Wednesday, March 18, 2009

I made this to go in the boys room. I got the idea here. Their favorite book lately is We're Going on a Bear Hunt, so I thought they would love the bear. I love it! And now I have something cute to go on their bare walls.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Green Dinner!

This was our St. Patrick's day dinner. A stroganoff-like stuff with broccoli, peas and a GREEN roll. They are little pull-apart or clover rolls. I thought it was fitting. Clovers, green...

I put green food coloring in the dough when I was mixing up the rolls, and I wish I had gotten a better picture, but underneath the browned top it is green bread. I hope it is as apetizing tomorrow as it was tonight. :) Other than that we didn't do much today but wear green and play with green shamrock stickers. The boys thought the stickers were so much fun and I stuck one on my husband as he walked out the door this morning. I don't want anyone but me pinching him. :)

P.S. We found out today that my hubby did pass his test so now he just has to graduate in May and he will be licensed and ready to practice physical therapy. yay! I think it was that Irish luck... :)

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Luck O' the Irish

I am thinking that this month I'm needing some of that Irish luck. From potty training to my husband's licensure (physical therapy) exam, I need to find a way to channel some of that! And if along the way I find a pot of gold, that would be awesome too.

I was inspired by Fabric Paper Thread's lovebird mobile so I thought I would make a St. Paddy's Day mobile.

First I found a silhouette of a clover (google) that I liked and traced it right of the screen. I found a little toy with a circular end and traced a few coins on some coin-looking paper. Then I grabbed some double-sided tape and some thread.

Sorry I don't have any pictures from this point until completion because my camera decided not to work.
I taped some thread to one side of each coin and placed the other coin on top to tape them together. Then I taped the thread to the spots I wanted on the clover and put the other one on top!

I found a clipart Irish looking hat, cut 2 out and put on a green band, buckle and taped it to a spot on the clover.

I stuck a pin through the top and put some thread through it. Then I hung it from the light in my kitchen. I really like it!

It would look really cool with some glitter and other embelishments, too.

Seriously, why don't I do more things with paper? It's inexpensive and fun! (and I have loads of scrapbook paper that is just sitting in my basement.)

Here is the pattern I used.

I also cut out some four-leaf clovers--here via here--out of some cute green paper and hung them around my living room. Bring on the good luck!