Friday, October 29, 2010

Eeeek Spider Cookie Bouquet

I think I can, I think I can………

I am almost there only one more party to go and I have everything ready! 

Do you ever wonder what Martha Stewart was like when her kids were in school?  I bet she always brought something really fun.  She had to right?  No way could people know she was Martha Stewart and let her bring a box of Oreos or something.  I know she wasn’t always famous but I think she was when her kids were little.

DSC_0415 Ok I am not saying I am Martha or anything but I think these turned out really darn cute.   I think she would be proud!  I made these for the Youngest Prince for their preschool snack.  These took quite a bit of time due to the drying factor and you have to be patient I wasn’t at first and a couple stuck but I worked it all out.DSC_0416

I added a sweet little spider that was cut with my cricut to the wrappers.

I used a recipe from one of my favorite food blogs.  I did add an extra tablespoon of milk because it was super dry  and wasn’t coming together.  Other than that their recipe was perfect, and tastes fantastic!

Check out the recipe here.

Enjoy!

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Thursday, October 28, 2010

Here is looking at you-Spooky Eyeball Craft

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Here is a fun craft for you.  It is really easy and quick to pull together.  We have cub scouts tonight so I had to come up with something easy that I can do on a large scale but totally wow the kids.  We have about 40 boys, so it has to be simple to do.  I can’t really take the credit for this one.  This was featured in Family Fun.

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These are the supplies you will need:

1 ping pong ball (Dollar Tree has them for $1.00 for 9)

1 Electric flameless tea light (Dollar Tree also has these but Wal-Mart has them cheaper)

Sharpies

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Cut or drill a hole in your ping pong ball, it really doesn’t take much force so be careful.

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Draw your spooky eyeball with the sharpies; I did a different eyeball on each side. Place the ping pong ball over the light and you are done. EASY!DSC_0360

Here it is all lit up.  Really cool huh.

I think the boys will love it!

 

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Eeeek what a week!

This week is crazy chalk full of fun events!  I am starting to think I am really only busy 5 weeks out of the year because everything seems to fall on the exact same week.  So I know it is not even Halloween yet and I am posting Christmas stuff but hey all the retailers do it and technically this is soccer related.

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Today I am hosting an end of season banquet for the youngest Prince.  At this age we don’t do anything to crazy, just a fun little trip to McDonald’s.   Blech I know but twice a year won’t kill me, right?  And their fruit and yogurt parfait is pretty darn yummy.

At the last second we decided to move the banquet up and my trophies won’t be done so I wanted to come up with a little something to give the kids. 

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Like I really needed one more thing to do but these were too cute to pass up.  They only had enough for one team I felt like it was fate.   Cute eh?  I used my cricut to personalize them. Do you know how much I love that thing??? It makes everything so cute! I kept it simple because……

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well this is what my table looks like and I really don’t have time to go crazy on them, but you really could!  I need to find 12 more for the oldest Prince so keep your eye’s peeled. 

I have cookies to frost and doughnuts to string so I am off.  I will be back when my table doesn’t look like this!

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Friday, October 22, 2010

You want me to bring what?

I am sure all of you are starting to plan great class parties for all of your little ones.   I didn’t get to organize the Halloween party for my oldest son this year.  It’s ok it is good to let other people help(it is totally killing me) right?  But I about choked when she asked me to bring plastic spiders.  UMMMMMMM yea no!   EEEE gad plastic spiders, that is what you want me to bring?  I of course politely told her that I am sure I can come up with something spectacular.  Which pretty much constitutes anything other than a plastic spider.

Still makes me laugh, plastic spiders!

So here is what I am thinking.  Originally I was going to do this for my youngest prince but my oldest thinks they are still really cool.  We are making our own Pumpkin shaped crayons.  Jill at Homemade by Jill made some really cute car ones for her sons birthday and I wanted to give it a whirl for Halloween.  I still have to come up with a cute package for them, but I wanted to share.DSC_0334

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Step 1.  Create your own little crayon peeling sweatshop.  Peel all the paper off the crayons.  You will need quite a few crayons.  I used about 100 and have about 30 pumpkin crayons.

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Step 2 Melt your crayons down by placing them in an old tin can which is placed in boiling water.  I combined all of the like colors, and used a plastic spoon to stir them.  The can can get hot so you might want a hot pad to grab it.

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Step 3 Pour the melted crayons into your mold.  This is a chocolate candy mold you can find them almost everywhere.  I think I saw a rat one I want to see if I can find that one for the oldest Prince.  Don’t be tempted to use the silicone molds it just doesn’t work right.  They turn all white and weird, I tried I know.  Then let them sit until they are set and they will pop right out.  If you are impatient which I totally am, you can pop the mold in the freezer.

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Really a fun project, and they make molds for EVERYTHING, so you can make tons of them for every occasion.  These would be great stocking stuffers!

