Friday, December 28, 2012
So where is the bunny, you may ask. He is right here in my yard.
When I started this blog, I didn't know I'd live somewhere where I see rabbits daily. Funny how that works.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
I used a b.b.q. skewer to make a hole to put the hanger through. You could also use a yarn needle. It took about an hour to make this one.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
I loved libraries and all the librarians loved me. They were particularly supportive of my poetry. Even now I like to have at least one library day a week.
Our local Haskett Library in Anaheim CA underwent a major renovation a few years back and built a fantastic children's section. My grandson lives 300 miles away but when his parents were in the area last week we were having a heat wave so we headed to the Haskett Library. It was the first time I'd seen my grandson in action at a library. He's only 3. He headed straight for the computers. I used my library card to log him in, or you can see the librarian about logging in as a guest. After that we read for awhile. Then the library closed early since it was Friday, but there is a park behind the library so it had cooled off enough to go meet other kids at the playground. Going to the library with a kid is so much more fun.
|Squid meet kid, kid meet squid.|
Sunday, July 22, 2012
|Weston and Heather|
|Weston runs off with my doll stuffing.|
|Making a doll at Linnea's Cafe in San Luis Obispo, CA|
|Head and body of prim doll.|
|Enjoying the park the last day of my trip. He just woke up from napping on the way there in the car.|
Friday, July 20, 2012
I did face-painting on the 4th of July, and then the next two Saturdays. I'm on a roll here. My daughter has a face-painting gig on Friday or Saturday as well. I love summers. Leave me a comment if you need a face-painter for a party or a festival.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Monday, May 21, 2012
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A baby popcorn bag is a funny idea for a costume. I'm just not sure why the embed code isn't working but you can see it Here. Popcorn
Monday, May 7, 2012
First I took a sturdy branch about a foot long. I gathered up some wire, beads, shells, polished stones and other found objects. Drilling holes in things can be challenging so try to pick things that already have holes. I used a technique called 'looping' to encase the bigger items in wire. I think it came out lovely.
Monday, April 30, 2012
Friday, April 20, 2012
Or sprout some beans on moist paper towels. If you have some glass jars or old aquariums, can make a terrarium. Or plant some bulbs. Their big size makes it easy for little hands to get a hold of.
|I planted this brown eyed susan vine straight into the ground. It blooms almost constantly.|
|A few years ago I planted some nasturtium seeds. Now they come up by themselves||each year.|
|I trained the brown eyed susan vine to grow on the gate.|
|This succulent was planted from a piece that broke off. It's very happy growing in a square container.|
|Yellow nasturtiums. The big seeds are easy for kids to plant.|
Friday, April 6, 2012
I've also made some lovely mosaics on gourds with egg shells. The slight curve of the shells makes them fit on the curve of the gourd quite nicely.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Easter Card. Spring is already flying by for me. The little froggy is one I crocheted a while back but he reminds me of spring.
Friday, March 9, 2012
There were also some belly dancers that she drew when she was 8. For such a young age, she has an amazing amount of detail in there. One is of a dancer on a rug doing a sword dance with an audience all around her and stage lights above. I didn't even know my daughter was that interested in belly dancing when she was 8, but her 3 drawings of belly dancers say otherwise.
So parents, let your kids catch you drawing and I just bet they'll want to draw too. Now my daughter is about to turn 30 and she has a degree in art and design from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, CA.
Thursday, March 8, 2012
What did you draw over and over again when you were a child?
Monday, March 5, 2012
|Crown made of wire and beads.|
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Light and Medium Weight scrap cardboard
Glitter or sequins or confetti or a mixture
Dowel (1/4" or whatever size makes your hand happy)
Spray paint (gold, silver or white)
White craft glue (thick and thin)
Optional: Hot melt glue/glue gun
Duct tape (small piece)
Small disposable foam brush
Plastic pearls, jewels or beads (use what you have on hand if possible)
Ribbon streamers (re-purposed gift wrap ribbons if you saved them)
Star template or pattern
Disposable glue brush
Clean dry brush
1. Make pattern template out of thin cardboard
2. Draw around pattern on thicker cardboard, label and save pattern for future use.
3. Cut out star. Spray paint one side of star and dowel the color of your choice. Let dry.
4. Cut dowel to the length you want. Set aside.
5. Put a square foot piece of paper creased down the center on your work space. Lay your star painted side up on the paper. Glue bigger elements onto the star in a pleasing pattern with the thicker craft glue. If you need to, draw placement lines with a pencil. The glitter will cover the lines anyway.
6. Using a cheap disposable brush, spread out the thin glue wherever you want the first color of glitter/confetti/sequins. Generously apply glitter. DO NOT PICK UP STAR or all your pretties will slide around.If you get glitter where you don't want it carefully remove it with a clean dry paintbrush.
8. Tilt and gently tap star and let excess glitter fall onto paper under the star. This glitter will later be used on the back, so leave it where it is for now. Lay the star back down and dab glue in the spots that you might have missed and touch it up. Put down more glue and add next color/s of glitter and sequins and confetti. Let dry an hour and tap again to remove the excess. Touch up blank spots.
9. Let dry completely in a warm spot.
10. Flip star over. Duct tape the dowel to the back between two points. Now take the spray paint and paint the back of the star and the tape. When that is good and dry, brush the back with glue. You can use a bigger foam brush if you prefer. Glue the left over glitter all over the back.Add more glitter if needed. Once dry, tap off excess glitter, and use it to touch up empty areas. Let dry completely and then tie the ribbons around the stick at the base of the star. Pat yourself on the back.
Friday, March 2, 2012
Monday, February 20, 2012
|This will be folded in half to make the body.|
Sunday, February 19, 2012
|Spring is great for juggling outdoors.|
Monday, February 13, 2012
Whatever you do on Valentine's Day I hope you have a fun loving day.
Friday, February 10, 2012
Thursday, February 2, 2012
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
So somehow that got mixed in my mind with the thought of a children's tea party, with me as a little girl sitting at a little round wrought iron table, and in one chair is a big fuzzy bunny stuffed animal. If I ever did that as a child I have no idea. I do remember a little china tea set my grandmother bought for me when she visited New Mexico from New York. So there you have it. The way my mind works.
Then when I was looking for a photo I ran across this vintage bunny sleeping on it's side. My friend Bonnie gave that to us when she moved to New Mexico and that is where I grew up, so I cherish it. So welcome to Sweet Tea With Bunny and Me.