Sunday, December 22, 2013

Snowman Paper Lanterns


Materials:

  • Black and orange sticky felt/cardstock
  • fishing line/string
  • 8 inch White Paper Lantern
  • scissors
  • 1.5 inch Circle Punch

Directions:

  1.  Punch out 7 black felt/cardboard pieces using the 1.5 in. circle punch.
  2. Cut out a triangle from the orange felt/cardboard. This will be the carrot nose.
  3. Put the circles and triangle on the paper lantern to make him look like a snowman.
  4. Now hang him up with some fishing line/string. Remember - you can always add a special something to it! It's a festive decoration for you and your kids to make, seasons and seasons to come!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Choco-Chip Granola Bars

Hi! Today I'm gonna share a recipe for granola bars! I actualy got it from http://www.fifteenspatulas.com/chocolate-chip-granola-bars/ and I'm sharing it on here!





Ingredients:
  • 4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1.25 oz whole wheat flour (1/4 cup)
  • 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup grapeseed oil (Catherine's recipe used canola oil)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup honey
Directions:
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Place the oats, flour, coconut, brown sugar, chocolate chips, and salt in a large bowl, and toss it all around with a spatula until combined.
  3. In another bowl, whisk together the grapeseed oil, vanilla, and honey until smooth and combined. Pour this all over the dry ingredients, and toss all the ingredients together until the wet ingredients have evenly coated all of the oats. Dump the granola mixture onto the parchment lined baking sheet and shape it into a large rectangle that's about 9x13 inches, and about 1 inch thick. I find the best tool to use here is a flat turner, to really press and compact the granola together, and square off the edges.
  4. Bake the granola rectangle for 40 minutes, until it's golden and dry to the touch. Cool the granola on the baking sheet for at least 10 minutes, then cut into small bars with a really sharp knife.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Catbug Plushie

Hi! Today I'm gonna walk you through making a catbug plushie! If you don't know who he is, go to YouTube and type in 'Bravest Warriors' and watch them all. It's a great show, and catbug is really cute!
Click the images or links to enlarge

Pattern:
                                    Link: http://voodoo-tiki.deviantart.com/art/Catbug-Plushie-Pattern-368891162


Directions:
                                                           Link: http://voodoo-tiki.deviantart.com/art/Catbug-Plushie-Tutorial-part-1-368891705


                                Link: http://voodoo-tiki.deviantart.com/art/Catbug-Plushie-Tutorial-part-2-368891559
Finished Product:

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Cinamon roll cake pops


Materials:

  • cake-pop maker
  • cinamon rolls
  • knife
  • icing of your choise
Directions:
  1. Cut the cinamon rolls in halves or thirds, and put them in the cake pop thingy
  2. Cook for about three minutes
  3. Take those babies and ice them!

Fishtail Bracelet Tutorial (with pictures!)

Hi! I'm about to teach you how to make a fishtail bracelet, using Rainbow looms bands.
Materials:
  • Rubber Bands of all colors
  • your fingers, two markers, etc.
  1. Take one rubber band. Make it into an infinity shape, and put it on the base

2. Put two more rubber bands on
3. Grab one side of the first band. pull it to the top. Do the same with the other side.
4. Add another rubber band at the top. Keep repeating step three, until you have the size you want. Then add a clasp

Enjoy!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

3 Peas In a Pod

Hi! I'm gonna show you how to make a plushie today!
Template:


video

Directions by ME (easy for me):

Materials:
  • Felt
  • Thread
  • Needle
  • Stuffing
  • Zipper (optional)
  1. Cut out all the felt pieces (reference off of template)
  2. Take the big piece and blanket stitch where there are dotted lines on the template. Then inverse and add a zipper (if you want)
  3. Put all the small ovals in groups of 4. Take 2 of the 4 and blanket stitch them together.
  4. Repeat step three for all the pairs. Then stitch two together, and inverse them. You should finish with three pieces.Stuff it, and add facial features!
  5. Put the three peas in the pod. Have fun!
Additional Info:
  • You could make more or less than three peas
  • You could make the peas customized to how you would like them. I made an albino one!
  • I personally like the zipper, because you don't lose the peas.
  • You can make felt letters and customize the pea pod! Put your name on it so no one steals it, or make a face of his own!!!

Kawaii Octopus Plushie

Hi! Today I will teach you how to make a Kawaii Octopus Plushie!

Template:
and here is a tutorial to go with it: 

Here are MY directions (easier for me):

Materials:
  • Felt
  • Felt glue
  • Thread
  • Needle
  • Stuffing
  1. Cut out all the felt pieces. Reference with the template.
  2. Grab the large ovals, and put them in pairs. Take a pair and blanket stitch them from top to bottom, but leave about 1 1/2 inches of space at the bottom (to stuff later).
  3. Repeat step 2 with the next pair. Then stitch the final two pieces together.
  4. Inverse the product. Now you can glue on any facial features. Stuff it now!
  5. Now pair up all of the small ovals. Grab a pair and start blanket stitching them together. Fill with stuffing as you go.
  6. Repeat step 5 with the other pairs. These will be the tentacles.
  7. You are done! Now glue the tentacles on the bottom of the octopus, and glue on anything else you might want on your octopus.
  8. Have fun with your new octopus!

Additional Info:
  • It won't be perfect the first time, I know. Practice makes perfect, REALLY! The more times you make one, the better it will be!
  • Only making 6 tentacles makes it easier to fit them all on, and it looks better.
  • Make your octopus unique! I made mine peanut butter colors, the front was light brown the back was dark brown. The tops of the tentacles were dark brown, the bottoms were light brown. I even added a pink mustache to go with the pink thread! You can also add:
                      A tail, uni-brow, cyclops eye, bow, top hat, googly eyes, every piece is a different color, arms, whiskers, or anything else you can imagine!

Welcome!


Hi! I'm Aubrey. Welcome to my blog! I will be giving you some cool tips, tricks, advice, and cool art tutorials on this site! I like to sew, draw (digitally and traditionally), make plushies, and do all kinds of crafts. I have 4 cats- Oreo, Garfield, Lady and Tiger-, and a brother-Michael- and my mom is Laura. I live in Florida, and I'm really shy, but when you get to know me, i'm really silly! I don't bite! Talk to me! I am usually on deviantart. You can find my page here: http://aubrey877corcoran.deviantart.com. Some things I like are:
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