Sunday, November 7, 2010

"If I only had a...???"

I vowed after watching the movie Julia & Julia to Blog everyday. Afterall, I generally create or discover something cute to create everyday and I have tons of original ideas to share. The problem is TIME!!! Remember the Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz?
He sang, "...if I only had a brain." My lyrics would be, "...if I only had a Maid? A Cook? More time?

This week I plan to remove "every inch" of craft items from our living quarters. I'm tired of Cliff tripping over stuff! It's amazing how Maiah and I never trip. We "remember!" But not Dad...he trips over the same stuff in the
SAME PLACE! You would think...he would remember?!?!?

In any event, I am getting stuff up and out. I have a wonderful idea for turning "cinderella's" glass slipper into a "leather look" pump and glow bracelets into mini wreaths that "light-up!" I also have an idea from an American Girl book for creating a "mini "cake that I think is "too" cute! My holiday candles from cardboard tubes are a big hit too! Stay tuned...I'll show you how to make these simple yet appealing crafts in an upcoming post! Thanks for tuning in...!
ps the picture is of one of my students proudly displaying his wreath project from last year...isn't he adorable? Just thought I'd share him...!

Monday, November 1, 2010

What Flavor would you like?

Well...October 31st has come and gone! Can you guess what I was??? Tic...toc...tic...toc...A COLORING BOOK OVEN! How fun is that?

I am having my first "drop in or out" Coloring Book Oven workshop on November 13th. Participants will receive a Coloring Book Oven, sponge brush and their choice of watercolor. An array of crayons, markers, colored pencils, chalk, etc. will be supplied along with an assortment of fun pages to color!

The workshop will be at The International Institute (across from the DIA) at 111 E. Kirby Detroit, 48202 on Saturday, November 13th from 12 Noon until 2PM. The cost is $10 per participant. Please call (313) 282-6407 or email me at to confirm your attendance. Participants can "stay" and color with us or "stop by" and pick up materials for at home fun!

The Coloring Book Oven makes for a great Birthday Party activity or Fundraiser! Coloring Book Ovens can be ordered at Wholesale and Group pricing is available. Please call for details.

Hope to see you there!