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  • christmas crafts « Ciara Stewart
    enough to participate We ve had great fun introducing her to Saint Lucia Frosty the Snowman creches Christmas lights and eggnog She really enjoyed picking out and decorating the tree with us and begged for her own tree in her room J Daddy I want a pink tree Daddy Anything you want Princess Me And next he ll buy you a pony Ryan s brother was in town for the week and he helped J decorate her tree pink as requested I made a tree topper for her too pink of course I like to make things up as a go along Here it is my first tutorial Please comment if you have questions Christmas Tree Star Tutorial Materials yellow felt or pink spare yarn or thick tapestry thread tapestry needle cotton batting Directions Take two equal sized pieces of felt and fold in half Trace half a star along the fold so that when it is unfolded you will have two identical symmetrical stars You can be a perfectionist about this and make each star point the same size but I think a little asymmetry looks better for this kind of ornament Cut out your 2 felt stars Thread your tapestry needle Sew stars together making each stitch about 1 4 inch I looped around the outside edge every other stitch over under out and back through same hole over under out repeat Make sure you leave enough space at the bottom for a hole to a stuff and b fit on the top tree branch When you ve gone all the way around the star once turn around and fill in the remaining stitches over under over under back through your same stitch holes Don t forget to leave enough room for the tree to fit in the

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  • Christmas star ornament « Ciara Stewart
    old enough to participate We ve had great fun introducing her to Saint Lucia Frosty the Snowman creches Christmas lights and eggnog She really enjoyed picking out and decorating the tree with us and begged for her own tree in her room J Daddy I want a pink tree Daddy Anything you want Princess Me And next he ll buy you a pony Ryan s brother was in town for the week and he helped J decorate her tree pink as requested I made a tree topper for her too pink of course I like to make things up as a go along Here it is my first tutorial Please comment if you have questions Christmas Tree Star Tutorial Materials yellow felt or pink spare yarn or thick tapestry thread tapestry needle cotton batting Directions Take two equal sized pieces of felt and fold in half Trace half a star along the fold so that when it is unfolded you will have two identical symmetrical stars You can be a perfectionist about this and make each star point the same size but I think a little asymmetry looks better for this kind of ornament Cut out your 2 felt stars Thread your tapestry needle Sew stars together making each stitch about 1 4 inch I looped around the outside edge every other stitch over under out and back through same hole over under out repeat Make sure you leave enough space at the bottom for a hole to a stuff and b fit on the top tree branch When you ve gone all the way around the star once turn around and fill in the remaining stitches over under over under back through your same stitch holes Don t forget to leave enough room for the tree to fit in

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  • decorating « Ciara Stewart
    enough to participate We ve had great fun introducing her to Saint Lucia Frosty the Snowman creches Christmas lights and eggnog She really enjoyed picking out and decorating the tree with us and begged for her own tree in her room J Daddy I want a pink tree Daddy Anything you want Princess Me And next he ll buy you a pony Ryan s brother was in town for the week and he helped J decorate her tree pink as requested I made a tree topper for her too pink of course I like to make things up as a go along Here it is my first tutorial Please comment if you have questions Christmas Tree Star Tutorial Materials yellow felt or pink spare yarn or thick tapestry thread tapestry needle cotton batting Directions Take two equal sized pieces of felt and fold in half Trace half a star along the fold so that when it is unfolded you will have two identical symmetrical stars You can be a perfectionist about this and make each star point the same size but I think a little asymmetry looks better for this kind of ornament Cut out your 2 felt stars Thread your tapestry needle Sew stars together making each stitch about 1 4 inch I looped around the outside edge every other stitch over under out and back through same hole over under out repeat Make sure you leave enough space at the bottom for a hole to a stuff and b fit on the top tree branch When you ve gone all the way around the star once turn around and fill in the remaining stitches over under over under back through your same stitch holes Don t forget to leave enough room for the tree to fit in the

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  • felt « Ciara Stewart
    enough space at the bottom for a hole to a stuff and b fit on the top tree branch When you ve gone all the way around the star once turn around and fill in the remaining stitches over under over under back through your same stitch holes Don t forget to leave enough room for the tree to fit in the center hole at the bottom of the star See below first round of stitches completed on the top half of the star second round filling in on the bottom half of star Secure end of yarn with a knot inside the star and cut Stuff cotton batting into star leaving some room for the tree top Top your tree Voila Happy Holidays Comments Off on Christmas Tree Star tutorial comments Posted in crafting tutorial Christmas christmas crafts Christmas star ornament decorating felt tree topper Dec 01 Cat in the Hat Felt poster board and hot glue Hellllloooooooo Despite my promises of crafty goodness on this revamped blog I didn t get my contracted book done until yesterday But now it s IN DONE OFF to New York and I am FREEEEEEEEEEEEEE At least for a little while Tootles due date is fast approaching and there are still preschool applications that won t write themselves not to mention revisions copy edits and page proofs for book 3 But I promise to get in a few updated craft projects before I go dark with the new baby and I ll start with one of my favorite craft holidays Halloween In October we took J to see the Cat in the Hat at the Seattle Children s Theater which she loved It s a strange story certainly not one of my favorite of Seuss s but I think the magic of theater won J over and she was hooked She asked repeatedly for the story of how we went to the theater and saw the Cat in the Hat and when it came time to talk about Halloween she was certain who she wanted to be Sally Now Sally is a literary and b unique so you know I was thrilled to make her a Sally costume Search for Sally costumes and you ll only come up with the rag doll from the Night Before Christmas Search for Cat in the Hat costumes and you ll only find the Cat or Thing 1 and Thing 2 I didn t have much time because I was desperately trying to finish aforementioned book but I gave it my best shot All you really need for a costume are poster board felt and hot glue Ryan was going to be the Cat in the Hat J Sally and I the fish with the bowl around my ever increasing belly Cat in the Hat hat for Daddy Step 1 Measure Daddy s head using one of his real hats and roll poster board to the correct circumference Glue along seam Step 2 Measure and mark

