Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween! {how to make a Rapunzel yarn wig}

To make a yarn wig: cut legs off old stockings. Turn inside out and trim into a nice curve shape to conform to the head. Sew up (I handstiched). Then take yarn, I used Red Heart brand yarn worsted medium 364 yards on sale for $. 2.50,
I turned my coffee table upside down and after taping one end to a leg, wrapped the rest around he legs until the end. (sorry no pic, I forgot). Then I tied a string around the center of the lengths of yarn, opposite the leg where I taped down the start, then cut all the yarn on the leg where it started. Pick up from center and place center where you want the part to be. I chose a side part. I hand stiched every yarn or two from the front of the stocking head piece until I ran out. Then place on your model and try to straighten and untangle as much as possible. Holding tightly, put yarn into 3 sections for braiding. Start braiding making sure yarn covers "scalp" and is taut. Tie off braid at desired length with same color yarn. And there you have it!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Pumpkins, carved and seeded

This year our "pumpkin harvest" yielded 4 jack o lanterns... And tons of yummy seeds. Just rinse the seeds then boil for 10 minutes. Then spread on baking sheet and very lightly drizzle or spray oil, then salt them. Bake for abt 15 min at 375, until golden brown ans you hear them start popping. Then enjoy while sitting back and looking at your cute pumpkins!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Project: Christmas Present Sneak- Peek

Getting ready for Christmas, I have been going through my old Barbie stuff. It has been so much fun. Some of the things I realized are virtually obsolete and my daughters have never seen them. It is sad to think how quickly things change these days and it leaves me longing for a simpler time. But perhaps it will be a fun history lesson! Gotta love Barbie and all her accessories, even if they belong in a museum!