Today is September 1st. How sad is it that summer is on it way out. Well I guess it is only sad for people like me who love the heat. Our August here in Jersey was a cool one so I didn't spend as much time in the pool as I would have liked. It was however a perfect August for outdoor activities. You can see by my lack of crafty blogging that I was at least enjoying the nice weather. I did manage to show Rory how to make a tear bear. In fact I made a second bear and a kitty. Rory chose a panda to make for her Mom. We had a lot of fun and she had an easy time so I can see why these little guys are a great craft for the kiddies. I will say I did tear the parts for Rory. I made each pattern piece 4 layers thick. Rory stacked and glued all her layers as well as assembled her bear. I think she really loved brushing it out with the wire brush. Rory even did all the shading on her panda. Being all the pieces were torn prior, Rory completed her panda in about 2 and half hours. I think she did an awesome job. Here are a couple of pictures:
He looks so sad with the big droopy eyes! And he is way to big, but I love how he came out. Don't you like his wire whiskers?
Now for the skully:
So back a few year Stampin' up had that awesome ornament on the cover of the holiday catalog. 2012 I believe it was. If you remember or look back on my blog you will see I was making them with a Halloween theme instead of a Christmas theme. I only made about 5 or so. I kept them all and use them around the house at Halloween. Well my friend Karen asked me if I would make one for her as she wanted to give it to her son. He is a dude who loves Halloween and he (like me) love skullys. She knew which one she wanted so I made it up for her this weekend. I even made a box for her. Here are a couple of pics, I should have taken some along the way but I didn't! Silly Rabbit, I am no kind of blogger. Here are the pics: