It's been too LONG!! So Sorry!!
Over a year since my last post?? F'reals??
Hopefully that will change :)
Well, Christmas = CRAFTING FRENZY at the House of Craftinator!! I have to show you and tell you about one of my funnest projects! My grandson, Kaden (must show a picture, of course) ....
has wanted a 'Dream Lite' ladybug forEVER so I was shopping around for one and was at Michaels with my coupons in hand :) I found Dream Lites but there was no lady bug. Only puppydogs and unicorns. Boo. They were ... $27 I think so I kept it in mind but thought maybe I should look at a different store. I wandered around Michaels looking for other things on my list and found a display of Discovery Kids Toys. And what do I find??? A Firefly!! And it's RED!!
AND IT'S ON SALE!!! So, my brain-gears start turning... This sure does look enough like a ladybug that I'm sure I can MAKE it be a ladybug!! I wonder if anyone could see smoke coming out of my ears. Ha.
Well, then I look at the price. Oh. Mah. Goo'ness. It is originally THIRTY DOLLARS. Yikes. BUT IT'S ON SALE!! For $9.99!!! No Way! Woot! heehee. And what was it I mentioned earlier?? Oh yes - COUPONS!! I had a 50% off coupon AAANND a coupon for 20% off my total purchase!! This is a Crafter's Nirvana Friendinators!! What. A. Score.
So, then the creative process begins... What to do, How to do it... I should have taken pics of the first few prototypes but that would have taken time and would have broken my concentration! After I took off the weird looking little legs and wings, I found a black chenille sweater in my sweater stash and got out my Sharpie Markers (LOVE my Sharpies) and....
Heehee. Giggle. Snort!! I can't wait to see him open it!!
OK - BONUS PICTURE TIME! Here are two other Christmas Crafts I made for my boys!
I asked Kaden - OK, I make Owls and Dragons and Mice -- If I were going to make an animal for you, what would you like? Kaden's answer....
A robot.... Hahaha! That kid is so cool.
And for my newest grandbaby, Liam...
And, what does the Craftinator's Couch look like after such a frenzy??? (I usually don't show such pictures but even I was fascinated LOL)
And this was not staged, people. I walked into the living room and this is what I saw. LOL
So, here's wishing a wonderful Holiday Season to you all! Go hug your family and friends and eat cookies!!! :)