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  • tree topper « Ciara Stewart
    enough to participate We ve had great fun introducing her to Saint Lucia Frosty the Snowman creches Christmas lights and eggnog She really enjoyed picking out and decorating the tree with us and begged for her own tree in her room J Daddy I want a pink tree Daddy Anything you want Princess Me And next he ll buy you a pony Ryan s brother was in town for the week and he helped J decorate her tree pink as requested I made a tree topper for her too pink of course I like to make things up as a go along Here it is my first tutorial Please comment if you have questions Christmas Tree Star Tutorial Materials yellow felt or pink spare yarn or thick tapestry thread tapestry needle cotton batting Directions Take two equal sized pieces of felt and fold in half Trace half a star along the fold so that when it is unfolded you will have two identical symmetrical stars You can be a perfectionist about this and make each star point the same size but I think a little asymmetry looks better for this kind of ornament Cut out your 2 felt stars Thread your tapestry needle Sew stars together making each stitch about 1 4 inch I looped around the outside edge every other stitch over under out and back through same hole over under out repeat Make sure you leave enough space at the bottom for a hole to a stuff and b fit on the top tree branch When you ve gone all the way around the star once turn around and fill in the remaining stitches over under over under back through your same stitch holes Don t forget to leave enough room for the tree to fit in the

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  • Cat in the Hat: Felt, poster board, and hot glue « Ciara Stewart
    rag doll from the Night Before Christmas Search for Cat in the Hat costumes and you ll only find the Cat or Thing 1 and Thing 2 I didn t have much time because I was desperately trying to finish aforementioned book but I gave it my best shot All you really need for a costume are poster board felt and hot glue Ryan was going to be the Cat in the Hat J Sally and I the fish with the bowl around my ever increasing belly Cat in the Hat hat for Daddy Step 1 Measure Daddy s head using one of his real hats and roll poster board to the correct circumference Glue along seam Step 2 Measure and mark one inch or so all around the edge where the stovepipe will meet the brim and cut many tabs up to this line Fold little tabs over These will glue to the brim Step 2 Cut a large oval the correct size for the brim I used a cowboy hat of Ryan s as a model Trace circumference of stovepipe in center of brim oval and cut out middle Put brim around stovepipe Once you cut the tabs all around the base of the stovepipe fold up and glue to bottom of brim Step 3 Trace top of stovepipe onto another piece of poster board and cut out making sure you leave enough extra board all around the edge to make more tabs Cut even tabs fold down and glue to stovepipe Alternately you could cut the tabs from the stovepipe and glue them to the top oval Step 4 Cut out felt in red and white strips Glue them on in alternating stripes Cut out brim and top out of white felt and glue to poster board

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  • Cat in the Hat « Ciara Stewart
    come up with the rag doll from the Night Before Christmas Search for Cat in the Hat costumes and you ll only find the Cat or Thing 1 and Thing 2 I didn t have much time because I was desperately trying to finish aforementioned book but I gave it my best shot All you really need for a costume are poster board felt and hot glue Ryan was going to be the Cat in the Hat J Sally and I the fish with the bowl around my ever increasing belly Cat in the Hat hat for Daddy Step 1 Measure Daddy s head using one of his real hats and roll poster board to the correct circumference Glue along seam Step 2 Measure and mark one inch or so all around the edge where the stovepipe will meet the brim and cut many tabs up to this line Fold little tabs over These will glue to the brim Step 2 Cut a large oval the correct size for the brim I used a cowboy hat of Ryan s as a model Trace circumference of stovepipe in center of brim oval and cut out middle Put brim around stovepipe Once you cut the tabs all around the base of the stovepipe fold up and glue to bottom of brim Step 3 Trace top of stovepipe onto another piece of poster board and cut out making sure you leave enough extra board all around the edge to make more tabs Cut even tabs fold down and glue to stovepipe Alternately you could cut the tabs from the stovepipe and glue them to the top oval Step 4 Cut out felt in red and white strips Glue them on in alternating stripes Cut out brim and top out of white felt and

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  • crafting « Ciara Stewart
    with the rag doll from the Night Before Christmas Search for Cat in the Hat costumes and you ll only find the Cat or Thing 1 and Thing 2 I didn t have much time because I was desperately trying to finish aforementioned book but I gave it my best shot All you really need for a costume are poster board felt and hot glue Ryan was going to be the Cat in the Hat J Sally and I the fish with the bowl around my ever increasing belly Cat in the Hat hat for Daddy Step 1 Measure Daddy s head using one of his real hats and roll poster board to the correct circumference Glue along seam Step 2 Measure and mark one inch or so all around the edge where the stovepipe will meet the brim and cut many tabs up to this line Fold little tabs over These will glue to the brim Step 2 Cut a large oval the correct size for the brim I used a cowboy hat of Ryan s as a model Trace circumference of stovepipe in center of brim oval and cut out middle Put brim around stovepipe Once you cut the tabs all around the base of the stovepipe fold up and glue to bottom of brim Step 3 Trace top of stovepipe onto another piece of poster board and cut out making sure you leave enough extra board all around the edge to make more tabs Cut even tabs fold down and glue to stovepipe Alternately you could cut the tabs from the stovepipe and glue them to the top oval Step 4 Cut out felt in red and white strips Glue them on in alternating stripes Cut out brim and top out of white felt and glue to

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