Spiral Grannies were very interesting to make. Fun but a bit of a tangled mess. We had a week off from the crochet-along to catch up and I had already tried my hand at one of these grannies just for fun. So I was very happy to see this was th next square chosen. Only had to make two more. A fun addition to the Granny Square Sampler crochet-along.
S was also in a 4-H leather craft club this year as a Cloverbud
(k-3rd grade). They can only earn participation ribbons as Cloverbuds
in 4-H, but they got to talk directly with a judge (in his case two
older high school girl judges) about the pieces they entered. Here are
the two amazing pieces he entered, although he made quite a few items
throughout the club year.
His scrappy turtle. He cut out and glued the pieces on and then hand laced the hole thing. The lacing was the true accomplishment for him, as that was hard work.
He was quite into drawing Transformers this year. His leaders were amazed that he designed this and then cut it out with a swivel knife all by himself. Not traditional leather crafting, but crazy cool just the same - that's my boy!
It's quite possible her entries weighed more than she did. She's definitely following in her sibling's footsteps if "large amounts of fair entries" is any indication!
Colored Pencils "Rainbow Mermaids Swimming"
Mixed Media "Printmaking with acrylic and coloring designs with markers"
Crayon "The Doggies in My Life" Jack (who died last summer), Joe, Frankie (my parent's dachshund), Scully
Watercolor "Hearts and hearts and hearts..." I LOVE this piece, although you can tell when she got tired.
Collage "Rainbow in the sky" This is my other favorite piece of hers. She was amazingly patient and quite exacting with her yarn placement. I don't even think I could have gotten it that even by myself.
Marker "The Scooby Gang" We watch A LOT of Scooby.
Papier Mache Recycled fruit container with papier mache and paint.
Nature Art "Crayon Melted Rock"
Acrylic "Finger and handprint painting of birdie in nest"
Jewelry "Shrinky Dink designed necklace"
Recycled Art "Glass Garden Sculpture"
Felting - Needle "Butterfly"
Felting - Wet "Rainbow" Can you tell she likes rainbows? I don't know where she gets it from.
Her photographs - Our dog Scully, her Papa, and her garden gnome. "Her treasures" she said.
I realize that Peelu is the youngest and tries really, really hard to keep up with her siblings. But I am still constantly surprised with her talent at barely 5 years old. Of course, I'm prejudiced.
Totally overdoing our county fair arts & crafts entries as usual! Now it's S's turn.
Papier Mache "Clone Warrior Helmet"
Marker "Boba Fett Pop Art"
Acrylic "Eye of Osiris"
Pencil "My Transformer"
Colored Pencil "Dog Hall of Fame" I LOVED this piece. It's not his best at coloring in, but he created a "famous" dog character, using our dogs and friend's dog's made up as that famous character. Darn, that boy's creativity amazes me!
Collage "Ancient Egyptian Tomb"
Woodcraft "Wood burned wolf"
Felting - Needle "Our backyard bee hives"
Felting - Wet "Solar System" He won Best in Show for youth felting with this!!
I like how S always seems to work in themes. This year it was apparently Star Wars and Egypt. Hmmm....the ancient past and the future? Nothing like diversity with my boy!
Boy, Oh, Boy did R push her arts & crafts limits this year for fair! I made the mistake of giving
the fair premium book to the kids this year, telling them to figure out
what they wanted to make and enter for fair. That might have been a
I think R entered over 20 items. We have created monsters. Actually Ross says it's all my fault.
Mixed Media "Blowin' Dandelions" Watercolor and Marker
Colored Pencil - Fair Theme
Collage "Much Love"
Recycled Art "Tin Can Vase with Egg Carton Flowers"
Pen & Ink "Frida & Friend"
Crayon "Sugar Skull"
Papier Mache "Our very own blue dog"
Marker "Pop Art Dogs" She won Best in Show for 7-9 year olds with this one!!
Felting - Wet "Summer Flower"
Felting -Needle "Sugar Skull"
Jewelry "Shrinky Dink Ode to Frida" necklace
Phew! I don't even think that is everything. But I am running out of room. I can't believe she created this much art. She amazes me. Leaves my craft room a wreck, but she amazes me.
We were inspired by this beautiful watercolor design (actually "v"s and not hearts, but we adapted the idea a bit. Peelu LOVES her watercolors.
But halfway through the hearts and she was tuckered out. Of course her dear Mama encouraged her to finish and that's why you can see the hearts got progressively bigger and blurrier. But still, this is one of my most favorite pieces of Peelu's art. In fact it's going up in the living room. Soon.
Then we had another heart project from yet another Pinterest inspiration, this time from the artist Elizabeth Rosen.
R spent quite a while hand cutting her squares and her hearts and combining the two.
And it turned out to be a nice, sweet collage that will also find a place in the living room, I think.
Wife to a VERY understanding man (even if he does roll his eyes and duck back into his garage way too much); mother to three maniacs,crafter, professional volunteer, crazed maniac in her own right...yep, that about covers it for now.
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