Tuesday, April 22, 2014

patchwork cloud winner!

Thank you to everyone who hopped on over and entered to win! I did a name out of the hat pull and Joy Madison you are the winner! Please contact me via gmail with an address so I can mail this happy patchwork bit of fun your way! Happy Earth Day, friends!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

last chance to enter to win my patchwork cloud

Leave a comment for a chance to win this patchwork paper and fabric cloud (or click here to learn how to make one of your own)! I will pick a winner this Tuesday! Happy Spring! 

Saturday, April 19, 2014

diy: easter chick garland

I've had two packs of chenille easter chicks hanging around the tiny casa for three years now just waiting, waiting, waiting to be strung up for a march or april bed. Enter one very bad day in a bad brain kind of way and a million things to do and you get a very cranky jek craft, craft, crafting away at this. I made the entire garland in less than ten minutes and then realized I never took pictures of the april bed so I strung it up in zee bedroom instead of the living room and got all shutter happy.
This is super duper easy. Make sure your chickies have felt wings, otherwise you'll be threading your yarn or string into them and they will be flying away. The chenille used for the chicks is so fine and fluffy that there is not much to anchor it all together.
 
I looped off my yarn at both end, hung it up, then arranged the chicks. It's all seriously happy, is it not? I was worried the blue chicks would be a bit faded against the aqua wall but the wall is just green enough and the chicks are just blue enough it all works. Tomorrow is Easter so maybe on Monday you can score yourself a couple boxes of chickies on super sale. Enjoy!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

scrumdilly style: day 7

 So here is the final day of my mini capsule. Items 5 and 6. I think I'm pulling some kind of peasant look but there ya go. I love the skirt and will be wearing it more often. The grey dress (ahem top) will be worn as well but probably only with jeans. I have pics of another mini capsule round to post as well along with two other cloud diys. I hope I can get back to some craftiness soon! Happy almost Earth Day!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

where did this week go?

This was once of those weeks where I worked six days and lordy am I pooped! I did my usual school gig with an additional assistant day plus I taught a terrarium class and then we had an all day event in our little downtown plaza. Pooped I tell ya! So I'm just gonna sit back, post some photos and then enjoy a wee bowl of peanut butter ice cream before attempting to sleep without a pillow as my neck is still out from last week's conference excursion.
a group made terrarium

because pencils always make me smile
experimenting in the classroom
working on capsule photos
terrarium fever
adding a giraffe in honor of the boy-o's birthday.
because pink people! and purple...and blue! 
our school week was full of sun
gathering materials for children's day in the plaza
flower-palooza
the big bin-o-fun! 
         Mostly I did a lot of standing. Standing in the classroom, standing in the yard, standing in the library as I taught my terrarium class, standing by the play pool, standing in the plaza. All kinds of standing and walking, and standing some more. Did I tell you how one of my kiddos photobombed me in my classroom as I was attempting a timer outfit shot? Oh my! The laughter! It turned into an impromptu photo shoot then dance party. My face hurt from cracking up so. Yup, this was a busy week and tomorrow I need to prep my classroom for the week...we're doing gardens and spring...it's going to be fun!

Sunday, April 06, 2014

scrumdilly style: day 6

Day 6 was a good day. Woke up early enough to remember I wanted to go to the Farmer's Market. It was chilly and overcast and I loved it! I wore items 1, 7, and 8. This is an outfit I will wear again again...actually this is the second time I wore it...remixed...this time with oxfords, sweatshirt and scarf. Hmmm...does this count as a different outfit?