Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas Spider

The Christmas Spider (very short version)


An old Gaelic folk tale relates the story of the busy housewife who scrubbed and polished her home for the arrival of the Christ child.


On Christmas Eve all was in readiness and the happy family was asleep. The spiders came out from their hiding places and found nowhere to spin their webs, so they climbed into the Christmas tree and festooned it with a silvery web.

To this day, a spider on your Christmas tree means you are truly ready for Christmas.


One of my grandmother's friends gave me this story and taught me a craft to go with it. She taught me how to make a Christmas spider! (out of beads and thin wire)






Above, the pattern for the spider. (Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!)

Knitting Loom

My Aunt Leanne (paintergirl) gave me a neat Knitting Loom for Christmas. It is really neat! (It's super easy and I feel like I am cheating when I use it.)

Above, is a small, green and bright orange purse I produced from it.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Hearty Heart Pillows

I am feeling love this season, of course I should, since it's so close to my favorite holiday, Christmas. Here is how I let my heart shine, by making heart pillows. There is really no use for them. But I still love too make them.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Special Scarf

Mimi Love, Undaunted, and Aunt Leanne, here are the colors you asked for!! Do you like them? (More color ideas please)

Friday, December 12, 2008

Special Scarf

I am making a scarf! I can't decide what colors to add on and finish it! Please leave a comment and which colors I should add. Also, I can mix two colors together into one, like the pink and orange yarns mixed below in the picture.

Red Hat

Here is my latest hat! Again, what do you like and dislike about it? Should I change anything?






Sunday, December 7, 2008

Cat Hat!

I made some Cat Hats for my Aunt Leanne's show (and I saved one hat for me!) Here are some pictures of it. What do you like and not like about it? Should I add anything else if I make some more?

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Christmas Chocolates

Tonight I made chocolate Christmas candies...yum! Peanut butter mashed between two crackers and dipped in melted chocolate! YUM YUM YUM! I don't like TOO much peanut butter so mom made me ones without. (Still wonderful) My mom, my brother and I all gathered together and listened to Christmas music while we dipped the crackers (and our fingers) in chocolate.


Sunday, November 30, 2008

Christmas is Almost Here...

Wow, it's really hard to believe, Christmas is almost here! It's cold outside, warm by the fire, frost on the ground, decorating, shopping for friends and family, giving, spreading the Christmas spirit, Christmas.

Mom's Christmas catcus is blooming!

My little brother and I outside in the cold. Brrrrr...My poor nutcracker... he falls apart every year. Poor thing can't crack nuts anymore. I still treasure him though.

Finger-Crocheted Scarf

I finger-crocheted a scarf!
HOW TO DO IT: Simple, use your finger instead of a crochet hook. (But, use thick yarn to finger-crochet or have bigger stitches in your scarf.)

Friday, November 14, 2008

Crocheted Wallets

Making crocheted wallets! Planning on selling these too, would you buy them? What do you like about them and what don't you like?


Hat

Doesn't quite fit me... it's an adult hat and I am planning on selling it! What do you think needs fixing and what do you like about it?

Baby Cousin's Blanket

My mom finally finished this amazing baby blanket for my 3 mon. old baby cousin!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Owl

For you Robyn, an owl drawing! Hope you like it! (not quite complete though)

Here is two mother and baby owl statues I thought you would like! Cute, huh?

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

BLACK BELT!!!

After 4,000 push-ups, 4,000 sit-ups, fifteen 2-mile runs, and repetitions of karate curriculum, and performing in front of a large crowd, a earned my (junior) Martial Arts Black Belt! FINALLY, after 3 years, I earned my black belt. Haven't taken it off since Friday (except to go to sleep)!.... Queen Black Belt!!


Below, I am going into a split with my teacher watching from behind. (Part of my personal black belt performance)

(Below is a picture of me and my bear,Whispers, one of my black belt congratulation presents)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Henry Matisse

I was studying Henry Matisse in school today. I found Icarus, a cut-out painting by Matisse. Its bright colors inspire me. I love it!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Crow Costume!

After hard work.. finally I have managed to finish my CROW COSTUME!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

blue bird

Here is a poem I wrote today.

The blue bird flies,
Breathing heavy
It stops to rest.

Its golden-red chest
Moves fast;
It slows.

Its wings touch
The cold, soft, air,
The blue bird flies.






Friday, October 24, 2008

Trip to the Science Museum

Today I went to a science museum! It was a lot of fun! Below is me touching a generator, and using its electrical energy it lifts up your hair!
On the left is some neat-looking, electrical, lights that are following my fingers.






Above, I am looking in a crazy mirror that makes me look squat.

video


Above is a short video of these balls that kept bouncing off of a wall towards me, but they weren't really there. I reached out and tried to touch them but felt nothing. (Strange!)

Below I am in a room of mirrors. (See the millions of me!)

Colored it in!

I colored in my "Queen of the Craftys" drawing! How do you like it?

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Peacock

My brother is as proud as a peacock! He got a peacock feather in his science class yesterday and he wanted me to put a picture of it on my blog. Here it is!

Queen of the Craftys

Here is a picture I drew on my free time! It's called Queen of the Craftys. (I am going to color it in later.)

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Portrait of my Mom

I drew a portrait of my Mom the other day, I think I almost captured her look, still not all the way satisfied with it, but I am still proud of how well I did on her facial features.

New Crown!

I made my own, blue crown yesterday! Hooray!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Miss Maggie

Maggie my dog!

M oves fast

A rf! arf!

G ood dog

G ives you "the eyes"

I s sweet

E ats people food

Sweater

My mom made this sweater for me! Hopefully soon, I can learn how to make a sweater too!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

I got tagged!

Robyn tagged me! So now I have to post 7 random or weird things about myself....

1. Well.. I love to climb trees and tall rock walls, so fun!

2. Halloween is my one of very favorite holidays! I love the costumes, candy, pumpkins, and the scaring. ( I will try to finish my crow costume soon! I just have to buy the black, blue, and yellow dye.)



3. Owls, bunnies, crows, pigs, dogs, birds, and cats are my favorite animals! (I found an owl pin by the way!)


4. I love to draw! I am taking a drawing class and we are learning how to draw people. (They are so hard!) I drew my brother, and I am so proud of myself! Here is a picture of my drawing! ( And also I am including my little brother's drawing of me!)


5. Piano is really fun for me!


6. I love reading mystery books, they are so interesting and fun! (I also love watching murder mystery t.v. shows)

7. Mancala is my favorite board game! It is an African game, I learned how to play it a few days ago, and I have taught almost all of my friends!
I am tagging... My Aunt, Painter Girl, Mimi Love Forever, and Jacky.
Here are the rules if you get tagged:
Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random some weird.
Tag 7 other people, by leaving their names as well as links to their blog. (You don't have to tag seven! I don't know seven.)
Let them know they have been tagged by leaving comments on their blogs.