Monday, December 27, 2010

Ornaments atop a tree

Santa made the kiddos ornaments this year. Normally the kiddos get ornaments in their stockings, but I think the elves have made them in the past. This year I think the big man himself, or at least Mrs. Claus, made the ornaments.

They look to be made out of felt, Wunder Under, batting and thread. I found a tutorial I bet Santa used over at the Made blog.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Letter to Santa

I have had this chalkboard finished for a couple of month's now. I used it in my fall decor and now I am using it in my Christmas decor. I made it so that we could use it as a message board when the kids get older. We got the frame at a neighbor's garage sale for 50 cents. The glass was broke and there was a drawing in the frame, but I just wanted it for the frame anyway.

Deets~I bought a board at Lowe's cut to fit the frame and painted it with chalkboard paint. I then cleaned off the old paint on the frame, and spray painted it with a red color. Then, I hot glued the board to the frame. I love how it turned out.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Baby Boy's 3rd Birthday

Baby Boy's Birthday was just before Thanksgiving. I would have posted this sooner, but I couldn't find the camera. You know how that goes.

We had a John Deere theme, and we had the party at Nana and Papa's house.

I made a simple sheet cake and covered it with royal icing. I then took at toothpick and drew and outline of a tractor on the cake. I then lined my drawing with black icing. I thinned the icing down after that and flooded the body of the tractor. It was a whole lot easier than piping stars on the cake.

I also made a three shirt. I simply took some Wonder Under, and drew a three backwards on it. I then ironed that on to my material. After that was ironed on to the material, I peeled the paper backing off and ironed it onto the shirt. Nana went around it with some thread to give it a decorative edge.

This is of baby boy blowing out the candles. I can't believe he has gotten so big.

I also made him a cape. One side is superman, and the other is batman. If you would like to make one of you own, I got the idea from the blog Serving Pink Lemonade here.

I will post better pics of the cape when the kiddos are not asleep.