Well I have been busy!
I have a major LOVE for the old VW Buses. Like LOVE! Sadly I don’t forsee myself getting to own one any time soon. So I went with the next best thing:
I made them for my two sons. They turned out awesome~
I first had my husband removing all of the components. Take the top off, take out the steering wheel, the key, wheels. Until you are left with a mechanic shop of cozy parts. I learned by the 3rd cozy coop that it wasn’t necessary to remove the wheels. Just cover them with a plastic bag. It will save so much headache.
It takes about 1/3 to 1/2 can of primer per car
It takes about 1 1/2 cans of glossy paint per car
I also used:
painters tape, Chrome Trim, Vinyl Decal.
I am adding links to the
Chrome Trim found here
VW Chrome Decal(made by me) found here
Drawer Gliding Tape for the doors found here
**NOTE I have not yet found a way for the paint to not rub off where the door opens against the car. So far it is inevitable. But I have lots of cars to do.
UPDATE I have found a way to avoid the door paint rubbing issue. That is with drawer gliding tape. Link above.
There are so many ideas as to how you can Pimp Your Own Cozy Coop. HAVE FUN!!!!
Happy Halloween! or Happy Christmas Halloween!?
“His Aunt Clara always sends the nicest gifts.”
I got this fun idea to do, A Christmas Story, Halloween Theme. I always thought my son resembled a Ralph or even Home Alone Kevin. 😉
The search was on. I could not find a pink bunny costume anywhere!!! The ones online were too big and way too expensive. Especially if I was not sure it would even fit my little guy.
Our local Halloween Shop carried a perfect, toddler size WHITE Bunny Costume. The ears on the hood drooped but it was adorable anyway. And comfortable. I got the idea to dye it.
Got it home, did some research. Apparently you can not dye synthetic fibers with liquid dye, for fear of ruining the fur all together and getting an uneven dye on top of that. WHAT AM I GOING TO DO!
I bought Brink Pink Hair Spray from Sally’s. It took 3 cans. But I sprayed and rubbed it in with my hands. IT WORKED!! Let it set in the sun a few days to really avoid residue and staining everything else.
I bought cheap fake glasses and pink rabbit ears that stood up.
My husband and I went to the thrift store and bought old nightgowns and pajamas like the family in A Christmas Story wore on Christmas Morning. Such a Blast! And a very BIG HIT.
We even had a few people ask if he was the ENERGIZER BUNNY! That would work too!
Old MacDonald had a Farm!
It is my babies first Halloween!!!
I found the cutest rooster costume from Target. But I hated the hat that came with it. So I decided to crochet my own!
I used a very stretchy and fuzzy soft white yarn from hobby lobby. Dark Red yarn for the comb and light yellow for the nost. With black button eyes!!
If you have questions please ask! All of my crochet creations can be seen HERE!
I thought how can I make this even cuter. Started brainstorming on everything to do with chickens. Some family friends of ours happened to be growing these Humongous White Pumpkins. I thougth OMG!!!
So I brought one home carved it accordingly and the cute factore began!!! Perfect idea for halloween!
Ok, my sons first birthday is coming up next month. I did a practice run on making his cake myself. This is how it turned out! Everything but the fishbowl is edible. What!?
Dr Seuss is the theme. I love the quotes and all of the life lessons. What I did was pick my favorite white cake recipe and my favorite marshmallow fondant recipe to make the cake and layers. I bought colored fondant in bricks to make the Cat in the Hat, and the One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish.
I hand rolled and shaped the cat in the hat with colored fondant and an edible marker pen. I drew the fish and cut them out.
The fishbowl rocks are nerds!