Sunday, September 25, 2011

There's a worm in my apple!

I just had to share this cute paper apple craft that we made for my 3 year old daughters neighborhood pre-school. Me and 3 other moms take turns doing pre-school each week and it was my turn last week. Our theme was Apples.

 You can find the template for this craft here.  I out did myself and decided to use scrapbook paper for the apple and then I used mod podge to add scrapbook paper to the tongue depressor stick.  I let the kids tape on the tab in back and glue on the google eyes.  That is about all they could handle since they are only 3 :-)  But they loved their little wiggly worms coming out of their apple! 
We also made kool aid play dough that day, which they loved!  They could have done that the whole time and been happy :-)
I like this play dough because it is so soft and easy to work and it is easy to make as well.  The recipe for that is here.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

If the shoe fits!

So I still am having fun with the scroll saw!  I cut this Witch Boot out today.  and I could not wait to get my crafty little hands on it and decorate it.  I still need to add some finishing touches (ribbon etc), but I could not wait to share! I borrowed the design again from Wood Connection, however I did not like the top of their boot so I changed it to my taste (I thought it made it look more witchy this way).  I want to sit it on a rectangular block and have a vinyl saying on it that says "If the shoe fits!"
To see my other wood crafts check out my Etsy store Bugaboocrafts.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Having fun with the Scroll Saw!

Hey everyone out there in blog land :-)
I am following up with a couple of wood crafts that I cut with the scroll saw. 
First of all I want to say that I usually borrow others creative inspiration and put my own take on it and these crafts are no exception.  So I want to give credit where credit is due.
In Salt Lake there is this awesome crafty wood shop called "The Wood connection".  Seriously If I go into this shop I do not come out for hours!  My sister Paula can attest to this because she has the same addiction :-) Anyway they have these cute "Harvest" letters with a little corn cob for the V that I just love, but I am about 45 minutes too far away from that store so I thought I can cut it out myself!  My talented brother helped make a pattern for me and this is how it turned out!

Here are the letters that I am proud to say I cut out.

Here it is after I Painted and mod podged it!

Here is a close up of the cute ear of corn.

I added these little gems to give it some blingy corn kernals :-) 

I would love to take credit for that cute idea, but The wood connections creative staff came up with that idea.

I have also been excited about this cute 2x4 turkey craft from "Craft Goodies"  since last year, but I never got a chance to make it, but I pulled it together today and I love how it turned out!

I still need to make some finishing touches like add the feather on top of it's head etc., but I could not wait to show it off :-) (here is a link to the tutorial)

Craft goodies has some great Super Saturday ideas she is sharing right now.  So if you are a Super Saturday freak like me check it out!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Ornament Ideas

In trying to find some ideas for Super Saturday coming up, I've come across some fun and easy ornament ideas. Check here and here for my favorite.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Nativity Puzzles are ready!

I have my Nativity Puzzles in my Esty store again!  Just click on my Etsy store page above and it will take you there :-) 
unpainted Nativity puzzle
I have decided I have a new life calling!  Mother by day and Scroll Saw addict by night :-)
Now that I know how to use the dumb thing I can't stop!   I have a few things I am working on besides the puzzles that I can't wait to show you!  I will give you a hint :-)  It involves a Witch boot, Owl, Turkey and the word Harvest! 

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

It's that time of year again!

   For some reason I get the crafty bug in the Fall.  I have been mostly focusing on Gardening this summer and It has been a great season.  I  can't wait to carve our own pumpkins this year that we grew in our Garden! But it is time to get the crafting on!
   I have not posted on here for a while so I will tell you what I have been up to :-)

Yes that is a Bison!   We were able to go to Yellow Stone over labor day weekend.  That was a lot of fun.  We had never been there before.  What an incredible place!  Our neighbors invited us to go with them and stay at their family cabin that is 15 min. from Yellow Stone Park.

The other thing that I have been up to is getting my Nativity puzzles cut out and ready for my Etsy shop.   I have been really slow getting them done this year. To all you many people who have e-mailed me about them I am sorry it has taken longer than I intended, but I have a confession to make.  My fabulous talented brother usually cuts them out for me because I have been a little scared of using the scroll saw.  And even more scared of ruining good wood trying learn how to use the scroll saw. But he up and got married on me and moved to North Carolina!  So I have been trying to find someone else  who can help me, but I have learned that using the scroll saw is not so bad, but it does take practice and patience.  You can't rush cutting the wood and you have to learn certain tricks and techniques to get certain results.
Any way I am excited to get puzzles ready to sale again at my Etsy shop.  I am going to try and connect it to my blog this year so you can order them straight from here too!  I should have it all going with in the next week.  So keep your eye out!   Also now that I am feeling some confidence with the scroll saw.  I hopefully will be making other wood crafts also.