Wednesday, October 8, 2014

creative ways to ask/answer for date dances

My son came up with his own idea of how to ask. It was kinda funny. He left this on her doorstep. You lifted to see his name.
"Lettuce Turnip the Beet at homecoming."

She answered really cute and with the same idea he started.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Homecoming idea to ask

Homecoming is coming up. I paper pieced the owl on here. I told him to write "GUESS 'HOO' WANTS TO TAKE YOU TO HOMECOMING". He didn't want to leave the W off. :)
He put the letters of the alphabet in some balloons. The letters that spell his name he put in a different color. 

Friday, August 8, 2014

Crochet Owl

I found the pattern for this little owl by Little Muggles.  I need more practice, but not bad for my first try :)

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

8 x 8 scrapbook album

I made an 8 x 8 scrapbook album as a gift. I haven't scrapped in a long time. It was nice to get back to it again.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Crochet Reindeer

I made this crochet reindeer. I think he turned out pretty cute.

I got the pattern out of this book that I purchased on Amazon

I realized that my stitches were not as tight (I can kind of see the stuffing through the sweater and head) so I made another one and did my stitches tighter.

It is a little bit smaller. Each reindeer has its own personality. I used thicker yarn (for both) than the pattern calls for and a bigger crochet hook. (I used a F crochet hook and wool weight yarn). He is all single crochet with increase and decrease stitches. Not too hard. The front of the book shows you how to do these stitches as well as a magic ring, which you use to start every part of him. The finishing instructions are minimal so it was trial and error for me since I've never made amigurumi before. 

You can get the pattern for just the reindeer without purchasing the book here.
This is what the original reindeer looks like. I changed the colors for mine.
Let me know what you think!

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Flower Cookies (How to)

I made flower cookies for a Mother's Day gift for the ladies I visit teach.
Here's how I made them

My supplies. Any flower shaped cookie will do. This was what was available to me locally.

Take out  a skewer and put a spice drop on it.

Then put a cookie on

Then put another spice drop on

 Im a little OCD so I like the same color on both sides, but you can do it however you like.
There were 43 cookies in the bag. I made 40 of them, 10 for each lady I visit.

I put bread baggies over them and tied them closed with a message.

Cute and Easy!!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

School Dance Ask/Answer idea

Red and White is the last dance of the school year here. Since it was close to Easter when my son asked, we decided to go with an Easter theme:

She answered back...its cute, but I had no where to keep it so it went back to the store it came from:

This CHICK would love to go to Red and White with you.