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24 Days of Lisa the Elf

Hello everyone! I am a Scout Elf from the North Pole and have decided to take over this post for the next 24 days. This year I finally got my family assignment from Santa. Upon arriving at my little girl’s home I got right to work setting up my display. I wanted her to know she needs to name me, find where I’ll be each day and give her a special treat since this sweet little girl has been sick since Thanksgiving.

December 1st: Now I had a typo. I know Christmas Eve is the 24th but in my rush I wrote the 25th. But I made sure to let her know to get a cookie from the kitchen as a special treat. My name was specially chosen and it’s Lisa.



December 2nd: Since the whole family is sick I thought I’d setup where I can watching over them as they rest and get better. 

December 3rd: When I got back from visiting Santa I decided I wanted a good view of school time. Homeschool is so cool and a lot fun! I wanted to join in the learning but Santa says I can’t talk or move when the family is awake. 

Mrs Christmas Tree

Mrs. Christmas Tree is ready for December decorating. How could you not get in the holiday spirit with such a cute face?

Price:
     20$ each + shipping. 

My items are intended for decoration purposes. Not intended for children or infants to play with as some parts can be a choking hazard. 

***If you will be gifting to an infant or child let me know. If the item has eyes, I will use yarn instead of safety eyes as they can be a chocking hazard. 

This doll is handmade by me, Daisy Luckey, from a design and pattern by AradiyaToys




Holiday Gift Guide

Review: Hey Clay Bugs

We got an opportunity to check out Hey Clay Bugs from Timberdoodle’s 4th grade kit. This is an air clay so when left out it will harden allowing for some imaginative play after building. It comes with 16 containers of clay. All the colors you’ll need to make the bugs. With the bugs we’ve made so far you will need a pencil to make the mouths and eye holes. If you want step-by-step instructions for each bug you’ll need to download their app and then add the code they give you in the box to unlock the bugs.


What I like is the clay is soft and easy to use. Since my daughter is only 3 it was a learning curve to forming the shapes but she started to get a better handle of it and really enjoyed playing with it. The app is wonderful and with it she knew what needed to be done and did great job at making the little bugs. 

I did find some downsides. The clay sticks very well so if you want to take a piece off and reform it, it’s a bit difficult to do so best to not push pieces together to much …

Toddler Schedule

Do we have a schedule? Absolutely! If not, our life would be crazy. Since we homeschool I don’t wake up our daughter at a specific time. I just let her wake up on her own which is normally around 6-7am. Wish she’d sleep in later but she doesn’t. We get breakfast, dressed, brush teeth, take Togepi (the house chicken) out and just hangout until around 10am. I get out the school so for the day and make a snack to have while doing school.


After we finish school, I get house chores done for the day. Dishes, laundry, clean rooms and mopping. Our daughter loves to help clean for some reason she thinks it’s fun. I hope she keeps enjoying helping me and cleaning. While cleaning I take many breaks to play games and read with my Monkey. We sometimes take longer breaks to play outside. She loves riding her bike, blowing bubbles, watching Ice (my dog) catch bubbles and just running around. Sometimes we go to the beach she gets to feed the birds, catch fish and play in the sand. 

We have lunch arou…

Our Monkey

Every parent loves to talk about their kid. I’m no different so here’s a bit about my mini me. She’s is very much a tiny version of myself. At 4 months old we were told by her pediatrician that she would need to go to a cranial surgeon to see if she had craniosynostosis; which is the plates in the skill fusing together soon than they should. When your baby is 4 months old you don’t want to hear “she’d have her head cracked open.” I feel like the pediatrician could have worded it differently. After getting X-rays and seeing the surgeon for 5 months he decided that our daughter was just small and on her own growth chart. He told us she would just be like me short and small.


We realized early on that even though she was a late talker our monkey was very bright. By 2 she was only saying 33 words but knew 0-10, upper, lowercase letters and some letter sounds, dark and light colors as well as shapes. She even knew odd shapes like trapezoid and rhombus. Body parts, animals and their sounds s…

Chicken Donut

Donuts are sweet but you know what sweeter? Chickens! I love all my chickens and I this one I made is adorable.

Price:
     15$ + shipping

You can choose any color for your donut.

My items are intended for decoration purposes. Not intended for children or infants to play with as some parts can be a choking hazard. 

