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I made it Monday!

A little tutorial that will keep the kids busy for about… 10 minutes.

Way back while I was studying, a friend showed me how to do this. Probably seems very straight forward, but heck, I didn’t think about it at the time.

Mom bought Lili some glow in the dark stars; I had some of mine left over from res days, so yesterday we put them up.

You will need:

  • Ceiling
  • A broom
  • Prestik
  • Glow in the dark stars / celestial bodies etc.
  • Toddler assistant optional

I think this ceiling needs some stars

This is a spot directly above her bed. Little Lili hasn’t seen stuff glow yet – curious to see her reaction at night.

Get some glow in the dark shapes and Prestik

Put a ball of Prestik in the centre of your shape.

Put a little bit of Prestik on the tip of the broom handle; rub it flat so that when you put the star on, it just sticks, but will still come off easily.

Lightly balance the star on the broom handle where you used a little bit of Prestik.

Little hands can help too

Those same little hands made the mess on the floor… but you knew that didn’t you. (While uploading I notice that she was wearing this shirt)

Press the star - sticky side up - to the ceiling. Gently so as not to punch a hole or make a dent.

Our ceiling may look like grooved wood, but it’s actually polystyrene. It really helps with insulation, and you get all types of finishes. Point is, I still don’t want to poke a hole in it 😉

1 Star done! few more to go

Star spangled ceiling!

**We did this on Monday (posting on Tuesday): Don;t think she enjoyed the stars so much. Lili kept on asking me to turn them off. I just told her that if she doesn’t want to see tham, she should just close her eyes.

Tongue in cheek post for first 2011 craft post. May you all have a wonderful and blessed New Year!

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I tried, I did I did; but I failed.  Of course I have excuses; valid ones at that. I had to prepare for our very first six monthly review last – which I presented this week. I went really well and I got a complement from one of the pathologists.
An of course we are moving into our new house on Monday. Some packing had to be done. I’m typing this from my as-yet-not-packed PC cause it is an essential; right up there on the last-weekend-in-old-house-list with 4 plates, 4 cups, 4 sporks and a list of takeout numbers. No ways am I cooking as well as packing.

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On Sunday I took Lili with to church for a second cousin’s Christening. Felt like I was repeating myself the whole time with ‘Sit Still’ and ‘shhhh’.
So today I’m sitting next to the braai of our new house waiting for the builder to show up – there are a few things we need to discuss.
I lean forward to check how many lightbulbs I need to get for my chanelier. As I lean back, Lili leans forward. So I lean forward again, and she leans back. I lean back, she leans forward. We’re playing vertical sew-saw. THAT’s when she says to me :”Mamma, sit stil!”

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Tracy: “…and I really want a Twista Choppa Pro, but not for Christmas. It can chop and whip – it has 2 attachments”

Henk: “But you have one.”

Tracy: “No, I have a Braun multi mix”

Henk: “Ja, so why do you want a Twista Choppa Pro?

Tracy: “For the same reason I want garden solar lights,  and haven’t complained about juicing lemons by hand – it doesn’t use electricity!”

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I found a tutorial that explains step-by-step how to give your pics a more vintage look.

Will update with link tomorrow. I the mean time, what do you think?

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Find previous Last Pic Taken Sunday Entries .

LaPicTakSunScroll through your camera phone or digital camera, find the last pic you took – doesn’t matter what it was or how blurry or how random – Post it on your blog, and leave a link to it in this post’s comment section. I’ll stop by and check out your Last Pic Taken!

Play along, grab a button. Copy the code below and paste netso (as is) 🙂

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Here’s mine for this week:

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Builder waited until last week before he stained the front door. The colour matches the garage doors.

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I posted this at Tracy’s Homemade today.

I saw this tutorial in a beading magazine; they used gogga-ma beads and Pandora beads. I simply fell in love with these sugar spoons! I haven’t seen anything like it in shops or at markets, and I knew ICTMT (I Can Totally Make That).

Here are some pics, including ones that didn’t make it into the post.

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