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  • DIY « 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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  • DIY costumes « Ciara Stewart
    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 glue

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  • hot glue « Ciara Stewart
    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 glue

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  • make your own Cat in the Hat « Ciara Stewart
    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 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

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  • make your own costume « 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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  • poster board « Ciara Stewart
    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 glue

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  • Ciara Stewart
    s not much time and still many things to do J starts preschool next week My little baby is not so little anymore We re trying to cram sunny memories in these last precious days swimming in the lake and the wading pool sandcastles at the beach hikes with daddy popcicles fresh corn and lots of yummy ripe fruit I love the food of summer The berries the melons the tomatoes Fall will come with its crisp apples and winter squash but for now I m eating as much sweet summer tastes as I can Today I made Caprese salad with cherry tomatoes from New Roots Organics basil picked from the garden and fresh mozzarella This is a dish that is only good in summer The tomatoes are everything and these tomatoes were stellar We signed up for New Roots Organics again It s like a CSA basket but they source organic produce from a much wider venue We had to stop it in the spring because I couldn t eat that many veggies myself toddlers don t particularly like veggies and Ryan was traveling a LOT I hated all the produce that was going to waste and watching J by myself didn t give me a lot of cooking time to have people over for dinner Ryan has a new job where he will hopefully be traveling less so we re giving it another go This has been our first week potato kale spring onion stir fry and caprese salad We still have an eggplant broccoli and some lettuce to use up before our next bin on Wednesday I need a recipe for one eggplant for people who don t like eggplant Any ideas Comments Off on Taste of Summer comments Posted in cooking caprese salad learning to cook New Roots Organics summer veggies Jul 20 Cast on Oslo Walk Shawl On my birthday I cast on my first knitting project in almost a year I developed mommy thumb last year and had to give up knitting and picking up the baby and typing and other Important Duties The surgery in January to loosen the tendon sheath was successful and though I fully recovered after a few months I haven t had time to myself for a long long time The writing deadline thing is a real craft killer But this year for my birthday I decided I couldn t ignore that knitting itch any longer It was time to cast on and it was long past time to cast on something for me I have a love of lace shawls but hadn t knit one before In true Ciara fashion I chose to jump in over my head Not only will I knit a very holey airy lace shawl for the first time but I m going to do it with beading This is also the first time I m making something from the Interweave Knits magazine which I ve subscribed to for quite a few years In

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  • October « 2014 « Ciara Stewart
    you pinterest I m sure I could live to be 100 and still not get to all the amazing projects I might want to do One of the wonderful things about having kids is that I finally get to revel in Halloween again Even if J won t wear the halloween costume I spent hours hand sewing for her see previous posts on Cat in the Hat Sally costume I still love the opportunity to expose her to new crafts and art projects Halloween is all about creativity at this age We won t be into the real frights for a good many years but fortunately there are a ton of great books that celebrate spooky playfulness without being scary And we re always looking for more recommendations Here are a few that we love CREEPY CARROTS by Aaron Reynolds Jasper rabbit loves to eat carrots until the day the carrots followed him home In this Hitchcock inspired book Jasper knows the carrots are out to get him It s not specifically Halloween but the theme and color scheme fit perfectly WHICH WAY TO WITCH SCHOOL by Scott Santoro Little witches go off to boarding school with a ghostly bus driver and eyeball stew for lunch I especially like that the witches are brave and smart It s a good Mighty Girl book THE VANISHING PUMPKIN by Tony Johnston and Tomie dePaola The kids love this silly story about a 800 year old man and 700 year old woman who bump into ghouls and varmints while searching for their missing pumpkin My copy is autographed by Tomie dePaola 3 SHEEP TRICK OR TREAT by Nancy E Shaw Sheep dress up and go trick or treating at a neighboring barn before evading some wolves As usual Shaw s rhyming prose is

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