Monday, April 21, 2014

Outdoor Pillows - The last class

This is it, the last class before summer break!

OUTDOOR PILLOWS

MAY 2ND, 2014
PRETTY UP THAT BACK PORCH.


WHAT YOU NEED:
MATCHING THREAD
MACHINE
SCISSORS 
PINS
SEAM RIPPER
WEATHER- RESISTANT PILLOW INSERT (FABRIC STORE)
OUTDOOR FABRIC (I USED BURLAP)



Childcare REGISTRATION due by Friday the 25th

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

BACKPACK

APRIL 25TH, 2014

PERFECT FOR SUMMER TRIPS


WHAT YOU NEED:
MATCHING THREAD
MACHINE
SCISSORS 
PINS
SEAM RIPPER
MEASURING TAPE
1 YARD THICK WOVEN FABRIC (kids)
1 1/2 yard for ADULTS
16 INCH ZIPPER

Friday, March 7, 2014

Easy Scripture Memorization for Everyone


Seeds Family Worship has 8 CD’s.  Every song is a verse of scripture. The CD’s are focused on a subject such as fear or faith ect. That is 96 verse your family can learn! 
  
1. Choose a CD that your family needs.  That means you will work on those 12 verses until everyone knows them. It may take a year.   
  
2. Make a Verse book.  I like the flip index card books. You can buy them at the grocery store. I put the verse on one side and choose one  memory word to be our remember word. You can print the memory cards Here.
  
3. On our way to church we listen to the CD. The kids pick a song and listen to it 4 or so times and see if we can sing it.  We only live 10 minutes from Church.  We do this on Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings.   I also try to have them on in the background as we drive around town in order to review of one we have already learned. 
  
4. I have also found it important to draw out the verse for the kids.  Most of the time they don’t understand the verse, even if they know the words. 
  
I leave it on the counter in the kitchen so at breakfast, lunch or snack I will call out the memory word and see if the kids can sing the song. Sometimes I leave it in the car for carpool. 

If you get the verse you can have a chocolate chip or blow out a candle (my kids love to to blow our candles)!   
It is that simple.  My 2 year olds are even singing along. 
  
I think the hardest part of scripture memorization is making it part of your life. If the system is to hard most people will not stick with it. Don’t worry about your note book being pretty or spending a certain amount of time listing to the songs. The more you learn the more excited you will get. When it comes to kids don’t forget the power of incentives.  We try to get ice-cream when they know all the songs, it's a good investment in their spiritual maturity. 

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Quick Success Dress or Shorts / Tie

MARCH 7TH 2014


Think Easter!





WHAT YOU NEED:
MATCHING THREAD
MACHINE
SCISSORS 
PINS
SEAM RIPPER 
MEASURING TAPE

DRESS
1 YARD FABRIC (0-3T)
1 1/4TH FOR 4/5
1 1/2 FOR 6/7
2 YARDS GROSGRAIN RIBBON 

TIE
2 INCHES OF 1/2 INCH VELCRO
PATTERN FROM FROM HERE
1/2 YARD OF FABRIC

SHORTS
ANY SHORTS PATTER WILL WORK IN THE SIZE YOU WANT
FABRIC AMOUNT WILL BE ON THE BACK OF PATTERN

REGISTER HERE!
Childcare due by Feb 28

Reversible Bib


Here is a great youtube of a Reversible Bib.
If you want to do a Velcro closure cut a square of Velcro and sew around the edges.
I don't know Mummy Tv and I couldn't find her site.

Friday, February 7, 2014

Pretty Burb Cloth Tutorial





Fabric Scrap
Pins 
Trim 


Cut a rectangle 1 inch longer and wider than the center diaper. 


 Fold under on all 4 sides 


 Pin in place


 Sew along the edge of the fabric 


 Pin Trim in place and sew down! 


Saturday, February 1, 2014

Sam's Star Wars Basketball

So my oldest, Mr. Cool, wanted to have a movie, basketball, Star Wars party.  And like any good mom I tried to fit all that fun into 5 hours with 11 boys.  Here's what we ended up with.  We had a Star Wars Basketball tournament....Jedi versus Storm Troopers.  Then out to a movie.

Now I will do whatever possible to not send home little trinkets in a goody bag from a birthday party.  So each guest got their very own jersey!  They loved picking teams and were unbelievably competitive.  (The Troopers won in the last 10 secs if you have to know!)

I bought white adult small t-shirts and some fabric spray paint from Michael's (where everything is on sale sooner or later).  I found a silhouette of a storm trooper and a light saber and cut out a stencil on poster board for each.  Sprayed the shirts, let them dry.  Super easy to get on and everyone was excited for their 'jersey'.