Sunday, December 23, 2012
Friday, December 21, 2012
how to make sushi candy, that explains how to make them. It is fun to make, and sure impress everyone at a party.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Animal general, and every single person gets a big, special gift. Since she helps saving and treating wild birds, I decided to go with this theme. I first saved a tiny bone from the toe of a pigeon that had surgery. It sounds a little creepy, but I thought it was interesting, and nobody else would have this idea. So I found enough information in different web sites, on how to clean and dry bones. It was a very delicate piece, because it was a small bone attached to the nail. I cleaned as much as possible, then it soaked in hydrogen peroxide for 1 week. After that, I went to Michaels and found an embellishment for a necklace. I painted the bottom with black nail polish, to give contrast.Easy Cast cast (also from Michaels). It takes about 3 days to dry, so the whole process took a couple of weeks. And that is called a unique gift.
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Chocolatria (if you don't understand Portuguese, I'll be happy to translate). In one of the recipes, we incorporated marshmallows. It made fluffy and sweet. The second one we put a layer of shredded coconut. And the other one we mixed rice Rice Krispies cereal (I even found a brown rice box), very crunchy. Of course mixing nuts make much tastier, but we are not allowed to send nuts to school, because of allergies. These cute boxes are all from Michael's. It is a small thing, but a simple way to say thank you. For the people that devote their lives to help our kids learn, grow, and build their future (and ours too).
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
3 dimensional fabric paint. It is a simple gift, but I am sure will make her happy.
Friday, December 7, 2012
The arms and legs are pretty straight forward, using pink stretchy fabric. The body is a rectangle made with any fabric, leaving a hole for the neck to be connected. For the head there are a few steps. First you make a head with a neck using any fabric. After stuffed, put a layer of cotton to shape the face, putting extra for the cheeks. Then use a big piece of the pink fabric, place it on top and sew in the back of the head, pulling and shaping the face. With a separate piece of pink fabric, cover the neck and sew on the back (these areas will be covered by the hair). For the hair I used the sleeves of a knitted sweater. I thought the knitted pieces would undo after being cut, but depending on the direction you cut, they don't come apart. Pull it to make it longer, and it will curl a little. Then it can be attached to the head.