March 27, 2009

Resurrection Eggs

I thought my 3 year old would like to do this this Easter, so rather than pay for some, I made my own using things I had around the house. (I did have to print the picture of the donkey, the praying hands, and the sword, and I used mailing tape as "lamination"). Different sources tell you to use different things, so I compiled my favorites and made my own.

Make your own Resurrection eggs

1.Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey.

The people waved palm branches.
(Matthew 21:1-11)

Item -- Piece of palm branch or a donkey.

2. Judas betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of silver.
(Matthew 26:14-15)

Item -- 3 coins or plastic “silver” money

3. Jesus shared the Last Supper with His disciples.
(Matthew 26:26)
Item – bread

4. Jesus went to the garden of Gethsemane to pray to God.
(Matthew 26:36-39)
Item- praying hands
5. Soldiers came to take Jesus away. 
One of Jesus’ friends tried to protect him with a sword.
(Matthew 26:47-52)
Item- sword
6. Soldiers placed a crown of thorns on Jesus’ head.
(John 19:2)
Item -- Small thorny branch, or a large thorn all by itself.
7. Jesus carried his own cross.
(John 19:17)
 Item – toothpicks or Popsicle stick cut and glued in a cross form; or, a small plastic cross from a Christmas ornament or necklace.
8. Jesus was nailed to a cross and 
his side was pierced with a sword.

(John 19:18)
 Item -- 3 nails
9. They gave Jesus vinegar mixed 
with gall on a sponge to drink.
 (Matthew 27:34)
Item -- A small sponge
 10. After he died, they 
wrapped Jesus in a cloth.
(John 19:40) 
Item – cloth 
11. They placed a big rock in front of 
Jesus’ tomb where he was buried.
(Matthew 27:60)
Item -- A small rock
12. Jesus is alive!
(Matthew 28:6)
Item- empty egg

March 25, 2009

a variation on my usual...

The texture of this yarn made the border ruffle.
Hopefully it's not too frilly for a precious little boy!

March 23, 2009

attention sewers!

Please welcome my friend "southern barbie" to the blogosphere! Check out her sewing blog here.

March 04, 2009

Flock of Seagulls Butterflies

Almost 2 years ago, when Nudge-Nudge was brand new, Phinner made some really cool paper butterflies. A few days later she made another one just for my BabyGirl. By the way, Phin, that picture still hangs on BabyGirl's bedroom door!

A few weeks later QM (my mother) ordered the kit so she could make some for BabyGirl's room. She blew up the patterns on a copier so we'd have all different sizes.

Last summer she gave me the kit & I started making them. I got a bit obsessed & spent a few days cutting out scrap booking paper, but I never finished most of them. Today I was cleaning out some stuff in my room when I found the unfinished butterflies & decided they needed to be put together.

In the end I made 14 butterflies. One was used last summer as a gift tag on a wedding present. The other 13 will be hung from the girls' bedroom ceiling somehow. How exactly, has yet to be decided. I'm considering tacking them to thin satin ribbon & pinning it into the ceiling, but I doubt my husband will go for that. :) I'm also thinking about cutting a few thin branches from our woods & hanging them from that making a sort of mobile to hang from the light in their room.

One of my favorites is the tiny one I made with random scrap pieces from other butterflies. I hated to throw the scraps away, so I glued them all on a solid piece & then cut this out.

Here's another one that was collaged together with bits of tissue paper. I love the texture of it.

And one final "flutterby." I love this dark blue paper. It came in the kit, so I'm not sure what the name of it is, but it looks like a glossy mulberry paper to me. It also has a lot of texture, but the shine makes me think of new leather.
I'll post a picture when I get them all finished & hung up.

February 22, 2009

it's DONE, really!

I "finished" Bear's blanket just before Valentine's Day, but it looked like it needed something to finish it off around the edges. I let my daughter pick the color she wanted me to use for the trim, and she adimantly stated she wanted pink and not turquoise when I held them up. I had hoped for a deeper pink, but the selection at the superstore was limited.

Last night, I finally tried to do the pattern on the link that Needlefingers posted in her comment, but let's just say it looked even more crooked than the rest of the blanket... Couldn't get the scallops even for the life of me. I thought about repeating the pattern I used in the blanket, but really wanted to try something different. So I did something simple, and I like the result.

What's everyone else working on lately?

February 01, 2009

SpongeBob Squarepants Cake

I hadn't shared anything for awhile, so I thought I'd show you the cake I made for my grandson's eighth birthday. Pretzels for the arms and legs, half-doughnuts for the shoes, cookie monster plastic eyes that came with another set, I added a little icing to them. Icing covered pretzel nose, and marshmallow sleeves. The teeth are little squares of styrofoam, but, after my son heard me complaining because I couldn't find anything but styrofoam to use, he told me I could have used Chiclets!
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January 16, 2009

January 13, 2009

crochet experts, help?!

Does anyone have an easy border idea that would work when this is done? I want to frame it with a solid color, but the idea of adding a border intimidates me. I mean, I haven't ventured to any new patterns yet!