Thursday, July 29, 2010

Home Run!

I wanted to come up with a few games for the baseball birthday party. One idea I had was a bean bag toss game. Fortunately, my neighbor has a huge saw and some left over wood to make it for me. We set it up today and the boys loved it. It should keep everyone at the party occupied for a while. I plan on painting some baseball stripes on the sides and giving "points" for each hole (1st base, 2nd base, 3rd base, home run, grand slam).


Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Batter Up !!

I cannot believe that my oldest son is turning 5 in a week. Where has the time gone? It seems like I was just taking him home from the hospital. For his birthday party he wanted a baseball theme party, in particular the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Since being on a t-ball team this spring all he wants to do is play, watch, and talk about baseball. Right now I have been working on the party favors, which have gone from a simple bag to a drawstring backpack. They are fairly easy to make, but it seems like everyone who is invited is coming, so I am going to have backpacks coming out of my ears. I found this easy tutorial from Noodlehead blog. I changed a few things (no zipper and I increased the size slightly). I will be posting more as I decide what to do for entertainment for the little munchkins. Let me know if you have any swinging ideas.


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Calling All Superheroes...Mini Tutorial

Being a mom of 2 young boys means that I have learned a lot about superheroes. For example there is not just Batman, Superman, and Spiderman. Oh no, there is also The Flash, Green Lantern, The Atom, Wonder Woman (ok I remember that one), Green Arrow, Robin, and Aquaman. And these are just some of the heroes, I have not even named any villains. Flying around the house pretending to fight crime and the evil villains of the world. So I thought I would help them make the world safer be making some superhero costumes. I began with reversible Batman/Superman cape and then I thought they needed some more equipment. So a wristband (that can make calls to Batman and can shot bat rays) and a tool belt for all the crime fighting "supplies." So I thought I would tell you all how to make one for your superhero. I am calling it a mini tutorial, because I do not have any pictures, but it is pretty straightforward.

Click on the  link below for the tutorial!  this is my first one so PLEASE let me know what you think and if you have any suggestions.  Thanks!

Wristband Tutorial


Saturday, July 3, 2010

More toddler Backpacks

I have been sewing away and made two more toddler backpacks. They are getting easier the more I do. Now both my boys will have one for traveling this summer...less for me to carry. I am also going to start making the backpacks to sell on etsy and craft fairs. Made by Rae sells a licence if you want to use the pattern to sell products...great idea! I think I need to make one for myself because I love backpacks (having 2 boys it is important to have 2 free hands).