I put together a set of bunk beds for the girls, from Ikea. I've had my eye on this bunk bed for quite a few years. We almost got them last year, but I'm glad we waited, I think they are just the right ages. Bunk beds were really our only option if they wanted to stay in the same room, their little room couldn't fit two twin beds. So bunks it was!
I did paint all the pieces (except the mattress support pieces) white before I assembled the bunk bed. I put a couple coats of primer and finished with paint, so I only needed a quart of paint in the end. It should hold up nicely! Even though I'm sure the bunk bed won't last forever, it'll last us for quite a while.
I also really happy about helping my 12 year old neighbor finish her very first quilt! She's in 4H this year and had entered a ton of great things into our county fair.
I showed her how to make a simple strip quilt. She did a really great job and it was fun to show her a bunch of techniques. Over the course of a few weeks we put the quilt top together, basted the quilt, quilted, made binding and attached binding. I feel really happy that I could share quilting with her!
And lastly, the winner of the Martha Stewart's Favorite Crafts for Kids book along with a fun pack from the Martha Stewart Crafts Collection is:
Lisa who said: "Craft ideas? YES, PLEASE!! My seven-year-old will spend the entire summer reading, my five-year-old is a craft aficionado!"