Life has gotten pretty busy around here and apologize for the lack of posts. However we have been sharing often on our Facebook page. Hope you have followed us there. If not you can follow us here
I thought I would share what is on my IPHONE that we have still be busy, being mom & dad and crafting and doing all our favorite things!
I have done a bit of painting again. Been a few years since I painted and these were fun projects!!
As for sewing projects. This was more of an UPDATE project. Found these fun football costume for 2.00 clearance. Because my puppies are a bit on the chubby side, had to extend the belly strap. Added elastic and resewed the velcro. They are all ready for next halloween & the superbowl. My little butter balls!
Still doing alot of baking This was for my sweet sister friends I visit each month at church. A special message. 2 red velvet cupcakes in a jar with icing and an uplifting message for them Just in time for Thanksgiving.
Staying busy with my Cub Scouts (and the Boy Scouts). Huge service project picking up food in November 2 weekends in a row for “Scouting for Food” to help benefit families in need this holiday season providing them with food for their holidays. We collected record bags this year! I had a CAR LOAD full of wonderful boyscouts!! I love being a leader!!
My son turned 14 near Halloween and old enough to start attending the youth church dances. His 1st dance was Country themed. He loved it and enjoyed dressing up and dancing the night away. They grow up so fast!!
Very unflattering photos of me. But this is REAL LIFE!! Lost 148 lbs. Nov 20th 2012 – Nov 20 2013. I put on the same outfit. Which really doesn’t help since the clothing is so large now and that is a great problem to have. I can’t believe how fast a year went and how life changing this was for me!!! Best thing I ever did!! And still on the loser’s bench where I plan to be for a bit longer
Spending lots of quality time with the family.
Last but NOT least. Kidlets keeping my heart pumping with a scare at school. Fell at school, broke her wrist, busted her knee and her head. All in 1 fall at PE. Crazy!?! She is so brave and such a trooper. We were transported to PICU to prepare her for surgery for her arm. However she asked them to set her broken bone for the THIRD time that day unmedicated!! And it worked. 3rd times the charm and she was able to avoid having surgery. We were discharged at 1130pm that night. 13 1/2 hours. Made for a long day. The last photo of her getting up out of bed ready to go home! Was a rough day. This was 1 1/2 weeks ago just before Thanksgiving. She is doing great and will be in the cast another 4 more weeks. Poor girlie but glad she is ok!!
So you can see the last month and a half has been a busy time. Keeping it real and sharing what we do best. Families are always the top of my list and promise to get back to sharing all our fun creations very soon!!
I can sew when I really have to but I would RATHER NOT. This entire costume is new sewing needed!! EVEN BETTER.
Starting with the TUTU.
I bought 4 of these from Hobby Lobby. Tulle on a roll. Even better.
Buying stretchy elastic I measured it around my daughters waist and tied it off in a knot. Then simply started to attach the tulle.
I measured how long of a piece of tulle I wanted on my daughter from her waist to the length of the tutu i desired. Then I doubled the length. Once I doubled it I folded it in half and slipped the folded loop end under the elastic like this.
Pull the loop over and thread the piece through the loop. I hope that makes sense.
Then tug it to attach it then slide it over to the next piece. Repeat till you fill the entire tutu with pieces.
Here is the completed tutu laid out on the table.
I bought these great foam sheets from Hobby Lobby in glitter white, glitter gold and glitter red.
I cut out stars in white and glued them to the tutu.
We then cut out the wonder woman symbol in glitter gold, used a black sharpie marker and drew in the lines. Cut it out with exacto knife. Used fabric glue and attached it to the front of a red tank top.
The wrist bands and headband we cut out of the gold glitter foam. Red stars were as well and glued on. Then to close off the wrist bands we used glue/stick on Velcro. The head band we glued on red ribbon to tie.
No sewing needed. It was easy peasy.
The belt is gold cording we found at Hobby Lobby as well. Just tied it round her waist and looped the rest of it to look like lasso.
To help us with star shapes and the wonder woman symbol. We printed off the internet those shapes that we did a search for, Cut the shapes out of paper and traced them to the back of the foam and cut all with exacto knife
We did this project in 1 day. Came together great and she loves it. She wore he black boots and was ready to save the world!!
Yes– I went as PINTEREST. It was alot of fun and I got alot of good giggles at the Halloween Party I attended.
I was originally just going to go as a witch. I got a new costume this year and as much as I LOVED the costume I really needed something that was more ME..
