Saturday, February 21, 2009

Mad Hatter's Tea Party

Just Listed on eBay
for the BCheeky debut launch
Mad Hatter’s Tea Party

Alice in Wonderland was one of my favorite stories as a child.
This custom Alice bling tee is my tribute to the classic book.
Alice's curious face was created by hand with 500+ shinny metal faceted rhinestuds.
The design will be recreated for you on the custom sized tee of your choice.

Alice Bling Tee

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Friday, February 6, 2009

Be Still my Beating Heart

We've gone heart crazy in preparation for valentines day.

Faux Stained Glass Hearts.
*Warning this can be a messy project

2 sheets Wax Paper, Glue, Water, Tissue Paper,
embellishments to decorate your heart (optional)

Start by mixing equal parts water and glue, tear/cut up tissue paper, you can draw shapes on the wax paper at guides.
Dip the tissue paper in the glue mixture and lay in desired location on the wax paper.
When you are done place the 2nd wax sheet on top, so the tissue paper is sandwiched in between the layers.
Let dry 24hrs (depending on how much glue your little one uses)
Cut out the shapes when dry.
Hang them around the house or attach them to cards to give as valentines

Next up
Wiggly Arm Hearts
This one is super easy!

Trace & cut out a heart shape
Decorate the heart
Cut strips of paper for the arms and legs
Accordion fold the strips
Glue the arms and legs to the heart
Cut out Shapes for hands and feet
Glue them to the arms and legs
You're done :)

Heart Mobiles
I downloaded scrap booking paper images from Tricia-Rennea Art
Traced heart shapes in different sizes
Cut & Hang for a Fun decoration

Be Mine Heart Garland
I made this in Word, Printed it, Cut it and strung on ribbon
I'd love to share the document but I can't figure out how to post a pdf file in my blog
If I ever do I'll post it or you can email me for it.
Here's a download to the
Be Mine Garland

I stitched up a felt conversation heart while watching TV and I forgot to stuff it!
Still looks cute ;)

hmmm, who should I give it too??


Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Here's the assignment...

Spelling Homework:
Pretend you are away at camp. Write a letter home to Mom or Dad. Include ALL of the spelling words in your letter. Underline each spelling word.

Word List:
tropical, animal, April, arrival, trample, bottle, camel, capital, couple, swivel, festival, gentle, level, national, normal, tremble, puddle, rebel, single, tunnel, civil, snorkel, double, dribble, original

Hi Mom and Dad,
I am writing you from the National Civil Capital camp. It's April and there is not a single cloud in the sky, not even a dribble of rain, not a puddle on the ground. You can feel a gentle tropical breeze in the air. I wish I could bottle the weather and send it home.
My arrival to camp was normal and without a tremble. I should have brought double the clothes and a couple more bathing suits.
There is so much to do for any level outdoorsmen. You can snorkel, ride bikes through a tunnel, see a camel at the wild animal park. Be careful the animals might trample you. They have cool swivel cars to drive you around in the park. You can even be a rebel and come up with an original activity.
I can't wait to show you around at the parent festival.

That's a tough assignment. At least this time the spelling words worked together well, that doesn't always happen.

Trenton gets a sheet of daily spelling assignments like this each week.
They are from the workbook Activities for Any Spelling Unit by Teacher Created Resources.
Teacher Created Resources was one of my favorite sites when I was homeschooling.
You can find a workbook on anything, they also have a great inventory of classroom supplies.

Kids Artist Trading Card Swap

Click on over to House on Hill Road to sign your child up for a
Artist Trading Card Swap.

As you know my kids love to draw and paint, they also love to get mail.
In this Swap the kids will be grouped with 5 other children of the same age.
Each child will create 5 Artist Trading cards of their own and mail them to their partners.
In return your child will receive 1 card from each of the children in their group.
I know, sounds confusing when I explain it.
Here are some of the details from the House on Hill Road blog

- Please send a message to by this Friday, 2/6. Let us know your address, your child's name and age. International swappers are welcome!
- This is exclusively a project for children and for that reason, we are specifying that participating children be ages 4 and up. No adult ATC's, please.
- We will divide the children into groups of 6, meaning your child will make 5 cards to mail out. You will receive your group from us on Monday, 2/9.
- Artist trading cards are all the same size: 2.5" by 3.5". Because ATC's are so small, they will fit into a standard envelope. To keep it simple, the participants are not obligated beyond mailing the actual card out to its recipient (plus any information about the card they'd like to add). Anything extra is up to the sender and is not expected or required.
- Finished cards should be mailed out to their recipients no later than 2/28.

If your interested visit their blog for additional details and to learn exactly what an Artist Trading Card is. Don't forget to email them by Friday February 6th to sign up!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Valentine orders

By my calculations, Tuesday February 10th is the last day to ship items Priority and receive them in time for Valentines.
Obviously my tees at OBOGB are custom, so get your orders in asap.
For this crunch time I can have a turn around of 2 days on most orders.
If you have any questions email me through my website prior to ordering.

Currently I have 2 V-Day shirts listed on eBay with a Free Shipping offer.
I want to extend that deal to all my customers.
Any US orders made from February 1st through the 9th will receive Free Priority Shipping.
Upon checkout enter FREEVDAY09 in the memo section of your payment and I will refund your $5.00 shipping fee.


Sunday, February 1, 2009

Was that fast?

January flew by!
For those of you that don't know me personally, I am a homebody.
Honestly I'd be happy with the thought of never leaving my home.
I try to schedule all errands for one day of the week.
Besides taking the kids to and from school each day and to their after school activities, only 1 day is for grocery shopping and misc. other errands.
But January 2009 seemed to have multiple appointments each day.

I am sitting here tonight, February 1st, trying to unwind from a hectic and stressful month.
February isn't looking much better!

While I cleaned the house and reflected on the month
here's what the kids did today...

Yes, that's Isabella riding a bike with NO training wheels!
She has been doing that since the end of the summer.
But she just now feels comfortable enough to turn around on her own at the end of the driveway.
She's such a Big Girl!