Just a little tip you can pick up 64 count crayons at the dollar store.  I am so kicking myself for not buying a ton of crayons when they were 25 cents before school.  Oh well I didn’t know about this really fun project then.

Sorry no plastic spiders are coming from this castle!

Enjoy.

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

My little addiction and a Winner

First things first.  The winner of my fun little dry erase boards according to the random number generator  is…………

Mrs. Weber

Thanks everyone for following me and giving me a reason to craft!!!!   Mrs. Weber just let me know which board you would like and I will get it off to you.

Now about my addiction… 

Hello I am the Princess and I am addicted to banners.

I love them all!  I just can’t stop making them, looking a them, dreaming about them.  I just don’t think I can have just a flat paper sign it is so boring. I just love the touch of whimsy a simple banner adds. 

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This is the banner I made for the display box at the school that holds all of our photos.  I picked up the adorable kraft paper at the Dollar tree. 

They also had one with pink and brown dots that screamed baby shower.  Now who wants to have a baby girl so I can make one?

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I also whipped up these adorable matching name tags to go with the photos.  I used the same kraft paper and glued that to binder clips to create the holders. 

What is your crafty addiction?

 

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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

My grandma what big eyes you have…..

“The better to see your darling little red riding hood costume Princess.”

Ok not exactly how the story goes but this one sure has a happy ending.  Remember those $5.00 clearance sheets I bought. 

Well taa daa this is what I did with them……..

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Sorry I don’t have a tutorial for ya but I still have to make a Captain Underpants costume and a vampire.

I picked up the red sheets for $5.00 and the white is a lace sheet I picked up at GW for $1.00.  So for $6.00 I have a super cute costume and there is not a single piece of plastic anywhere on it.  I just love that my kids pick something unusual.  Yea I know Little Red Riding Hood is not really on usual but you wait and see how many Power whatever’s you see and how many little red’s you see, then you will think it is more unusual.

Really this costume couldn’t be more simple except maybe going to the store, and throwing some elbows and poking a few eyes and picking up the last Princess costume in town.  No scratch that this was much easier it only took about an hour and there was no eye gouging involved. I didn’t have to hem a single  hem because I strategically cut each piece.  See the hood, well that is made from the bag the sheets came in. Easy!

Gotta run were off to Grandma’s house.

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Baby let’s Cruise: Take along car holder and mat

If you follow me on Facebook I know I promised I would show you what I did with a $5.00 clearance set of sheets but I just haven’t had a chance to do a photo shoot.  I will! 

In the mean time I want to show you this crazy cute project, I whipped up for a birthday party.    It is kinda like a crayon roll on steroids.   Just warning you I was a single mother this weekend so it is not my best tutorial.  In between I had to keep the troops from declaring  mutiny, so you only get this kinda lame tutorial.

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Here is what you need more or less, I kinda worked on the fly so if you have questions just ask.

  1. 2 pieces of fabric 16 1/2 X 15 inches.  In my case I used a blue and a green
  2. Black fabric or something like I used here which was kinda like giant bias tape.  I don’t even know what it is really for it was given to me.  Sorry!
  3. 1 pocket piece of fabric cut 10 X 15 inches.  Folded in half to make a piece 5 X 15 inches
  4. Rick Rack if you want it
  5. 1 Piece of ribbon about 10-12 inches long
  6. 1 scrap of fabric for name
  7. Iron on adhesive if you want to add a name, make sure you get the sew able adhesive otherwise it will gum up your needle.

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1. Pin and stitch your street on the right side of your inside layer.

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2.  Take your folded pocket piece and pin and stitch on two short sides and the bottom.  Leave the top open as this is where our cars will go.  Once you have stitched it in place starting about 1 inch from the side mark and draw lines every two inches.  Now stitch down those lines creating 7 little pockets that fit matchbox cars perfectly.  You can adjust for bigger cars if you want.

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3,  I didn’t take great shots of this next step but I am sure you will figure it out.  We are going to appliqué the letters on.  I used my cricut and scrap fabric to create the appliqué.  You simply adhere the iron on adhesive to the back of your fabric.  Using a nice new cricut blade and max pressure cut your letters out.  Then following the manufactures directions adhere those letters to your outside piece of fabric.   You can also do the same thing just printing the letters and tracing them.  Once you have adhered them you will go over all the edges using an appliqué or satin stitch.    

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4.  Ok now we are just making a big fabric sandwich, if you want to add rick rack now is the time.   With you right sides together, you add the rick rack to the very outer layer.   Pin everything in place.

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Stitch the opening closed and walla, you have a super easy and cute gift that any 4 year old boy will go crazy for!  The young Prince has already requested one for him. I was kinda thinking I might figure out how to make one for My little Ponies for the princess.   If I do I will try and take better pictures so you don’t get a lame tutorial like this one.  

Oh yea I painted the yellow stripes on using fabric. Next time I will put a little more effort into the lines, sheesh those photograph bad.   I couldn’t find my brush so I slapped it on, with whatever brush was close.

