Category Archives: NaNoBloMo

Lazy Sunday Arts n Crafts

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I love just letting my son’s creativity loose. Usually its an all day, all consuming thing. Posted here is the morning round. I’m going to assume it will be completely different by tonight!

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Postponed Halloween prep

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Due to SuperStorm Sandy, Halloween has been postponed in NJ. Governor asked that Halloween be conducted Monday Nov 5th. Keep kids safe from trick or treating in the dark from power failure and safe from downed power lines. We decided to prep early in case I messed up this part of the Costume.

My son decided to go as Spock. Why? I dunno but he’s really super excited about it. He decided not to use the really crappy hair/ear head cap that was included. He instead said that his own ear were pointed enough and he was going to let his hair grown out to get a Spock hair cut. After two months of growing out his hair, I hacked into it today. I know NOTHING of cutting hair, and thankfully after Halloween I’ll be buzzing it off.

Here’s my lil Spock!

My 1 of 2 and 2 of 2

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Feeling particularly crafty today and decided to make shirts for my kiddos.

This post is about the shirts and making them. I’ll make a later post on how to make your own iron on images, using your own computer and printer.

First is finding black shirts that fit my kids. Image

When I found out I was pregnant I found this iron on on sale. Been holding on to it ever since waiting to have the shirts and the inclination to make them.

First wash your shirts. When ironing on its best if your shirt is stretched out to avoid bumps and uneven adhesion of the transfers. Then using a ruler, line up the iron-on to make sure it’s on the chest and not lopsided.

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With shirts with more than 50% cotton , set your iron to wool setting. Let it get hot then in a circular motion iron on the transfer with consistent pressure for about 1 minute.

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Pick and edge and slowly peel of, if you see that an area has not adhere just drop the clean paper back over and iron again with pressure.

Once you pull it off, you’re done! When washing these shirts turn them inside out and in cold water only. Line dry.

Here is the set!

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Now to plan a photoshot with my boys!

It’s November!

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It’s November in our household that means: ready, set…write your heart out! For the last 4 years I’ve participated in the literary frenzy that is NaNoWriMo. However, I prefer not to crack my head against the wall doing NaNoWriMo this year. Well I am doing it but I’m also doing NaNoBloMo, where bloggers everywhere make a personal promise to post everyday. That way if I don’t reach my 50K mark  for NaNoWriMo I still manage the more attainable goal of posting everyday, and getting back into the swing of things.

This Sept, I had my baby boy Alexander Tesla:

Aren’t I a cutie!

I hope that by telling you I have an infant in the house (along with a 6 year old, a cat, and a husband) my time is somewhat take up. I also manage my jewelry shop StellarG Jewelry.

So with this post, I kick of November. ALL 30 days of it, and I hope that in this month of frenzy I meet all my goals. My family as health and happiness, and write write write.

Don’t forget to like StellarG jewelry and http://www.facebook.com/stellargravity for new jewelry and store items.

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Upcoming post:

Great Holiday DIY ideas

Scrabble Coaster tutorial

ClothDiapering: A month in, Perils and Triumphs.

Meeting Sandy

Making Nann

Mother of Luck, Thomas 6th Bday cake