Sunday, September 9, 2012

Fairy House

It appears that the Michigan Renaissance Festival had a Fairy House Contest. Why didn't I hear about this sooner?!? Here are a few of the most "liked" houses from the Festival's Facebook page.

Fairy House 102

Fairy House 2

Fairy House 3
They had over 150 submissions! I am thinking maybe I will submit next year. I am trying to figure out what design I would want to make, and I kept imagining the Burrow from Harry Potter, so I googled the Burrow. This amazing creation popped up. It's gingerbread. GINGERBREAD!!! Amazing!


This is from Craftster, I didn't find the original contest, but I sure hope mezcraft won, holy crow!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

First Day of Fifth Grade!

Ack! M has started his first day of fifth grade! Miss L thought she should dress the part even though she doesn't started preschool until next week. Where does the time go?



Photobombed by Dad...


Monday, September 3, 2012

Pinterest Challenge: The Results

On Thursday I posted a challenge to myself, complete 5 Pinterest projects with stuff I already own. Here are the results!

1. The Basket Weave Card. I decided to combine 2 projects, the basket weave from scraps and a 3-D paper butterfly project I wanted to do a while back. This is what I came up with:
I am unsure if I completely like it. Mike wasn't sure about the brown background. I may modify, I can't decide.

2.The finished Fairy Garden. I transplanted the overgrown Impatiens (which means I probably killed them), and added the lovely fairy furniture I purchased from Fox Specialty Services (Mr. Fox himself included a hand written thank you note, so cute!).
Before
After!
3. Break in 3 pairs of flats with chunky socks and a hair dryer. Well, I don't have a photo for this, my results were somewhat mixed. It's not an easy process. The shoes were uncomfortable to begin with, so stuffing them onto my feet along with a pair of ridiculously ugly polar fleece socks, then blow drying them till my feet sweat was a painful process. They are still tight. I will attempt a second stretch, but I am not sold on this process.

4. Button Lampshade. I did not get to this project, we went to the Zoo instead. But I did make Corn Bread Corn Dogs from Happy Good Time Blog, except they had a fabulous looking home-made corn bread recipe and I used Jiffy. And I made big muffins, not minis.
  
5. Martha's Muffin Pan Potatoes Gratin. Mine did not look nearly as pretty as Martha's, but hey, they tasted good! I did not pair them with steak, chicken, or sauteed fish, we had them with Sloppy Joe's. We weren't very fancy pants tonight.

And voila! I did it, sort of. Five more things I can cross off Pinterest as having completed!