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Summer Word Searches

Something for the kiddies! (or my fellow 20-somethings that enjoy word finds)

Check out the Google Docs for printable PDF versions

Google Docs:
Summer Fun Word Search and Olympic Games Word Search

Delightful Dingbats

Do you know what Dingbats are?
They are basically fonts, but instead of letters they are drawings, shapes, doodles ect.

They can be used as regular characters in programs like Word, My Memories and Silhouette Studio!
That’s right, dingbats can provide thousands of shapes for you to use!
I used the font WW Flakes from Dafont.com for my Snowflake Chandelier.

You install them like a normal font. I walked you through the process in my post on adding unique fonts to your blog. Not ALL fonts will work in every program. I wish I could tell you why but I have no clue.

If you plan on working with a lot of dingbat fonts I highly recommend making an inventory sheet in Word or another program. I made a 4 column table like this:

You can highlight the column and change the whole think with one click. This font has the same characters for upper and lowercase, some have different characters. This font is Christmas Trees.

Here are a few other Dingbats you might enjoy:

Birds of a Feather

Kaloscai Flowers

LP Snowflakes

I hope you have some fun playing around with dingbats!

Christmas In July: Snowflake Chandelier

…or maybe it’s more of a mobile?

This is my first official Silhouette project!
Btw if you really want one Amazon has a great price right now!
You can get the Silhouette Cameo for 237.49!!!
Just kidding, it’s back to regular price now ($269).
(that is an affiliate link, if you purchase through it I’ll get like 15 cents)


Supplies:

        • Hoop (I used 1/2 an embroidery hoop)
        • Yarn
        • Crochet Hook
        • Thread (Use upholstery thread or even dental floss, regular thread will tangle too much and drive you nuts!)
        • Super Glue
        • Vellum Snowflakes (I cut mine from 3 sheets of Hobby Lobby Paper)
Directions:
1. Wrap or crochet the yarn around the hoop. I single crocheted around the hoop, it was less tangle-y than trying to wrap it. 
2. Make your hanging loop. Cut 4 equal length pieces of yarn, using your crochet hook pull one piece of yarn through the stands on the hoop. Pull the ends through the loop and pull tight. 
One you tie two springs opposite each other cross them like this to approximate the  location of the other two
3. Hold all 4 strands together and even out the lengths so the look hangs level. Tie a knot, move up an inch and tie another knot. The hole can be used to hang the chandelier/mobile.
4. Super glue a length of string to the snow flakes at one point or corner. You can put multiple flakes on each string if you want more flakes and less string. 
Frosted Flake (hehe)
5. When the glue is dry thread the needle, pull the thread though the yarn ring. Don’t tie yet. Keep adding snowflakes until you’re happy with the result. The yarn should hold the string without putting in knots so you can adjust each string.
6. When you are happy tie a knot and trim the ends. 
7. Hang by the top loop and enjoy!

What’s Cluckin 14

I haven’t posted in a whole week! I was doing some ‘behind the scenes’ work on the blog. I got all my Christmas projects lined up fancy-fancy on their own page. And tried and failed to set up a drop down menu bar.
On Sunday I was featured on Roadkill Rescue for my yellow Buffet!

And I spent Monday at Urgent Care…
On the farm front, we had 2 turkeys hatch. I didn’t think either would survive so I never posted pictures. One made it (the one with deformed feet didn’t) and he’ll be getting his twist-tie leg hobbles off soon. He now lives with the three silkie chicks. 
Mamma Duck still has all 14 ducklings. She let them paddle around in the water dish today and it was adorable!
Top link last week was from my blog buddy Veronica. >

She shared here method of cutting up a watermelon (for those of you who don’t see a watermelon as a single serving fruit…)

Our last link was this adorable Owl Cake from Jessica

It’s so cute I want to hang it up on my wall and never let anyone eat it!
Congrats! You are are top of the pecking order (trust me, it’s the best place to be!)

Chicken Scratch NY

On to the party, here are the rules:
Link up any thing craft, food, garden, farm or photo related.
Please no giveaways or shops
Link up to a single post, not your blog
Pretty please link back with a text link or button!
It doesn’t have to be on the post, just have it somewhere on your blog
Check out at least 2 other entries for everything you enter.
It’s all about the love!
You don’t have to be a follower but I’d love it!
Link up as much as you want

Chicken Scratch NY
 
By linking up here you give me permission to use your photos if you’re featured on my blog and to have your post added to my feature pin board. Maybe even on my facebook page and twitter!

What’s Cluckin’ 13

Here we are at week 13! I’ll be honest, my attendance on the computer has been spotty this week. It seems like there is never enough time in the day between the animals, a full time job, planning the wedding, family and friends and blogging… One more week has passed and I haven’t made it to comment on all the link ups. I’m pretty much coming to the realization that it will never happen.
So my question to you guys is: Do you care? Do you link up to parties with the expectation that you’ll get a comment from the host? I hate leaving generic comments so it takes me a lot longer than just click + Copy + Paste. I do visit each link; I just don’t always leave a comment. What are your feelings about it?
What you might have missed this week:

We have a winner for the potholders!
The winner is Elizabeth Cavallari!
Elizabeth please email me at ChickenScratchNY {at} gmail.com with your address!

I found this buffet on the side of the road in the rain; she now lives in my living room and supports the TV

I also told you the story of my little miracle chick. I’ll post an update soon.
(Spoiler: Mama got her butt kicked back to the barn and I’m now raising all three)
The most visited link was from Ewe Creek Cottage:

I love flexible recipes, it’s no nice being able to cook with what-ever you got from the (very thirsty) garden. And you know we’ve got eggs to spare!
And our Last Link Up was from Kate Michelle Designs:

I love modern quilting, especially small projects because I can finish them before I get bored!
Congrats! You are are top of the pecking order (trust me, it’s the best place to be!)
Chicken Scratch NY

On to the party, here are the rules:
Link up any thing craft, food, garden, farm or photo related.
Please no giveaways or shops
Link up to a single post, not your blog
Pretty please link back with a text link or button!
It doesn’t have to be on the post, just have it somewhere on your blog
Check out at least 2 other entries for everything you enter.
It’s all about the love!
You don’t have to be a follower but I’d love it!
Link up as much as you want

Chicken Scratch NY
 
By linking up here you give me permission to use your photos if you’re featured on my blog and to have your post added to my feature pin board. Maybe even on my facebook page and twitter!