***If you will be gifting to an infant or child let me know. If the item has eyes, I will use yarn for eyes instead of safety eyes; as they can be a choking hazard.***

Pattern by Oodlesofcrochet.



Pumpkin: Single

This is my all time favorite pumpkin I make. It’s just so adorable with the leave and little vine thing.

Price: 20$ + shipping

My items are intended for decoration purposes. Not intended for children or infants to play with as some parts can be a choking hazard. 

***If you will be gifting to an infant or child let me know. If the item has eyes, I will use yarn for eyes instead of safety eyes; as they can be a choking hazard.***



It’s Fall Y’all

A great time of year is coming, Fall! What I love about fall is the cooler weather which we don’t  get a lot of here in Texas. The absolute best thing about fall is pumpkin pie! Yummy. This year we will be making one from scratch; even the dough will be from scratch. It’s a great way to teach life skills like cooking, measurements for math skills and of course it makes great bonding time for the family.


Last year we made pumpkins with construction paper. You just cut strips of paper and glue the ends together in a circle, then glue the top ends of the paper together. You can cut leaves and a stem out to glue on as well. It was a lot of fun for our daughter and she took them all around the house for days.


Another thing I love about fall is all the decorations. Every year I crochet a set of pumpkins and cross stitch something fall or Halloween related. I’ve made a scarecrowwitch, Mr. Dracula, a fall theme set and a Halloween theme set as well. But for great family bonding time I sugge…

Bilby

I’m ready for a hoedown with country music. I’ll even let you try on my cowboy hat (it’s removable).

Price: 30$ + shipping 
My items are intended for decoration purposes. Not intended for children or infants to play with as some parts can be a choking hazard. 

***If you will be gifting to an infant or child let me know. If the item has eyes, I will use yarn for eyes instead of safety eyes; as they can be a choking hazard.***
Pattern by LittleAquaGirl. IG/Twitter: @littleaquagirl

Common Fruit Fly

Fruit flies are such a pain, tiny little pest. This fly is just so cute though you’ll never want to seat him away.

Price: 5$ + shipping

My items are intended for decoration purposes. Not intended for children or infants to play with as some parts can be a choking hazard. 


***If you will be gifting to an infant or child let me know. If the item has eyes, I will use yarn for eyes instead of safety eyes; as they can be a choking hazard.***

This doll is handmade by me, Daisy Luckey, from a design and pattern by Lalylaland handmade. Lydia Tresselt/www.lalylala.com

Blue Fly

The great blue fly normally bites but have no fear because this guy just wants to fly about.

Price: 20$ + shipping

My items are intended for decoration purposes. Not intended for children or infants to play with as some parts can be a choking hazard. 


***If you will be gifting to an infant or child let me know. If the item has eyes, I will use yarn for eyes instead of safety eyes; as they can be a choking hazard.***

This doll is handmade by me, Daisy Luckey, from a design and pattern by Lalylaland handmade. Lydia Tresselt/www.lalylala.com


Stag Beetle

Big beetle like this normally scare people but how could anyone be scared of this cuddly cutie.

Price: 25$ + shipping
My items are intended for decoration purposes. Not intended for children or infants to play with as some parts can be a choking hazard. 


***If you will be gifting to an infant or child let me know. If the item has eyes, I will use yarn for eyes instead of safety eyes; as they can be a choking hazard.***

This doll is handmade by me, Daisy Luckey, from a design and pattern by Lalylaland handmade. Lydia Tresselt/www.lalylala.com

Ladybug

Who doesn’t love seeing a ladybug? Let him lbs on you for good luck.

Price: 25$ + shipping

My items are intended for decoration purposes. Not intended for children or infants to play with as some parts can be a choking hazard. 

***If you will be gifting to an infant or child let me know. If the item has eyes, I will use yarn for eyes instead of safety eyes; as they can be a choking hazard.***

This doll is handmade by me, Daisy Luckey, from a design and pattern by Lalylaland handmade. Lydia Tresselt / www.lalylala.com


Beetle Larva

Just a baby beetle waiting to find a loving home. Comes with his egg. 
Price: 20$ + shipping 
My items are intended for decoration purposes. Not intended for children or infants to play with as some parts can be a choking hazard. 

***If you will be gifting to an infant or child let me know. If the item has eyes, I will use yarn for eyes instead of safety eyes; as they can be a choking hazard.***

This doll is handmade by me, Daisy Luckey, from a design and pattern by Lalylaland handmade. Lydia Tresselt / www.lalylala.com

Rose Appliqué

Add a lovely rose to anything you’re making to add some flare. I leave a long thread you can use to attach the rose with.

