Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Fall Leaf Crafts

 Fall is here bringing bright warm colors, beautiful leaves, pumpkins, the smell of wood fires and of course all things apple :) But this post is about the fall leaves.
 This fall tree was made by my three year old neighbor. We got the idea to use her hand print for the trunk from the Crafty Crow. She loved tearing strips of paper for the leaves, but her favorite part was using glitter on all the extra glue poking through the leaves.
 These leaf rubbings were also made by my three year old neighbor. She was a little skeptical when I showed her how to tuck the leaves under the paper and rub a crayon across the top. Once she saw the leaf prints appearing however there was no stopping the gleeful giggles. In her own adorable words, " It's magic and soooooo beautiful". When she was done I helped her cut them out and tape them into the windows. The sun makes them glow.
Unfortunately this is the best picture of our wax dipped leaves that I could get. I think my camera is dying. These were made with the help of slightly older neighborhood children as we rang in the fall with hot cider and fresh cinnamon rolls. 
Whatever season you are in and however you choose to ring it in have a blessed day and have fun!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Felt Costumes

Hello, just some fun costumes I've been working on. It's getting to be that time of year again. One for a neighbor boy of Gimli the dwarf from Lord of the Rings.
 And a cheetah for my niece. Lots of fun and lots of felt. What costumes will you be making this year?
 Have fun!