Monday, February 28, 2011

So there's this app you should check out...

A little late, but I finally discovered Angry Birds.   It was fun.  I thought my husband would enjoy it, so I told him to check it out when he got back in town on Friday.   By Sunday afternoon, I was ready to shove his iPhone where the birds don't fly.  He was officially obsessed. 

So before I left town myself, I decided to leave him a gift.  His very own Angry Cardinal, staring malevolently from his computer desk.   Nicely stuffed with poly pellets, for added "heft" (hey at least it's not a tennis ball!).   Not saying I will, but its the perfect size to throw at a distracted husband who says "just one more level and I will [feed the children/take out the trash/rejoin the land of the living]".

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Penguin Bowling!

A sweet little baby girl was turning 1.  I was there when she was born, during one of Atlanta's rare ice/snow storms that render the roads impassable.   When I got the wee early morning call, my sleepy husband rolled over and said "Can't she wait for the roads to clear?"  UH....

So of course I had to make something snowy and icy for this sweet dear's 1st Birthday.   The pattern called for 6 penguins.  I ran out of time and the ability to create more than 3 copies of the same thing, so my version has 3 penguins.   Much less clutter for the house, I told my friend. 

But overall, this is a super cute, super fun, fairly fast gift idea for kiddies of all ages. 

 The ball isnt as wonky as it looks above, but it does have a tennis ball inside for more "heft."

Nothing makes a toddler happier than wanton destruction.   "Do it again! Do it again!"

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The "Just Add a Horn" Unicorn Purse

I think the most fun of this Horse Purse project was keeping my daughter guessing until the last minute as to what I was making.  Now if I was smart, I would save cute stuff like this for Bdays or holidays, but I am terrible at secrets and just cant wait to hand off the project as soon as it's done.

I think it turned out adorable, but the stuffing bulges a bit on the inside.  I did end up tying it off inside some, but I think if I made another, I would mess with the design a bit.   My older has requested her own pony/unicorn, but not a purse, which is fine because that's less steps for me.  

The view inside.  Not a ton of room, but just enough for a 2 yr old and her collection of trinkets!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

I need minions!

So I made my own Minion ala Despicable Me.   Love him!   Except, I think the cat's getting some ideas on assembling her own Minion Army.

(He is supposed to have 2 arms, but I ran out of yellow cotton yarn.   I will be getting more so I can make a couple more of these cuties!)