Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Peace and Doves

Thinking about Martin Luther King Jr...

Earths were traced from 8" plates.  Dove template here.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Spooky Halloween Eyeball Flowers

It started with inspiration from pinterest.. Jess posted these last year and they look so interesting! A perfect combination of ease, thrift, and coolness!  

Jess at The Pumpkin Carver cleverly used items she had to create this creepy coolness, and made a great tutorial for it.  However, I neither eyeballs nor old sunflowers in my craft stash.  I looked for eyeballs at a couple of stores and couldn't even find any.  However, I found a pretty good substitute to share with you:

Instead of round eyeballs and hot glue, I used halloween colored google eyes and craft glue.  

I'm thinking this would be a great Halloween party craft for school.  Fall flowers are at bargain prices right now, and googly eyes are cheap. Frugal and easy fun!

Happy Spooky Halloween!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Farewell, Mother Tree!

The huge old oak in our "backyard" (actually, the neighborhood's greenbelt) stood out among its peers. The boys named her "mother tree." She had a grand departure last night, taking down a half dozen other trees with her while she managed to close down a cross road for a bit. We have mixed emotions... so sad she is gone, empty for the capriciousness of the violent storm, so grateful she didn't fall on our house, and humbly appreciative for the abundant new play opportunities and firewood she will provide. It is a marvel to wonder what all she witnessed in her lifetime. A glorious golden light is falling on her remains through the new hole in the tree canopy. Farewell, Mother Tree.

Afterwards, we took a bike ride to see the gorgeous rainbow that hung around for a long time. It was so ironically peaceful to see all the neighbors outside, talking and playing together.  Maybe we should schedule pretend "power outages" to bring back community spirit...