Feb 9, 2011

The girl is crafty like ice is cold.

She's crafty and she's just my type, she's craft-ayyy. Quick, name that tune!
Of course I'm referring to arts and crafts not exactly what MCA, Adrock and Mike D had in mind in their song.


I was attacked by the crafty bug this afternoon. It helped that my mom was in town to fend off the 2 year old from getting into the glitter. She succeeded in doing that but failed by letting him eat 8 or so homemade snicker doodles for dinner. Grandmubbers- gotta love em'.

I am not a crafty person. I found both of these crafts online although I can't remember where.

My 12 year old and I made this first wreath together.

A 'sweet' little wreath.

It's rather one dimensional. Next time I'll use an actual wreath shaped do-hickey as the base. I didn't have one and really wanted to do this tonight so I just traced a plate on cardboard and used that. It'll do.

Piece of spare cardboard.

Traced a regular size dinner plate.

Traced a dirty Tupperware lid that just happened to be on the counter.

We just cut out the circle shape then hot glued sweethearts all around. Take as many breaks as necessary to run your fingers under cold water. Note: hot glue gun is in fact hot.

Then I made these while simultaneously Skyping (haha, spell check wants me to write sky diving) and attempting to keep dogs from eating the fresh from the oven snicker doodle I was balancing on my knee.

Aww, I <3 U too!

Simple wooden letters first painted red.

Then glued together after dog steps on it and breaks it.

  Then glue glitter on the letters, glue letters to scrapbook paper and set back in the frame without the glass.

So pretty.

So cute. Dollar store frames + .19 cents on sale scrapbook paper + Walmart clearance letters = cheap crafty fun for Monkemama!

I also made this to keep my shivering, skinny pup warm.

So festive.

Whew! I'm exhausted from all that knitting. Yeah right! Found this sweater in Walmart's clearance section also. You weren't fooled for a minute were ya?

The more weight she loses, the bigger her head looks, which makes her sad puppy dog eyes look even more pathetic. I'm pretty sure she's milking her illness for all it's worth. I'm ok with that.

She started chemo treatments today. Notice the matching pink bandage? Even while fighting cancer a lady still accessorizes.

Here's one more piece of trivia before I leave -

 "You have a problem with arts and crafts little man?"

"He's a giant robot. It's a little undignified."

Quick! Name that movie!

Here's a hint:

I've seen this movie approximately 1,573 times. It's Kiwi's favorite.

1 comment:

Tia said...

u r a dork. I can't wait to see you guys!