Thursday, February 26, 2015

A FEW UPDATES

It's been a REALLY long time since I updated this blog. Been really busy with two kids. The recent posts are the few things I've done over the last year. They are definitely kid focused. Seems like most of my projects lately involve them.

Monster Valentine's box for my daughter for school. 10"x14" box covered in hot pink fur.
Slide the cards in her mouth.
 
Girl Scout Powder Puff Derby car.  A race similar to the Boy Scouts Pinewood Derby Race. 
Daughter decided she wanted an Ice Cream truck. She helped out a lot on this. What you can't see in the pick is that the whole car is covered in glitter.


MONSTER TOOTH FAIRY PILLOW


The tooth pillow has a zipper for a mouth. My daughter can put her tooth in his mouth and the Tooth Fairy can put her money in it too. I made it so it can hang off her bed and not have to be placed under her pillow.
 
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FIRST SEWING PROJECT


My daighter has a Girl Scout camp out coming up and we decided to make a pillow case for her pillow. It's more like a pillow sham and she'll be able to tuck her sheet inside.  This was the perfect first sewing project for her. Only straight lines. Not complicated. A quick 30-45 minute project. Anything longer and she'd loose interest.
 
Learning to use the iron.
 
I really did very little to help. I did have push the petal because she can't reach it. I work standing at a counter. It's to tall and she can't really stand on a stool and push the petal.
I have learned that because she's left handed I kept standing on the wrong side of her to show her how to do something.
 
Pinning. Not her favorite part.
 
Finished! She wants to make a night time hair scrunchy with the left over scraps.

FAIRY GARDEN PLANTER


 
My daughter and I made toadstools out of sculpy and wire.  I'll clear coat these before sticking them in the ground.


  I bought a large planter and it sits on a little wooden table on the deck just right outside the door. The planter measures about 24" and is nice and shallow so we could actually pick this thing up and it's not to heavy.
 
We planted some mini plants in with the house, added some mulch and pebble rock from our landscaping. 
 

BABY JACK JACK

Quick Baby Jack Jack, from Incredibles, costume. Red onsie and pants. Logo is made out of felt and sewn on front. Mask was not gonna happen :P