Thursday, September 30, 2010

Witches Britches

I finished the girls "Witches Britches" (aka bloomers, pajama pants, Hammer pants made with Halloween fabric) just in time for their witch party tomorrow. Luckily, my mom taught me how to make cotton shorts back in the early 90's because I made these without a pattern. I also didn't hem them because I was going for a rough "witchy" look. At the last minute I decided to sew on ribbons so we could tie plastic spiders onto them. Pretty spooky!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Cowgirl Chaps

I finished the girls chaps just in time for the party. I would love to have a tutorial for you because they are so easy to make, but at this point of my life, I am lucky just to get them made. They are cute, though. I especially love the back view with Lucy's skirt hanging out. Can you wear skirts with chaps?

Cowboy and Cowgirl Party

This weekend we had a combined birthday party for Brigham and Charlotte. It was a lot of fun to plan and get ready for, but it was a lot of work (and my last dinner birthday party:).

For Brigham's birthday, my theme was "Pardners". I made a craft paper banner printed with the word "PARDNERS" on it. One pennant said "Through the..." and the other pennants had opposites like "ups and downs", "rich and poor". I gave Brigham a small gift that represented each of the ways we are "pardners".

Here are a few pictures of the "treat table" and banners. Those treat tables are so cute and popular right now, but after this party it made me wonder how many people in the world spend the weeks after the party eating all the candy that looked so cute but didn't get eaten. I'm getting a major head start on Halloween and the holiday sweet season.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Preschool Lesson: Space

My sister made me a preschool lesson about Space that we are going to use next week. Here are a few activities I made to add to it.

(original idea from Applesauce and Flipflops)


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Cowboy Birthday Invites

Here's the invitation for Brigham and Charlotte's combined birthday party coming up this week. Party details to soon follow.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Western/Cowboy preschool printables

Here are a few western printables for preschool next week.

Cactus Poem - print, cut out, laminate and put cactus on tongue depressors

Dress the Cowboy activity

I don't know why my pictures keep "breaking". If you know, let me know.