Sunday, December 13, 2009

Productive Weekend

This weekend has been a good one. Saturday, Emma and I hosted a cookie making party. Whats better then having friends over to spend the day with? Having lots of delicious cookies to eat with them! We made chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, and sugar cookies. We also made white chocolate covered pretzels (my favorite and now that I know they are so easy, we will be making them often).

The kids had a blast playing together, nibbling pretzels and mac and cheese, and frosting cookies. Everyone left happy, but tired.

The rest of Saturday, Emma and I sort of just vegged.

Today, I crocheted a little turtle out of left overs and recycled yarn. He is cute. Every time I look at him, he makes me think of the song "Speed Turtle" by Sandra Boynton

Anyway, here are a few pictures of Dash (the turtle) and Bits the Bunny.

I tend not to be very good at following patterns/ directions. I sat down a few days ago and decided to make a bunny out of my 'bits' of left over yarn. I started to follow the directions, then decided to just wing it. Bits the Bunny turned out well. Then today, I ran out of yarn for the blanket I am currently working on, but wasn't done crocheting, so I decided to use some recycled yarn and some left over yarn to make a turtle. I didn't even bother to look up the directions. I just did what I do best, I decided to wing it. I think he turned out just fine :)

As if that wasn't enough, Emma wanted me to play with her. I am not the best at kids playing, I have no idea why, but I just am not. She didn't have anything particular in mind, so I suggested we do some arts and crafts type stuff in our new studio (a story for another day). So, we decided to make some Holiday Ornaments. We made two different types.

Yarn Nest Ornaments- We blew up some water balloons, soaked some left over yarn in glue, then wrapped the yarn around the balloons. I am excited to see how they turn out after we pop the balloons tomorrow.

Tree Decorations- Last year my Mother-in-Law bought some clear tree ornaments at the end of the season last year. Emma and I decided to decorate them. Some of them we filled with assorted beads and glitter, some we dumped (poured) paint into them and swirled it around, one we poured glue into it and added beads, and a few we just shoved some yarn into them. Two we did a little cray experimenting with, we added beads, sea salt, and flour. The didn't turn out exactly how I had envisioned, but they look cool.

Well, it is WAY past my bedtime, so I am off to bed. I am excited to see what tomorrow brings!

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