Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Baby Hedwig

The other day I saw the cutest little Owl posted on the Harry Potter Crafts Yahoo Group. K and I were inspired. Our first attempt came out kinda cute.

White and black pompoms, with white pipe cleaner feet and fun foam and felt eyes and beak.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Gravel playground + Leg cast = Not a good thing Martha.

K went was back at school 30 minutes after she got her cast put on. I said she could go home, the doctor said she could go home, the school nurse/secretary/angel among us said she could go home, her teacher said she could go home. Nope, the Thanksgiving feast was that afternoon and she wanted to be there. They were singing. She could not miss the singing.

So she went at school, and the class went out for recess. The playground is covered with tiny little stones, she loves to swing, need I say more.

I spent quite a bit of time this weekend making cast covers in varying materials and designs. Here's her favorite.

The fleece is a bit hot, but stays up without elastic and feels nice and soft.

She's signed up for soccer in the spring. We are keeping our fingers crossed.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Stuck in a cast... Make something!

K is doing great! The pain is mostly gone, the itching is survivable and she's sleeping just fine. She spent most of the long weekend lying on the couch with her foot up. And what have we been doing to keep ourselves occupied...

Too much time on Club Penguin...

And of course, Potter Puppet Pals are our favorite subjects. Bit orange. We're working on that.

We've been making window clings for years. After a while, the clings are nearly impossible to remove, in one piece. We're just going to take the windows with us if we ever move.

What do you get when you put Harry Potter and Veggie Tales into a particle accelerator? Yup, Hermione Carrot!

Life is never boring!

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

K's latest adventure

Bad sprain, maybe a small fracture. Off in three weeks.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Advent wreath

My Goddaughter is a little sweetheart. I try to write her as often as I can, send her pictures and little things. K writes to her Godsister every couple of weeks and really enjoys drawing pictures for her and telling her about her life and times.

For Christmas we wanted to send her an advent wreath kit. K made one from Oriental Trading company last year and we all loved it, especially our cat.

So we got out the fun foam and dowel rods and came up with a reasonable facsimile. I'll send it tomorrow so she can make it next weekend.

Hope, Love, Joy and Peace. And a nap in the sun. What more could you want.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Soccer coach gifts

K's soccer coaches this year were three wonderful women! They made every child on that team feel like they were absolutlely fabulous. And, more importantly, they made a group of fabulous kids into a great team.

Two of the coaches are young moms, one with a baby boy and one with a slightly older baby girl. Hubby and I helped take care of them during some of the games and they were the sweetest, most patient little people. We wanted to make them something to let their Moms know how much we appreciated all the time that they spent with our children, and not their own. So I got out the fun foam and polymer clay and made each baby a set of little shin guards. Each set is about 5 inches long with elastic straps and cloth ankle pad.

We plan to give them to the coaches at the school awards ceremony. I'm guessing the babies will wear them for 5 minutes and then tear them to bits. I'll have my camera ready.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

Wands, Wands, Wands.

We've made quite a few wands in our time. This is K's first: 1/4 inch dowel rod covered with polymer clay.

K made this felt wand at Harry Potter camp at Sci Quest. (K had a blast at the camp. She was sorted into Gryffindor, who won the house cup, and she was called Hermione by the other kids. She loved Every Day!) It is a nice wand to give little boys who come over to play.

This is our first attempt at Ginny's wand from Order of the Phoenix.

And this was my first attempt at a semi turned wand. Basically, I clamped an oak dowel in a vice and used a few files to shape the wood. I kinda liked the effect.

I bought hubby a small tabletop wood lathe for our anniversary. More fun on the way.

Our little scarecrow.


Last Sunday we all went out for breakfast and while waiting in line, K started to amuse herself by looking through the local attractions advertisements. We all squeeed when we saw our little Princess Leaf prominently displayed on the Botanical Gardens Scarecrow Trail leaflet.

She didn't win a prize, but they sure liked her.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

"You've got red on you."

Hubby wore a short sleeve white shirt, red tie, and this badge to work.

Couldn't find a cricket bat.

Best Halloween ever!!!!

Tough Ginny was a huge hit! Her hair turned out very red!

Hubby and I wore these tags:

(Hint: ADA = Australian Dental Association.)