Wednesday, January 8, 2014

It's A BANNER Kind Of Winter Day!

Minus 45 Degrees?
Minus 50 Degrees?
They need to add wind chill in there
as if Minus 18 degrees is not cold enough?

Well, it't been a BANNER winter so far
so we decided to pay it homage.

We went through magazines and found
pictures that reminded us of winter.
This is what we ended up with.
Isn't  that cute?
It is made out of squares of white posterboard
with magazine pictures glued on.
Gluing is serious business around here.
I love the way the sunlight highlights the uncombed hair.
 Lulu adorned little clothespins with paper.
Yep-It starts as a mess...
And it gets laid out before gluing and adding letters.
Pretty cute in the end, huh?
SweetCheeks punched all the holes to put the string through.
That was her favorite job.
The door on the letter N
actually swings open
and you look into a 
"room with a view".

So there you have it-
Our WINTER banner
that will hang from their home mantle.
The girls went home late today.
It is quiet here now...
very quiet...
it is so quiet I think I will sneak off to my
WINTER CAMPER
to take a nap.
I got it for a gift last year.
Is that not he cutest cookie jar you've ever seen?

Have a good day- we are still way below
ZERO DEGREES HERE.
Maybe I'll warm my underwear in the microwave 
before I get dressed....
or...
maybe not~
your photo name

63 comments:

Musings from Kim K. said...

They did a wonderful job on that winter banner. I'm sure they enjoyed their snow days home with you. It was a fun extended break. Our whole house is dragging this morning getting ready for school.

Lori said...

Cutest banner and cookie jar ever! What fun.

Lynne said...

Brrrrrrrrrr!

Who wouldn't want to be stranded in a deep freeze with such a creative Nana...that banner is adorable and your dollies are precious!

w/L




Japolina said...

You are seriously such a great grandmother. The memories you are making with them are priceless. My husband only knew one of his grandparents and she was old. I feel so sorry for him that he missed out on the grandma thing!

Tete said...

Looks like you kept the girls busy and had a bunch of fun. Love it all and that door is so cute. Who did that one? We are getting our heat wave, finally. It is up to 11 above.

Vee said...

What a beautiful banner, Sizzle Pants! I especially like the door that really opens. Yes, very clever all around.

Jen Kershner said...

I love that you are crafting with littles. My girl and I have been crafting like crazy. This morning she woke up and went straight to the studio. She came out just long enough to tell me she loves me and that she is so happy we have a studio. Bliss. Also? I want/need that cookie jar. Precious!

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

Precious girls. Precious projects. Trouble is, at-home-with-Nana must be more fun, than going to real school. -grin-

Yes Nana, take a lovely nap, or 3 or 4. In the cutest camper around. :-)

How about just tossing your "long johns" in the dryer for a minute or two? Instead of the microwave? :-)

Jettie said...

When the weather outside is frighful, Nana makes the inside delightful, me thinks.

Karen thisoldhouse2.com said...

I do believe that is the most adorable cookie jar I've ever seen. Love your banner project too :-)

Anonymous said...

a beautiful banner!!!you spent a wonderful day, keep warm, keep safe,

chateau chic said...

Darling project to do with your granddaughter. She did such a great job!!
Mary Alice

Sylvia said...

What a great activity on a cold winter's day! I love your little camper!

Anonymous said...

Love the winter banner. That camper cookie jar is the cutest!

Leslie Anne Tarabella said...

I would be in heaven at your house with al the paper and glue!

Leslie Anne Tarabella said...

I would be in heaven at your house with al the paper and glue!

Pat said...

Wonderful job ladies. Very cute.

Doreen@foxdenrd said...

Projects like these are so much fun for kids, but me thinketh they're even more fun for grandmas ;).

The cookie jar is precious! In fact, just out of principle I would eat every cookie in there and screw weight watchers!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a fun day! I'm working on a banner...can the girls come over and help? Enjoy your day, fluff your clothes in the dryer! That's what I always did! Hugs!

