Doll House Remodel-Part 4

Part 4


Now that the floors are finished I was able to pick up some shingles and get the roof done.  I found some single split shingles at Hobby Lobby back in August.  Following the instructions on the packet I marked the shingle lines on the front and back roofs.

Then I plugged in the glue gun and went to work.
Starting at the bottom row I glued about three shingles down at a time.  If you do this make sure your 3 and 5 year old are not right next to you trying to help and see what you are doing.  Your hand will probably get burned and you will want to curse.
 Ta-da!  Doesn't it look cuter?
I need 6 or 7 more shingles and there is not a Hobby Lobby within 8 hours of my home-so I just moved on to the next step.
Paint.  I mixed these three colors together and even painted a light coat of just brown to give it a little more depth.
The dark paint completely changes the look of the house.
 I just painted where the missing shingles go-that way it isn't blatantly obvious that it is missing some.
Roofing is done-now the finish work begins.

And just in case you missed the other parts of the remodel here you go...
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3


Costume #2-Flynn Rider

For the last few months my little guy told me he wanted to be a pirate-a blue pirate.  We have been to several fabric stores looking for blue and white striped fabric.  As soon as I bought the fabric he started telling me he wanted to be Flynn Rider, oh well at least this was a fun costume to make.  I didn't fight much because his older sister's costume was already done-Rapunzel
This is just the basic costume--he also has a satchel and a frying pan (I'll show you those next time)
My favorite part of the costume is the vest.  I had this fabric in my stash-it is an old shirt of my hubby's and just happens to be the perfect color.
He also has boots but did NOT want to wear them for this particular moment.  I will show you the complete costume next time too.


Dollar Store Halloween Frame

On the top of my piano for Halloween I have pictures of each of the Halloween's that we have had children.  This will be our 6th Halloween with kiddos-it makes the holiday so much more fun.  The kids like to look at the  pictures and remember what they were from each year.  It is fun to see how much they have grown from year to year too.  Last year the entire family dressed up and I finally printed off the pictures this week (dad and little guy were the Man in the Yellow Hat & Curious George, I was a cat and my little princess was Sleeping Beauty.)
The fun part about having the piano filled with festive frames is that they become decorations for the holiday too.
Here's just a sampling of the top of the piano.

For the newest frame I went to the dollar store.
I got all the supplies but the glue.
I started by gluing a line of eyes to 3 of the sides.
Then I started added eyes to the front of the frame.
Once all the eyes were glued on I let it sit for about 30 minutes so the glue would set.
I cleaned the glass put in the picture and put it on the piano.

Our 2010 Halloween.


The Wig

This only took me about an hour to make it (with two extra helpers-"helping" out)

Old pair of tights
2 Skeens of yarn


Costume #1

My October has been a very very busy month.  We are going to be celebrating Halloween with my sister's family for the first time this year-it's going to be a surprise for my kids.  I wanted to finish the costumes early so I wasn't stressed before parties and our trip.  So here is costume #1...
SURPRISE! It's Rapunzel!  I think the streets will be covered in little girls with long blond hair and purple dresses this year.  
The dress was fun to sew and has lots of fun details, but the best part of the costume by far...


Arsenic and Old Lace...the Tutorial

Remember today is the last day to Vote for round #2

Thank you to all who voted  last week for this lovely dress...
It really was a fun dress to make.  Do you want to know how I did it?

Here's the original from Modcloth...
this is the biggest picture I could get :o)

Now for my version...


Pin-It Up Thursday...Jute Table Runner

I love good deals and using supplies on hand to create something terrific.
This table runner was made from material I had on hand and when I bought it it was a crazy good deal-a win win for me.

I like the simplicity and neutrality of this table runner.  You can add any flower or vase for a pop of color or seasonal decoration.  I had lots and lots of upholstery jute (I don't know what it really is called-it is used for the seat in some upholstery, before you put a cushion on)
This project was pretty straight forward and didn't take much time.  Once I wove it and pinned in place I stitched around the outside edges to secure.
I don't know if I can iron it, hopefully I can so it will lay a little more flat.
Now to find some fun vases to top it off.


Jack-O-Lantern Garland

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Last night for the activity for our Family Home Evening we made paper jack-o-lanterns.  My 5 year old drew the faces.  I cut them out.  My hubs and 3 year old glued the faces on the pumpkins.
It was quite the assembly line and we had a blast creating these fun faces.  The kids are so excited to see something they created on display.
We hole punched two holes in towards the top of each pumpkin and used green DMC floss to tie each pumpkin to the next.  Each stem is made out of striped paper.
My favorite Jack-O-Lantern is the middle one with a cute little smile.
Once we hung up the garland I pulled out the other Halloween pictures and decorations and our house is feeling much more festive now.


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