Friday, December 14, 2012

More Reindeer

I know- I am on a reindeer kick. They are so cute it is hard to resist. These reindeer are the results of my realization last night that I needed to come up with some teacher appreciation gifts quickly. (Has this year gone by MUCH too quickly for anyone else?). I took Tiger with me to Target to pick things out and quickly realized that, although I am exceptionally grateful and appreciative of my children's teachers, by the time I got gifts for two teachers, six aides, and three bus drivers and their aids (three), it is expensive to have children. From Hershey's candy bars I made these reindeer (inspiration from here).   
 I tried to do something a little more special for the actual teachers. I picked up a couple of gourmet popcorn containers, but that seemed a little blah, so I wrapped them in white felt and added a scarf and some coal and a carrot. Hopefully that makes it a little more fun. If nothing else the other kids in the class will get a kick out of it for the day.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A whole herd

I mean that literally:
 And a slightly closer view. I decided to make neckerchief slides for all the boys (like this one). I only had a few red pom poms and a few brown. I thought about doing yellow noses to keep with the whole cub scout theme, but couldn't bring myself to do it. 
What was I making so many reindeer for you ask? Why to adorn my pack meeting invitations for this month. Don't mock to poetry too much- I spent all morning working on that prose. I designed them in Paint (someday I will get Photoshop- it could happen. It is right up there with the Silhouette I also dream about) and sent them to Walmart's One Hour Photo. I figured that was much cheaper than buying paper and making invitations or getting the ink and printing them out myself.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

On Dasher and Dancer and Prancer and Vixen...

I was browsing Pinterest and saw a reindeer garland (here) that was cute. I didn't have the patience to cut out each reindeer, so I went and checked out what I had available on my Cricut cartridges. I found these ones on the Paper Doll Dress Up cartridge (sleigh too) so I cut them out. I also don't have a mantle (or fireplace for that matter) so the next dilemma was where to put them. Since my wreaths have all gone missing since last year, the back of my door was bare. It is no more. (The picture I took into PicMonkey to play with just because I could).

Friday, December 7, 2012


My jeans were getting quite holey. Because I abhor clothing shopping for myself (something about large full length mirrors in a little tiny booth just doesn't work out so well for me), and I was tired of flashing my knees around everywhere, I patched them. Maybe later I will remember that I am in my thirty's. :)
My son LOVES them. In fact, this morning as he was getting ready for school he had to keep showing Monster what he was up to. If he ever gets to the point where he wears out his pants before he outgrows them, I am definitely making a monster patch.
(I can't find where I got the idea originally, but a search for Monster Knee Patches will give you all the direction you could possibly want). 

Monday, December 3, 2012

For the little ballerina

Kitty was invited to a Ballerina birthday party. I googled Tutu Bow Holder, and perused the vast number of imaged that popped up. I then combined them to come up with this:
 To make it a little more obvious that it was for holding clips and hair bows, I made these cupcakes (tutorial here) I added little sparkles for sprinkles.
I wasn't able to make it to the party, but I heard the birthday girl had to go and hang it up right away.