Friday, November 21, 2014

Olaf's Flannel Family

Do you want to build a snowman?

I feel that I should apologize in advance to all our wonderful library families.  The Frozen songs - you're going to hear them all over again...starting now!  Our flannel Olaf made an appearance in story time this week... yep...that guy right there..

...he's just so cool.  And well - after a year of being all by his-flannel-self, I decided he needed some family.  You know, the holidays are coming.  He really shouldn't be alone in the dark, in a closet in the library's basement.

The fall story time session ended this week, so I brought the flannel board out of the story time room and into the children's department with Olaf's family.  Oh by gosh by golly!  Take a look!

FYI: if Olaf's family visits you...they like accessories.  And if you bring them accessories they will surely ask for a sign.  If you make them a sign...they're probably going to need two birds to carry it!  And well, I think you know how it goes.... on and on and on.  My advice? Purchase ear plugs and ... Let it go!  

Just so happens we are showing Frozen, The Sing-Along version on Dec 15th in our little branch.  Wow, it looks like maybe I planned this!  Magical thinking!

When Piper and I came back from lunch yesterday, we were greeted by Olaf's distant cousin... we didn't catch his name.  Maybe you know him?

P.S. (Piper Script): The young man who created this snow man was so proud of himself.  Wish we took his picture!  Next time.  

If you'd like to see more Olaf and his template - take a look at our original post  Thanks for visiting Piper Loves the Library.  For more information on Flannel Friday visit the Official Blog .  This weeks round up is hosted by Lisa @ Libraryland.

So...we are going to dance this one out...right now!  Let it go....let it go.....

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Flannel Cupcakes? What?

How to make the cupcakes!

November is full of birthdays!  Today is my brother Bill's big day and at the Library this afternoon we celebrated the birthday of a dear friend and colleague with cake and singing and streamers! You know, "Party Like a Preschooler!" Go Fish!  My little sister celebrates this month, a niece, a nephew and my great niece, Daisy, as well.  Happy, happy, happy!

When I set out to make these cupcakes I discovered I had this chevron scrap-booking paper in my stash.  Yes- it gives the illusion of those little folds in the cupcake paper, I know - it's perfect!  If you're like me - making a trip to the craft store, after I've started a project, is a total bother.   Therefore I advise all flannelizers to pick up felt on sale, buy extra, check out the crafting paper for anything you like and buy it!  You know that if you like it - you will use it at some point.  You will.  

This photo demonstrates just how I made the cupcakes... 

....with camel color felt backing, white felt frosting and yellow felt flame.  I want to be able to put the candles in and take them out so they have their own felted bottoms to stick to the flannel board.

Sometimes Piper's cupcake gets all three candles!  I also want to light the candles and blow them out.  It's all part of the narrative of the birthday story - and you know how the kids love birthdays.  

 Okay, here they are with the candles lit.  So believable!  Don't forget to make a wish!  

Happy Birthday to all the November babies

P.S. (Piper Script): What's your birthday story?  Jane says she doesn't have birthdays anymore!  hmmm? 

If you're interested in Flannel Friday please check-out the official blog here.