Monday, November 29, 2010

MidWeek Mojo #17

Using scrapbook steal sketch #17 as a jumping off point. Had to do a layout on this costume I bought years ago when Jakob was almost two. All four of my children have now worn it for Halloween. Glad I captured it and too bad Jakob was in it before digital cameras were cheap enough for me to have one. Good old 35 mm film baby! Have a great day!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Midweek Mojo #14

Used scrapbook steal Mojo sketch #14 for this lo. I finally scrapbooked and I'm super happy abuot that!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Ally Clips: Marvelous Midnight and Tropical Coral, Special Order for Ms. Kim S.

I accidentally posted this here instead of my Li'l Buck's Boutique Bands page and almost deleted it but then I thougt...leave it here this IS what's comsuming my life right now. Having a blast creating hair ware for others!!!You know, it's fun creating in "miniature". It really makes me focus in on the few elements I can use to really make the clip balanced and as special as any hair band would be. I really love the flat alligator clip I've been using. It holds fast in Ms. Tess's hair and there's hardly any slippage, she comes home from school with her clip still IN her hair and that's an accomplishment. Hope you're all having a great day!


Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Disguising Turkeys 101

Aaron's teacher sent home the funnest family project the other day. We were given a turkey cut out (which I traced so that we'd have two turkeys) and told to Disguise Tom Turkey so he wouldn't be caught for Thanksgiving! Aaron took some time thinking about what he wanted his turkey's disguise to power ranger, turtle, batman, and then he got settled on a dragon. Tessa picked the theme of the other turkey and we were surprised to see a turkey turn into a mermaid. I helped the boys with the dragon and Travis helped Tessa with her mermaid. The kids had a blast for FHE and we got some creative juices flowing again. I love getting my hands dirty with paper and glue...SO FUN! Try it with your family...I'd love to see what disguises your turkeys end up with! Have a great day.

Tessa designed the ocean scene beside her mermaid all by herself.Jakob drew, colored and cut out the fire for the dragon to breathe.

Sweet Pea Band: Special Order for Ms. Abbey

$12.00 Go to Li'l Buck's Boutique Bands for more info.
These colors just compliment eachother so well. I was contacted by Ms. Abbey about making a set of coordinating bands for her and her daughter to wear in an upcoming family photo shoot. Her amazingly, talented momma already sewed dresses for the two of them and she wanted bands that would be complimnetary and not too matchy, matchy. I'm so thrilled with the way this band came together. The coral, sage, grey and even hints of pink are timeless and beautiful. Stay tuned for a post on her daughter, little Ms. K's, band. Have a great day.

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Saturday, November 06, 2010

Jonah turns 2...again...kinda...sorta

So, you may have heard that somehow all of Jonah's pictures from his second birthday were deleted. I was devestated. I just found out earlier this week and, yes, it's been a month since he turned two but we had ourselves a little re-birthday for my baby. I can't have him being my only child without pictures for his b-day. I know that may seem a little extreme but I felt so bad and every one had fun and got to enjoy cake and ice-cream again. I'm debating on wether or not I'll tell him whe he gets older. I want my kiddos to know that they are the most important things to family. PLUS we were so busy last birthday he had a store bought cake and this time around I got to make one special for him.

Even found the original bag and toy from Gramy and Grampy...I amaze myself. Have a super day!

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

A Drawing we will go...

So, I purchased this awesome book the other day at Jo-anns called 52 creative exercises to make drawing fun: Drawing Lab for mixed media arts.

Lab 1: Draw 30 cats while sitting in bed with your paper on a pillow or the bed. I started of very rough and then found things I liked and went with them. The kiddos are joining me in this endeavor. Should REALLY be fun. Today we'll be taking a few of our favorites and rendering them in various ways.I still think drawing cats is pretty hard.