Pinterest/Crafts and something homemade is TOTALLY ME!!
I tried to find a used cork board and could not. However I think this turned out better because it is SUPER light weight! Very happy with it!
So I will explain how I made it …
I started off with a 20×30 foam core board I got for 1.50 (or close to that) From Wal-mart.
I have a roll of craft paper on hand that is 22 inches wide so that worked perfectly. I sprayed one side of the board with spray glue adhesive and covered the board with kraft paper. Tripped off the excess and allowed it to dry.
To give it a boarder as if it was a real cork board we edged it with 1 inch white artist tape. On all 4 sides allowing each side to over lap.
Once all 4 sides taped – a trick I used in H.S. graphic design class – using a ruler and exacto cut diagonally through the tape only (not the board) Then once you do remove the two pieces and you get this….
A nice beveled edge that looks closer to mitered wood.
The next thing I did was print off a pinterest logo approximately 10 inches wide. Then I printed off the name of the board I wanted to be.
Last I printed off the bar you find at the top of your board about how many pins & followers you have. This I had to print on 2 pieces of paper so it could be approx 16 inches wide.
I printed off 12 samples off my real Halloween Board. I did this by screen capturing the screen and importing into photo shop and cropping.
I printed everything on cardstock. I then laid it all out before gluing it all down.
Once I glued everything down I needed a way to hang it around my neck. I decided to use some 3M command hooks set upside down on the board. Used ribbon and tied it to hook to the command hooks.
I found these awesome over sized cork board pins- however they are magnets. So they did not have pins actually in them. SCORE. This too was found at Wal-mart.
Used some strong adhesive on each pin.
I then glued on pins onto each “pinned” item on my board. You could go totally with out this- however I needed to make sense of the brown background. Why it was brown.
I love how it turned out!!! I am very happy with it. Didn’t cost me very much at all and like I said before. It is VERY light weight yet sturdy.
I will be attending a few more Halloween parties before next week and anxious to see how the next party goes. I have noticed many MEN have no clue what I am — OR its older women that have no clue. WHAT??? They are SOOO missing out on Pinterest!!!
Prior to this party for my son. I knew VERY LITTLE if anything about the game PORTAL 2. I still have no clue how to play it however I do know how to look all over the internet and also find things in the store and ask my son- SOO how will this relate to the game. We found quite a few fun matching things for the theme.
The party takes place in a warehouse I am told. So I pulled out all my galvanized pieces I have been collecting over the last 2- 3 years. It worked great. My son decorated outside since the party was taking place outdoors
This loot we got at the Dollar store for a candy / gag gift game. It was great for teens!!
Simply put 1 gift item wrapped up. (I chose just to paper bag them all with a staple. Then you number each bag. On scrap paper since I had 28 bags, I cut 28 pieces of scrap paper and numbered each one. Threw all the numbers in a bucket. When we started, the birthday boy picked the 1st number. He then picked up the bag that coordinated with the number and opened the gift. The 2nd persons turn then either could steal from the 1st person or pick a number/bag. 3rd person could steal or pick a number. You go around and around till all the bags are taken. So there was alot of stealing and laughing and giggling. This took about 35-40 minutes of pure fun. Best game ever for teens! It was a way instead of giving goodie bags since they are too old for that (so My son says) To still give them all something to go home with and alot of memories.
In Portal there are Cores aka Spheres. They all have names that go with their colors. An emotion etc. We simply separated a 3lb bag of skittles and broke them up by color. The containers we got at the dollar store as well. We could also use the orange skittles for our other treat.
This taffy is available RIGHT NOW in the dollar store with the Halloween Candy
Also The chocolate eyeballs for Halloween look like cores as well! PERFECT!!
Because I didn’t want to cut and serve a cake to teens. This was the easiest solution and they loved it. There is actually a CAKE in the Portal Game.
Test tubes filled with orange skittles to look like a chemical from the game. We named it my sons initials and his age on the stickers.
Since it was an inside/ outside party I gave a pack of streamers and tape and had my son go decorate outside.
We had a fire pit with all the tiki torches going for the night party.
Lots of candy to make s’mores.
It was a great party. Lots of music, food, screaming, running, hiding in the dark, games etc. It was pretty easy and was relatively inexpensive because I was able to make all the paper tags myself on my printer and had the metal stuff. Most of our items came from the dollar tree. Great night had by all!!
Now I am curious about this PORTAL game. After having to study it- I need to see it in action!
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