What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

BiG Top TuEsDaY

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This past week I had a yard sale, had health issues and had Father's Day pie(s) to bake so I didn't have too awful much time to devote to party preparations. I was able, however, to work on making a few prizes all from things I had on hand. Probably about half done, half to go.

((Haven't bought anything for the party yet!))

Mustaches. These are super cool to make and I think they will be a big hit too. If I were spending money, I would hop to the store and buy black foam sheets for this project as it would make it much easier but since I am NOT: I am using black and brown felt and hot-gluing two layers together to make them firm enough to stay straight, then hot-gluing meat skewers (also had on hand) in between the felt. I haven't made them yet, but I intend to make some clown mouths and maybe a nose or two as well.

Friendship bracelets: the simple kind because that is the only kind 1) I know how to make and 2) have time for. I hope to have about 20 of these made. I have plenty of embroidery thread but I may try to do a few in yarns so they will work up more quickly. Corynn has been helping me with these. She is almost as fast as I am!

This week I am going to focus on FINISHING the prizes and working on party decorations and game preparations.

Here is my (hopeful) To-Do list for the coming week:

~ MAIL/Hand out invites (was supposed to do that last week)

~ Decorate empty soda bottles

~Decorate tin cans

~ Make string balloons

~ Make tissue paper pom poms

~ Figure out the photo booth plan

~ Make a layout in the yard of where everything will be.

~ Trial run the homemade face paint.

~ costumes?
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