How does that saying go, “Haste makes Waste”  yea, yea the kids were hungry what do you want from me?  I still think it is super cute even with my lousy paint job.

Enjoy!

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Friday, October 15, 2010

Go big or go home –Teacher luncheon

I sit on the PTO board for the oldest Prince’s school.  I am in charge of the Parent Teacher conference lunch. I am new so they didn’t really know what to expect from me, but I think they trust me now to come up with something great. They didn’t know that I am not just  a throw the chips in a bowl kinda girl.

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I shopped my house for everything you see.  I used 2 wine crates that I picked up at a garage sale, the cute twig pumpkin came from goodwill, same for the menu board.  I owned that fantastic wire basket which is from Southern Living Home (Which I am so totally in love with.  Do you hear me I AM IN LOVE with it.  Hint, hint Southern Home living peeps)

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I had the two cute small jars and picked up the giant one for under $10.00 at Wal-Mart.  I used my cricut to cut black mat vinyl and you have instant chalkboards, I used chalk markers to write on the labels.   

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I whipped up a cute little thank you banner. Ok I probably should have ironed that fabric, but hey at least I didn’t just throw the chips in a bowl and walk away right?

Enjoy!

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

Happy Blogiversary to you!!!

Today is my one year blogiversary!  I have had fun, have you?

This was my very first post:

http://thewhimsicalprincess.blogspot.com/2009/10/once-upon-time-in-land-far-far-away.html

Because I love all of you lovely readers I want to give you a blogiversary gift.

Remember my cute little dry eraser boards?  I want to give one of your choice to one lucky reader, just to say “Thanks”  for hanging out with me.  Here is what you have to do:

1.  Be a follower all the cool kids are doing it for one chance to win

2. Like me on facebook for another chance.

3. Be a friend on blog frog for another.

4. Leave me a comment saying what you did.

You don’t have to do all of them if you don’t want to but you do have to do one.  I know, I know picky, picky but it makes me smile to get new followers!  This is one is open to all my U.S. Readers, not because I don’t like you only because shipping would be crazy to send this international!

I will announce the winner next Wednesday!

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Good Grief and The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!

Phewww do you ever have those weekends when you are thankful when Monday comes?

We sure do and this weekend was one of them hence the lack of posting.  I think I was home to sleep this weekend and there was not a lot of that happening and that was about it. 

 

I kinda feel like ranting like this!!!  LOL

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We had two soccer games, and don’ t let those pretty blue sky’s fool you.  It was so cold and windy I thought I might end up in Kansas!

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How about a Rodeo?  We squeezed in a bike rodeo in between those games.

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Heck we have nothing going on, why not hit the pumpkin patch while we are at.  We have a tradition with our friends that we meet every year at the pumpkin patch. 

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Luckily the rain held off long enough to squeeze in some fun photos!

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Why it is the great pumpkin Charlie Brown. I have time to kill why not whip up a cake for my SIL’s birthday what is family for! 

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And just to make sure I don’t have one unscheduled second how about book club!  Great book by the way!

I will be back on track with some more fun crafty stuff tomorrow!

Good Grief!

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Thursday, October 7, 2010

You can pick your friends, you can pick…….

Your neighbors apples of course!  I would never pick my neighbors nose that is just plain icky!

The farmer where we had our family photos done had some great apple trees. They didn’t look like they were being picked and I didn’t want them to go to waste, so I stopped by to ask if we could pick some.  I brought the kids so they didn’t think I am a total stalker. Ok, I kinda am but I am good kind of stalker I bring treats.  I know a lot of stalkers bring treats but mine aren’t things like dead cats, hair and weird things.   I bring yummy treats!

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Apparently you must stick your tongue out to get the good apples.

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The fruits of our labor.  We went home with 3 huge buckets of yummy apples.  Now I have a whole lot of peeling and coring to do.  I have to get an apple slicer corer thingamabob(funny that is an official word, spell check even knows it) because I really don’t want to peel all of these by hand! 

I think I will bring the farmer some applesauce, just to prove I am not creepy!

Enjoy!

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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Why is it?

Why is it the second I want to do family photos, that is the instant my super happy go lucky girl turns into a sobbing mess?

We had our family photos done and I was dreaming of these glamorous shots with everyone looking adorable.  Instead I get a girl with her hair all a mess because she pulled out her hair thing seconds before we starting taking pictures.  Her cheeks are red because she was crying, and she refused to take her fingers out of her mouth let alone smile.

I am thinking she won’t be a baby model.  Oh well I don’t think I would make a good stage mom anyway.!

We did get some cute shots but it took some effort!  Can’t we all just smile and say cheese?

 

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I like this one even though there was no way the little princess was taking her fingers out of her mouth.

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This one is my favorite of the boys.  See Prince Charming the pink tie ROCKS!

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At least I have one for my Christmas cards!

Cheese!

 

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