How to: Make Flower Fairy Babies

Welcome back!!!!  As you can see we are on week three for mystical themed crafts. These flower babies are fun and easy to make.  I made these for an event and the little kids loved them.  This is also a great project for a birthday party, a sleep over, or just a day of crafting.

What you will need:
  • Wooden baby doll pins (you can get them from amazon or a company that sells wood doll pins)
  • Acrylic paint (any color)
  • silk flowers
  • Hot glue gun or tacky glue

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Using the picture as your guide

Step 1:

Paint the body of the doll your choice of color or you can use marker and just color the body

Step 2:

Take your silk flowers and cut the flower off close to the base and glue it in place to the head

Step 3:

You can add a face if you like or leave it without one.  I chose to add just eyes; I did the closed eyes because it’s a small doll and fits better but feel free to do what your feeling 🙂

Thanks for stopping by; I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.

Please feel free to comment your thoughts and also share what projects you are working on.  If you try this project, share your pictures to my facebook page and/or tag me on instagram.

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Talk to you again soon.

Teresa

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How to: DIY Gnomes

Welcome back!

I’ve been busy trying out new projects; one of those projects are little Gnome dolls.  They are only about 1 1/2″ tall but are cute and easy to make.  They are a great project for those days where it’s rainy and you (or the kids) just need something to do or just something fun to make on the weekend.  You can order the doll pins from Amazon, they have a variety.  I’ve also ordered from company’s that make and sell these specifically.  I always try to compare prices.

Here is what you need:

  • Paint and a paint brush
  • Doll pins
  • Felt
  • Hot glue gun or a quick drying tacky glue

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Step 1:

Paint the doll pins the color of your choice (photo below); it may take more than one coat so let the paint dry before applying the second.

Step 2:

Cut the hat from felt.  I didn’t have a pattern so I made my own; I just played around till I got one that worked. To figure it out cut a square from the felt and make a cone; adjust till you like what you have and cut into shape and glue it on.  If you are making multiples, I suggest tracing it to paper so you have a pattern you can keep.  You can also add a face if you like, I thought they looked cute without them.

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Picture shows the steps

As you can see the project is simple and easy; the hardest part is figuring out the hat.  I had fun making them and can’t wait to take them to my next craft show.

I’d love to hear your thoughts and comments on this project.  If you have any suggestions or tips i’d love to hear these as well.

Thanks for stopping by!

Teresa

 

 

National Hobby Month

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Whats your hobby?

I craft, paint, draw, sew, scrapbook, make paper products, bake, garden, and do alot of other things.  I enjoy trying new things and being challenged (even if I do get frustrated. lol)

Some of my favorite projects are the paper products I make and some of my sewn items.  I also enjoy painting, and making toys which go over well with the kids; I try to change it up based on the show i’m doing and time of year it is.

Here are a few of the things i’ve made….

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I find crafting in any form is a great stress reliever and it’s something I really enjoy.  It’s also become a family affair with my husband and daughter.  It’s a great way to spend time together.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

Thanks for stopping by 🙂

Teresa

Time to Clean the Craft Room….

Christmas is over and so is the holiday craft show season…. like many crafter’s with the new year here it’s time to get organized and see what supplies you still have or need to replace.  You never know how much you have until you have to put it back.  Over the next couple weeks I will be putting my craft room to rights, re-organizing my supplies and seeing what I have or need….it’s also a good time to purge those things you’ve had for years and have never used (although this is difficult. lol).

I’m dreading and excited to be going through everything. I have a tendency to find supplies I forgot about or projects I set aside to do something else that had to get done, which gives me ideas for all new projects.

As weird as this sounds, I put on the four Shrek movies to clean to.  Last year I was able to reorganize my room in the time the four movies were finished.  I used to play a game with my daughter when she was little to get her to clean her room.  I would set a timer and she had to beat the clock….I guess this is the same theory.

I have a small craft room which causes storage problems… my hubby and I have been throwing around some ideas and hopefully i’ll have a nifty new room by summer.

Please feel free to share your stories and comments.

Thanks for stopping by!

Teresa 

My Ideal Space solutions….  I think I need to go to Home Depot 

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Can you believe….

Can you believe it…. The first weekend in January is already here.  We made it through the first week of work and now the weekend is here.    January and February are typically longer months…. but once March hits, BAM! It’s summer.  Make memories this year, make each day count, and don’t rush your days…. before you know we’re going to be in the next new year.

Have a fabulous first weekend!  Get a start on those goals and projects. 

Thanks for stopping by…….

Teresa 

 

 

 

Not just a mom

I am not just a mother… I am a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, an aunt, and a role model. Throughout my daughter’s life I have always had to work, I didn’t get the opportunity to be a stay at home mom (as much as I would have liked to).  It’s difficult having to work and raise a family.  So how do you connect with your kids in the downtime when there’s always homework or extra activities?  You do arts and crafts, play music and dance around the living room, sing badly together, play in the yard, have weekend camp-outs (whether it’s in backyard or living room) and just have fun.

In the summer time I use to do a mom camp on random weekends and we would camp-out in the backyard (with the dog), do science experiments, art projects, and other fun stuff.  My daughter said she doesn’t remember all the crafts we made or what we baked, but she remembers always making something/doing something.

My nieces and nephews spent alot of time at our house; we played games, did crafts, and watched movies. There were many weekends we stayed up late playing Life, Clue and Sorry and laughing.  I always made sure we did a craft or baked or something when they stayed with me.  There were many times we would all fall asleep in the living room watching movies.  A few years ago we had to sell our house.  My niece Brandie was upset and  said there were so many memories there.  That’s something they will always carry with them, memories of all the fun we had.

No, I am not just a mother, I’m a role model.  I’ve raised my now 20-year-old daughter to be independent-a leader and to not follow the crowd, I have encouraged her creativity, and tried to make sure she can cope with our crazy world .  I’ve seen to many “Mother’s” who aren’t mothers and “Father’s” who aren’t fathers.  They weren’t ready to be parents and forget that the children come first because they themselves are still children or put themselves first.  They put drugs, alcohol, their cellphone, friends ahead of their kids.  The children are who suffer and it’s not fair.

My goal has always been to make my daughter proud. My husband calls me super-wife and my daughter supermom.  Take time to be a role model, teach the children, spend time with them, and encourage them.  They are our future….

Now…off of my soap box

Here are some weekend family fun ideas

 

  1. Spend time outside with the kids playing in yard, going for a walk in the park, hike, bike, skate, camping out in the backyard, go fishing
  2. Plant a garden together, teach kids about the land and where their food comes from
  3. Get on the floor and play with the kids, whether its building blocks, cars & trucks, or dolls/action figures
  4. Dig out the playdoh
  5. Make a family game night
  6. Have dinner at the table together and share your day
  7. Crafting, baking
  8. During the holidays make the gifts and decorations
  9. Have an electronics free weekend

These might seem like a “duh” but you’d be surprised.  Sometimes, family time is all you need after a tough week to help you get recentered.

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