Monday, October 5, 2009

Crafting around the house

True confessions: my craft is scrapbooking. I cross-stitch too, and I stamp a card occasionally, but I do not seek ways to fill my house with crafts. For one thing, it's impractical. I don't have a lot of space, and I have two pets and two boys. Combine those things, and you get damaged crafts. I can't bring myself to do that.

However, I recently put together my computer skills (creating a table in Word) with my stamps to help my son keep track of his violin practice. How often has he done each exercise and song over the last week? We now can tell:


The bonus is that Dominic does the stamping. He LOVES that. And also note that though it looks like he's choosing random star stamps, he makes sure he uses the same stamp every row. That is so him.

If he practices each song and exercise five times a week between lessons, he gets a reward. For him, he chose going to a local restaurant Three Squares to eat. He adores their chocolate waffles.

I love their breakfast burritos too, so I'm helping him practice as much as I can.