Monday, January 23, 2017

Off-season Santa in his Slippers

Father Christmas has a few months off to relax, so he's probably chilling at home in the North Pole wearing his most comfy festive pjs and bunny slippers!

I bought "The Awesome Book of Craft Foam" on Ebay earlier this year and have been itching to try this pattern out. Forgive the bad language in the background - Mommy has a potty mouth and is also too lazy to blur the words...

So, for anyone who's interested in trying this type of craft, step 1 is to trace the pattern...

Step 2, I take some cardboard (in this case I used an old file folder) and transfer the tracing and cut out the shapes to make templates.

Step 3, draw around the templates with a pencil onto craft foam and carefully cut out the shapes. It's coming together now!

Then, I decorate each piece (you'll notice I did my own thing instead of following the design - you can use your creativity here and have fun). The final step is to glue each section in place to complete your ornament.

I designed 3 patterns of pajamas - I think I like the tartan the best!

Monday, January 9, 2017

Belize Rhymes with Freeze

Baby it's Cold Outside. I mean, what fresh hell is this? 70 degrees F? I might as well be living in the fridge...move aside eggs and butter, I'm movin' in!

You see, I live in Belize which is a TROPICAL country. I'm used to temperatures that range from mid 80s to the high 90s...not this arctic chill! Sure, in the humid, sticky days of May we all dream of a "cold front" but when it actually arrives I'm like...

And I'm not the only one. People all over Belize have dragged out their hoodies, beanies and blankies to fend off the frigid air. It was actually below 70 degrees this morning - how DARE you Mother Nature? Just because Belize rhymes with Freeze doesn't mean you have to do that to us!

Of course, the snuggly silver lining is that I have an excuse to use all my fabulous Christmas socks and pjs, and cuddle up with the blankies made for me by my mum. Soooo flippin' cozy!

Oh hey - How do you keep warm in a cold room?

wait for it....

wait for it...

Go to the corner cuz it's always 90 degrees.