Pink Rocket Ship Toy

For awhile now, my sweet daughter has been telling me she wants to go to the moon.  And she wants her rocket ship to be pink and purple.  So, I made her one.

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I got the idea when I found a plain rocket ship birdhouse at Michaels.  It seemed like it would be fun to paint it pink and purple and put it in the kids room as a decoration.  But as I started painting it, I decided it would be way more fun to turn it into an interactive toy.  So my awesome husband sawed it in half and added hinges.  Now, it opens.

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For the star accents on the side, I painted a piece of paper with various shades of purple and then layered glow-in-the-dark paint on top.  Once dry, I used a star-shaped paper punch to cut out some stars.  I then used Mod Podge to adhere the stars to the side.  This allowed me to have a really clear outline of glowing stars on the outside of the rocket.  I also painted the inside with glow-in-the-dark paint and added wooden stars to leave a glowing star silhouette.

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And obviously, I made accents with glitter paint and jewels.  Helpful tip, layer two different colors of glitter paint; it adds full coverage and depth and is tidier than loose glitter.

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For the little astronauts, I painted little wooden figures.  I made two, one for my daughter and one for my son.  Because everyone needs a friend when they go to the moon.

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State Art- Home Sweet Home

Hello friends.  Long time no talk.  If you are like me, you’ve been busy with life after you moved from Washington to California.  What’s that you say?  You didn’t just do that?  Alright, just me.  Well, whatever state you choose to call home, here is a little project to help you celebrate.

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Several weeks ago, I found this simple chalkboard sign at the Target dollar spot.  Since I don’t think they are still in stock, you could easily make your own by creating a stencil to paint your own state on a wooden sign.

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I then used a sharpie to outline the words “Home Sweet Home.”  I chose to really fill in the space I had and stretch the letters out.  Oh, and start by sketching it out in pencil.  You can erase your marks afterward.

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Next, I filled in the letter outlines with different colors of acrylic paint.  I wanted to mark where we lived so I found a little wooden heart and painted it.  I painted the whole thing one color and then added an outline with sharpie.  A little glue and -BANG- done.

New Cards in the Shop: Love is Weird

I’ve been wanting to print these cards for a long time and I’m so glad they are finally done!  You can now send your loved one a copy of my “Hedgehog Loves Pincushion” print, in card form.

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Inside the card says, “Love is weird. So are you.”  Because you know, it’s fun to tell someone you love that they are weird.

They are now listed in my shop so come and get ’em!

Gift Ideas- Wrapping a Necklace

Hey Friends!

Christmas is over but there are always more gift giving occasions on their way.  Here is an idea of how to wrap a present elegantly.

For Christmas this year, I made necklaces for my mom and my sister-in-law.  They were simple necklaces with the birthstones of each ladies children/grandchildren.

To package them, I cut out a piece of cardstock the size of a small brown box (you can find these at some craft stores).  I then cut some diagonal slits in the top of the paper.

To decorate this, I added a piece of fabric tape and stamped the word mom on it.

You can finish by wrapping another piece of fabric tape around the outside of the box.  You could also stamp on the outside of the box.

Fabric Christmas Wreath

Hey All!  I wanted to share my latest project with you.  Sadly I forgot to take pictures of the process, but I think you can figure it out from the finished piece.

I started by painting a piece of plain green fabric with various shades of blue, green, white, and silver.  After it dried, I cut out leaf shapes and traced each with sharpie.  I then did something similar with red fabric to make the berries and the ribbon.

Finally I used hot glue to attach them all to a wooden wreath base.  Done and done!