Showing posts with label Nellie. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nellie. Show all posts

Recently Stumbled...

Do you stumble?

Sometimes I like to stumble while 'watching' football or when I have a little bit of time to kill. It can be a real time waster, because it sucks me into all of my favorite types of sites...Photography, crafting, recipes....but I can also save my favorite stuff to return to later when I have more time or I just need some inspiration. Also it keeps me in check on what I really want to look at without cluttering up my bookmarks, (I need to organize the bookmark tab on my computer, so much randomness!)


Here are some of my most recent finds. I think you will like them!

Pinhole Photography: 10 Paper Cameras for Photograph Purists 

Here are some amazing pinhole cameras. Check out the site for more!

30 Day Speed Creating

This guy is amazing. I love all of his creations, especially these:

Thread wrapped grapes...and some were dipped in wax. Amazing.

A colored pencil bookshelf, I love it!

Lamps made with resin, a tube sock and a balloon. Gorgeous and lovely!

I cannot stop thinking about this awesome Funion creation. Delicious and elegant.

Made By Joel

 Everything made by Joel is lovely.  He makes the simplest toys for his kids and I just love them. He even has tons of free printables.

Thanks for reading! Hope you are having a good week. I did some paper mache for my classroom today, I hope to be finished in time for next week's post!

A cupcake parade!

A cupcake parade!!

Last winter I taught a class about color mixing using frosting...I made up red, yellow and blue frosting for each student and let them mix the colors on a plate and then spread the frosting on to wafer cookies. It was super fun!!

When I got home I had a bunch of left over frosting so I decided to make some cupcakes. And then I had a fun photo shoot!!

Wouldn't these be great for a party?

Here are a few that I added text using Picnik. Feel free to print them on cardstock for a quick and easy card!

Hope you have a great week!

For Your Inspiration File....

Check out these adorable owl pillows!!

We have all seen mini-plushie type animals, but what about these over-sized owl body pillows? Totally cute right?

If you are looking for a fun kid-craft to do together, or to make for a gift, consider making something like this using remnants or fabric scraps for all the details. I am absolutely in love with these!!

They would be great in a dorm room too!!

I didn't make these, but they are certainly in my inspiration file. A family member created these as a birthday gift and I am so jealous! ;-)

Five Bun Hairstyle Tutorial

While browsing for Vintage hairstyles a couple of weeks ago, I got inspired to try some new techniques out on my hair. I came up with super easy 5 BUN style that was super easy and fun.

This hairstyle is great because it is perfect for a vintage dress, casual outfit or you could even wear it out for an elegant up-do. My favorite part about it, if the weather gets really humid or rainy and you've got a tiny bit of curl to your hair from the moisture in the air, you can save a limp, raggy-looking style with this quick fix-up.

My hair is a little too straight for this style...I recommend having your hair slightly curled so that the buns will wrap around easier. I like to use this hairstyle when my hair is really wavy or curly from rain/going to bed with damp hair/or just otherwise in need of taming!

You will need:
Curling iron, or slightly curled hair
bobby pins-lots!
rubberband/ponytail holder
hand mirror and regular mirror
maybe a comb or brush

TIP: You might want to use two mirrors to get these last two bun in the right spot so they aren't to low or to far to the side. Getting those two buns in the right spot is the difference in making the whole thing slightly wonky or perfect!

 I went outside to try to get a better picture of how the buns look in hair is a super dark and it was late evening so I didn't get the best image...but you get the idea!

Hope you try this! Put your a link in the comments if you decide to try this style, I would love to see it!

Coloring inside the lines

Right now at Kohl's you can buy these great graphic owl tees to color. They come with a set of 4 markers and are super fun for anyone!!

Normally I don't advertise a specific brand or product, but these are pretty cool. I spent a couple of hours this week coloring most of mine so that I could wear it to a birthday party for an-almost-teen-girl in my family. She is super easy to shop for since she loves owls. I actually bought myself the shirt first and then went back for another one for her.

I used the 4 colors that came with it and I also used the crayola fabric markers to give me some more color choices. If you end up trying this out, be sure to put a piece of cardboard between the two layers of the t-shirt when you are coloring it so the colors don't bleed through to the back. This would be super fun to get for a whole group of girls...a youth group or girl scout troop, they could all have matching shirts that would reflect their personality. They had additional styles besides the owl, it was just my favorite!

Happy birthday, kiddo!! Glad you like your shirt! I can't wait to see what you do with it!

Back to School

I'm back to school this week and I made a fun little pencil cup for my classroom.

This would make a great teacher's gift.

I'm not going to make an official 'DIY' because I know I saw this idea somewhere....I've been looking all week for the official link to the site where I saw this idea but I can't remember where I saw it originally. (If you know the original source, please post a link in the comments, thanks in advance!)

The original idea I saw used ribbon cut to the a length to fit around a cleaned up tin can. I just used making tape...layed the colored pencils in a row on the table, on the tape, in rainbow order and then wrapped the whole chain of pencils on the tape around the cup and hot glued the pencils to the can, creating a fun little colorful storage holder for my desk supplies.

Another idea from PB Teen is a really cute accessory cup, its all would be cool to use office/school supplies to make all sorts of accessories....and paint them white.  You could make a similar one or order one of theirs if you don't feel like making one yourself.

Hope you have a great week if you are back at school like I am!! I would love to see your classroom if you are a teacher, leave a link in the comments.

Nerd Alert: Video Game Themed Party

Hey everyone!! I would love to share some photos with you from a recent surprise birthday party.

The theme was: Video we HAD to decorate the entire house with Super Mario images that we made, arts and crafts style.

I showed up the night before the party with a few images printed off the internet, some construction paper, sharpies and some tape and glue and everyone pitched in to make the night a success.

A work in progress!
Making some coins.....clink, clink, clink, clink, clink, clink, clink, clink!

A few boo diddlies. ;-)
Vines for the green walls in the bedroom.
The night of the party, Brannon was truly surprised and everyone had fun with simple costumes. It was SUPER hot so simple was good. Here are a few of my friends that came dressed as 'Pong,' an old Atari game. Black t-shirts and white duct tape!
My favorite costume, Shaina with a packman suit!
I'm a SIM, with Shaina!!
Solid snake.....???? I think.....
And the birthday boy as Billy Bullet!

To make my SIMS 'costume', I glued two craft cones together (styrofoam would probably work better, it would be lighter) and painted it bright green. Then I stuck a coat hanger up in the cones and wrapped it around a plastic headband. I wrapped the wire in black electrical tape and then covered it in black ribbon so that it would look a little better. Also, I attached the ribbon with some fabric glue. Super easy and I could take it on and off pretty easily.

I also made some yummy Atari Joystick Controller brownies instead of a cake. You can see pictures and read more about them on my blog, click here!