Saturday, September 21, 2013

Mat Cauthon Hoopla!

A staggeringly huge 3 incher of a Hoopla!
It might be safe to say Matrim Cauthon is my favorite character
in the epic book series The Wheel of Time; written by Robert Jordan.

Mat LOVES to gamble with the dice.....and hears them rolling in 
his head when a decision has to be made. 
Also, he is quite the Han Solo of the series: he has a mouth on him 
and "Blood and Bloody Ashes" is kind of a swear phrase in the books.

Sort of like saying "Well "F" ME!" 
Nynaeve would not be pleased.

I entered this in 2 Craftster things in August.
Craftster was having it's 10th anniversary so the Aug Hoopla challenge was 
"The number 10"
There are 10 pips on the die and Mat is prominetly featured on the 10th book in the series.

Which leads us to the Nerd Games Challenge.
August Wordy: Craft your favorite Book.

Just look at that swagger.
It's as if he's saying...
"Who's scruffy lookin'?"

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Sir Robin Shirt!

Yes, he slew the vicious Chicken of Bristol and 
personally wet himself at the Battle of Badon Hill.

We love Sir Robin so!

Will has discovered he does not have as many "dress-up" clothes as Morgan.
This needed some changing!
The shirt was a thrift store find and I used my handy-dandy fabric markers.

We love the soundrack to Monty Python's Spamalot around here,
Will has a special affinity toward Sir Robin. 

Here's Will as Sir Robin for Halloween a few years ago!
This was when he was 2 and probably the last year I would 
get to choose his costume. Sigh.

A few things Sir Will had in common with Sir Robin that Halloween...

Both had red hair,
Both have an affinity for the color green, 
Both had issues with soiling their pants!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013


Just got back from Miss Morgan's 1st grade-before school starts-conference.

She is going to be the proud inhabitant of a LOCKER for the first time!

Now the pinterest addict in me wants to start a board all for school locker decoration.

Here's a selection from Locker Lookz . 
Does that first locker have a chandelier?!!

Super cute tutorial on a locker organizer over at Sophie's World.
Made from a shoebox lid AND I get to incorporate duct tape?
Sign me up!

I have some research to do here.
The goal of today is:
1. Don't go overboard.
2. Remember this is not MY locker, it's MORGAN's 

Both important goals...
Perhaps the more important is the second one.

As I type this an epiphany has smacked me...
Let's wait a few weeks and let her get settled. 
If she wants to glam up (note to self: pinterest search "glamping") her space and asks for help, then I'll be there with duck tape, magnets, and hot glue gun in my Crafty Batman Utility Belt.

Until then, keep my crafty mouth shut!

(note to self: make a Crafty Batman Utility Belt out of duct tape.)