Beth said...

The banner is beautiful The girls did a fine job!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very cute banner, Diana, and I'll bet they had a good time making it, too. We will be at 22 degrees today. The highest its been in several days. By Friday 45. I'll be looking for my shorts and flip-flops then! : )

Nellie said...

What a very clever project, Diana! We have a high temperature of above freezing predicted for today! xo Nellie

bj said...

...just as precious as can be.
A perfect stay-indoors project from a pretty grandgirl and a beautiful grandmother....:)
xoxo

Donna said...

What a great idea, Diana! Looks like the girls really had fun with this project. Keep warm!

Victoria's Vintage Designs said...

You art the best kind of Grandmother ~ children so enjoy crafting & making things...
My Mom used to do this with the little ones, especially my daughter.
Thanks for the memory! Vicki

Shirley said...

Good Morning Diana, The girls have had a lot of fun with grandma. Of course, grandma does spoil them just a little bit, a lot or at least we are suppose to. I love the winter banner and I am sure mom will also. I really don't know of anyplace warm right now. I have enjoyed reading previous post. Have a wonderful day and stay warm. Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend.

Ruth Kelly said...

You should get some relief from the cold today because it is snowing here. All in all though, we have a winter that is not too cold. I remember those days at -40 in Anchorage and that was without the wind.

G Dazeez said...

That looks like so much fun to do! You bet it is cold, we are expecting more sleet this afternoon. We are counting the days until we can get out on the lake and cruise in the sunshine in our summer flip flops!

RURAL said...

Brrrr, lovely banner, they are so very creative.

Stay warm.

Jen

Simply LKJ said...

So creative. And, that cookie jar is adorable!!

Our Hopeful Home said...

It's nice that you get to spend time with the girls. And lucky for them you're so crafty! Love the banner.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Cute banner but the best part is doing it with your Grandaughter!

cards4ubylouise and other treasures said...

You are a fun-loving grandmother. Your grandkids are blessed. I never knew my grandmothers. My mother's mother lived with us till I was 4 or 5 then left and I never saw her again till I was 18 and she was dying. I had a step grandmother....but just not the same. Not sure what I was suppose to learn from that, but it would have been nice to have a grandmother like you.

The banner looks like fun to make and yes, you are creating wonderful memories.

Connie said...

Hi Diana, it is easy to see that it is always fun to visit grandma. What a lovely way to spend a winter day together and your banner is delightful. Great job!
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Anonymous said...

Love that you spend such precious time with your grandchildren. The banner is adorable!

My Garden Diaries said...

Ha!!! I hear ya friend!! Gosh we are so frozen here too!!! What an awesome and creative project to do with the girls!!! I love it!!! I think I will give it a go with my Josie bean!! Stay warm and a happy day to you!!! Yes I love that cookie jar!! Xoxo

Attic Clutter said...

oh nana Diana(:) that us darling..fun stuff(:)
hugs,patty

Sunny Simple Life said...

Might as well celebrate it. We have had no winter. I am in shorts today. I wish we would get a little. We need rain so very badly.

Patty Patterson said...

The girls did a great job! And that cookie jar is super cute. Enjoy your nap!

Patty Antle said...

What an adorable banner you made with Lulu. It looks wonderful in your home and will remind you of the special time you had together. I just posted about that camper on my blog. It sure is adorable!

Merlesworld said...

If it ever got that cold here I would never get out of bed.
Merle.....................

Anonymous said...

The girl's banner is just perfect for your weather and the winter season! They're very creative! I would love coming to visit you! Wow, you have fun things to do! I'm with you. I haven't been out in our cold weather yet. My pjs are so comfy and warm! Five degrees sounds good to minus 50! Brrrrrr!

Junkchiccottage said...

Soooo cute Diana. Great banner. I love that cookie jar. I would want to jump in there with the cookies too.
Kris

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Very cute project...came out great!
Oh and btw...my husband works for a company called Minus 11.

