Friday, September 17, 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy

To many things to talk about but I thought once the kids were back in school and I was not living in my car with my Coleman stove and lantern hauling them here and there things would settle down. Wrong now it is time to gear up for the major amounts of homework, still hauling them to ice skating, scouts, piano, etc. You get the picture.

But still have to work at trying to get ready for my first craft show of the fall.

On the up beat though Kristi at Punkin Seed Productions has a great link party with all these great ideas and things people have been working on. Some are tutorials and are amazing. Check out Kristi's work too it is amazing!

Check out the links to Burger party, Halloween Advent Calendar, and paper pumpkins just to name a few. I will have to go back and really check all of these out!

Because I am not smart enough to take a photo while I paint I will just have to explain my entry. (Kristie I will do better next time.)
You will need:

1 ½ x 1 ½ inch square piece of wood
White, black, and orange paint

Stain or I use burnt umber paint and a rag

Tacky glue

Pin back or magnet

2 different buttons for eyes

Sander-a girl's best friend

Green embroidery floss

Matte Krylon Spray

Paint the wood orange then sand around the edges. Stain the entire piece of wood front and back and wipe off leaving the front of the face with less stain. Draw on a dome shape nose and paint white. Once dry, thin your black paint to ink consistency and outline the mouth and the nose with multiple thin lines. Glue on eyes and a tuft of green floss on the back for that just picked look. Spray  with the matte spray and let dry. Then glue on a pin or a magnet. Great little gifts for teachers, friends and co-workers.

Hope you enjoy and give it a try. The hardest part for me is getting my husband to cut the word or trying to get to the saw myself!



  1. These are cute lil fellows. You are so right when it comes to getting the other half to the woodshop. LOL. Mine's doing so much better now though since he got on his new meds! Stay crafty my friend!

  2. So cute !!! happy weekend love love Ria......

  3. Good luck with your show Barb! Hope you sell lots!!!


  4. adorable... wishing you a successful show!!! XO HHL

  5. I love them!!! Those are just too cute. Thanks for sharing the tute on how to make them. Can't wait to give it a try, Valerie

  6. Barb - I just love these! Every time I look at them, they just make me smile!

    Thanks for planting your creative seeds at Plant a Punkin Seed Party! Come back on Friday and see who's featured!!!!


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