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This post today is kinda a two in one.
First, I was making lots of cupcakes last week for Valentines Day. I only had one cupcake baking pan so I decided to head over to Walmart and pick up another pan.
As I was taking off the paper on it so I could wash and dry it, I was thinking this is pretty sturdy ( like the light cardboard material cereal boxes are made of) and could I use it somehow as a stencil. So I held on to it
Later in the week I saw a post by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer about using newspaper to make something fun out of, and I wanted to try it.
I used my stencil on my gesso, painted, inky page.Then I glued it to a piece of light grey cardstock.
I wanted to make another bunting for my living room window. I think they are so cute & really add some holiday or seasonal fun. I think peeps are cute and went out searching for a pattern. I found one here. I printed it out but decided to make it a little bigger. So I just penciled in about another 1/4 inch around and it worked great.
I needed to get some felt so I went to Joann and got some.
First, I folded the felt in half and pinned the pattern to it.
I liked it ok but thought it might be a little easier to trace around it , then cut it out.
You can turn them over and you won't even see the black. I cut the rest of them out this way.
Now it's time to add the eyes & nose. I used the eraser on a pencil and dark brown paint. I dipped the eraser in the paint each time I made an eye or nose.
I let the paint dry for and hour or so, before I glued them together. I wanted them to be sturdier so I glued two together.
Next I went to my stash and found a piece of ribbon. I measured the middle and spread the peeps out evenly and glued them down.
I thought it turned out cute but I wanted to add a little somethin' else. A little more color. I have been seeing all the pom-poms around and thought that's it. So I picked out a few bright yarns and went to it. I made the pom-poms the old fashion way of just wrapping the yarn around my fingers. It's quick & easy.
I glued the pom-poms to the ribbon and.............. all done.
I will be hanging it out on my front window for Easter the first part of March. I will have to hang something for St. Pattys too since they both are in March this year.
I have been wanting to get some seeds going. Pretty much after the first of the year I get spring fever. I got some herb seeds and wanted to get them growin' I went to the store this morning and got some potting soil then planted the seeds.
Then I added some azomite mixed it in then added the seeds. Then lightly covered the seeds.
Next I took some Popsicle sticks and wrote the names of the seeds on them.
I added the sticks to the pots and lightly watered them and put them in the garden window.
I think I need to go through all the seeds and see what I already have and what I need.
These are seeds from my garden that I collected.
My seeds put away. Oh what a beautiful sight :) All that seedy goodness!!!