Rahnicraft

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My kid is obsessed with Minecraft and I kinda like it too, though neither one of us truly understand all of the ends and outs of it. She loves to learn new tips and watches so many Youtube tutorials on how to make herself a better player. (I wish she was that interested in learning how to do her schoolwork.)
She just recently started playing on the PC after months of playing the pocket edition on her tablet and it is a completely different experience. Thankfully, The Minecraft Essentials Handbook that she has had for so long came in very handy. Now, if she can manage to get enough supplies to build a real shelter and gathers enough food, maybe she can make it past a couple of nights without having to respawn. 🙂
Well, tonight after she was done with her homework, we were browsing ideas for classroom Valentines Day cards and I thought it would be really neat if we could some how create a Minecrat character out of candy or juice boxes. I still haven’t figured it out, but one thing we discovered were all of the different avatars, or characters that people have created for themselves. While I am no tech geek or very literate in any of the Adobe products, I do know how to manipulate Microsoft Word. She has been wanting her own character for so long, I thought it would be fun to try to create one just for fun.
It’s pretty rough, but the fact that she said it was beautiful and was absolutely blown away by it makes it so worth it!
Who knows, maybe I’ll take some Illustrator classes and see where they take me, you’re never too old to learn new things!

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Easter Bunny Basket

Quick post!
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I made 2 of these last night for a work project. We needed something big to put a lot of Easter goodies into.
I was inspired by this Cute Bunny Basket that I found on a very neat blog called Crafting With Lisa.
Instead of regular baskets, I used two 5 gallon buckets I found at the Dollar General for only $4.50.

Valentine’s Cards

So after what seems like a million different ideas of what kind of card/treat Rahni wanted to make and take for her classmates for Valentine’s Day, we FINALLY have a winner! *Wipes sweat from brow*.
She decided that she likes the card that we made tonight the best. She said she likes it because it looks like her and it’s easy for her to put together with minimal supervision from me. Perfect!

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From Mom: Crafting

Rahni and I have recently been looking for ideas for Valentine’s Day cards for her class. While on one of my favorite sites, Pinterest, we found some Owl pillow boxes and fell in love! The cuteness overload and “awwww ” factor was ridiculous! Just so you don’t think I am over reacting, you can check out some of my favorite ones here, here, and here. Cute right?? There was just one problem…Mommy could not find any pillow boxes (add…”that she wanted to pay an exorbitant amount for just for them to get thrown away.”) The last link from Parent’s Magazine used toilet paper rolls, which have the same shape as the pillow boxes at the top. But who has 25 empty TP rolls just laying around the house??? So, I brainstormed.
I went to my favorite store on the entore planet, Targét, and purchased a box of plain brightly colored notecards and envelopes. They come at about 200 in a pack in about 5 various colors for only about $12.99. Then I purchased some super adorable 8 packs of pencils from the dollar bin section because I wanted to incorporate them like I saw here.
I knew that I could probably use my scalloped scissors or scalloped circle punch for the feathers. The rest, I just decided to play by ear.
After playing around with the design, Rahni and I both decided that we needed a pouch for candy in addition to the pencil gift because I’m overly ambitious, and she is 6 and has no concept of time or money so she just really doesn’t care how much effort I must put in to make it happen. I can deal with that for this craft. :).
These are the 2 candy/card pouches we came up with.
This first one I hot glued the edges and left the top open. For the feathers, I used my Cricut and cut out 1 inch circles. Then I made the eyes from 1 1/2 inch circles, the side feathers are 2 inch hearts, and the feet are 1 inch hearts. I liked the look a lot but the individual feathers were too time consuming.

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For the second one, I decided to try using the scalloped 2inch circle cutter for the feathers. I also sewed the three sides together instead of using hot glue. It doesn’t look as intricate as the first one, but I think it will be a lot easier for Rahni to assemble and less time consuming.

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They both have candy in them just to see if it would fit, and the feet are a little rough because I was figuring out the “where to put the pencil” thing. (I decided to just hot glue it directly to the paper, by the way.)
We’ll post better pictures once we actually do the ones for her class!
Thanks for reading!

Alicia