Hey all! Â I hope you all had a great weekend! Â Mine started at 5:30 on Friday morning to my husband asking me to take him to theÂ emergencyÂ room. About 4 hours later I was sitting in a recovery room with an appendix-less husband. Â He’s doing fine now but it made for a pretty eventful day or two.
So I’ve got some pretty bummer news for you all. Â Holly has been fighting some killer ear infections and has decided that she just she just has too much on her plate for now. Â She’s made the hard decision to withdraw fromÂ theÂ competition. Â I’m so sad to see her go. Â Her Tickety Tock project was awesome and a favorite from last week. Â We’ll miss you Holly!
The winning project last week was brought to you by Camilla. Her Quiet Book won by a land slide! Â Isn’t it darling? Â I love the fabric she used and that the car has a little garage 🙂
And if you’re wondering who wasÂ responsibleÂ for the rest of the crafts you can always look back at the “past crafts” tab, but I’mÂ goingÂ to try to remember to put them up here too. Â So, here are last weeks match-ups:
#1 – Piano Upcycle – Laura
#2 – TheÂ AlphabetÂ Play Skirt – Randi
#3 -Â Summer Baby Sleeping Bag – Narelle
#4 -Â The Butterfly Outfit – Heather
#5 -Â Tickety Tock – Holly
#6 – Football Buddies – Amy
#7 – Quiet Book – Camilla
#8 – Women’s Â Halter to Toddler Dress – Ashley Lemaster
#9 – Mosaic Table – Ashley Thurman
And now, this weeks challenge…Make Believe! Just like every week, you can only vote once and the poll closes at 9 pm central time on Friday night (July 1st).
Craft #1 – Picnic for Two – Randi @ Dukes & Duchesses
Craft #2 – It’s Show Time – Laura @ EmmieLu Designs
As a child, I was the queen of make believe. As the youngest of three, I suprizingly played alone quite often so my imagination grew in leaps and bounds. So as I thought of ‘Make Believe’ I tried to think of what a tinier version of ME would want … and what little girl doesn’t want her own stage!! I combined that idea with the King of make believe, Dr. Suess, & I set out to create a magical stage for my darling nieces and cousins to perform on that was cheap [well … free] and could be made out of recycled STUFF [my favorite]. How exciting is this …..
The base is an old pallet I found that I covered in scrap wood. I got the picket fence from an old store display and nailed it to the front. The posts are cardboard tubes from upholstry fabric and the bright red curtains are made from scraps I found in a family members attic attached to an old curtain panel. The backdrop is my favorite – created out of an old sheer curtain panel & hand-painted to replicate a scene from a Dr. Suess book. And what craft of mine would be complete without a quote?? Total Cost $0.00!!!!
The Quote says: “Today you are you, that is truer than true, There is no1 alive, who is youer than you!” – Dr. Suess
It’s SHOW TIME!
Craft #3 – Mailman Outfit – Amy @ Spicy Tuesday Crafts
My son’s favorite person in the whole wide world is our mailman. He loves him so much that he waits at the window every day, rain or shine, for the mailman to come just so he can wave to him. I decided it was time for us to have a mailman outfit of our own:
I found an old pair of navy pants at the thrift store, along with a blue broadcloth button-down shirt and a tiny navy blue beanie (we live in the cold most of the year and our mailman wears a ski cap). I printed out some post office insignia and a “letter carrier” name tag onto iron-on transfer sheets and sewed them on to the hat, the shirt and the bag. The bag was just a remnant of fabric I had around the house which I fashioned into a messenger bag and added the stars and stripes ribbon strip.
And because the mailman needs letters to deliver, I made some felt postcards and envelopes to go in the bag. I used various ribbon strips for the addresses and return-addresses and cut hearts and diamonds for the stamps.
Craft #4 – Space Trio – Heather @ Me Making Do
Craft #5 – Play Kitchen – Camilla @ Candied Apples
Craft #6 – Tooth Fairy Tracking Chart – Ashley L @ Not Just Grannies
The Tooth Fairy is the toast of the “make-believe” town around here! I wanted to make a chart to help my kid track “progress” as each tooth was lost. Here I bring you, the “Tooth Fairy Tracking” Chart.
The backing is tin, and the teeth are magnets that move to the corresponding number (age) when the tooth falls out, along with a special magnetized “jewel” that the tooth fairy leaves behind.
Kids not old enough for the Tooth Fairy yet?? Ahhh! I bring you Option #2…Tracking your kid’s baby teeth.
My kids love this and it makes the tooth fairy more magical than ever!
Craft #7 – Puppy Dog Towel – Ashley T @ Cherished Bliss
Craft #8 – Spaceman Rocket – Narelle @ Cook Clean Craft
Spaceman Trevor waits nervously before his first mission with International Rescue as the mechanical crew prepares his rocket for launch. He wears his new spacesuit and protectively rest his hand on his helmet.
Spaceman Trevor is buckled into his pod and reviews the control panel â€“ so familiar from his extensive training. He prays he wonâ€™t have to use the emergency controls.
10Â Â 9Â Â 8Â Â 7Â Â 6Â Â 5Â Â 4Â Â 3Â Â 2Â Â 1Â Â BLAST OFF!!
Space and a childâ€™s imagination (together with some cardboard, and craft supplies) are infinite â€“ Planet Make-Believe, here we come!