A is for Apple, Autumn and Art

A is also for absent and apologize.  Which I have been and I do, respectively.  Life has been consumed with overlapping football and baseball practices/games for both boys, Wildman’s required daily reading assignments, play dates, parties, J’s travel schedule, trips, arts and crafts and many other things that eat away at my blogging time.  But I’m here tonight to give you a little glimpse of my recent projects.

Cutie Pie’s class is talking about apples this week which triggered a memory of an apple snack that I had seen in a magazine not too long ago.  I cannot remember the magazine though.  I just finished putting the finishing touches on the little red chocolate-dipped Oreo apples for snack tomorrow.  There are 18 extra for Wildman’s class because, as my great grandmother told me, “what you do for one, you have to do for the other.”  So true, Grandma.  So true!

With it being mid-September and all, I’m finding myself in the mood for autumn.  But, because I live in Florida, we don’t really get much of a fall season.  I have to create my own with glittery silk leaves, a pumpkin candle and a cinnamon broom.  The temperature has dipped down to a refreshing 85 degrees lately so I feel justified in feeling fall-ish.

Tongue

In

Cheek 🙂

Cutie Pie and I attempted to make our own autumn tree using pom poms in fall colors.  I saw the idea here.  The ones in the magazine came out adorably spherical.  Ours looked more adorably Seussical if you ask me.  Ha!  Our little tree has a place of honor in my kitchen window.  It makes me happy 🙂

I’ve been trying my hand at melted crayon art lately too.  I’m sure you’ve seen this craft all over the Internet.  It’s super easy to do and looks incredible.

So far, I’ve made one for Cutie Pie’s classroom and Wildman’s bedroom.  I’m thinking of giving one to Wildman’s teacher as well.  These art pieces make me smile every time I look at them.

B and I are doing our local craft fair again this November.  And, as a result, I’ve been scouring the Internet for inspiration.  I came across these adorable hand sanitizer packages here and could not resist making a few.

As you can see, I’ve been keeping myself busy with project after project.  A 12-day absence from the blog is a little bit inexcusable though.  I’ll try to be less of a stranger this week!

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. hairyshoefairy
    Sep 12, 2011 @ 22:23:12

    I have the seen crayon melt art a few places but I still think it’s one of the coolest things ever! My mom got a little hand sanitizer package similar to that last Halloween in purples, greens, and blacks with owls and I’ve been thinking about trying to re-create it for Peanut’s teacher this year. It so cute. I like the leaf version.

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  2. angela
    Sep 13, 2011 @ 18:16:27

    So glad you’re back! I was hoping everything was okay with you all. The art projects are super cool, especially the crayon art. I’ve seen it around, but haven’t tried it yet.

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