Wednesday, March 18, 2015


I was finally able to jump on and meet a monthly challenge! I saw the March theme and thought, "Okay, I can do this." I have a reputation among my long-distance friends and family for never sending a plain brown package.  I had already begun experimenting with some cheap neon acrylic paints on the first package and wasn't too pleased with my results, but the recipient (my older sister, a talented artist) always appreciates my art.  The second package contains a gigantic inflatable globe for my nieces and nephew, and the Seuss title "Oh the Places You'll Go" was my inspiration.  I switched out the last word of the title with "Know" because well, it's a globe.  I used my Faber-Castell twist-up crayons on doubled 40 pound white kraft paper.  I discovered that it would not handle any wet medium.  But coloring is so soothing, don't you agree? Since I am terrible at drawing people figures, I cheated and printed out the little guy on the spire.  I decided to place the address label on the back side of the "book" so as not to have the little guy covered by postage labels.

Monday, March 16, 2015


The temptation was too great ........ I think I might need help ........ Anyone know of a ZA group !!!!
Zombies Anonymous ..... Val's mention of a Seuss Zombie just got my brain in a whirl ..... and I had to follow it !!!!

Meet GROMBIE .... the Grinch Zombie !!!!

Let's be honest now .... he's pretty endearing :-)
I found THIS FREE CROCHET PATTERN on Pinterest, and it sealed the deal !!! He was quick to make - 3 days (working in snippets of time) to complete him.
I am ridiculously excited that I've got another zombie to add to my collection ...... and it's not even close to Halloween !!!!

Monday, March 9, 2015

March's challenge!

Seussify something, that's what I said
What was I thinking? I'm outta my head!
I had to make something, simple and quick
So I Seussified Osa with a clip and a snip:

But it wasn't enough, it didn't quite "do!"
I needed to Seussify another thing or two!
So I pulled out my hook and some yarn in bright colors
Crocheted up some stitches, some old and some yothers...
I made a new cozy so fun and so neat

But my Seussify need still wasn't complete!
So back to my stash, I dug through and through.
I pulled out some fabric, some felt and some glue.
Thread and a needle, down I then sat
And made a BETTER cozy with CAT IN THE HAT!

This poem was the last thing I thought should be done
Seussification complete, now wasn't that fun!

Friday, March 6, 2015

The Grinch, The Lorax, and Sneech .....

I'm not very familiar with Dr Seuss .... I guess his books just weren't very well known in South Africa. However, the movie industry has done much to enlighten me !!! I love movies like The Lorax ..... Horton Hears A Who ..... The Grinch ......primarily because, I find all of the color and cuteness in those movies extremely endearing :-)

When Val posted this months challenge, it got me thinking ....... and perusing Pinterest. I'm not sure how I landed on a board that showed Perler Beads, but I did, and Oh Boy, has it unleashed the monster in me !!!! My daughter and I have spent hours (and by that, I mean MANY hours) playing with those beads over the past few days ....... Thank you School District for 31/2 Snow Days over the past 2 weeks !!! The possibilities are endless, and I'm amazed at the number of people selling Perler Bead items on Etsy. They are tremendously addictive too.

So Perler Beads it was to be ........

I've needed some drink coasters in my "office" for a while now ....

I looked at a few blog posts on making coasters, and a number of them suggested backing them with cork, once the design had been ironed. I thought this was a great idea - it makes them non slip !!!

So there you have it ... my interpretation of Seussification :-)

Sunday, March 1, 2015


The fabulous Dr. Seuss was born on March 2, 1904.    I adored his books....still do!

I can't pick a favorite because I read them all.  But being partial to turtles, I did name a few Yertle.  I also remember loving Gertrude McFuzz....and the pants with no one in them...and the animal that wanted to be put in the zoo...and the blue and red fish...and the dogs!  And the Grinch.....oh man.  This has me thinking of all the choices we could choose if we made z0mBiEs!!!!
(Okay, I stopped hyperventilating.....zombies are for OCTOBER...but maybe a Dr. Seuss theme is in order....)

That being said, how about a little Seussification for the month of March in honor of wise Dr. Seuss!

It doesn't matter WHAT you make, just seussify something and post it here before April and I'll put together a little something for a giveaway!

How about a little flashback from dear old me?

I made this little Ellie bird way back in 2008 for a swap I was in.

The possibilities are endless so I must get started!!!!