Thursday, December 23, 2010

Ho Ho Ho

Where was I?

I feel like I could start all of my infrequent blog posts like that.
The Christmas season is upon us.  The Coopers, some and all, have had a birthday,  made advent crafts, sung in a Christmas program, been shepherds or angels in the Church Christmas pageant, dressed in costume and handed out Bethlehem bread in "walk through Bethlehem",  faithfully moved around the ELF, organized the kindergarten class party and crafts and been on the nighttime drive to look at lights.  Whew.  I'm ready for the drudgery of January (did I really just say that??).

This sweet thing turned 4!  Can you believe it?

Party fun.  We allow the kids to bring as many kids as they are years old, thus Lucy could have invited four friends.  True to form, she just wanted two.

Anna got a medal for knowing all four lists of sight words. She's reading! 

On the crafty front, I have finally managed to make something that Anna loves!  A twirly skirt.  She normally wears it with leggings. 

A monster stocking for a monster-lovin' girl I know.

And I made this for my front door.  I already had the Santa.  I love his little nightmare-before-Christmas spindly legs.  I wrapped a wreath with fabric and used some wool felt balls I made last year to make holly berries. 

Merry Christmas!


Monday, December 6, 2010

My Mom Can

Lucy and I were in Hobby Lobby and she spies some hoochie-mama sparkly, slinky fabric.  She clutches it to her chest and begs for a dress.  I am thinking that this fabric is 1.  U G L Y  2. pricey and 3. will be a pain in the you-know-what to sew.

But she looks at me. 

She thinks I can.

I want her to think I can do anything.  More importantly, I want her to think she can do anything.


Saturday, December 4, 2010

Busy times

Here's a few things I have been working on:

Sorry, that's all I can say or show.  A gift, you know.

A fun painting.

More later.


Dusting hands free of Halloween

Well, I would dust them if they weren't covered in glue...I mean A LOT of glue.

I just finished making monsters for Halloween 2011.  I meant for them to be finished by this Halloween but it just didn't happen.  Now they are set aside for a fun painting project next October.

 They are made with paper mache, fimo clay teeth and glue-soaked fabric for the outside.  I checked this book out of the library four times during the project.

While I was working on these early one morning I was wondering when my girls will decide their Mom is weird.

Never, I hope.


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