Saturday, November 28, 2009


Part of my reuse what I have, and not spend any more money, getting ready for Xmas decor. The sizes are approximate since I never used a pattern. These remind my husband of something from a Mario game- I will make him green and orange one next ;)
Click on the image to enlarge the tutorial (or save to your computer and reopen if the text is hard to read). Takes about one hour each if sewing by hand. You will need:
  • red felt
  • enough canvas (or any light coloured material)
  • scissors
  • thread
  • beads
  • stuffing/fiber fill

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Feather Tree

I love feather trees but not the prices. Shopping in the dollar store, I came across this fuzzy yarn and got excited- I love it when a plan comes together. For this craft you will need:

  • one spool 14GA wire

  • 1 ball of "furry" yarn

  • small wire pliers with wire cutters

  • tall can around 5 1/2"

  • enough rice to fill the can

  • scissors

  • optional is one spool ribbon and glue gun

  • 2hrs

click on the images to enlarge for tutorial

Things can only get better from here

It's been a bad month- my husband and I were both laid off from work, and my husband's brother was flown into the city in critical condition the last day of work. Good news is that the brother in law is slowly getting better (he's on and off oxygen and antibiotics). Work wise, me and the hubby are joining forces with the other work orphans to start our own company! What is a girl to do going from 13 to zero hours of work a day? Well how about bake 2 pumpkin pies made from the same pumpkin that she grabbed from the kitchen counter at work, as she was heading out the door (even better was that I got to share it with the other ex-employees at our first company meeting!) - it's true what they say- it's best served cold!