Pin it, do it challenge update

I never did get around to checking in when I made the leaf silhouette, so here are the results from the first pin it challenge.

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I bought two shades of blue green for the first layer of paint and a spray paint called “Sweet Cream” to offset the silhouettes. Then I raided the boy’s neighborhood for some large leaves. The result looks a bit like giant raindrops, which wasn’t quite what I was going for, but was nice for a first try. Next time, I’ll search for non-tropical plants.

For today’s challenge, I decided to make the Healthy Pumpkin Muffins from No Sugar Sweet Life. It’s a low fat, low sugar recipe that involves lots of whole ingredients. It was very easy to prepare the mix, almost like a banana bread. I did, however, have to go a ways away to find some of the ingredients that are not readily available at my local grocery store, but I always do enjoy a trip to Whole Foods :).

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Go here for my original pin it, do it challenge post. Or go here to learn more about the Pinterest Challenge.

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an artful weekend

Had an unexpectedly artful weekend 🙂 . Auntie Em hosted an impromptu ornament crafting event on Friday night with lots of felt, thread, needles (luckily, no pricking of my thumbs), and glue.  I had no idea what I was getting into when she asked me over, so I had no plan whatsoever for my ornament making, and no clue what materials I would be working with. It was all very experimental, but I managed to make three ornaments that look like something, even if they are not perfect.

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The first ornament started out as a puffy, stuffed crown but it soon became evident that it was too small to be a proper crown. A flower it is, with little dewdrops. The bee was my one true success; it is exactly what I wanted it to be. The third one is a mystery object. I tried to make a teacup, but it’s more of an ice cream cup than anything else.

Was a fun little project and I would like to make a few more ornaments, though I haven’t really had a tree since Didymus’s disastrous first Christmas. Maybe one that looks like the chubby critters I drew yesterday during my afternoon of sketching with the b-chan.

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I seriously need a better scanner, everything always looks shadowed.