Right after Alex was diagnosed with autism someone suggest I start doing a picture schedule with him. I thought to myself, we really don't have a schedule so I doubt that is going to help any. Boy was I wrong!!! I figured one day I would give it a try and just made a very simple one for bedtime using clip art. All it had on it was clip art and a few words (that way if he was with his grandparents or someone they could use it with him too). All I can say is WOW!!! The first night we used it was the first night he went to bed without a fight. I was so amazed that I decided to try to come up with a way to make a more in depth schedule for him. First thing was that the pictures were going to have to be removable since we don't do the same thing in the same order everyday. Second was it had to be something he could use, eventually on his own. Here is how I did his.....
What you will need:
-A board (even a big piece of cardboard will work). I got a 12 in x 16 in canvas panal from a craft store.
-Velcro cut into smaller pieces
-pictures (either real pictures or clip art, or pecs)
-and a permanent marker
Start by making seven sections on your board, one for every day of the week, its better to make the sections vertical and add in about 5 velcro pieces underneath. Here is what mine ended up looking like...
Monday, May 21, 2012
I am super excited today. I made my first sale at my shop!!! I'm not exactly sure but I think this deserves a celebration of some sort :) I was starting to get a little discouraged but I think a sale was something that I needed to get me back in the spirit of creating!! That is after I take a little nap, its been a long day already.
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Saturday, May 19, 2012
The other night I was trying to get this 10lb pink weighted blanket completed so I could get it into my shop. All I had left to complete was the border when I realized that I was going to be 4 inches short!! A whole 4 inches was going to stop me from completing this blanket and I was annoyed. So I ran into walmart (there are 3 within 40 minutes of me) and they were completely out, but they checked the other stores for me and the other two had some in stock but by this time I was so tired I decided to wait. The next day I ended up pretty sick and unable to go anywhere. Yesterday I finally made it over to the other Walmart where they had 3 of the border I needed in stock so I picked up all 3 of them while I was there since I have quite a bit of pink fabric and figure I will use them eventually. So I finally got the pink weighted blanket in my shop yesterday after it sitting here for 2 days only missing 4 inches of border. I also got a weighted lap pad that I have been working on forever completed so I also got that in my shop. Here they are.....
Friday, May 18, 2012
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
I added two new products to my store. First is a baby blue 6lb blanket...
I'm so glad to have more time to get more products in my shop. Next I will be working on a pink weighted blanket and a few more eye patches. Stay tuned...