at all times and don’t need to block all incoming light.

I decided to use stitch witchery for my hems.  I know, I know, it’s lame, but I don’t have my sewing machine here so I’m making do with what I have.  So I laid out my curtain panels and started pressing my hems.  This went pretty quickly once the peanut went down for a nap. Please don’t judge my lack of ironing board.  Again, I’m making do with what I have!

After the hems were made I did a simple hand stitch at the top of each panel to make a place to feed the curtain rod through.  And voila! A curtain panel! I also made these cute curtain ties out of tulle puffs.

Here’s how it turned out!  I love them!

This was so much fun to make!  I loved that it included my whole family and that I get to proudly display Lucy’s art work and enjoy it every day.  I hope you like them too.  If not… well I don’t care! 😉

Until next time, Mahalo!

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