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It's snack and share at preschool once again today. baby.sweets4ever wanted to share his photos from Breakfast with Santa, so we made a complementary festive snack -- holiday trees!
Supplies Wooden skewers Cucumbers Green apple Star fruit (or a melon slice + a star cookie cutter!) Optional "decorations" such as berries Coconut flakes
Slice green apple in half. Place one side, cut half down on a serving plate or tray.
Insert skewer into center of apple slice to create your tree trunk. Make sure it's nice and straight.
Slice cucumber on an extreme diagonal. Cutting diagonal slices will create longer branches for your tree.
Starting with the largest cucumber slices, thread the slices onto the wooden skewer. Spread them out to create the base of your tree.
Keep threading slices onto the tree, using smaller slices as your tree gets taller. This will naturally create the traditional pine tree shape for you.
When you get near the top, slice a star fruit to create your topper. Top your tree with your star slice. If you don't have star fruit available, you could use a cookie cutter to punch out a thick piece of cheese or slice of melon.
Decorate your tree!
Create simple garland with thread and berries, or use toothpicks to attach decorations. I used thread to create blueberry garland. I tied one end to the top of the skewer and the other end to a toothpick, which got jabbed into the cucumber branches near the bottom.
Set the scene with a sprinkling of coconut flake snow.
How cute would these trees be next to a gingerbread house?!
And just for fun, here is one of the photos he wanted to share in class today. Hard to believe baby.sweets4ever is over 5-years old now!
I decided to make my own cards this year for the first time. I made them out of a watercolor pad I got with a watercolor set at the thrift store. Next year I will buy premade ones! I made envelopes out of magazine pages to send them in. Every one is different, some were inspired by you tube videos (the pine branch, lights and the ornaments) and others were just in my head. I would like to find an image I am very happy with and try printing some next year. I really love some of these, others are just plain, and some I like... lol. My cousin Bradley832 said it was pretty ambitious, and I guess it was... so many different cards! I hope you like, and I love comments on what you think! watercolor, paint pens, white gel pen, black ink, paper pieces, stamping and embossing.
Polymer clay Magpie (well what other bird is going to match a black, white a blue themed tree? .. ) id had the urge to make a magpie cane for a while, finally got there! im really pleased with how well this reduced though the tail isnt as long as it could be and i missed the feet partly because i wanted to create a 'generic' bird foot cane i could then use to construct a number of other bird canes and because i wanted to try to limet the size of the cane. im still not comfortable reducing larger canes though im becoming more confident the diamond may be a little on the large side but i was reluctant to make it too small as i needed to drill a hole for the gold jump ring the oramernt is roughly 7cm/7cm so the diamond was a fiddle to attatch anyway lol
if anyone is curious about the diamond cane i used this tute: tranchedecane.canalblog.com/archives/2010/04/14/17573249....
I can't believe it's been a year since the last 4x6 Art Swap! I'd really loved those, and have been itching for another one. LeapFeetFirst has organized the past few rounds, but if there's interest, and she doesn't want to organize, I'd be willing to organize another round. I'm thinking the first of the year....any one else itching to make 4x6 art?
I drew my (future) SIL's name for Christmas this year and I was so excited. She loves Buddha's and I had already purchased her this fabric just in case I got her. I have been looking for something like this for a while. She likes bigger bags so I used Emmaline Bag pattern. It's approx. 15" wide, 9" tall, and about a 4" bottom so it can hold a lot. This was my first time doing an intermediate pattern. It is far from perfect but I think it turned out nice. The bottom has a plactic base that you made a pillow type opening for and then put the interior over. I was unsure at first because I have never done anything like that but it worked!
It also has two interior pockets. One with a zipper.
and one without done in the exterior fabric for a little pop.
Thanks for looking. I plan to use this as her wrapping and add all her goodies inside. I am so excited to give it to her. I hope she likes it! Oh, and I plan to make another one for my sister's birthday in Apri, in a different fabric of coursel. I think that one will turn out a little better since I am more familiar with the pattern.
I've been taking fun photos of my bunny over the past couple years & most recently had some fun photographing her for the holiday season. She is usually very agreeable in doing these little photo shoots & is rewarded with a bit of oatmeal & lots of pats when we're done. She's a very pampered house bunny.
I always try to make my son-in-law something odd for Christmas, cause I'm that kind of person. I've been playing around with HO scale train people and saw something on Pinterest a while back that caught my eye that uses them. I was inspired to make a version for him. His desk is covered with little odd things made by me, this should fit right in!
Disclaimer - No mice were injured making this craft...
I'm thinking of this for spring and would love to know if there is any interest or if anyone has ideas on how to make this swap even more fun....
My thought is to have this be a secret swap. One of the items should be a mask or mask-related object and the other(s) would be something... else. I'm thinking to maybe have a theme. Any thoughts on this? Renaissance Festival -type items? Fairy tales? Phantom of the Opera?
Anyway, we would all "unmask" ourselves at the end of the swap. This might work especially well if we sent our swap items without names (or usernames) on the return addresses, just the address only, and then have the "Reveal" later. The organizer could even do the reveal if that would simplify things. Then everyone basically finds out at the same time who had whom and who sent what.