Resurrection Day..

24 04 2011

…and they found the stone rolled away away from the tomb, but when they entered, thy did not find the body of the Lord…”He is not here, but He has risen.” – Luke 24: 2-6

Resurrection Roles from Feathers from my Nest via I am Momma Hear me Roar.  I greeted my family this morning with a baked reminder of why we celebrate Easter.

Happy Resurrection Day!

Easter Stuff

23 04 2011

I finished some projects for Easter at Gobi’s house tomorrow.  I made the carrot cupcakes I saw at Frog Prince Paperie.  Visit her site because her’s turned out much better than mine. I couldn’t find the edible grass OR the orange candy melts so I used pull and peal candy for the stems and I made a thick orange glaze to dip the marshmallows in.  Mine look cute as long as the pictures aren’t side-by-side :)!

I also made the papier mache’ eggs I saw at Not Martha.  I used water balloons too, but some of mine weren’t quite egg shaped AND I didn’t put enough layers of white tissue paper on a few of them.  T1 & T2 helped and loved them.  I think T1 even posted on facebook.

I made some paint chip matchbook notepads to put inside the eggs.  This is a post I saved from a few months ago from Embellishing Life. I let T1 but the stickers on the front.

I also embellished a onsie with a sailboat for my in utero nephew baby bean. I, of course, didn’t get a picture of the onsie, but I did get a pic of the paper egg I sewed it into and the paint chip card I made for the outside.

And since I haven’t seen my nieces since Christmas, I made them upcycled pouches to take back home with them.

I also managed to get a baby gift ready for a shower tomorrow and finished a VERY late birthday gift for my mom.  Now it’s time for bed!

I wish you all a great Easter, celebrating the resurrection of Jesus.

Upcycled Easter basket

17 04 2011

I have wanted to make my children Easter baskets for quite some time.  I couldn’t decide if I wanted to make liners for wooden baskets or make fabric baskets.  I came across this tie-dyed shirt in my t-shirt stash and T3 decided she liked that for her Easter basket.  I made them just like my other baskets only a little larger with one handle. The inside of the basket is a sheet set my from my daughter’s old room.  I used my heat transfer vinyl purchased at Expressions Vinyl (low prices and quick shipping) and put her name and some funky paisleys on it.  She loves it and now T4 wants one out of t-shirts too.

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Spring Decorations – Finally!

16 04 2011

Since Easter is next Sunday, I thought it was about time to fill in the empty space on my mantle. The Mr. T says the mantle doesn’t have to be perfect the first year in this house, but I’m not sure he’s right.  I don’t think it’s finished, but I like what I have so far.  I’ll try to make sure I give credit for all the ideas.  I try to mark them in de-lic-ious when I find them.

First up is the wooden sign.  No credit to be given because this is mine.  I found the quote from Robert Frost online and thought it made a cute sign for the mantle. I used contact paper for the relief image and then colored vinyl purchased from Expressions Vinyl for the sun, wind and April.  I had to outline the words with sharpie when I was finished because I couldn’t see them very well.

Next is the  felt chocolate bunny.  I got the idea from ______ (I’m still trying to find the post.)  I made a few for my teacher friends at school and put a sign on them that says 100% fat free chocolate bunny.  They make me smile.

I also made some Spring scrabble tiles – idea from Under my Polka Dot Umbrella. I LOVE these!!!

And last but not least, the big wooden bowl I mentioned in my last post is finished with some crinkly brown paper and my Spring eggs.

Since I went with more Spring than Easter on most of this, it can stay up past next week.

I’m working on some new “upcycled” Easter baskets.  I hope to have them posted this week.  Our Spring Break starts Wednesday afternoon. YEAH!!!

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wooden bowl band wagon

9 04 2011

Since the moment I saw the wooden bowl at The Speckled Dog I knew I had to make one (or two, or three…) I bought a small salad bowl, a big, I don’t know what it’s used for, bowl and ONE candle stick because that’s all Goodwill had.  I made the small bowl (the Mr. T screwed the top to the candlestick for me) and painted it a fantastic shade of blue. Then I ran across another lady making the bowls at A Turtle’s Life for Me. Ooooh, I HAD to find another candlestick.  Goodwill still had nothing (I think some else has this idea too!) so I went to DAV. SCORE! 49 cents. It’s being painted antique white as we speak, so I will have to post it later with the PB knockoff typeface eggs.  It took me a bit because I needed a more sturdy base than the candlestick had.  I got the little wooden disc at Hobby Lobby for 50 cents.  The fabric carrot were a project from last year.

So I also LOVE the eggs from Pottery Barn AND I knew I could make some of my own AND I found tons of people who had done the same thing.  So I bought some plastic eggs and glued them together and then I found some textured spray paint for plastic. FANTASTIC! They look and feel like real eggs (except for that darn line around the middle that won’t even sand out.) I used my Silhouette and cut the letters out.  Regular vinyl wouldn’t stick so I used some permanent vinyl purchased from Vinyl Expressions and that did the trick.  I can’t wait to see how they look in the big bowl.

I have another 6 to paint, but the wind needs to not blow so hard.

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