Last week was a pretty busy birthday week. When you’re little it seems like you get more then one birthday. We went to an amusement park on his actual birthday, then a celebration at his daycare, we made some Butterfly treats for all the kids there. And finally his actual party, a picnic with family en friends in the playground. I found the butterflies on Pinterest here.
And this is our version.
– some paint
– wooden cloth pins
– googly eyes
– pipe cleaners
– ziplock bags
– some snacks to fill them with, we went with fruit (’cause it’s healthy and all)
We painted the wooden cloth pins, this is something you can easily do together. Mini and I had a lot of fun.
Then we glued on the googly eyes together. I handled the glue of course…
After that we put the pipe cleaners through the little round metal holes on the sides of the cloth pins.
Bend them upwards and curl the ends.
It’s also possible to fasten the pipe cleaners by putting them in the clip of the cloth pins. I preferred this way, because the butterflies remain almost intact after the treat is gone and you can reuse them.
The last step is the filling of the ziplock bags with the chosen treats.
Pinch the bag together in the middle and fasten them with the cloth pins.
This awesome little dude is 4 years old today! I can’t believe we no longer have a toddler but a boy who’s going to school (soon). Today we’re celebrating just the three of us.
P.S. look at the shadows on the ground, this is what you get when you grow up with 2 iPhone addicted parents.
Things got rearranged around the house. I switched some stuff around and I made room for Johnny Cash. He was supposed to get a space in our ‘office’ but we still haven’t gotten to fixing up that room yet. So I felt sorry for him sitting alone in the attic all these months 😉 Johnny was my gift to the Boyfriend a couple of years ago. It a little bit special as well, because it is a photo of his last show in the Netherlands. So Boyfriend is glad to have him in a prominent place again!
This week I also made our pouffe a new cover made from an old woolen blanket. And Mini reorganized the sofa pillows while I tried to take some photographs of it. I also made Mini a table tent with left-over fabric.
And I got Mini these cool monster socks from H&M. They don’t really fit with this post, but they are just so damn cute!
One of the few rooms in our house that is 90% done is Mini’s room. And his room has a very cool wallpaper by fashion designer J.C. de Castelbajac, mostly because I couldn’t really part with this wallpaper just yet. Mini used to have the same wallpaper in his previous room.
And though I still love it, I come across so many cool wallpapers that I sometimes wish I had ten more walls left! Here’s a selection of awesome wallpaper I found at Minimoderns, doesn’t it make you wanna re-paper your house too?
1. Fayre’s Fair – Mustard 2. Whitby – Lido 3. Pet Sounds – Harvest Orange 4. Festival – Stone 5. C-60 – Snow 6. Hold Tight – Mustard 7. Our Adventure Is About To Begin – Sky Blue 8. Six of One – Smoothie Pink