Saturday, March 26, 2011

A Girl's Only Night

I had a Girl's Only Night!  My husband and boys had a camp out planned for just the boys, so I planned a slumber party.  My Mom, and sisters Candice and Caron came with their three daughters.  We had good food, danced, and made Easter crafts.  Candice's two daughters are 8 and 7 and they've inherited our craft bug.  We had a great time.  Here are photos of our creations.  I don't usually do paper crafts, so it was fun to try something new.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Flower Petal Easter Egg

I found the cutest Easter decorations at a shop at the beach.  Bunnies, carrots, and Easter eggs covered in hydrangea paper petals and anyone who knows me, knows I LOVE hydrangeas.  So I bought a bunny and carrot, but thought I would attempt to make the egg myself.  Here is my version:

First, I bought a flower petal puncher, but I really wanted a hydrangea petal puncher, but the two shops I went to didn't have one.  Of course after I made this I found one at Michaels, so until I attempt this again, for now this is my first version.

What you need and instructions: 
Plastic egg (foam eggs, in my opinion are too expensive)
Ribbon (if desire to hang, knot and pull through existing hole on top of egg)
Modge Podge (first glue egg closed, and cover the egg with white paper to hide color)
Two coordinating paper, colors of your choice
Flower petal puncher (after petals are punched out, fold petals up)
Quick-Drying Glue (glue petals as close together as possible onto egg)
Fabric Paint in Bottle (dot the centers of flowers)
Paint or ink pad, slightly darken petal tips in desired color (or do this before gluing on)
Spray Adhesive (spray lightly before glittering)

Happy Easter Egg Making!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Mother Goose Night

 First, I want to highlight my 1st grader, Logan.  He is such a great artist, as are my other boys.  His picture was selected to be in an Art Show (the teddy bear).  Several pieces of art were chosen from each school to be in it and his picture was chosen.  Great job Logan!!!

Second, I was able to do a little art work myself.  Our church put on a night for the women, with dinner and a Mother Goose inspired skit.  (If you are LDS and are interested in the skit email me, I can get you a copy, it's so cute, about visiting teaching).  We had four houses set up for the skit and I did the backgrounds.  I had so much fun drawing and painting.  It's hard to see details from the photos, but it turned out pretty good (click on photo for close-up).  Everyone did such a wonderful job participating in the skit, decorating, and the food, it was a great night!

 The Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe, had so many children she didn't know what to do.

The Three Little Pigs, mom's house.  She was a riot!

Peter, Peter Pumpkin Eater had a wife and couldn't keep her, so he put her in a pumpkin shell and there he kept her very well.

Old Mother hubbard went to the cupboard...

The rest of the area was decorated so cute with Mother Goose posters, and each table had a Mother Goose themed centerpiece.

The Queen of Hearts

Mary Had a Little Lamb

Hickory Dickory Dock

Hush-a-by Baby

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Delicious Fabrics

More fabrics coming soon to my shop, Fabrically Delicious.  Two Jelly Rolls are on there way now, Punctuation by American Jane, so cute.  Second one, Orgins by Basic Grey, yellows, greens, and black.


Then coming in Spring, Strawberry Fields by Fig Tree & Co.  This really is delicious fabric, who can resist strawberries?  I will have Layer Cakes and Jelly Rolls in this fabric.

Finally, Hullabaloo by Urban Chiks.  What fun designs and colors, I just love it.  I will also have Layer Cakes and Jelly Rolls in Hullabaloo.