I’ve picked up my little pocket camera again recently. Here is a culmination of shots I took with it over several months. Felix looks so small in some of these.
Turnip, our sweet cat in her favorite spot.
Elmer, the wonder pup.
Felix in the prototype party hat. We were on our way to Haberman Fabrics to get more fabric to make more hats!
Exploring the fabrics.
This was taken at the Susan G Koman Race for the Cure, Detroit.
Papa snapped this last shot one day while I was working. Oh, this face!
The Birthday fun continues.
Tomorrow is the party day! We still have tons to do to prepare. Some cooking, cleaning and of course setting everything up outside. Remember when I mentioned being knee deep in fabric last week? I’ve been working day and night on these two projects for Felix 1st Birthday Party.
For the party hats, I wanted something fabric that we could re-use. I came across this tutorial which gave me a great start. In fact I followed most of it. I decided not to use glue, I don’t have pinking shears (they’re on my list though!) and I added an elastic strap to the hat so that it would stay on people’s heads better.
They’re made of 4 circles each.
These were not finished when I photographed them. (and to be honest, I’ll be staying up late to finish a few tonight. eeek.)
I had so much fun with the fabric combinations!
Happy hat model.
My second big project was to make a bean bag toss. Now, I know a lot of people are creeped out by clowns, so sorry if this bothers anyone. But we have a bit of a carnival theme going here, and I just couldn’t resist.
I started with a big moving box and two bags of pearl barley.
sketching it out.
We put the barley in plastic bags first, just to make them a little safer if they do rip open.
Ta-daaaaa. Finished product:
I’m sure I’ll have an update Monday with shots of this stuff in action. Have a great weekend, we sure will!
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