Price: 15$ + shipping 
My items are intended for decoration purposes. Not intended for children or infants to play with as some parts can be a choking hazard. 

***If you will be gifting to an infant or child let me know. If the item has eyes, I will use yarn for eyes instead of safety eyes; as they can be a choking hazard.***
Pattern by KatiCrafts.

Submarine

Check out the deep blue sea with your own submarine.

Price: 20$ + shipping 
My items are intended for decoration purposes. Not intended for children or infants to play with as some parts can be a choking hazard. 

***If you will be gifting to an infant or child let me know. If the item has eyes, I will use yarn for eyes instead of safety eyes; as they can be a choking hazard.***
Pattern by Joyce Overheul. 

Raven

Gear up for Halloween with this 7.5 inch raven plush. He’ll keep a watchful eye over everything during this spooky holiday.

Price: 55$ + shipping 
My items are intended for decoration purposes. Not intended for children or infants to play with as some parts can be a choking hazard. 

***If you will be gifting to an infant or child let me know. If the item has eyes, I will use yarn for eyes instead of safety eyes; as they can be a choking hazard.***
Pattern by Joyce Overheul. 

Mom-to-Be/Nursing Mom

What better way to give your congratulations to a new mom than with something handmade?

Skin Tone: IvoryAntique CreamTaupeBrown Hair Color: BananaBrownBlackMango Price:      Pregnant Mom: 20$ + shipping       Nursing Mom: 25$ + shipping 
My items are intended for decoration purposes. Not intended for children or infants to play with as some parts can be a choking hazard. 

***If you will be gifting to an infant or child let me know. If the item has eyes, I will use yarn for eyes instead of safety eyes; as they can be a choking hazard.***
This doll is handmade by Daisy Luckey from a design and pattern by: ‘Cubby House Crochet’. Veronica McRae. https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/CubbyHouseKids?ref=hdr_shop_menu

Review: Djeco Sweet Nature Felt

Another great art kit we got with our Timberdoodle kit is Djeco Sweet Nature Felt. This one has 4 different boards, all the felt you need and a little instruction booklet. The felt is precut so all you need to do is push out the pieces. Great for me as I am not the best at cutting felt. The manual is all pictures so even a small child is able to understand what needs to be done.


If y’all have read my other Djeco reviews, you know I am not a dan of their glue stick but this kit doesn’t need any glue. Instead the felt is sticky on one side, you just peel off the paper on the back and stick it where it needs to go. Simple for even young kiddos. 

I definitely recommend Djeco Sweet Nature Felt or any of their other outstanding art kits  Simple, easy to use, comes with everything you need, cute and fun. Our daughter gets a great sense of pride and accomplishment every time she does one. Great for building her confidence and a wonderful bonding experience for us. I make sure to display each …

Review: Day and Night

Smart Games has so many outstanding critical thinking games; Day and Night is one of them. Definitely glad that I got this with our Timberdoodle kit. It comes with little blocks that are the perfect side for those tiny toddler hands, a bunch of double-sided challenge cards and a little holder for the card. The blocks are vibrant colors and the cards are a great size for young children to handle.


The things I like best are the challenges. The front of the cards are the day sides so your little one gets to see exactly what block goes where. The black sides are the night challenges so all they see is a silhouette; easily self check if the night challenge was done correctly by flipping over the card to the day side. This game is such an amazing way to get those critical thinking juices flowing. I’d recommend this game or any of the other wonderful educational items from Smart Games.

Review: My Very First Reading Library

This is an outstanding collection of first readers by Usborne. You get 50 engaging books for your little aspiring reader. They gradually increase in difficulty and the back of each book has notes for the parent/teacher to guide them in teaching how to read. What I love best about these books is that they have puzzles after you finish the story. It really makes for a diligent young reader.


The books start out with you reading with your child. I enjoy this for 2 reasons; they don’t get burnt out trying to read a whole book by themselves and it’s a amazing bonding opportunity. Then they move onto reading alone with assistance from you. Eventually your little one reads on their own with little to no help. I also like that they are small so it’s easy to take them on the go. 

I highly recommend this set of reader for anyone who has a young kiddo starting to read or to help a child who is struggling with reading. Usborne has a bunch of other adorable books for all ages. The books in this col…