Friday, October 30, 2015

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!  
I hope it's good and you get lots of candy!

My girls were Snoopy and Woodstock this year!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Yarn Ghosts!

These are super simple!  I am going to be making them with both my daughter's classes on Friday.  All you need is some white, black and orange yarn.

Supplies: Yarn, wiggly eyes (the sticker kind), cardboard (or book)

 Wrap white yarn around cardboard or a book about 30 times.

Pull yarn off the board and run a piece of yarn through the top.

 Tie it at the top.

 Then tie again to make a loop for hanging.

 Cut the bottom loop.
 Tie a bow around the kneck.
 Put some wiggly eyes on.

 And tada....a spooky ghost!
Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 19, 2015

The Weekend Situation - 10/17

To start off our weekend, Mr. Mac and I took the kids to see a friend's band play at Hardywood Brewery in Richmond.  The girls played Shopkins with a friend!

On Saturday, Mr. Mac had a work day at his hunt club.  So the girls and I hit up Sky Zone.  We got there right when they opened and we were the ONLY ones in there for about 30 minutes.

My friends and I are going to The Price is Right show in a couple weeks, so I made us the price tag shirts to wear using freezer paper!

Saturday night, we went to a Halloween party at our friends house.  This year, the girls were Snoopy and Woodstock.  I easily made their costumes out of hoodies and we had the tutus and leggings already :)

I also added a few more items to my shop this weekend!

Monday, October 12, 2015

The Weekend Situation - 10/10

This weekend Mr. Mac was out of town.  So, the girls and I did some fun stuff together.  Friday, we went to see Hotel Transylvania!  It was a pretty funny movie and would recommend seeing it.

Saturday morning, I made the girls Halloween costumes, then we went to a friend's birthday party.

After the birthday, we checked out a local winery, Spring Run Vineyards, with some other friends.  The winery had a small band and some vendors selling things.  The girls had a good time going into the vineyard and climbing trees with the owner's daughter.

When we left the winery, the girls and I went to dinner at a local Mexican restaurant and then stopped by the Halloween store for a few supplies I needed to finish up their costumes.

Sunday, I taught B how to latch hook, then we went bowling!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Birthday Tracker

My mother-in-law posted one of these on my timeline a couple months ago saying she wouldn't mind one for her birthday.  So, a few weeks ago, I went out to get some supplies to make her one.

I found this chicken wire frame at JoAnne's and painted it blue.

I also purchased some wooden circles and drilled a hole in the top and bottom of each.  This is where the names/birthdays will go.

Then I forgot to take pictures of most of the next steps.  It's pretty self explanatory however.  I made a simple banner with some scrap material I had and stuck scrapbook letters on it to spell 'Happy Birthday'.  I used jewelry rings to string the circles together and attached them to the frame using some metal loops I found at Lowe's.  Each loop will be for a different month.

Next I made a few flowers out of material.

And here's the finished product!  I gave this to her for her birthday.  It took a couple trips to the craft store and Lowe's throughout this project to get all the pieces and parts right, but in the end I think it turned out cute!