Thursday, June 30, 2011

Have a Fairy Happy Fourth!!

I hope you all have wonderful plans for your Independence Day celebration!! The Munchkin and I took the time to make the President of the Fairy's house today. The Great Lady even has a table for her councilors. 
 I can't tell you how much fun it is to make these fairy houses. It's something we make sure to do every summer. You can see last years houses HERE and a fun doorway HERE

These houses are made from found objects outside and recently include stumps from a tree that fell recently during a storm. They are the perfect seat for a Fairy by a small campfire. If you have a child in your life, I guarantee you will have so much fun!!
It would be a great project while lounging around on your lawn, waiting for your burgers and hot dogs, on the fourth!!

I shared this post at the following funky parties:

Fantabulous Friday!
Chic on a Shoestring Decorating
The DIY Show OffThe Girl Creative

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Camp: Doggy Point of View and.....Roving Rocks

We spent another idyllic week on a camp (on a lake) in our beautiful state of Maine. Since I got to tell you about it last year, I thought I would let the doggies tell you how it went this year. It was their first time ever camping:
Camp is good. No leashes. Lots of goose poop. Screen doors to jump on. Charcoal drippings from the grill to smell. Warm sunshine and cold water to learn to swim in. New animals to meet like the snapping turtle who pretended we were not there while she laid her eggs:
Then waddled away into the bushes. 
We pretended we didn't mind her much....we had a feeling she was a tough lady to mess with. :-) 

We meet Canada Geese....

 that didn't terrify one of us:

But DID the other:
They make a loud noise, ya know??!!

New foods to try like Escargot....
Because they look:               

And Taste delicious:

Don't ask Mumma about the result of our raw snail entree. She was less than pleased with it's effects on puppy bellies. 

We did so much playing and discovering. 
 (Chloe doesn't taste the same through glass.)

We are going to miss camp so much!! 
We had such a good time. :-)


If you've made it this far.....perhaps you'd like to  see the project I made while I was at camp:

Stretch out roving and wrap it around rock (from many different angles) to make the shape of a ball. You want the fibers to be crossing as much as possible. Enclose the rock in a piece of nylon (tied at both ends) and put it into hot soapy water. Roll it in your hands and and agitate for a while. The fibers will begin to tighten and form to the shape of the rock. Once tightened, rinse in *cold* water and take it out of the nylon. Let it dry!!

I shared this post at the following funkalicious parties:


Transformation ThursdaySomewhat Simple
Beyond The Picket FenceKatie's Nesting Spot

Fantabulous Friday!
Chic on a Shoestring Decorating < a href="" target="_blank">Beneath the Rowan Tree

The DIY Show OffThe Girl Creative

Creations by Kara


Passionately Artistic