Saturday, November 28, 2009

A Busy Week!

Wow, time flies. I didn't intend to be away from the blog for so long. We have been super busy, but it's been the fun kind of busy!

Julia and Josh went to the Homecoming Dance, and she looked beautiful. We couldn't convince Pete to go without a date and he didn't want to ask someone to go with him. Maybe next time.

I was so proud to present Julia with her Girl Scout Silver Award. Next up: Gold!

I dug out this craft from the past for Thanksgiving. I made these walnut and felt turkeys with my mom, probably about 30 years ago! It's amazing how well that Sobo glue held up. Is it weird that I remember what kind of glue we used?

And a couple of new crafts:
I love my yo-yo tree from the current Quilts and More magazine. I'm obsessed with making yo-yos now. I have a Sizzix die cut machine and I'm using it to cut 4" fabric circles. It sure beats cutting all those circles by hand!

Pete has a new craft, too! He's melting vinyl albums into bowls. None of his father's vinyl was injured in the making of these bowls! We scored some decent titles at a thrift store.

We're jumping into Christmas preparations with both feet. We have an Advent wreath-making workshop at church tomorrow and then we'll start decorating. Julia and Pete want to make the most of the season this year. Lots of baking, decorating and gift making. Yay!

Happy Advent!


SewCalGal said...

Fun post. Pete may also want to play with creating art using CDs and heating them in the microwave. I have a friend, whose son, has created some beautiful murials and other pieces of art from recycled CDs. But I also like Pete's idea of using old LPs to make bowls. Very creative.


Jackie said...

Congrats to Julia on her Silver award!! How is Pete melting those records. That sounds like a lot of fun and I know we are all hoarding our old stashes of records. Glad to hear you had a great week!

solomi558 said...

I,ve long been wanting a sissex cutter, every time I think -yes,! I remember my son is going through unemployment so put it off .