and so did the cat. one of my favorite memories so far (sometimes moms can be cruel), is mallory trapped inside the tee pee crying while the cat is jumping all over the outside of the tee pee trying to get her.
which is a star trek joke, in case you were wondering. used a freezer paper stencil, and stamped the enterprise. yes i have an enterprise stamp. i even have a "beam me up" stamp. my son and daughter play with a Picard action figure. life is good.
this was a christmas present for my brother in law last year for christmas.
the stenciling part was great, cutting out all the letters with an exact-o knife, not so hot. i tried to pawn it off on doug, but he wouldn't have any of it. shucks.
tried to make this gift card box. not very successful was i. i would only attempt this if you care about the difference between 15/16 of an inch and an inch. yep, not i. and so it didn't turn out so hot.
when i was in elementary school, my friend's mom made me a small duffel bag. and i still use it today. so when i was thinking of presents for my nieces and nephew (this is christmas '08, mind you) who are in their tweens, i thought it would make a great gift. not too kiddish, yet is still fun. and since i was giving them the dangerous book for boys/ daring book for girls, i thought i would put in the bag the essential items listed in the book.
for the niece who likes lime green and soccer
and for the niece who likes yellow and panda bears.
and for the nephew, who likes baseball, but i couldn't find baseball ribbon, but i could find this cool rocket ship ribbon (and it would match the space-themed photobook i made them, and he likes star wars...)
and someday i will post dimensions, and maybe even make a tutorial. they weren't too terribly difficult.
as my son woke me up early this morning (this time, at least he wasn't singing angels we have heard on high), i thought of all the things i wanted to complete before #3 comes.
one of the things i wanted to do, was get caught up on this silly blog. so then i could show current crafts, like the cool circle quilt i just made at 4:00 in the morning for the new baby. i could just show you, but i like to keep things nice and orderly. i am a little bit anal about that. i was also thinking about that this morning. how i am anal about keeping things in order, but the difference between 2 15/16 inches and 3 inches really isn't that important to me. Making a nice orderly grid to put my circles on wasn't that important, but the pattern in which i sewed the circles was. i think that was why i didn't really like analytical chemistry, but loved organic. plus i met doug in organic chemistry.
anywho, just be prepared for a bunch of old, out of date, and possibly fuzzy craft pictures that i am just going to throw out without much explanation, because i want to be done. if you want more explanation, leave a comment. (not on this post, because i don't think anybody wants more explanation on how my mind works at 4:30 in the morning.)
and a picture of my kids around christmas 2008, just to add a little sparkle to this post.
i used the bracket function on my camera. this movie took ~400 pictures. this is why doug doesn't like it when i use the bracket function on the camera. but i like the choppy movies you can make with it.
this is one i made a couple of years ago. i hadn't figured out how to chop the length of the song, so i had to search long and hard for a bunch of pictures to fill it up.
and i think i will post it later with the youtube upload. the quality of blogger is a little lacking.