Monday, June 8, 2015

T Stands for more fun

Time to go hopping around the world to check on the T-Gang this week.  Hope you'll join us.
Monday night ( here is SO CAL) and the start of week two with the 8 year olds.  Here are some pictures from last Tuesday's gathering: 
They put Gesso on only 1/2 of the cardstock, then we use Gelatos and water color pencils to see how the Gesso effects the look of the medium. They did 3 sheets, one with the Gesso brushed on, one with the Gesso scrapped on with an old credit card and one with the Gesso dabbed on with a paper towel. They fell in love with the Gelatos, coloring, then wiping them with baby wipe to mix the colors...................oh I'm in BIG trouble and now I have to HIDE my Gelatos.......LOL!!!
Here are their finished mixed media picture frames.  I am so proud of them, they did such a GOOD job on them.  They chose to put a picture of them together in the frames, but their Dad's came to pick them up before I could take a picture......

This is the picture they chose for their frames......notice all the ink on Hannah's hand???

They also MADE their art journals for SOC.......yep, they are playing along too.
Of course the covers had to decorated..........................

Hannah likes the dots and circles.......................

Rachel chose some random designs.....................................

Then at the end of the day they were given small pictures of their art to past in a writing journal and told to write about each picture.  I thought I would get some static about this........but they were happy to do we'll see how long it lasts........*grin*

These next pictures are from today, no photo shop or water marks......Gma is just too tired tonight to go through all that.  The lighting in my kitchen is horrendous for photos as you can see.  The very first thing they had to do was make modeling paste.  They each, now, have their own container of modeling paste................................since they use up all mine last week............*grin*
We did marble painting with shaving foam, inks and card stock

This Maddy, Rachel little sister, who is 5.  She got to stay long enough to do this project.
Was so amazed at each paper she did.  I let her take them all home.
Once it was back to the three of us we got to work on our SOC journals......which I will post as soon as I can.

Todays excitement was all about learning to use a sewing machine.  They just practiced on an old sheet I had.  Hannah is all smiles..............

Making some practice seams........................................

Rachel is doing her best to make it sew straight....................*grin*
Once they had practiced a bit I had they make a roll up pencil case.  They took them home before I got a picture of them.  It was a little tiring for them to sew so many straight lines, that go between the pencils, but they did a fantastic job for never having ever used a sewing machine.
 A quick little project that makes a great gift and (as long as you have a pack of coloured pencils lying about) can be whipped up at short notice with materials from your stash…Only basic sewing skills required, so is a great beginner project.This is the idea, but we double the a pillow cover so no raw edges showed, and their seams were not quite as straight as the ones in the picture.

They also learned to make and cook a grilled cheese sandwich last Monday for their lunch and macaroni and cheese for lunch Tuesday....................and we didn't use boxed mac and was from scratch.  Friday night Rachel made Mac and cheese for her family and Saturday Hannah made her family grilled cheese sandwiches for lunch........ MY GIRLS ROCK!!

Tomorrow they are going to make a couple of bandana red one and one blue one for each of them.  Should be fairly simple after this pencil case.......nothing like starting with a hard one......LOL
Dress=2 bandanas, ribbon. 1. sews a couple of seams. 2. Thread Ribbon. Plus Bandanas are like $1-$2 a piece.These are the tops they are going to make tomorrow.

I want to thank all of you that left the girls a comment last week.......they were smiling form ear to ear as they red them.

If you leave a comment and I hope you all will.......would you please name your city or state and your country, so they know where you live?  Then we can look the place up on the 'net, so they get an idea of how far this blog will go around the world.

Okay, your all caught up on the Monday/Tuesday happenings and pictures. 
What did I do after Monday and Tuesday..........I SAT DOWN!!!!  LOL,  I also got  a lot of things ready to go for the weeks to come.  This is a summer they WILL NOT just sit in front of a TV and/or play on a cell phone!!!..............well, that's THE plan.........*grin*

Inky Hugs from where is was 107' (F) today.................yuuuuuuccckkkk!


