Monday, April 30, 2012

Twig Flower Pots

I'm still working on the "Camping Party" for my daughter and I thought some table decorations would be nice.  I bought terracotta pots and hot glued wood twigs to the pots.  I finished off with a red and white checked bow.  I'm thinking for the party I might put some daisies in there or some sort of flower. Stay tuned for more Camping Party related posts. 

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Teacher Appreciation Gifts

We love our teachers at our school and I was trying to come up with a way to thank them all.  Whoopie Pies!

I just added a tag with "Whoopie! I'm so glad you are my teacher!"  If you want the recipe I used you can find it in a previous post here

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


In preparation for my daughter's upcoming birthday, I'm trying to get a few decorations done beforehand.  I've seen tons of bunting online and wanted to do one that went with the theme for her party which is camping.  We've never taken the child camping, but she wants her birthday party to have camping tents so they can pretend like they are camping.  I thought some cute bunting would be nice to hang up outside.  I went and found a few different fabrics and cut triangles out using pinking sheers.  Then I just sewed the edges up so they wouldn't flap open.  I thought it should look a little more rustic so that's the reason for the unfinished edges, plus it was so much faster.  I sewed the flags on to bias tape and called it good.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Giant Bird's Nest

The Giant Bird's Nest is created by O*GE. I'm thinking I might need to replace my bed for one of these, especially since I had both kids in my bed last night. The bigger version holds 16 people and is used for informal meetings and socializing. I think it looks pretty comfy.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Bobby's Bathers

I recently made some shorts for my son out of the Sewing for Boys book.  The pattern, Bobby's Bathers is actually for swim trunks, but can be used as a shorts pattern too.  I had this cute little seersucker hat for him and wanted to make him some shorts that would match.  So cute and so simple.  Literally there are 4 pieces to work with (2 leg pieces and 2 pieces for a pocket).  I'm planning on making a few more for the summer time.  This kid goes through clothes quickly.  He's a dirt magnet. Just last week he laid down in a mud puddle in the grass and started to make snow angel movements. I had to drag him out of there kicking and screaming.   Now that I'm thinking about it, I probably should make several pairs of these shorts.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Chick Eggs

I hope everyone enjoyed Easter!  We had a great weekend with family.  The cousins got together and dyed Easter eggs.  Of course, I had to have my own little stash of eggs or I wouldn't get to make any. Haha.  Here's a little nest of chicks that I made.  I cut up tissue paper and glued it to the egg for feathers.

On this egg I used skinny tape and taped a design.  Then I filled it in with crayon and dunked it in yellow dye.

Here's the fun part!  On Easter we pock the eggs. Each person grabs a hard boiled egg and hits the end of their egg against someone else's egg.  The one who's egg doesn't break is the winner and keeps playing. It's fun for all ages.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Birthday Card

I decided to use my sewing machine to make the "Happy Birthday"  on the card.  It worked pretty well.  I just wrote the letters in pencil to give myself something to follow and zig-zagged the letters. 

Happy Birthday little brother!  You might not get the card in time for your birthday, but it's in the mail. 

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Resurrection Garden

With Easter just days away, I wanted to make a resurrection garden that I've been seeing all over Pinterest.  It was a fantastic project to do with the kids.  They loved it!  I had everything on-hand except for the two little succulent plants that I added in the pot.

Materials Needed:
1 planting pot
1 small planting pot
1 big rock
small rocks
grass or chia seeds

All you need to do is put potting soil in the larger pot and then bury half of the smaller pot in the soil on its side. Arrange the rocks and sprinkle the seeds.  Super simple!