Wednesday, July 29, 2009


I just got back from a great family vacation in Montana. I can't wait to show you all the pictures...I have a lot to go through LOL

I want to take a minute to mention, that while I was away, my sock puppet craft was featured on the fabulous OnePrettyThing website
I am a huge fan of the site! Each day OnePrettyThing features crafty tutorials from all over the internet. It's definitly a site worth adding to your favorites :D


Thank You OnePrettyThing for featuring me!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Sock Puppets

Is it Hot or Raining outside?
From crafting to playing, sock puppets provided my kids with hours of fun!

The other day I got the usual "Mom we're board...lets do a project!"
I sigh, as I think about all the things I need to get done around the house.

What can the kids make without much help from me??
How about puppets!
This thought started out as paper bag puppets, in my mind.
As I grabbed a stack, Bella said "No Mama, SOCKS"

I can never can find matching socks when we need them...that works perfect for this craft!

My other issue with socks, is that none of ours "look" clean.
Kids in and out of the house all day, more often than not the kids are shoeless and socks (if they are wearing them LOL) get worn outside.
What's the deal with that??

I remembered a sock puppet a teacher had that had a "hard mouth".
Problem Solved...More on that later

While the kids looked for socks, I got out glue (regular & hot glue), markers, fabric scraps, felt, cotton balls, ribbon and google eyes.

With the kids hard at work on traditional sock puppets, I worked on my new version.

How to get rid of the dirty bottom on the sock ;) and make a better puppet

Using a cereal box I cut out an oval approx. 2.5 by 4 inches
(this worked well on an adult sock)
Depending on the size of your sock you may need to adjust the size.

Fold the oval in half, use scissors or a ruler to press down the crease.

Push the cardboard to the tip of the sock.
Put your hand in, with fingers on top and thumb on the bottom of the cardboard, test out the mouth to make sure it is where you want it.
Now, cut a smaller oval in the sock, where you want the mouth.

Ick, look at that dirty sock!

Glue the cardboard to the inside of the sock.
I used hot glue so it would dry faster but any glue will work.

To make it look more like a mouth.
cut out another oval from fabric or paper and glue it on top.
Check it out, looks awesome, right?

Here are a few of the puppets the kids and I made
Sheep (using cotton balls for the woolly fur)

A Cute cat with the "hard mouth", yarn tail and ricrac collar

Puppy dogs with floppy ears
(those are our dogs Onyx and Yota...really they look just like them!)

Another cat and Bella's version of our dog Onyx

Bella enjoyed chasing us around the house having her puppet bit us, LOL

Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Cats Meow ~ Bling T

Kitty Cat Bling Tee Listed on eBay for the
BCheeky Teacher’s Pet Launch

I've teamed up with
sweettreatboutique and fish*hook*crochet
To bring you a fun outfit,
perfect for the entire school year!
Search BCheeky on eBay for the coordinating items and more!


Sunday, July 12, 2009

Tweet with OBOGboutique

It takes me a while to accept new technology and forms of communication.
Being the cautious person that I am I like to make sure new things are going to stick around before I invest my time in them.

With that said
OBOGboutique is now on Twitter!

What I'm going to do there, I don't know?
Perhaps Fun Giveaways (it's been a while) and special Twitter Sales.
You've got to Follow Me to see ;)


Saturday, July 11, 2009

Bloomin Bling

The eBay design group The Fairy Godmothers
has invited One Boy One Girl Boutique
to take part in their Tickled Pink guest launch.

Pick yourself some Bloomin Bling on eBay


Thursday, July 9, 2009

What's out your Backdoor?

BCheeky Guest Blogging Today

The Internet is an amazing place!
I never thought that I would be a person that could use the phrase "My Internet Friend" when describing someone I talk to on a daily basis.
Over the years I have made many "Internet Friends" and have even met a few of them in person...Yes I know, Freaky ;)

We are all from different parts of the country and the world.
Show off "What's out your Backdoor"

I live in Florida, the first images that come to mind for most are white sand beaches, maybe even Disney.

Stop by the BCheeky Blog to see What's out My Backdoor!
It won't be what you think

Whether your at work or home take a snap shot out your door or window and share it on your blog.
If you do, post a comment here or on the BCheeky Blog so we can take a peak into your world.


Thursday, July 2, 2009

BCheeky Lemonade Recipe

The eBay design group B*Cheeky that I belong to has started a blog.
Each week different members of the group will post.

For my first post I am sharing an
Oh So Tangy and Sweet Recipe for Fresh Lemonade

Sweeten your 4th of July Festivities with a glass ;)
Click on over to the B*Cheeky Blog for the Recipe