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WillowWOW March 22nd, 2005 10:04 AM

Some Easter Crafts and others
 
Easter Egg Bunnies
Materials Needed: 1 plastic egg
Straw hat
Wiggle eyes
2 white pom poms 1/2 inch 1 small pink or black pom pom
Wool or shenille stem
Craft foam in white and pink
Small rose and piece of ribbon
Gluing can be done with a low temp glue gun but please make sure to supervise your children!

Cut White foamie into a 2" heart for feet
Cut ears out of white 2" high by 1/2" wide
Cut small piece of pink for inside of ears or use a felt pen
Cut Wool or shenille into 3" pieces for wiskers

Put some glue onto to of plastic egg,and put on hat, stick ears at each side of hat. Place ribbon and rose on hat.

About 1/3 down egg place eyes. Just below about 3/4 " put shenille or wool to form wiskers. Put nose just above and white cheek pom poms on top.

Finish by putting heart shape foamie on the bottom of the egg so it can stand up.

You can fill the eggs with chocolates the kids love it.

Beaded Lampshade
1. Measure the ribbon around the base of the lampshade and cut to length, allowing 5 cm at each end.

2. Thread the safety pins along the length of the ribbon approximately 1cm apart.

3. Thread 3 beads onto each safety pin.

4. Place the ribbon around the base of the lampshade and pin in place. Use all-purpose glue and glue the ribbon to the shade. The ribbon should overhang the bottom of the shade so that the safety pins can hang properly. Leave to dry.

5. To ensure the ribbon fits to the slope of the lampshade. Make 6 equally spaced triangular folds around the ribbon. Pin and glue in place.

6. To cover these folds, thread 4 beads onto a short length of thin silver wire. Fold over the ends of the wire to secure the beads and glue in place over the folds.

Making a Dream Pillow found in a MSN Group called TheHeatherMyst...the author is Terri Paajanen

If you enjoy working with your dreams,
or just want to encourage more interest
ing dreams, you could try making a
dream pillow. All you need is some
fabric, needle and thread, and some
herbs. Choose a fabric with a fine weave,
or the herbs will leak out. Cut 2
squares of fabric (4-5" across). Place
them together with the good sides of
the design on the inside. Sew around t
he edges, closing up 3 sides. Turn your
pillow inside-out so the good sides are on the outside. Stuff with herbs, and sew the final side. Don't fill too full. It should lie fairly flat under your pillow.

Herbs for peaceful sleep:
Lavender
Chamomile
Valerian (Use sparingly. Smelly)
Thyme
Vervain

Herbs for psychic dreams:
Mugwort
Chamomile
Sandalwood
Jasmine
Lemongrass

How to use
Just place your herbal dream pillow under your regular pillow at night. I place mine inside the pillow case to keep it in place. And remember not to let your dream pillow go through the wash with the rest of the bed linens.

rjsfeminist March 23rd, 2005 11:45 AM

Okay, I've got a few things going now: painting on wood w/acrylic craft paints, Sculpty clay, painting flower pots, and the old standby--knitting. Keeps me busy.

Wolf_angel August 27th, 2008 12:59 PM

Great to hear you are keeping busy (((((((((rjfeminist))))))) Sure have missed seeing you in chat. I have the usual things keeping me busy, i.e. son, hubby, brother, and etc. LOL
Have a great day!:)

rjsfeminist November 11th, 2008 07:23 PM

Hey, everyone, this is the time of year to really get busy with arts and crafts, eh?

PoohsBigSister November 11th, 2008 09:50 PM

i want to learn to knit....

rjsfeminist November 15th, 2008 11:11 PM

I knit, PBS. Not hard to learn. Do you crochet at all?

DACDjr November 16th, 2008 08:36 PM

I always wanted to learn how to knit.. Not sure how to get the yarn from one needle to the other and make a loop at the same time.. lol

rjsfeminist November 16th, 2008 10:13 PM

It really isn't difficult, daccie. I'm sure that there must be books out there that teach knitting. Or classes...Guess I'll have to check out some sites to recommend...

DACDjr November 17th, 2008 06:52 PM

I should go to the library and check.. Or can call my great Aunt, she used to knit alot back in the day, then arthritus set in so she gave it up.. Now I can lay down an afghan, mom taught me to crotchett years ago..

PoohsBigSister November 19th, 2008 01:46 PM

I do crochet RJ, and love it.... and I learned to knit when I was a girl, but haven't done it since..and really have been yearning to do it... soo..i'm thinking a book and knitting needles for me for christmas?!?! :)

rjsfeminist December 13th, 2008 06:02 PM

Good idea, PBS. I'm thinking of learning how to crochet, so I guess I should pick up a book...

PoohsBigSister December 14th, 2008 07:01 PM

i like crocheting... i learned from my aunt. :) So, maybe that's part of why I like it so much eh? :) LOL!

Barb April 6th, 2009 11:48 AM

I used to knit. I could walk down the street knitting....but my hands gave out (carpel tunnel) So now I weave. To learn, I would suggest you check out the local library, and also the local park district. Sometimes they teach CHEAP or FREE classes.
barb

WillowWOW April 6th, 2009 09:53 PM

Thanks (((((((( Barb ))))))))) For the info! Sure wouldnt hurt to look up a local resource such as a library!:)
Happy Easter!:)

Barb April 20th, 2009 12:43 PM

I am thinking of starting a meet up (check out Meet up.com) and seeing if I can find weavers and spinners. you might check out the same place for knitters, here in Chicago, there are several Knitting meet ups.
barb


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