July 9, 2009

Packing and Crafting

Three days till camp! Just one problem. I have barely packed anything! As you can see from my suitcase, I'm not very organized when it comes to trips.

I have also been making a lot of crafts this week. A few days ago, I made sun printed bandannas.

For my birthday several years ago, I received a Sun Print Kit. I have not used it for a long time, so I pulled it out this week. What you do is paint a piece of fabric with special sun paint. Next, you take the fabric outside, lay it down in a sunny place, and place your objects. You could use really anything as long as it is able to make a shape. (For food, it is good to only use hard things: pretzels, uncooked pasta, etc. I used leaves for one, and buttons for the other. First I decided where to place them.

After everything was dry, I took off the shapes. They didn't quite turn out how I had wanted. Some of the prints were barely visible. It works better when the paint is darker, but the paint I was using was a bit old. My next project was tie dye T-shirts.

Yesterday a tie dyed 5 T-shirts before lunch! That may not seem very amazing to many, but for me it was a record. (I often start projects, and never finish them.) It was a pretty messy project too, so there was a lot to clean up. (I have also been known to make things, and not clean up the mess after.) I'm glad I wore rubber gloves when handling the dye because last year when my family and I made tie dye T-shirts we didn't wear gloves. Our hands looked like rainbows!

Notice the sticks in the photograph next to the dye. My mom wouldn't let me use kitchen spoons, so I found some sticks to stir with. The only problem was that several sticks broke and some pieces fell into the dye. Here are the T-shirts I made:

(Sunshine Orange.)

(Kelly Green. This is against a window, so it looks like it's glowing.)

(Royal blue.)

(Sunshine Orange and Fuchsia - Swirled.)

(Kelly Green and Royal Blue - Swirled. This was also against a window.)

So all of these I made before lunch! It took a long time, and a lot of work, but now I have five new colorful T-shirts.

July 5, 2009

Something Missing?

As you can see, there is a slight problem with this cake I baked. Take a good look. You may just need to glance at it. Or maybe you were so enthralled with it that you didn't even notice. (Just Joking.) In any case, I'm sure you noticed that it only has 12 stripes. (Not quite enough room on the cake.) Don't even pay attention to the blueberries on it. There are definitely not 50 stars. (Actually none on this flag.) Nevertheless, it was still a pretty good tasting cake. I used a lemon box cake, and covered it with some Cool Whip. (The cake, not the box.)