Friday, May 27, 2016

Do you want to build a Snowman? More Frozen Fun with Felt

The girls are still in love with Frozen! I came upon this idea on Pinterest when I was looking up decoration ideas and activities for the Frozen Party in February.  Click here if you want to read more about our party!

I have finally managed to sit down and do this project.  I had to improvise a little because, for some strange reason, I didn't have all the colours of felt that I needed.  I didn't want to put it off any longer so I used what I had available.  If you decide to do this project yourself, I would suggest that you take the list of materials with you next time you go shopping and make sure you have everything you need before getting started!

Chelsea from The Crafter Life created a magnetic Olaf puzzle that she put on the fridge for her daughter to "build a snowman" while she is doing other things in the kitchen.  I used her template to make my own.  I used goggle eyes instead of cutting out more felt ones.  Monique from Living Life and Learning made a felt Olaf puzzle that she cut out free hand.  I took a page from her book and chose to make mine out of felt too so I didn't have to make it magnetic.  I am planning to create a few more felt puzzles and a felt board so I have a set of felt activities for the kids to use when they come over to play.  Monique has a small collection of felt puzzles that you might want to check out.
All the pieces laid out and ready to assemble.
The completed Olaf

I didn't have any orange felt and the black felt that I did have was adhesive (it is sticky on the back).  Instead I used coloured card and cut out both the felt and the cardboard.  Then I stuck the cardboard and felt together using the sticky back.  This way all the pieces are either entirely felt or felt backed and will work the same. I put velcro dots on the back of the goggle eyes so they will also 'stick' to the felt shapes.  I'm so proud of myself!

While I was putting it all together, Shelly came along to see what was going on.  She thought Olaf's arm might be tasty but it wasn't and she settled for a High-Five instead. 

I get bonus Awesome Aunty points!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

6 word story perhaps my best one!

She choked on a burnt pancake. 

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If you're interested in my other 6 word creations click here.

Friday, May 20, 2016

A Writing Prompt: 5 things I like about myself!

This is a tough writing prompt.  Can I really come up with 5 things that I like about myself? Really?
Perhaps we should make it 3 things I like about myself.  Let's see how we go. 

  1. I am intelligent and I can solve problems.  There are days when being so intelligent can be frustrating.  Being so intelligent sometimes means other people don't understand what I say and I don't like being misunderstood.
  2. My sense of humour.  It is the only thing that hasn't ever really changed about myself. No matter how crazy I became or how depressed, the same things made me laugh.  I make myself laugh too.  I like that.
  3. I'm different.  I like that I'm different.  I don't necessarily like all the things that make me different, I'm working on that.  I do like that I'm different.  I like that I don't look like you, or think like him or talk like her. I like that I see the world differently and that I live in it differently. 
  4. I like how I have grown.  I like that, even though my sense of humour is the same, I am not.  I have grown up.  I like that in the past ten years nothing has gone to plan (although I didn't like it at the time) and as a result I have grown up a lot.  I hope that I will grow even more and become a better person everyday. 
  5. I like my family.  Yes, they are 'about me' because they make me who I am.  My parents taught me everything they know.  My sister taught me everything my parents didn't know.  My nieces and nephews continue to teach me everyday- they challenge my thinking and show me how to live - one day at a time, with my eyes wide open. 
I did it! I found 5 things that I like about myself. 

That's that then.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Conversations about Chicken Soup

My parents have both come down with a cold in the past week.  It's to be expected in this season I suppose.  Mum decided to make some chicken soup.  The only cure for a cold is chicken soup, don't you know.

This morning this conversation transpired.

Mum: I have poured the chicken soup into the silver containers and they are on the bottom shelf of the fridge.
Me: I know, I saw them.
Mum: Now you can't put those containers in the microwave. 
Me: I know that, Mum.  I'm a bit annoyed that you think you have to tell me that.
Mum: I know, that you know, that those containers don't go in the microwave but "some people" might not know that those containers can't go in the microwave.
Me: I know that I can't put them in the microwave and I know that if "someone" wants chicken soup to make sure that they know the containers can't go in the microwave.  I will pour the soup into a microwave safe bowl. 
Mum: okay.

About 15 minutes later, I was in the kitchen doing something terribly domestic when Mum walked from her bedroom to the kitchen and said, "Your father just told me that the soup in the fridge is in a container that can't go in the microwave."  We both laughed. 

In our house, "somebody" is what Mum and I use as our code for Dad.  The thing is, I'm fairly certain Dad knows this is our code and therefore it isn't really a code.  Do you have codes like that you use with your partner or family? 

Some people might think this conversation was rather boring.  To those people I would like to say, "welcome to my world."

Friday, May 6, 2016

Conversation over Cereal!

This isn't really linked to my story below. 
It's just really cute. 
Special K! Get it?!

Me: What do you want for breakfast?
Dad: Rice Bubbles and All Bran.
Me: Ok
~ I make a bowl of Rice Bubbles and All Bran and put it on the table with a spoon. ~
Dad: Where's the...?
Me: Sugar? how many do you have again? 
Dad: 4. 

~ He eats.  I clean up. ~

Dad: These aren't Coco Pops!