Celestina Marie said...

Oh Diana the girls winter banner is darling. Such sweet details and the open door is too cute.
Love your pics and the cookie jar is a precious piece.
I have the same granite in my kitchen.
Stay warm and safe. It is cold here but nothing like your weather.
Hugs

This N That said...

Great banner..Very clever girls..You could put your underwear in the bun warmer...:)

It's Just Dottie said...

I don't see how you live where it is so very cold. I guess it is by doing the things like you did today. I am sure they warm your heart. Smiles, Dottie

One More Time Events said...

The girls did a great job on their Winter banner…very cute! You are so funny about warming up you under ware in the microwave…it reminds me of how I use to warm up my daughters socks in the mooring before school…be careful because I actually burned one of them…lol. Having 70 degree weather here… I don't know how you do it. Xo Tammy

Unknown said...

Priceless! Love ya, Diana! ~~Ang

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Is there an extra bed in that camper? Move over, I'm coming in! The banner is such a fun project! Oh how I love cutting pictures out of magazines when I was young. Love the door that opens! Brrrr that is way too Cold. Snowed all day here today. Not too cold during the day, but really chilly out now.
hugs,
Jann

Gypsy Heart said...

Cute, cute! I love kid's with imagination.

It's wayyyy too cold there for me but you know what? I'll be wailing this summer about 110+. :)

xo
Pat

Kelly said...

Their banner turned out so cute! I bet that was a fun project to do together. I don't know how you cope with that weather! I got a taste of it this week myself and I must say I didn't like it. I think your winters are brutal (where ours is mild) and our summers are brutal. Not sure how yours are. My husband used to always complain in the summer that he wanted to move away from the heat and humidity of the south. But then he experienced the deep freeze recently and could hardly stand it either! LOL!

Sew a Fine Seam said...

What a fun banner! My girls have been drawing pictures the past few days - they have designed a new species - they call them cat-people. they have a whole family created and are now drawing their homes and wardrobes! They even drew classmates and a bully!

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Dianna,
Just stopping in ti thank you for your visit!! We have had cold weather here but not like that and it is supposed to reach 50 on Sat.!! Crazy!!

Hugs,
Deb

camp and cottage living said...

Why not warm all of your clothes in the dryer like I do every morning? It's a bad habit I know!
The banner is such a good idea. I bet the girls had so much fun putting it together, Diana.
That is a sweet camper!

20 North Ora said...

What a fun thing to do on a cold, cold day with your precious grandchildren.

Judy

It's Just Dottie said...

Diana! I don't know what a No Reply is or how to take it off. Dottie

Patricia @ 9th and Denver said...

Diana-
that cookie jar is adorable. I'm uncertain about this; but do you have a camper? Or just really, really like them?
The girls and you made a cute little banner and created some fun memories! I loved this little idea. I might steal it and do something similar with my littles. ;)

We didn't get anything below 0 even with wind chills...but we got pretty gosh dern cold for East Texas!
Stay warm dear.
Pat

Leena Milligan Lanteigne said...

Such a cute project! Hope it warms up out there soon - way too cold! Love the cookie jar too - so sweet! Even more sweet if it's full of cookies LOL! Try to stay warm! Hugs, Leena

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

You are right! That is an adorable cookie jar. You ...and I know I've said this before..but YOU are the neatest Grandmother ever! I have read a lot of blogs tonight and all of them talk about how cold it is where they are. Only one said the worst of it missed them but they were still really cold.
Heavens, but this is one cold, cold Winter for most of our nation.
Big hugs.
Mona

Renee said...

The banner is adorable. Projects with the grands are such fun.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

so darn cute!

As to warming underwear..well I do have steam heat here and laying things on the radiators is not unheard of. Usually hats and wet gloves but I'll keep underwear and socks in mind for future use :)

Thistle Cove Farm said...

It's been cold here...20 below with wind chills 30 below or more. Bless God, it's gotten warmer the end of the week.