  1. Oh wow.. amazing what they have learned and with what they came up!

  2. I'm super impressed with everything they have done. I haven't even started my SOC entry yet, and I couldn't sew a straight line if you paid me to. Looks like they had a glorious week, too. Lots and LOTS of activity. Great to see what they will be making today (now that it's Tuesday even in YOUR world).

    Thanks for sharing these wonderful project with us Hannah and Rachel. I lived on mac and cheese (also made from scratch) for nearly a year after I moved from home. I never learned how to cook, so that's about all I could cook. You gals are lucky to have a grandmother and friend who will teach you these things. My grandmother (who raised me) wouldn't let anyone in her kitchen. She must not have had the patience Krisha has.

    I live in the US in Wichita, KS. It's pretty much in the middle of the country.

    Thanks Krisha for sharing these fun activities with us for T this Tuesday.

  3. Oh boy, I wish I was there playing along with you all! You girls are so lucky to have Krisha to help you in these important life skills and in such a fun way, you will want to do them over and over. I am super impressed with everything you have created so far. Including young Maddy. I bet your families really enjoyed the food you cooked for them. I'm looking forward to seeing your bandanna tops and what you created for SOC. Like Elizabeth, I haven't started mine yet either.
    Thank you Krisha for sharing these wonderful photos with me in NE Scotland on the Moray Coast, UK, where I am very very grateful not to be sharing your current temperatures. I'd be spending my days sitting in the refrigerator I think, ;)
    Happy T Day {{Hugs}}

  4. WOWEE girls!
    What a lot of fun and learning there is going on at grandma's house.
    You are very lucky and I know you appreciate all the time and effort involved in all of this creative play.
    Keep having fun and keep smiling those pretty smiles.
    (((Hugs))) and Hello from Virginia ... about 20 miles outside of Washington, DC

  5. Such creative girls, guess they take after you Krisha.

    I live in Northern CA, mostly in Berkeley but sometimes at our mountain house near a village called Cobb. Not all that far away.


  6. WOW!!! Girls, this is so very impressive. I can't wait to see y'alls work on SOC. Happy art time!!!

  7. Hi Krisha!

    I'm from Arkansas! I just love what you are doing. Way to go grandma! And girls i have a sewing machine i bought last year and haven't touched it yet. i have never sewed in my life and you have encouraged me to turn on that sewing machine and give it a try. I'd like to make a pillow... seems simple enough doesn't it? Just go around the edges of a square.. :) Happy Tday Krisha! Hugs! deb

    PS... Krisha i need your snail mail addy so i can send you a postcard...My new email is

  8. Can I come and play too???? Oh wow what an amazingly crafty, FUN time!!! You are the best gma ever! Those girls definitely have the talent and I am thrilled to hear they'll be playing along with the SOC challenge. I do hope you get some rest in in between these kind of days-I'd be exhausted after cleanup. Happy T day from Pennsylvania where I live in "the Christmas city".

  9. Oh wow!! They got to do projects I love to do. Been a long time since I did the shaving cream swirling. Their frames are beautiful! I love bookbinding and was very impressed with their journals. And pencil cases for a first project--wow! You are just the best grandma ever!! I wish I could have been there, myself. Nothing better than doing art and crafts with people you love. Well, even like a lot. ;) ;)
    Happy T-Day! :)

  10. oh, it must be fun to work with such interested Girls!
    happy t-day!

  11. Wow, you three did so many projects, and they all look great! What a fun summer.

    Happy T Day from Minnesota (Minneapolis area).

  12. Hi Hannah and Rachel, Thank you for letting us share all your activities! You did a beautiful job on the mixed media frames, and weren't those shaving cream projects fun?

    I hope to get my SOC entry done before the week is over--great idea to keep them all together in a journal!

    I live in New York, about 75 miles north of New York City.

  13. I was out of town and missed T Tuesday last week, but I'm so tempted to make my own bandana top just like these that I had to come say so :)

    I'm from Memphis, TN, which many people know as Elvis' home Graceland.