Saturday, January 27, 2007


My 7 yo son has been studying Pioneers lately. His class project for this was to make a dwelling. He was chosen to make a teepee. We used to have a "leather" chair that was handed down to us. We had no need for it and no one else wanted it went out to the curb. Being a craft supply horder~~~~~I cut the leather off the chair and saved it for a later project. My family laughs at me and calls me a packrat (inhereted that gene from Grandma) but it came in handy for this project! I turned the "leather" inside out cuz it had just the right color and texture for a teepee. I hot glued skewers for the poles and my son decorated the outside. We used a global priority box as the foundation and used a spray glue to hold down the grass. Then we just hot glued a few Indians on. It went over very well with the class. YEA!!!!

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Alien fanny pack

I spent 6 months trying to win AA Hugg-a-buddies pamphlet on Ebay for a reasonable price. I finally did it and this little guy was the first thing I made. It is a child's fanny pack. First you make the fanny pack and then choose which character you put on it. I thought the alien was cute. I really like how the purple and yellow look together.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Here comes Peter Cottontail

This little Easter basket worked up very fast. I wasn't sure if I would like it...but it was too cute not to try it out! He even has a little pom pom for a tail. It has a nice little hole to put some candy in. I think it would make a nice basket for the teacher.

Saturday, January 20, 2007

cupcake scarf

Finished the cupcake scarf!!! YEA!!!! I think it came out really well. I think I want to do the next one in rainbow colors though.

Monday, January 8, 2007

sports keychains

I found these cool keychains in an Annie's Attic pattern club book........They were too fun not to make!! I like those quick and easy instant gratification projects!
Check them out in my Etsy shop:

Sunday, January 7, 2007

Skull afghan

December's project for the Happy Hooker CAL ( was the skull potholder. I decided it would make a fun afghan for my grandson for Xmas 2007. I think it will add lots of color to his room! I decided not to carry the colors along 'cuz I didn't like the shadows that showed up in the white.
Three down....many more to go! Actually, Hubby thinks 3 across and 8 down should be fine.....maybe 4 across..................

Friday, January 5, 2007

Cupcake stuffies

I spent New Year's eve at home with the family. I was feeling a little crafty, so I worked on the cupcake pattern for a scarf I wanted to make. I also worked on an ice cream cone scarf pattern. Through much trial and error.....I finally figured it all out. I turned the "experiments" into cute little stuffies. I am going to use the green ice cream cone and the blue and white cupcake for the scarves.

Wednesday, January 3, 2007


I've been everywhere man...blogged here and there man.....

Now I'm going to try blogger again!