Monday, June 6, 2011

What I’ve Been Up To

among the many other daily “life” responsibility stuff!!!  Geez, life sure does have a way of getting in the way of craftiness…LOL!  But, with the “darling’s” 4th b-day right around the corner, I have been a party planning fool.  This year’s them is Dr. Seuss, and since the Seuss Family remains pretty tight with the licensing issues, it’s darn hard to find ready-made commercial décor.  So what’s a crafty momma to do?  In my case that means make every one of my ideas a reality…lots of paint, hot glue, hunts for refrigerator boxes, begging the DH [ok…maybe I didn’t have to beg too much], sewing…blah blah blah!  So, here’s a look at what I have been working on…I’ll post an update closer to the party date because there are many more projects planned!


Some of the characters…The [headless] Grinch hanging over Horton is for the Pin the Heart on the Grinch game I have planned.  Behind Horton is Nick, Sally, The Cat in the Hat, the Barbaloots, and the Lorax.


Who knew that when you run paper streamers through the sewing machine it gathers them so perfectly!  I then used the streamers to cover the hats [made from poster board] and the piñata [also made from poster board].  It really added some dimension!


The beginning of hat construction


One hat completely finished…there are 4 total!


The piñata….it was just about finished in this photo!  And so much easier than the paper mache piñata that I made last year!!!  Highly recommend this technique. 

Here’s a link the video if you’d like to see how to do it:

It’s all in Spanish, but if you watch it a few times, you should get the idea [I do not speak Spanish].  Don’t really know if I followed the directions to the letter, but I took the idea and ran with it and it turned out pretty good!


The beginning of the birthday banner [I was not supposed to be making this – someone else was, but it turns out the the boutique that was going to do it was a SCAMMER!…so I added this back into my to-do list!]…should be able to finish it soon and check it off my long list of projects!

Enjoy!  I’ll show you more once a few more weekends pass and I have more time to work on it…must build Truffula Trees soon!

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