Saturday, October 22, 2011

Elmo Birthday!

What to do when they turn two...

We love Sesame Street in our home - always have always will.
Our daughter, like many toddlers, loves Elmo.
So, it was only right to celebrate Elmo-style.

If you are in the same boat, but searching for ideas, look no more!

The invitations read as follows:
(To the tune of Elmo's World Theme Song)

La la la la
La la la la
Little Nanny is 2!
La la la la 
La la la la
She wants to celebrate with you.
Please come to her house on October 14th.
The party starts at 12 o'clock noon.

Nanny loves you!

Gotta have Elmo cupcakes...

The cupcakes were made by using red food coloring and shredded coconut as fur, halved mini-marshmallows as eyes with chocolate fudge for the dot in the middle, and orange spiced gumdrops as noses.  

For decorations, we used red balloons to scatter on the floor, helium Elmo balloons for a centerpiece, plush Elmos that we already own, and red and orange plates and napkins.  

Simple, easy and fun!

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Sweater Mitten Class

Hello Friends!  ... and Special Greetings to My Sweater Mitten Class!

I spent 3 nights of the last two weeks with some warm and wonderful ladies that attended the sweater mitten classes I taught through Community Education.  We had a great time despite the draw to be outdoors soaking up the last bit of warmth we are being gifted.  It is 75 degrees as I type at 11:35 p.m.  That is unheard of.  Needless to say, it felt a little wrong pulling out the wool sweaters to make these cozy creations.  But, we were like mice, scurrying to get our mittens done; preparing for the cold days ahead.  

Credit needs to be given to the maker of these mittens, a dear friend, Nicole.

So, ladies... show us your final products!  Send me a picture of your mittens and I will post them to the blog so we all can compare notes and see the beautiful possibilities.  

Answering your question, "what are we going to do with all of our felted wool scraps?"  Dig back on this blog's posts or visit Mossy as they have some great tutorials.  Learn how to make owls, mice, finger puppets, super-hero accessories, and even balls out of roving.  Check it out!

Felted Sweater Mouse with Coat