Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Monday, December 22, 2008
I can't wait to try it. I hope she'll let me play and not just watch.
Here are some of the puppets the 2 oldest chicks and I came up with.
Dog, Horse and Shark
These Polynesian Dancers better watch out for that Shark!
A Gingerbread Family....we've made waaayyy
to much gingerbread this year!
So I'm pleased as punch how this turned out! Thank you Father for your wonderful ideas and guidance. I found a "how to" online and changed it a bit to fit my needs. It's all about the fabric! The puppets are funny. I bought the bodies from OT and we decorated them. I'm not sure why we have what we have. I would never have thought of some of them, but they sure are cute. The total project came in under $20. It took me about 3 hours to make the theater. I hope this gives someone some inspiration for birthdays or next Christmas!
Merry, Merry Day!
Friday, December 19, 2008
Then add a Little Chef who sees and tastes all the value of this delights.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
337 Gingerbread Houses and Counting!
We have been very blessed again this year to be apart of Isiah's Inn. They help children and families in our community with school clothes, Christmas needs and much, much more. Each year our church helps to host a party for the children and their families (roughly 500 people, but I could be off). The day before the party a bunch of us crafty, sugar loving women and teens get together and construct between 250 and 300 graham cracker style houses with royal icing! Ohhh so tempting. Then the next evening a huge Christmas party is held for the children and their families. We have a big room for decorating all the houses with more royal icing and candy, candy, candy. There is also a room for face painting ( I'm usually there, but really need some lessons). You should see some of the beautiful work! Chick #2 is getting realy good. They also serve an enormous dinner with leftovers for the families to take home and of course a present for each child. Our whole family attends and helps out wherever needed.
This year as we were cleaning up we were ask by Miss Brenda to come and make 80 more houses for the Christian Outreach Centers after school program. So Grammy, the chickadees and myself headed over. I've never been so tried and happy! It took about 4 hours and a couple of pounds gained. But we are hopeful that we brought joy and helped the center in reaching the hearts of young.
So this weekend (if you don't already believe we are daft) we are making real gingerbread houses to share with friends and family. It's becoming an annual tradition and my girls have a ball and I will be sure to get some pictures!
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Miss Toni. A courageous, wonderful woman!
Donna another woman with a heart of gold and love for our children.
My sidekick and great costume creator.....Chickadee #1
Craft room after math..... It looks a bit better, but I'm still not done with my Christmas projects.
I really need this room to function better. I'm hoping to draw up ideas and see if I can get my Super Craftsman to implement them! I think it's gonna be expensive to hire him!
Any ideas???? I need at least 4 work stations, preferably 5. Enough room for sewing machines and scrapbooking. We also house the VcR/DvD and a HUGE tv in here for movies. Someone is always crafting. The room is 11x10.
on wall space of 3 feet to corner 11 feet, corner, 5 feet corner. Maybe the Tv should go back in closet, that's were all my things are now. A flat panel would be nice! But it all has to come in under $100. So I don't see that happening....
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
1 1/2 gallons apple cider
Splatter burns and back pain from a day of canning.....
The look on my daughter's faces as the enjoy the fruits of my labor...........Priceless!
Some of the reasons I'm so thankful!