Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Classic Cars and Crafty projects........

A common interest of all the guys in our family is cars! I like cars, too, and so Jacob and I went to downtown Henderson last Tuesday night to see the classic cars that were parked along Main Street. It's a little something that the Hog Wild Eatery "cooked up" and it was fun. There was music from the 50's and 60's playing over the loudspeaker and lots of folks walking along looking at the cars. Here are just a few..........

Jacob's favorite was the one above which was parked on one side of the street and then..........

a near twin was parked on the other side of the street! We ate at the Hog Wild and there was so much food, we took home a box filled with enough for lunch the next day!

Now to the crafting............... I have a large plastic tote that is filled with stuff that Jacob can use for whatever projects he wants. There was a bag full of these foam pieces. Jacob asked for paper, so I gave him a couple of large squares of scrapbook paper. It took him two nights but this is what he ended up with. I think this could be a quilt design!

You can read all about our fabric painting HERE but I thought I would share a photo of each of the cotton pieces that Jacob painted.

In this middle photo, you can just barely see the shape of the butterfly.

These will all be turned into a framed art project or a pillow.

Since the butterfly didn't really show up, I gave Jacob my Micron finepoint pens and he drew around the shape and colored it.

Pretty cute, huh? This is a great project for kids (eight and older) and there is no end to what you can create!

There was one more project that we worked on together.............and it all started with a Spam can! LOL! We used felt to cover the can and then Jacob found a Pokemon logo to follow so that we could decorate the can. When it was all done, he had a place to put his Pokemon cards. I think I will decorate one of these and put scrap paper in it because I am always in need of a place to write a note! There'll be more on some can projects later on but that's all for now.

Have a fun day.........
Grandma Skeeter

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Panther Pillow

My grandson, Jacob, is here for a few days. We had fun yesterday making this pillow for Jacob as his favorite football team is the Carolina Panthers.

We used white fleece for the pillow body and woolfelt and the new Xotic bamboo felt to make the letters and the panther. This was Jacob's idea so he was the design engineer and I was the "worker bee". :-)
Please note.....we made this pillow for Jacob, not for sale and no pattern to share. We went to the Carolina Panthers website to get the inspiration for the design which is the copyrighted symbol for the Panthers. So, I explained to Jacob that while we could make a pillow for him, one can't make things to sell that use a national team's logo. I've read my copyright info and don't think we have a problem here. Jacob is happy to be a fan of the Carolina Panthers and hopes they wouldn't be angry because we used their logo to make him a pillow. I'm thinking the Carolina Panthers would be happy to have a fan in Minnesota, Land of the Vikings. :-)