17 Things Boys Need from their Moms

OnlyArt:

In honor of my first child’s due date (it’s a boy!), I’m sharing this lovely blog.

Originally posted on Life As I Know It:

Children need many things from their parents. They need stability, protection, nurturing, and love. They also need other things, different things from each of their parents. I have seen several such lists, and I wanted to add my opinion into the mix.

Because I am a mommy to a little boy, this is what I know. So, here’s the list of things I pray I give to my little guy, in order to help him grow into a good man – the things I think every little boy needs from his mom.

A boy needs:

Candid moment captured

Candid moment captured (Photo credit: tommie m)

To be showered with affection - hugs, kisses, all of it. Until he is big enough to not want that anymore. Then he needs you to ruffle his hair, put your hand on his shoulder, and hug him anyway. He needs to know the importance of human contact…

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How to Make a Minecraft Pillow Using Pixels

OnlyArt:

This is awesome!

Originally posted on Darling Mushroom:

The method of cutting really, really small squares and sewing them into a grid is called postage stamp quilting. In this tutorial, I will show you a couple of neat trick to create postage stamp quilt blocks. Once you know this method, you can apply it to any project. For example, I will use the method to create a Diamond Sword pillow from the popular game, Minecraft. This will go along with my Diamond Sword quilt!

how to create minecraft pillow

Step 1: Draft your template
-Use Powerpoint to create the image or conditional formatting in Excel

Step 2: Cut Interfacing -Use craft weight interfacing. Lightweight will be too malleable and heavyweight can be too stiff.

Step 2: Cut Interfacing
-Use craft weight interfacing. Lightweight will be too malleable and heavyweight can be too stiff. I recommend cutting it an inch bigger than your grid side.

Step 3: Get someone to do the tedious work for you. Have them draw a grid on the non-shiny side of the interfacing. I used a highlighter.

Step 3: Get someone to do the tedious work for you. Have them draw a grid on the non-shiny side of the interfacing. I used a highlighter.

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