Monday, January 19, 2009

Perler Beads and other interesting stuff

I had the pleasure of having my granddaughter over for a few days recently and one of the new things we tried out were Perler Beads. You start with a form and put these little tiny plastic beads on them and then fuse them together by ironing them under what looks to be parchment paper. Granddaughter went to town on them. She just really loves it. It takes quite awhile to do one and she did many and never really tired of it. I'm thinking if you put some kind of a backing on them they would make great iced tea coasters.

Isn't she an angel, nothing but perfect the WHOLE time her mommy was gone!!!

I had picked these things up while we were out and about and so we hung them up. I was thinking about painting them white and going with the shabby chic thing, but in this house they look pretty good the way they are. I was really tired of looking at white walls, even though I know I won't be here all that long. They were ridiculously inexpensive. I just love the picture of the little girl with the dog, so cute!

And, of course a snow update. I believe this is the end of the snow for a little while. It just amazes me. That is the cake table. I should do a progression of that. Oh, and did you know that if you don't clear the snow off your roof it can build up what they call an ice dam. Then what happens is the water leaks down into the siding and can basically ruin your house. It also can glue your back door shut so that you cannot get out it. Even if you manage to get it open, it glues shut immediately again upon shutting if the temperature is cold enough (like 20 to 30 degrees below 0) because of the cold water running down the side of the house. Ha, well it warmed up enough that the door is now open and working again! Hurray!!!

Look what I got! Guess where daughter went?


the voice of melody said...

Your granddaughter looks adorable! Nice to hear she's an angel too. :)

I can't believe that snow, that's an enormous amount. Wow!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Your g.daughter is a cutie pie.She did a great job on the beads.You might could glue cork on the back of them.Then you could use them as coasters.
That snow on the table just got deeper with every post you made.

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Cork is a great idea, I didn't know what to put exactly on the back!

Miss Janice said...

Your little grandaughter looks precious. I cannot conceive of that amount of snow! I'm shivering just looking at it!