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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Potty Training Mystery Box

I have just about had it with potty training.  I decided that everything I had tried was just not working...especially my negativity.  Let face it, it's hard NOT to become negative about potty training.  So I decided to be more positive and creative.  I came up with...The Mystery Box!

I love surprises but I am pretty impatient.  I decided that if my daughter is anything like me the suspense will get to her and she will just have to see what the surprise is.  It's kind of like Christmas...a lot of the excitement is the surprise.  

Here's the awesome part.  All of those treats that I've tried that have not motivated her quite enough are still being used, but the surprise in the box alternates and changes between marshmallows, chocolate chips, Swedish fish, and little trinkets that I can come up with.  Last night I found a sea shell that I already had that had a hole in the top.  I tied a string in it and made it into a necklace for her next surprise.  

When I feel like it's about time to try going potty I remind my daughter about the mystery box or shake it to show her there's something inside.  She gets so excited.  Last night probably ten or fifteen minutes after she had gone to the bathroom I shook the box to show my daughter there would be something waiting for her the next time she went potty.  That was a mistake.  She insisted on going right then  So be strategic about how you use the box. :)

I made the box myself (don't be too critical) out of a little cardboard box I had.  I covered it in assorted felt and ribbon.  The trickiest part was figuring out how to keep it closed.  I used a really big needle and a thimble to make the holes for my button and string.  I threaded some string through the lid of the box creating a loop to fasten around the button.  

This is just how I did it.  Decorate it however you like and have fun with it!

Let me know what you think!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Animal Headbands

So I'm not quite sure where the idea to make animal ears came from but I thought it would be really fun!  Turns out it is!  I started with the kitty ears...


gotta have a puppy...

kind of random but I wanted to try a giraffe. :)





and fox :)

I have had pretty good success with these.  I personally love them.  They are great for playtime, costumes, photo props, etc.  I like stimulating imagination and these are perfect for that!  
These are all available on Etsy if you are interested.

Let me know what you think!  Also if you have any suggestions for more animal headbands I'd love to hear them :)

Friday, April 25, 2014

Spring Baby Headbands!

I finally got the headband making thing down just as spring was about to begin...that was a problem. So I am diving into spring headbands!
I make them with lighter, thinner thread so they're more appropriate for the season. :)
Here they are...

Come visit me on facebook


And Etsy

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Picnic Basket Quiet Book Page

This Page is a bit advanced (even for me :D ) but it will be nice to have something that entertains older children too. It was fun to design.

I wanted a page for practicing weaving...

...and of course it has to have a fun picture.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Crochet Headbands

This past Christmas I decided to make crochet headbands for my sisters. I kept having people tell me that I should sell them so that is exactly what I have begun doing.  I LOVE seeing my headbands on people. I have headbands for all ages! Take a look!

If you like what you see come check out my etsy shop.

Or search "Mommy Cabin Fever" on Etsy or Facebook


I recently designed little hair clips too. They're perfect for spring! I've decided I really like alligator hair clips.  They're perfect for little kids because they're comfortable on sensitive heads.