Saturday, January 10, 2015

The Holidays are over!

I've been cheating on crafts with furniture.

Sixcranberries has become more of an interior designer than a felt story maker. My hubby and I have just bought our first town home and we are happy to say that we are home owners!!

 I must admit, I don't have much time as I use to. I have put away my felt materials and left this hobby for a little while. I don't mind sharing my everyday job displays. I find myself leaking the extra creativity on simple projects for everyday uses.

During the holidays, the preschoolers were bored with the same ol' activities. When they get bored, I start making things out of boxes. Boxes seem to never disappoint. Especially from my last post with the ponies. That box has been thrown out from all the over-use!

I've made a house. Gingerbread house to be exact. This time the kids decorated the box and placed little gingerbread people in there. It lasted for 4 weeks, but I think it's time for another new activity!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

my job.

I made this "Pony House" for those dear little ponies who roam around the daycare without a home.

This box lasted 3 months! It's breaking apart right now, but it's still standing!

Sometimes I go to work super early.
How early? Well, I'm too embarassed to say.
I hate to admit it, but I truly love what I do at work. It's very soothing and it exercises my many interests. I feel like I have a family there. Furthermore, I have the most amazing co-workers that I work with everyday. Just yesterday, my partner in crime baked me her famous Banana Chocolate Chip loaf (which, of course, I shared it with the other ladies!). I don't want to get too sappy. So, here's the end of it:

I love children.
I love to paint.
I love to decorate.
I love to bake.
I love to cook.
I love to make that super-gummy-bubble solution just to see a crack of smile.

I like to come home feeling I made a difference each and everyday.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Game of Thrones

I know this is completely out of the usual.

But, I have taken a pause on felt stories and have moved onto bigger projects. This preschool teacher has more to do than to work on stories for story time.

I've been really into this tv show on HBO. Game of Thrones! My top notch addiction at the moment. My friend a litre of sunshine and I decided to randomly have a dress-up night.
...and then things started to blossom. I had this itch to make a throne myself. Afterall, it's something I've always wanted to do. 

 I think I'm nearly done. But now my livingroom has no space to place this massive piece of furniture. Season 4 is about to end soon and I hope I could make some good use out of it before I send it away! Anyone interested?
 #Gameofthrones #GoT #Diy #vancouver #gameofthronesseason4 #ironthrone #winteriscoming

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Love Birds in the Air

What Flannel friday means to me...
I am a Preschool Teacher. Wish I was a Librarian on the side to share all my felt stories, but I share them daily with the children at my center in Circle Time. I love my job very much. Making felt stories is my hobby and furthermore, it adds to my love of teaching.

Flannel Friday is truly an inspiration to me. I think it has kept a group of wonderful talented bloggers together to share what they love doing. Although I haven't had the time to blogged much the past couple of months, I wanted to share why I've been slacking. I have been wedding planning crazily. Although my wedding is in August 2013, I can't seem to take my mind off of it. So there I sat doodling my wedding thoughts then I transfered it onto some felt pieces. The next thing you know, I've made my next flannel friday post.

Songs you can use: Got this stuff from Child Fun

Chickadee, chickadee, happy and gay
Chickadee, chickadee, fly away.
Five little chickadees, no room for more,
One flew away, and then there were four.
Four little chickadees, sitting in a tree,
One flew away, and then there were three.
Three little chickadees, don't know what to do,
One flew away, and then there were two.
Two little chickadees, sitting in the sun,
One flew away, then there was one

Love birds in the air! Wedding, chickadees, Spring, it all adds up=)

Thanks for all the visits and feel free to check out my other life as a wedding planner #lenaandsunny2013 tweet to @ofanasianbride

Thank you Lisa at Library Land for hosting this week for March 8th=)

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Three crows

Three Crows.
Adapted from the song "Three Craws"

Three Crows sat upon the wall, sat upon the wall, sat upon the wall
Three Crows sat upon the wall on a cold and frosty morning.

Two Crows sat upon the wall, sat upon the wall, sat upon the wall
Two Crows sat upon the wall on a cold and frosty morning.

One Crow sat upon the wall, sat upon the wall, sat upon the wall
Onsat upon the wall on a cold and frosty morning.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

The Napping House

It's finally 2013! 
2012 was truly great because I've kept this blog running and I got engaged!!!!

A special shout to Y.H. who found me on my blogger and we had the honour of being acquainted. She recently finished Langara College (just like me!) Sometimes I really think about the days in school for Early Childhood Education. There are really some things you can't just learn in books. It's about the hands-on experience. It truly is. I'm actually very thankful to be working in my dream career. I am thankful to work with the little ones who truly made my 2012 an awesome one.

Well, I guess it's time for me to show you my first felt story I've ever created. I remember rushing through it because I had a bunch of other papers to finish. Need I remind you, it was my first attempt and it wasn't my best effort. 
The story is called, "The Napping House" By Audrey Wood. I believe it's a book that's been on the shelves for quite a while. What intrigued me was the repetition and simplicity. Furthermore, it was a great story to control the volume of the crowd. With a quiet tone and some whispers, the children really get into it. I made two sets. One set with everyone sleeping. The other set is to have everything fly in the air. I wanted to really make this felt story "POP". 
Characters in the story: Granny, Child, Dog, Cat, Mouse, Flea a cozy bed where everyone is sleeping.

I think that's what I need right now! With all my family in a craze for wedding planning, this house really needs a sleep!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Stylish Worms

With the Summer coming to an end, I would like to share a song that I composed called, "Five Little Worms Fat" which originally came from the "Five Little Snowmen" Song.

It goes something like this:
Five Little Worms Fat
All wearing a silly hat
Out came the sun
and dried up one.
(Take one worm away)
What a sad day was that.
(Continue with 4, 3, 2, 1)

I created my own stylish worms with their own silly little hats: a magician's hat, a hat that looks like Mr.Potato Head, an upside down boot, a girly fashionable hat and an Afro hat. Quite unique, but I think the children would love to choose from the five hats as it's pretty versatile! Enjoy!