Becca’s curtains!

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Becca's curtainsFinally! We’ve had the material for about 6 months and Becca has been bugging me to make her curtains ever since then, but I finally made them today! Woo Hoo! She’s happy with them, and I think they turned out pretty good.

She loves black and white, and anything zebra.

She wanted a black strip across the top and bottom, and the slot for the rod is pretty big so if she wants to take them to college with her, she can.

On her bed is her laptop, and it even has a zebra skin on it! lol! It’s a little hard to see with the big flowers on her bed, but it’s there.

She’s got pictures that she’s taken all through her room, and several of them turned into posters. It’s a very typical “teen” room! lol!

Love Letters…

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Here’s another great idea for Mother’s Day! I love surfing all the great craft blogs!!! I found this one atLove Letters blog. This is something that Mom could display all year long and Mom’s always love a handmade, heartmade gift.

I know my mom would love it if I put a picture of her and my girls on it! My oldest daughter Becca is always taking picture of her and “grammie”, so I could get her to take a picture of “grammie” with both the girls, then I could make this great gift for her!  It would be so easy to paint the letters then decorate them with stickers and markers. has all the supplies you need and she includes all the instructions on how to make it right on her blog. Give Mom something from the heart this year!

Make Your Own Video

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I think I’ve found a new obsession!  It’s called Fliptrack.  Both of my daughter’s are camera freaks.  They take pictures of anything and everything, especially Becca.  She’s actually planning to go to school for either photography or graphic design.  Fliptrack is a way for you to showcase your pictures by turning them into your own personal video, with music included!

I’m not the most computer savvy person, but the process for making these videos is very easy.  You pick the music you’d like on your video from a long list of choices in their music library, then add the pictures, and presto!  You have your own personal music video exactly the way you’d like it!

After you’re finished making your video on Fliptrack, you can share them with your family and friends by posting them on your MySpace, Xanga, Blogger, Friendster, Facebook or Piczo sites! I’m planning to make one showcasing all the craft projects I’ve completed and post it here on my blog.  I can even make one of our family pictures and post it on my Bev’s Bits personal blog!

You can also watch videos that other people have made and have shared on the Fliptrack site. My favorites are the pet videos!  Some of them are hilarious!  They even have a search feature where you can look for videos for practically any topic you can think of!

Stop over and take a look.  Then make your own video!  I’d love to see it!

Story Books for toddlers

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Our Sunday School is always looking for ideas on how to keep little ones quiet during church services… so I’m passing on this idea to them.

They have quite a few old story books with pictures in them of Biblical characters. The kids never seem to read them any more and some of them are very old with ripped covers and torn pages. I’m suggesting that they let the kids cut the characters out of the books and then use a glue stick to put those pictures into a notebook of some sort, possibly using a Composition Notebook. Then the name of the Biblical character could be written under the picture. As they are putting them into the book, the teacher could talk about each character so that the child knows who it is….

For example, if the child put a picture of Noah in his book, the teacher could talk about the big flood and could even help the child draw water and an ark around Noah.

The child could sit in church and go through the pages, looking at all the pictures and remembering the story of each character!

I saw a great website that teaches ELS to kids in Japan and she was looking for craft ideas for the kids using simple English. I think this would be a great craft for her to do with them, using any type of magazine or book. She could have the kids cut out pictures of common items, such as pets, or jobs, and then they could write in English, a description of the picture. Kids love looking through books, especially one they made!


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