Friday, October 26, 2012

Fall Pom Pom Art

So it's 7:30 in the morning and child #2 decides he want's to do an art project...mmkay....let's do it!

With my coffee cup in hand I sat by and supervised while my mini artist went to town on some Fall Pom Pom Art.

I'll admit...I'm a control freak when it comes to takes everything I have not to say "Don't put that there! Do it this way!  Ugh..really?"  Ok maybe a few of those slip out from time to time LOL but I do try hard to just let my 5yr old do his own art how he see's fit.

So with out further a do here is what we've been up to this morning..

I printed out a nice tree on Card Stock

We broke out the markers and my little artist got to work

 This is serious you can tell by the fact that he is now sitting on the kitchen counter LOL..almost done with the coloring!

 Now for the the best part..the gluing of the Pom Pom's!
I ended up taking over the gluing's just to early in the day and I haven't had enough coffee yet for him to have full access to the glue. 

The finished product! 
I think it turned out fabulously!! 

Here's my little Artist..he's so proud!
It's apparent that we do our best work in the morning while sport'n our bathrobes :)

All in all this was a super fun project...child #2 loved it, and it turned out great.
The best part...I got to finish my cup of coffee and watch my little boy create his masterpiece!


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

DIY Jumprings

Good Morning!!

I apologize for my lack of Blog Posts lately...
I've been crazy busy with Soccer, Kids, Life, and well...making jewelry ;)

I've been thoroughly enjoying making jewelry lately.  I've been using a lot of Jump Rings and decided that I needed to make my own instead of spending far too much money on pre-made ones.

So here's what I did:

I gave my husband a Jump Ring and he went out and bought me a metal bar that was the same size.  He had one of his employees drill a hole in it for me so that I could put a piece of wire in it.

 I put the metal piece into a drill and locked it in...I'm not going to lie, my husband had to help me with this.
Then I put some wire in the little hole, wrapped it around the bar once and then slowly turned on the drill.

It makes a big coil super fast..SO EASY!

I removed the coil from the metal bar and then cut up the middle with wire cutters.

JUMP RINGS!!  Seriously this was so easy, cheap, fast and really fun.  I used a 20 gauge wire, but I would prefer a stronger wire.  This is by far a much more cost effective way of using Jump Rings...

I used a metal bar/stick...but I'm sure a wood one would work just fine.

  Here's some of the items I've been working on and added to my Etsy Shop recently:

So that's what I've been up to :)  Have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Finger Knitting


Have you ever head of Finger Knitting?

It's so much fun, and very relaxing.
All you need is Yarn, and Fingers...That's it!

The best part about Finger Knitting is that it's great for all ages.  It's super D duper easy, and a great way to wind down after a long day.

Last night I made this Scarf..I started it at my son's Soccer Practice, and ended it while watching my night time shows once the kids went to bed.

Cute huh?  I used a thick Black Chenille Yarn.  I suggest using a thicker yarn, it just looks better.
The result is almost like a tube scarf.  Mine turned out like it had ruffles...and I love that!

Here is a  a video that I found on Pinterest that is perfect for learning how to Finger Knit:

I read that one woman has her young kids Finger Knit while she reads them books...I love that idea.

Both my boys want to learn, so I am going to teach them.  I figure it would be a great way to keep them quiet on long car rides.
A girl can dream right?

Or a great rainy day's about that season.
So watch the video, grab some yarn and start knitting!
You'll love it, and you'll really love how easy it is :)

Happy Crafting!