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Friday, April 30, 2010

Terrariums

I am obsessed with terrariums.

Seriously obsessed. I have about 50 websites bookmarked with adorable terrariums that I want to try and make... I tried succulent terrariums last year and failed miserably. They died within weeks... aren't succulents supposed to be nearly impossible to kill??

Lately I have been finding some ADORABLE moss terrariums on various websites so I figured I would try my hand at those.

Michael and I went out moss hunting today... He was actually looking for mushrooms and I was supposed to be helping, but I was distracted by all of the moss around me. So I brought home a few bags full... and attempted to make a few cute things this afternoon.

Oh, and I got these fun little accessories in the mail last week that I ordered off of Flutteringflowers' Etsy shop. I got little birds, snails, mushrooms and ladybugs. I glued my own sticks onto the bottoms of the birds because they didn't come on a stick, but the rest of them did.

It worked out just fine hot gluing floral wire on there.


So yeah.

I just used $1 jars from Michaels, a little bit of extra soil, the moss we got today and rocks that I actually did buy at the Dollar Tree even though we have rocks right outside of our apartment. I have issues with $1 items. I can't resist.

One of my bags of moss that I collected.


Here are the jars with some rocks in the bottoms.


Cute little accessories to go inside of these babies.


This one was awfully hard to stuff with moss... but I like it a lot. That mushroom is BARELY stuck in there though. I'm pretty sure it's going to fall over as soon as I try to move it.



All of this is leftover stuff... which I have no idea what to do with. Oh well. Oh, and yes those are my dead succulents in the upper right hand corner that have been sitting out on the deck since last summer. Maybe I should finally get rid of them, huh?

I am definitely trying some more succulents this year. I didn't have the right kind of soil last summer, and they were a bit neglected. I am going to keep them alive this time, I am determined. I love love love succulents... We're going to Menards tomorrow to look for some. And also buy peanuts for Michael.



Anyways. I like these little guys, but they aren't as cute as I wanted them to be. I'll probably end up taking them all apart and starting over.

Now I need to decide what to do with them!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Random Pictures/Projects

Here are some random pictures from the past few months.

Easter Egg Cookies


Owl Valentine's for the kiddos at work.











I drew out all of the different pieces of the owls on my computer then used Sure Cuts A Lot and my Cricut to cut them all out.  I have the SVG's on my computer still if anyone wants to use them I'd be happy to send them over!  I did not cut the pieces out all at once (cut each shape out with the color I wanted them), I just took this picture so you could see all the pieces at once. 

I used the same program for their names... the kid's always had a hard time reading their names when I used crazy fonts, but... this one was too cute not to use :) PLUS I put their Valentine's right in their boxes so they knew it was for them :)


Cute little felt hearts...
 
I cut out a piece of cardboard into the shape of a heart so that all of them were about the same size and shape, then cut out enough felt to use 2 pieces for each heart.  Start sewing them up with embroidery threat and then stuffed them with batting then finished sewing them up.
 

...the turned them into pins with these mini clothes pins I got at Michaels.





These heart with the cards on them were for my fellow teachers.

With such fancy wrapping :)




Linked these up to:

  A Glimpse Inside
and

Sew Can Do

c.r.a.f.t

embellishing life


Making the World Cuter


it's so very Cheri

I love this Home Sweet Home sign I made.

Again, just used my Cricut to cut the letters and the leafs.  I like it a lot.

Linked:

The CSI Project




Here are the pictures I painted for Michael's mom all hung up in their kitchen. They look alright I suppose. I'm still not crazy about them though. Especially the apples. Ugh.
Mini fruit pizzas for Imrie's 2nd Birthday Party! Tasty!!!

That's it I suppose.

I have a couple of other things that I have made recently, but... no pictures of them. Maybe some day. They are just little cases... One for the GPS and one for my Zune. Not too exiting, but they are kind of cute.


Later dudes.