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Archive for February 26th, 2007

Updated photo albums

One last post before I go to bed — I was a week behind in uploading photos to my 365 days albums.  I was doing things, just not getting them uploaded! The last week’s worth of photos and daily art projects are now in their respective albums, you can find the links on the right-hand side of the page.  They are organized in reverse chronological order.  It’s hard to believe that February is almost over already.  It feels pretty cool to see how full those albums are already starting to get!

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Purses

On Saturday, since I didn’t want to turn on the quilting machine, I started digging around for something to do.  I’ve let myself get a little off track with my daily art project idea — I’ve still been doing things, but haven’t gotten away from creating something that was a completely finished project each day.  I grabbed the Winter 2006 issue of Cloth, Paper, Scissors and was reminded how much I liked the tiny purse shaped books that were on the front cover.  So I made a couple.

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Cootie Catchers!

Thanks to Robin who knew that what we were looking for were fortune tellers, and to my Mom for Googling and finding instructions.  The site she found (Enchanted Learning) says they are also called Cootie Catchers!  I remember that now!

I did the cutting and the folding, and the boys did the decorating.  They each made up their own "fortunes"  — some are nice (You Rock!  or You are the Best!) and some aren’t so nice (You are a blabbermouth").  They drove us nuts for awhile (and then Mom and Dad left for awhile and they drove Gramma nuts for awhile) with them.

I was thinking that maybe I’d make my own tomorrow with cool paper, and charms and interesting sayings.  Hmmmm…..I have to get ready for a class on Wednesday (which requires shoveling out piles of stuff in my studio, and I need to work on the computer, but…I might have to play!)

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Looking for instructions

I’m looking for instructions on how to make something.  The problem is, I don’t know what this thing is called.

I remember them from school — you fold a piece of paper a certain way, and then write letters and colors and numbers on certain parts of the paper, and then on the inside different messages.

After it’s all made, you fold it up and put it on your fingers, and then your victim is prompted to choose a letter and then you open that section and keep going until you reach a message on the inside.

Anybody?  I’d Google for it, but I don’t even know what I’d be Googling for!  The boys want to make them, and have seen them on TV shows, but haven’t seen them in person before. It’s probably been 20 years since I’ve seen one.

Our eternal gratitude to the kind soul that knows what we are talking about….

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