Sunday, October 22, 2017

Pumpkin Carols

Back when I was in 5th or 6th grade we were given some mimeographed copies of Pumpkin Carols... I thought that was the coolest thing ever! I have saved those copies all of these years (all 45-ish years).  I taught the songs to my son when he was younger and I can't wait to teach them to my grandbabies!  A few years ago we had some family and friends over and we sang these and had a blast.  This year we are going Pumpkin Caroling to an Assisted Living home where my Mother-in-law is living.  It's brought lots of fun over the years and I thought maybe you all would like to have some Halloween fun too!

Monday, September 11, 2017

"Old School" Dallas Cowboys Truck

 I'm guessing if you have followed my blog at all you know that I'm a Dallas Cowboys fan.
I so love when football season kicks off and this year was no different.
I have looked at the "old school" trucks at The Wood Connection and I have
loved them from day one.  They have a truck for every season but
football so I decided to create my own.
Above is the finished project... my son, Josh, loves the Cowboys even more than I do
and we both loved the Thanksgiving uniforms of the blue/white jerseys with the single
blue star on each shoulder and the white helmet with the solid blue star on the side and
2 solid blue "racing stripes" on the helmet ... just like the one here with Tony Romo.
This is a mailbox I did several years ago that was like our favorite helmet...
I painted the whole truck white including the "extra side piece" ... I kept doing back to the
picture and decided I would paint the "fenders" Cowboy blue to add some color to it.
I then decided that I wanted to add some texture since it was so "flat". I had some 
Silver Glitter Blast spray paint from several years ago... so I sprayed the side pieces with
the glitter spray... at first it started to come out "blobby" so I thought for sure I would
be sanding everything down and starting over again.  After it dried, I decided that
I really like the look... it's an "old school" truck so it's bound to have some blemishes.
I had some blue with silver stars washi tape that I have been holding on to for
the "perfect" project and this one was it... just to give it some personality
I had some blue stars I used as the hub cap center and
I added two silver sparkly enamel dots for headlights...
 and... 2 red sparkly enamel dots for the taillights.
Since there was a spot for a "license plate" I added
a "#4" to Josh's and my Uncle Darrell's and
did a "#82" for mine.
 I used my Cameo to cut the star and my Quickutz for the numbers!
It was a fun project ... hopefully this little truck with bring us some good luck!
and... Happy Crafting!

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Cowboys Letterboard

I'm sure the next few posts are going to be about Cowboys Football...
I can't help it... it's a part of who I am.
Tomorrow will be bitter sweet... we are looking to have a great year...
but my dad won't be here to enjoy and cheer the team on with us.
I miss you dad... if heaven wasn't so far away!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

"Old School" Patriotic Truck

I'm so loving this "Old School" Patriotic Truck...
it has been my favorite project I have painted all year! 
I bought him from The Wood Connection and used Midnight Blue and
Metallic Silver by Ceramcoat to paint 'em up purty ;-)
Happy Crafting!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Missionary Farewell or Dad's Day Tie Shaped Rice Krispie Treats

 My cousin's son was leaving on an LDS mission and asked that I make some of
the Tie Treats for his farewell... we had so much fun making Jaden's we had to say yes!
My Uncle is a huge Dallas Cowboy's fan so I had to make a few that had
the Cowboys star ;-)
 I bought a cookie cutter in the shape of a tie and then just buttered the mold inside
and pressed the Rice Krispies right into the mold.  I discovered that if I sprayed the
waxed paper when I turned the cutter over so that the "finger pressing" was on
the bottom then the top had a very flat surface.  It was easier to spread the
melted chocolate disks on the top with a brush.
 Then I added melted white chocolate chips as the decoration. 
Since I don't cake decorate much... you can tell my hand got tired very quickly. 
The kids enjoyed them so that's all the really matters!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Father's Day Jewelry Boxes

For Father's Day this year I thought that I would make a Jewelry Box
for each of the "dad's in my life...  My husband... my son and my "bonus" dad

I found this one at Hobby Lobby ... it's just plain wood and I made sure to sand it all
down before I stained it with Minwax Provincial stain.
 I applied 2 coats of stain with a craft brush 
making sure to let each coat dry thoroughly... the wood was
pretty good at absorbing the stain so I didn't cover up the grommets...
but if stain did get on them... then I just wiped it right off with a rag.
After the stain was completely dry... I measured out some self adhesive felt
I had found at Michael's and cut it to fit in the bottom of each chest. 
Since my family are Cowboy's fans what better color than blue for the felt.
I sprayed 2 light coats of Plaid Clear Acrylic Sealer in Gloss
to help it have a little bit of a shine.

My husband loves his and it sits proudly on our dresser holding his
rings...tie tacks and watches.
It may not be a "fun" gift but this year it was very practical!
Happy Crafting!