Friday, 29 October 2010

Sewing, Mask Making & Craft Time With My Boys

Hi guys, had a bit of crafty time with the boys today. We made what middle son calls stick men lol. I bought three small woolen mop sticks for 29p each and a couple of packs of face feature stickers for 99p and a pack of pipecleaners for 99p a while back in a local shop and finally got round to getting them out and helping the boys to make their stickmen. Here is Middle son with his:

Youngest with his:

And last of all Eldest with his:

And the three stickmen together:

Can see the boys wanting to make a stage next for their stickmen, better keep my eyes peeled for the perfect box lol.
Well finally I can reveal what I have been making all week , can you guess what the bucket of newspaper choppings are for?.................yep you got it, its for papermache.

I got three balloons and blew them up to the same size of each of my boys faces and covered half of the balloon in the papermache and last of all modroc and set them aside to dry.

Once the modroc had hardened I popped the balloon, but I felt that it needed a layer of modroc inside too to make it more stronger.

The mask at the ready for decoration:

I painted each of the masks in stripes to go with their costumes. Eldest - Blue and Green, Middleson - Orange and Green and youngest a mix of all three colours - Blue, Orange and Green. I then covered the masks in glue:
I then Covered the masks in the threads and bits that came off the fabric used for the costumes, Here are the masks finished:


And last of all middle sons mask:

I want to try and get hold of some sequin waste to use in the eyes, but if can't get hold of any then I don't think it matters to much. Here is the eldest with his Costume on, I made his a jumper style top and managed to get some fab Deeley Boppers in Claires Accessories :)

Eldest again but without his mask:

Here is my middle son with his costume on, I made him a tabbard style costume. Still need to stick the velcro to the sides and I have a pair of knee high socks in Orange and Green that I'm going to cut the toes part off for fingers and make a whole for his thumb. :) Got him some pink Deeley Boppers, Well truth is he choose them and they worked well so I got them.

Here's Middle son again but without his mask:

Last up is my youngest, again I made a tabbard style costume basically because they are easier to make and I found Eldests a bit of a struggle to make. Like middle son's costume I still need to put the velcro on the sides. Youngest also has some Deeley Boppers in white to wear.

I also need to add some elastic to the masks so they stay on without haveing to be held.
I found a leaflet advertising a Space Theamed party at the Christian Centre for School aged children in Eldests book bag and decided to put Eldest and Youngest's name down for it :) Unforunantly my youngest isn't old enough to go and I didn't want him to feel too left out so I made him a costume too.

Saturday, 23 October 2010

So What Am I Going To Make? Little peek

Well the boys are going to Party on the 31st and its Space Theamed, So when I found this pattern I thought it was perfect.
Unfortunantly I struggled to choose a Fabric that would look good and to make three costumes, one each for the boys it would have become to costly. And also my mum thought I had bitten off more than I could chew. So It was back to the drawing bord and I didn't want to leave the fabric shop til I knew what I was going to do as I wasn't sure I'd get to come back if I had needed too as I don't drive. So here is what I have bought :) Watch this space as I'm not going to say what I'm going to do its a surprise hehehe :) let the guessing begin.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Decorating :)

Hi guys, Here's my reason for why I haven't done any scrapping this week. I took on the challenge of decorating my youngests room. Here are some pics of the bedroom as the blank canvas and ready to start.

The painting is done and It's onto the border.

finally fourth day and I finnished :)

One fab Thomas the Tank Engine bedroom equals one very happy excited little boy :)

I'm so pleased with how Connor's room turned out, this being my second attempt at decorating lol,I had to ask a friend to come over and help do the Thomas border as I had never done one before and it was a non adheasive so didn't want to mess up but other than that I did it all on my own. And what makes me more happy is Connor loves it :)

Thursday, 14 October 2010

UKS Cyber Crop LO

finished Alex's today, I didn't do everything the same as I didn't have all the stash I needed. But I think the LO turned out ok.

I used some chipboard flowers that I cut using a bigshot some time a go at a crop and inked each flower black and then for the bottom one heat embossed it with a red embossing powder

and for the top flowers and all the big daisy flowers I heat embossed with a red glitter embossing powder

I used a white flower brad for each centre to attach the flowers to the page.
That's it for tonight. Thankyou for looking.

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Penguin Costume & Mini Book

Hi peeps, just a couple of things to share, but as the day goes by there may be more depending on how much crafting I get done today lol. Currently got youngest pretending to be a doctor and me being the patient as I type lol.

Well here is my penguin costume I made for middle son. It's typical of me to do things last minute and panic that I'm not going to have something done in time lol. This time round it was Book Week and Friday the 8th the Eldest and Middle Son's School were haveing a dress up as a book character day to celebrate. Well Eldests wasn't to bad as I found a fab Robin Hood costume on Ebay which I got him and thankfully it arrived in time. I only had the week to get sorted lol unfortunantly Middle Son has a huge thing for penguins and so I went on a search to find a fab penguin costume and came across a pattern which unfortunantly didn't arrive until wednesday afternoon, which then I had to go and buy the fabric and get my sewing machine out too, that hadn't even seen the light of day since it had been bought 4yrs ago as a xmas prezzy from FIL lol So yah I only had Thursday to get it complete which was a challenge too as I hadn't sewn anything let alone used a pattern since I went to school, so after a day of tears and bad language and calling varius peeps for help I finally completed the body part at 2am which then I retired to bed to get back up at 7am to get the boys ready and finish the hood part which I ended up haveing to drop into the school when I completed. But after everything the costume came together and looks fab even if my stitches are rather wonkey in places lol the main thing is Middle Son absolutly loves it and is constantly wareing it when hes not at school, which has made makeing it all the more worth it :) Here are the photos I took of him showing it off :)

I decided to sign up to a team on UKscrappers to help get me more motivated to scrap. And I definantly say it's working and I have a bunch of wonderful ladies on my team :) Not long after our team was set up we were invited to a house team called Green Buttons and they were haveing a Cyber Crop which they said we could join in if we liked and so ok I didn't quite get round to joining in on the actual weekend but I'm now going through the classes. which I'll add to my blog as I complete them. First up is my attempt at Jemma Sharrock's Lean Mean Minni Book. Here is a link to her blog if you fancey taking a peek -

I used a sheet of Blue Cardstock to make the main book and a sheet of patterned paper from the A Shore Thing Collection and The Penguin Dude Stamp from the same collection to decorate the book :) And the book is full of photos from My Birthday trip to Swanage.

The cover with title:

Page 1 & 2

Page 3 & 4 with tags, which I put a photo on each side of the tag.

I have a pull out tag in between page 4 & 5 which I have a photo on one side

and journalling about my Day out in Swanage on the other side.

Page 5 and 6

Page 7 & 8 and another tag with photos of the steam trains on each side.