Thursday, March 31, 2011

Picture Props

What party is complete without pictures? To get our party started we came up with this grand idea for a photo booth. Simple yet easy to make and outrageously cheap (we had all the supplies needed on hand). Remember we are doing the Stash Busting Challenge, so everything we use must come from the stash.

Back-Drop, hum what do we use??? Simple, a black table cloth tacked to the wall.

How do we make the props? Eezie-Peezie! I designed a few 'staches, lips, fancy glasses. Printed the shapes onto cardstock and glued to the felt. Make sure the glue is dry then cut out the designs. Then hot glue the dowel to the card stock side of the designs.

Card Stock
Hot Glue

Proof of how much fun props can be!

Pucker up and gimme a kiss

VoilĂ ! The best part of this DIY project it was simple and FREE… •

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Harry Potter Wands

No respectful Harry Potter party will be complete without wands. Where did you get the wands was the questions of the night? We made the wands (from our stash of crafts).

Sorry I forgot to take pictures during the making process.

Products needed-
wooden dowels, hot glue, brown & black paint, paint brush and damp washcloth.
1 Drizzle hot glue onto wooden dowel to make dowel look like wand. Hold until set.
2 Paint wand brown and let dry.
3 Mix black paint with a little water. Paint should be runny.
4 Lightly paint wand black, while wet wipe with damp washcloth. Brown paint should show thru. Remember to rub a little more around the handle area. A well-used wand will have a little bit of a worn look.

So, Abracadabra (in the wise words of Steve Miller) and Hocus Pocus too, let’s see what YOU CAN DO! •

Monday, March 28, 2011

Harry Potter Party

Happy Birthday to Sarah! Yesterday was Sarah’s 25th birthday, or as she calls it- her “Quarter Life Crisis”. Each year we celebrate with a costume party. So how did she celebrate her birthday this year? Harry Potter party, Baby! Yes that is correct we had a Harry Potter costume party. Everyone came dressed as a characters from the book/movie.

Here is Bellatrix, A Snitch and A Nimbus 2011. Only the newest broom for Harry will do!

Hagrid consoling Moaning Murdle

Watch what you say Rita Skeeter is in the house...

Nymphadora Tonks

Friday, March 25, 2011

Avalyn's Dress

Third day of the Stash Busting Challenge and what did we do? As promised, we worked on Avalyn’s dress. We completed a very special dress, for a very special little girl. What makes this dress special? It has a panel that can be reversed and changed. What makes Avalyn special? She wears kitty cat hats and meows in church.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Spring Stash Busting

We are up to a challenge and found just the one we NEED. Robin at The TShirt Diaries has come to our rescue. How do you ask? She is hosting the Spring Stash Busting challenge. How does this work? For one month we can’t purchase anything for personal craft use. So how are we going to last a full month without a trip to Hobby Lobby, Michael’s or Good Will? Oh, this is going to be a very hard task but we will be strong…

While talking about the challenge I told Sarah we have a problem with our stash. She said we don’t have a problem we have a business. I just SMH (that is shook my head in teen language) and patted her hand and said calmly “yes, why yes we do have a problem”. Ok, the problem is with craft hording and Phineas and Ferb. But please don’t judge me on the Phineas and Ferb!

Here is a little (and I do mean little) taste of our stash...

Look at little Nancy slipping into the set.

So how do we tackle the STASH??? Tomorrow we are going to the Hobby Lobby to buy lots of sparkly, shiny and NO! NO! NO! We are going to work on the dress for little Avalyn before she grows into a new size.

So are you up to the challenge? I dare you, I double DOG dare you to take the challenge!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Wonders of the World

I have been introduced to the wonderful world of blogging this week. The horrible tragedy that has happened to Japan has brought forth the good in people. I have seen blogs wanting to lend a hand to Japan suffering from this crisis. These blogs confirm there is still good in the world.
LivingSocial will match each $5 donation up to 2 million dollars to the American Red Cross Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami fund.
Cheri at I Am Momma Hear Me Roar is donating 100% profit from her Tohoku Tote Pattern.

How can you make sure the profits are being donated?
1. You can pre-purchase the pattern by donating $8 or more to a humanitarian aid program of your choice.
2. E-mail Cheri and tell her you've donated and that you would like the pattern iammommahearmeroar(at)gmail(dot)com

How are you helping today? Whether you are helping with the recovery in Japan or helping your local community - there are plenty who need an extra hand.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by this tragedy and together we can help with the recovery in Japan.

Suzette •