Making It With Allie - Global Astronomy Month

Did you know that April 2011 is Global Astronomy Month?

So, along with Easter and Passover crafts, we will be doing some Astronomy crafts!
AuBrynne LOVES looking at the night sky!
The stars in the heavens seem to mesmerize her and mystify me!
However, to my father, it's a Passion!

My father is an Astronomy nut.
He has several telescopes and gives seminars and goes to conventions and stays up all hours of the night to take sky photos that are more amazing than I could imagine taking!

This is what is in his back patio; often called the out-door-office.

I call it the Astronomy Hut....

It is quite large!
We are pretty tall people and we EASILY stand up in this thing!

Here is one of the telescopes mounted inside:

He has a computer to upload his images to out there and a space heater to keep him warm in the cooler hours of the day.
Here is the door that you go in through:

The back side of this door is blank and what my father asked me to make a sign for.

He wanted a sign that is very fitting to honor my sister, Layla.

I used the Silhouette Design Studio and Machine and then some brown vinyl to make this:

See how small these pieces are??? They were really difficult to get onto the plastic.  But I learned a few tricks along the way and can't wait to share them all with you in the very near future!

He is VERY happy with how it turned out and I am glad it is so fantastic too!
I have to say this Silhouette is AMAZING!
And the software that comes with it is SUPERB!!
(No, Silhouette is NOT paying me for this endorsement!)

I can't wait to share more about it with you all!

Have you visited my Linky-Party Directory?
I like to link my projects up on all the places there!
If your linky party is not listed because I have not linked there, or maybe don't know about it
Please Feel Free To Add It! :)

Now it's your turn!
It's time for the
Making It With Allie Party!
What have you got this week?
I am anxious to see!
You all are SO inspiring, I can't wait!
So, grab a button if you can (below).
Follow along if you like what you see.
I want to visit all of your links,
so link up your direct post, not your main blog page!
 Feel free to link up as many links as you would like.
And visit some of the others and share some comment love!
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  1. Wow that is so cool! I love the special touch you added!

  2. I just found your blog!

    Thanks for hosting the link party!


  3. WOW!! That is awesome! I would LOVE to have an outdoor office like that! IT would be perfect out here in AZ. There are NEVER clouds in the sky! Thanks for hosting, Allie!!!

  4. Allie,

    That is an awesome way to remember your sister. Your creativity astounds me. Please say hello to the family!

  5. whoah! a private observatory!! awesomepudding!!! your lettering looks amazing, too. did you have any trouble getting them to stick on smoothly?
    ps... your ring....!!!!

  6. Thanks for hosting!! That Observatory is sooo cool!!
    If you get a sec, pop on over to Little Brick Ranch to enter the GIVEAWAY!!! I’ll give you a hint...Homes, Food, and all things Frugal!!

  7. Thanks for hosting another fun linky party! I linked up with another yummy trifle creation this week. ;)


  8. I am forwarding your post to my friend with the Astronomy degree. She needs an observatory! I am so geeking out that you put the longitude and latitude on it. I'm a science nerd :)

  9. The fact that your father has that hut is awesome...I think that would be my hangout if my dad had one! Your sign turned out gorgeous and just adds to the coolness of the hut :)

  10. What an awesome observatory! I love astronomy and I think that is so cool. Your sign is awesome and turned out great!

  11. Wow....that is awesome!! Her really must LOVE astronomy :) I am sure A loved playing in there...it is like a little playhouse...LOL! Great job, and a sweet tribute to your sister :)

  12. That is really net Allie!! Hope you had a great visit!

  13. How fun to be out gazing at the stars!

  14. that star gazer looks really neat! Thanks for the linky and I did add my Make & Share Party to your party list .)

    ~ Christy

  15. Love the observatory! How fun is that! Thanks for your nice comments and your fun parties!!

  16. Holy smokes! That's crazy amazing!


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