Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Puppet Tree

My husband made this fantastic puppet tree so we have a place to hang our new stash of puppets. He used wooden balls from the craft store, two 1/2 inch dowels, a square post and topper from the fencing department at Home Depot, and a scrap piece of wood for the base. It totaled under $10! We were going to paint it, but that's still up for debate. For now, enjoy!

Friday, September 18, 2009

BYU gear

Just in time for the game tomorrow. I probably should have been cleaning instead...oh well!

I know I'm way behind the crafting scene on these two things:
appliqued shirts and korker bows.
Believe it or not this was my first time making either
(and why did I ever buy those bows from Gymboree? These are so easy to make and much cuter).

The Word is Out...

Here are a couple of things I did for Brigham's birthday today. Since he likes "word" games, I thought I'd go with that. Each gift was accompanied by a word game spelling out a hint to the identity of the gift. I used Scrabble tiles to make the birthday banner and posters and he solved a crossword puzzle to find out how we were going to celebrate.

Another Bridal Shower Invitation...

Friday, September 4, 2009

Charlotte's Puppet Theater

I have (almost) finished the doorway puppet theater I'm making for Charlotte's birthday. I looked and looked on the Internet for a pattern but never found one that I loved...so, I made one up. For me, that translates into some mistakes along the way, but I'm satisfied with the results anyway. Want to make one, too? Here are some awesome guidelines. I will admit, I didn't read or follow all of it (mostly because I have to see it rather than just read it), but it does have some great pointers like making sure to have a dowel directly under your stage or else it will droop.

I used a total of about 5 1/2 yards of fabric because I lined the back. One 40" tension rod. Two dowels. About 4 yards of ribbon. 1 yard of beaded trim.

Hope she likes it.