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Saturday, September 24, 2011

You've Been Punk'd! Halloween neighbor treat

I love when neighborhoods are friendly and festive and take care of one another.  I live in one of those neighborhoods.  I especially love living in a great neighborhood around the holidays.  This is one of my favorite things to do.

When I was a kid it was always the Ghost that floated around the neighborhood to say Boo.
This year I wanted to start something with the same concept with a little twist.

You've Been Punk'd.

I got one of the $1 pumpkins from my local store and filled it with treats and a few tricks.
Printed my tags and attached to the pumpkin.
I glued the pumpkin and the poem on a piece of card stock. Oneon each side.  I think I may laminate it for durabilty. 
The tags shown here are 4x6. If you would like to use them right click on the image and save to your computer.  

Print the We've been Punk'd onto 8.5 x 11 photocopies. I did mine double sided to save paper. I am going to print 10 or so of these and include them in the pumpkin. 

You are ready to knock and run.  Play a nice trick or two and have fun!

Here are a few more fun pass around to start the BOO in your neighborhood.

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Have a Happy Halloween!
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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Angry Birds Update

Angry Birds Update
I have been working with my little birds and decided I wasn't happy with the piggies.  I decided they were more work than they were worth.  Then I had an idea.
They don' have to be fabric.
I did a little looking at my local craft store and found small wooden knobs.  Like the ones you put on Dowel rods or use for doll heads. 
I found some beautiful green paint for 99 cents and I am off and running again.

My boys were fighting over who got to paint them and my little miss lets just say she wanted in on the action too.

I free handed the faces and Voila! Little Green piggies for the Angry birds to catch.

My kiddos arew very happy wiht the result and so am I.  They have been playing Angry Bird a few hours everyday since I made them.  Its great.  They have turned it into a competition. He who leaves a piggie standing has to build the blocks.  Its actually quite entertaining.
 Here are a few pictures of my Birdies close up.

I used ribbon for the cream bird and the black bird as feathers and a fuse.  Make sure you burn the ends of the ribbon so it doesn't unravel.

I hope you are all enjoying your Angry Birds.  My kiddos area still in love!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Raspberry Yumminess!

I love Fruit! To bad I am allergic to most.  Darn enzymes.   There are a few I can eat one of those is Raspberries.  I love them.  Fresh or Bottled (YES, I bottle raspberries They are so good in the cold winter. They remind me of a warm summer day) 
This little dish is wonderful for a party, Sunday dinner or just plain great as a fruit dip.
I served this at a family dinner and It was devoured with in minutes.  I even doubled the recipe. 
My little Miss calls this her Raspeberrry Yumminess.  I think she ate half of this bowl. 

Here is what you need:
1 large pkg vanilla pudding
1 8z. Cool Whip
16 oz. vanilla yogurt
16 oz. plain yogurt
16 oz. Raspberries

Pull frozen raspberries and let thaw while you mix other ingredients.
Whip together yogurt and pudding until pudding is mixed.
Add Cool Whip and mix well.
Take a few whole berries out of the package and save for later. Fold in raspberries. Place your extra raspberries on top for a pretty finish.

If you have any left for a later date it may separate a little. Just whip it back up.

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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Angry Birds

My boys love Angry Birds.  I thought I would make something fun for them for Christmas.  Then I was asked to do a local Bazaar.  I thought they would make a great gift for a cute little guy or gal.  So I decided to get a jump on it.  Here is my take on Angry birds the bean bag toss.

The birds are all 2 dimensional and the piggies are 3 dimensional. 
Step 1: First I ironed Pellon to one side of the felt.
2: I cut the birdies from the templates below.  And stitched around the edges. Leaving a small hole for the poly fill pellets. 
3: Then put them back through the machine to close them. 
4: I then cut out the eyes, beaks and brows by hand. 
5:Then glued eyes, beaks and brows with my trusty glue gun. 

The piggies were a little more work.  I wanted them to be able to sit on the blocks.  I sewed 3 small circles together so that they would have a bottom gusset to sit on.  Then hand stitched the eyes, nose and mouth onto the fronts. I think next tiem I am going to make the piggies out of wooden doll heads. Paint them green and free hand the eyes and mouths. 
Update for Piggies

Add a set of block and some special little guy or gal will be busy all afternoon building and tossing birds. 

I thought this would be a great birthday or Christmas gift!

***Parental Warning***
This tutorial if made may cause your children to act peculiar.
Laughing, Giggling and using there Creativity may occur.  And may happen for long lengths of time.
Your TV, Video games and Computer will be grateful for the break.

Its time for Crafting with the Stars at Sew Dang Cute.   

Check out this tutorial and others like it for the competition.

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Better than Water Balloons

Better than Water Balloons
I found these on Pintrest and thought they were a fantastic idea.  They cost a little to get started but once they are made just add water and reuse as much as you want. 

Supplies needed:
Large sponges
Reuseable yet disposable wiping cloths
Mop with absorbant strips
Plastic cable ties
non slip cupboard liner

Cut your sponge, wiping cloth and liner into 1-1 1/2 in strips.
Cut strips off mop like above.

Next layer your strips.  I used 2 of each and made a little sandwich.
Wrap a cable tie around the center or your sandwich and pull tight. 
Clip the cable tie as short as possible.
You are ready for water fun.
Your kids will love these. 
I thought these woudl be fun to color code so you could play on teams. Give them each a bucket and some water balls and let them go at it.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

DIY Baby Leg Warmers

We we live in good old Idaho.  We have maybe 3 months of summer and 9 long months of winter.  But even in the summer the mornings are cool and the afternoons hot.  It's hard dressing baby for the weather.  Some mornings this big guy needs a little extra.  I love baby legs but they are not always easy to find.  I have looked and can't find a store.  So here is a little DIY for those on a budget, can't find what you want or just plain old cheap.  I fall in to the all three category.

Start off with a pair of ladies knee socks. I got mine at Target for $2 each. Fall is the best time to find these. they may call them boot socks or knee socks. 

Next cut off your tags and unfold. You will next cut the socks just above the heel. Before the curve.
Then take the foot of the sock. cut the center section out. (The straight part of the foot.) Cutting off the toe and the heel.
When done you should have 4 pieces. You can now throw away the heel and toe. 

Next Take the short piece of the sock. (The part you cut form the foot) and fold in half. Take the folded piece and put it around the long piece with raw edges together. 
Stitch with a long stitch around the raw edges.  Stitching all three layers together.  I like to stretch mine as I sew.  It gives them a little more stretch for Chubby legs. 

All finished.  Quick and easy.  My little guy has been sporting these this summer.  With crawling in the works I have one more reason to make a few more. 

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