Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Paper Stars

I love looking at all the magazines around now, all the lovely Christmas ideas which would look so perfect in my house if I just had a empty spare lounge and had oodles of money to spend. Of course, that's not in the realms of possibility, instead it's more of a case of "Where are we going to put the Christmas tree?".  And while I've been pondering on this little problem, I've been making these.

I used these instructions:
which are very clear and easy to understand.  Once you've made a couple they are quite easy to make, I find cutting the strips of paper the worst part but that might be because my paper-cutter is a bit broken.

Monday, 28 November 2011

Esmeralda was totally ready for Christmas this year.  The tree was up, the presents wrapped and it was time to kick back and play with the dog.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Rescued from the wind and rain.

Though I'm not sure the flowers themselves think they're been rescued when they're cut and brought inside.  However we get to enjoy their lovely colour while sitting nice and dry inside.

Thursday, 17 November 2011

Jelly Baby

My daughter is holding a Sweetastic themed camp this weekend.  The activities are based on the Sweetastic Challenge which you can find here:
Of course no camp can be without a mascot so I had a quick look on the internet and found a pattern for a Jelly Baby pattern and you can see the result above.  The pattern can be found here: The fact that it references Doctor Who is just a bonus.

Snow Globes

We made snow globes at Brownies last night (as part of the Sparkle theme for those of you in NZ). The girls had lots of fun making them with glitter ending up all over the place, there's some sort of magical attraction between Brownies and glitter that means it will end up in hair, on clothes and throughout the hall no matter how careful you are. To make them  you need:
  • a small jar and lid (we used baby food jars, make sure the lid fits well)
  • water
  • glitter
  • glycerine
  • glue (we used superglue, well the leaders used it as we didn't want any Brownies stuck to their snow globes)
  • a small decoration or model (make sure it can fit in the jar)
  1. Glue the decoration to the inside of the lid. 
  2. Half fill the jar with glycerine. Add water until the jar is 3/4 full.
  3. Pour in the glitter.
  4. Screw on the lid tightly.
  5. Shake it up!