Friday, February 28, 2014
Sunday, February 23, 2014
We used Sculpey clay, pins with painted heads for they eyes and horns, (black and brown, then coated with Modge Podge to make them shiny.) I cut out heart stamps in the eraser of a pencil to stamp the "spots" with. I had to buy a waterproof, permanent ink, scrapbooking stamp pad so the spots did not rub or wipe off.
We made a few prototypes to help us figure out all the little details, but after baking the first few we learned that we should make the tails attached or they broke off too easily.
They look pretty cute all lined up in their pan after baking.
Friday, February 21, 2014
Coping with winter school involves studying in any patch of sun you can find and commandeering mom's bed in jammies.
Friday, February 14, 2014
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Last week, D-I-L Mac competed in a cake decorating contest. She is a professional decorator at a local grocery store. She came in third. I am always shocked at the judging, because I think the quality of her work outshines the others in execution, creativity and appropriateness to the chosen category. My kids say I am prejudiced in her favor, but I really do carefully examine the other entries, and I do have some artistic training. Oh well, at least she gets to advance and gets a trip out of it for her and our son.
Later in the same day, we attended Rain, a Beatles tribute concert with Son D. and Mac and her folks. It was a great concert and really fun to go out together.
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Brother Aaron and Viva were able to come this year.
Good looking cousins and dates.
Pastor Bill had the program, with love songs and original compositions. It was really good.
Mom and Dad enjoyed the atmosphere and the program.
The favors we made this year were giraffes. Daughter W. designed and helped me make them.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Monday, February 10, 2014
Saturday, February 8, 2014
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Makeup for the play, and makeup "shared" with the boyfriend.
And the last slice of lemon pie from the annual Super Bowl party with our G. friends. It was a busy weekend.