January Families, Create! Wrap-up Post

February 5th, 2011 by Dionna | 3 Comments
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January’s Families, Create! challenge brought some fantastic cuddly posts from participants. From homemade jammies to home movies, our writers and crafters kept busy getting creative and cuddling up.

Visit Code Name: Mama and Living Peacefully with Children to find out how you can participate in the next Families, Create! Carnival.

Our February theme is “Heroes and Heroines” – what can your family create this month to celebrate the heroes and heroines in your lives?

Please take time to read the submissions by the other carnival participants:

  • What’s the perfect way to snuggle up on a cold winter night? Acacia at Fingerpaint & Superheroes knows the answer: make the perfect soup!

    Visit TheArtsyMama for a tutorial on how to make your own cuddly blanket.

  • The ArtsyMama teaches us how to create a no sew fleece throw inspired by your favorite snuggle time book.
  • Movies made from books are often pretty poor representations, but this family-made movie from Dionna at Code Name: Mama is monster-ific!
  • Aunalise at My Sweet Potatoes created a cozy for her Kindle, to protect it from little hands that think they need to cuddle with it.
  • What better way to cuddle and get cozy than in new jammies made by Mama G @ Z everyday things?
  • Inspired by her family’s love of the Harry Potter series, Mandy at Living Peacefully with Children decided to make a series of ornaments based on the theme.
  • Laura at Nestled Under Rainbows shared a reflection on and a celebration of snuggies, lovies, cuddlies and specials.
  • Little Hedgehog got a wonderful idea when his red hat from Father Christmas didn’t fit, and Megan at Purple Dancing Dahlias got a wonderful idea to knit a sweet hedgehog!
  • Monster-inspired artwork by a monster-clad kid. Despite the growling, he really is cuddly! Monster love courtesy of Dionna at Code Name: Mama.

    Visit Up, Down, and Natural for help making your own sling.

  • Arpita at Up, Down & Natural shares a quick tutorial on how to make your very own Pippalily inspire pouch sling, with zippered pocket & key ring, and a matching nursing cover to boot!
  • Amy at Anktangle finally completed something cuddly and warm for her son Daniel: his very own afghan, crocheted with love by Momma.
  • Who’d want to cuddle with a cuttlefish? Aunalise at My Sweet Potatoes thinks you might want to cuddle up with this sweet plush cuttlefish!

Join us in February to create something with (or for) your own family. Visit Code Name: Mama and Living Peacefully with Children to find out more about February’s “Heroes and Heroines” theme.

3 Responses to:
"January Families, Create! Wrap-up Post"

  1. teresa   momgrooves

    this is such a great idea and all these things people did are wonderful.

  2. Maman A Droit   MamanADroit

    I didn’t get my act together in time to participate this time, but I love all the creative ideas people came up with! Maybe if I start planning now I can get something done in time for the animal theme in March, lol.

  3. katie m

    Awesome links! I’m going to check out the instructions to make your own sling from Up, Down, and Natural.

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