Tag Archives: Crafts

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Playing With Color

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Playing With Color CFFC

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Things People Play With

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Cameras & Crafts

Cards & Dice

Jokes & Spiky Ball

Colors & Sports

With your cohorts

Fun & games for all

Make up your face and

Phone a friend

Just remember to always play nice.

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© 2018 BS

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS – Yule/You’ll/Yul

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS – Yule/You’ll/Yul

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS Dec. 23/17

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For today’s SOCS, Linda has asked us to write something about the words, ‘yule, you’ll, or yul’. Thanks, Linda!

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You’ll maybe not believe this, but ‘yule’ is a word we pretty much never use around here. We say Merry Christmas, or Happy Holidays, not Merry Yule, or Happy Yule. I’ve heard of a Yule Log, but I’m not real sure what that is, actually. (I’m gonna cheat a bit and look up what it is). … Okay, I’m back. It seems a yule log is an actual log you burn in a fireplace. From my very quick look, it can be a special kind of wood that is used, and is burned to celebrate the season, and may have originated in Germany.

I also saw picture of cakes made to look like a log from a tree. (Chocolate frosting!) That sounds good.

Anyway, talking about logs of trees, we used to make one for a table decoration. We’d take an empty oatmeal box (round) and cover it with plaster of Paris. Then, we’d make markings on it with maybe a fork to look like the bark of a tree. Next, after drying, we’d paint it, and arrange artificial flowers and leaves on the log, and maybe a tiny elf or frog figurine. They were cute, and fun to make.

So…I’m sure you’ll be happy to know this is the end of my yule/you’ll thoughts. (never could get yul in there, oh well…)

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© 2017 BS

Black & White Photo Challenge – 7 Days – 7 Photos – # 3

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Black & White Photo Challenge – 7 Days – 7 Photos – # 3

‘Seven days. Seven black and white photos of your life. No people. No explanation. Challenge someone new each day’

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I pass the challenge on to DeBorah

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© 2017 BS

Random Post # 14 – Current Crafts

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Random Post # 14 – Current Crafts

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I like doing lots of crafts. Here’s some photos of some that I’ve done.

The drawings are some zentangle inspired art. The bookmarks are some I’ve done to leave at random places I go. These are left for others to find and enjoy.

Then, just because I like drawing, a page in my art notebook about music.

One of my current projects is painting kindness rocks. I paint them, then leave them around town for others to find, and pass along. It’s fun, and sometimes they post a photo of the one they found.

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© 2017 BS

 

 

Coming of Age in Marble Land

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Coming of Age in Marble Land

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For:

Twittering Tales #47 – 29 August 2017

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Tell a story in 140 characters or less.

To join in this challenge, and to see other entries, just click the above link. It’s fun!

Here’s the photo prompt for this time.

Photo by David Estebanez at Pixabay.com

“Coming of Age in Marble Land”

“Don’t be scared, little ones,” said Mama Marble
“The skillet is very hot, but you’ll love the icy bath afterwards,
and you’ll be beautiful.”

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This photo of marbles, bring back the memory of the cats eye marbles I used to have. I never really played the game of marbles, but I did like to crystalize/fracture them. Here’s what we’d do. Take a handful of marbles, cook them in a very hot skillet for a little while, then dunk them into a container of ice water. The marbles will crack on the inside, leaving pretty patterns. Did anyone else ever do this? Every kid I knew back in the kid days did this.

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© 2017 BS

 

RANDOM POST # 13 – BAA-BAA SHEEP

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RANDOM POST # 13 – BAA-BAA SHEEP

I think this is the last former job I’ll post about, unless I remember another one I’ve had. I had a lot of fun with this job.

I read an ad in the local paper, asking for people who like to sew. Well sure, I like to sew, so I called the number. This lady answered. She lived in a tiny town next to ours, and wanted me to come over to see what she had in mind. I went, and found she had a small craft store next to her house. At first she wanted me to take some fabric and a pattern home to make a skirt. I guess this was a trial of sorts, to see how I sewed. I made the skirt, then brought it back. Well, after that she suggested I could sew … sheep muzzles! Huh?

Well, I never knew sheep wore muzzles, but I found out they do. She gave me yards and yards of that soft plastic shade cloth, a little pattern, some elastic, and some of her labels. I took it all home and got started.

This lady and her family raised sheep, and took them to shows at fairs around the area, hoping to win ribbons. They put the muzzles on the sheep so they wouldn’t chew up everything in sight, which they do, just like goats.

Anyway, she said she’d pay me a dollar for each one I made, and there was really no time limit, or quota, so I just worked on them as I wanted to. When I got a hundred made, I’d call her up, and meet her here in town, so I could give her the finished muzzles, and she would pay me. It worked out great.

She also wanted me to sew blankets for the sheep to wear in between showing them, to keep them warm, as these sheep were sheared. The blankets were pretty big, but easy to make. I think she paid me more for these, but can’t remember how much more.

At our local fair that year, we toured the sheep barn, and I did see her sheep wearing the muzzles and blankets that I sewed. Pretty cool!

I did this job for quite awhile, then I guess she had enough muzzles (she also sold them), and the job was over. I had fun doing this! Here’s a photo of one I made, but it is unfinished, and a couple of photos of a finished one and a blanket. I found these last two photos different places, by looking online.

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© 2017 BS

COLOR YOUR WORLD – MANGO TANGO

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Today’s color to match is called Mango Tango.

Find out more about the Crayola colors challenge, see other entries, and join in, too.  Click below:

Color Your World – Mango Tango

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The start of a craft project

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Finished project

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© 2016 BS

WRITING 101 … EXPAND A COMMENT

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In today’s assignment #8, we were asked to find a comment we’d made to someone on their blog, and expand it. Write more about our thoughts on the subject. I know sometimes I write a comment, but it is just a short sentence or two. I may have more to say about it, but don’t want to take up so much space on their comment section. So, to keep talking about the subject, I can write as much as I want to, on my blog, creating a post about it.

I recently read a person’s post about creating a group of photos to give to a friend. The subject was owls. She’d take pictures of any owls she came across, such as in the stores she went to. There were all kinds. I thought that was a great idea, instead of buying every one she saw, to just take a picture of it.

Here’s the comment about it that I left:

“What a cool idea! My grand-daughter just turned 2 yesterday, and loves owls, too. I’m going to do this for her! Thanks for the inspiration!”

Short and to the point, right? However, I was thinking beyond that statement, and it would have been too much information on her site. So, here’s my expansion of that comment.

I really do want to do this for my grand-daughter. I see owls everywhere, ever since she’s been saying the word owl, and wanting them. In fact, one of her first words to say was owl.

We’ve bought her several stuffed animal owls, in all sizes, and she loves them. She has picture books with owls in them, and at her 2nd birthday party, the theme and cake decorations were of owls. I think she’d like having some photos of them, too.

Some owls things are so cute, but not appropriate for a 2 year old to play with, such as glass figurines, very small ones, or any with sharp edges. This way she can have a picture collection of owls to look at.

I get so many crafty ideas to do with this, too. It could just be a photo album, or maybe a scrapbook kind of thing, with stickers and drawings. I could also write about where I found them, or even make up a cute story about an owl. There are so many possibilities. I’m going to have fun doing this for her.

It may take me awhile to gather enough photos to do this, but when I do finish, I’ll post some pictures on here, so you can see how it turned out.

What do you think? Is it a fun project to get started on? Maybe you’d like to try something similar…it could be anything you’d like…not just owls. If so, I wish you happy crafting! 🙂

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