Monday, August 3, 2009

Back to School...and Cozy Cottages!

Well today was the first day back at school! We had so much fun this summer but it is time for us to get back into our studies and start a fresh new school year!
Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket

Anna has also learned how to ripstick something she has been watching the boys do for the last year, she finally felt brave enough to try it out and stayed on it with much success. Now whenever she can pry it out of her brothers fingers you will find her outside riding around on it.

Photobucket

Photobucket

Anna and I also started on a craft project that she has been wanting to do for a few weeks now. She has a craft book that had directions to build a woodland cottage. We thought it looked very much like a hobbit home and were very excited to build this!

Photobucket
We got as much of our supplies as we could from the recycling center and also tried to use alot of what we have around the house.
We started with the main shape using a recycled piece of picture mat for the front and some poster board for the shell. The only thing we forgot to do was make a round hobbit door!
Photobucket

Anna Paper Mache'd the outside with some recycled newspaper and glue to make a nice and sturdy structure.
Photobucket
Photobucket

Then Anna painted it and we glued on some flowers and leaves from the recycling center as well as some wonderful earthy moss all over it. We made a fabulous mess and you know what we love to say in our home. The bigger the mess the better the craft!!
Photobucket
Photobucket
Photobucket

We are having lots of fun building this hobbit hole and have many more plans for it. You certainly will not find a toy like this in the store! The next step will be to start furnishing the inside as well as some more details to the outside. We look forward to sharing more pictures as we update the cottage!

"Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow." James 1:15

7 comments:

  1. Have fun with your new school year! I so miss those days of home schooling my kids.
    I love the hobbit house!! Nice work!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Happy Homeschooling! I pray God will bless your school year with happiness and learning. Looks like you had a wonderful first day back.
    Blessings~
    Carrie

    ReplyDelete
  3. Happy first day of school! There is always something exciting about the first day back. I'm glad to see you even took a photo of your children on the first day back.

    Tell Anna I think her Hobbit house is wonderfully cozy! I am looking forward to seeing how she will furnish it.

    Blessings!
    Deborah

    ReplyDelete
  4. Dear Heather,

    How nice to see everyone doing their schoolwork~It's nice to get into a routine sometimes, isn't it? I love the Hobbit House, too! Our clothespine hobbits are still bald, waiting for me to glue hair on them and make them some clothes. :)

    Love,

    Marqueta

    ReplyDelete
  5. Heather,

    the hobbit cottage is soooo cute! Happy 1st day of school.

    Love, heather

    ReplyDelete
  6. Please tell Anna that I just love her little house. I am afraid that if I show this to a little certain someone I will be required to help make something similar!
    We haven't officially started school yet .... I hope your school year is wonderful!

    ReplyDelete

Thanks For leaving your thoughts...Have a blessed day!

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.