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Loopy and Uncle Bug are mad about...


The Japanese animated series Sergeant Frog. They watch it on YouTube all the time and they love to quote the crazy subtitles from the theme song: "when you take your umbrella it is sunny", "you forgot to cook the curry rice", "sweep square places circularly" and "strawberry toothpaste is delicious"... huh?

Well, they seem to enjoy it. They're keeping track of how many of the 307 episodes they've seen. I think I'm glad to be in Las Vegas right now.

On Friday, Loopy got up early even though she had the day off school, and we made a Sergeant Frog cake for Uncle Bug's birthday. It was pretty easy, we pieced together the sides of his helmet with crescent cuts from one round layer and frosted them to another.

But that's not all... look what she's been working on since Christmas vacation:

So many little stitches! And without a pattern... this was a labour of love. In a flurry to wrap the stuffed frog at the last minute, I threw him in the bottom of a popcorn box and covered him with crumpled white, ivory and yellow tissue paper:

... and off we went. After the cake was eaten and the presents were opened, Loopy and Uncle Bug sat down on the sofa with Sergeant Frog, the remote control, and some real popcorn. Loopy later pronounced it the perfect celebration of Uncle Bug's birthday... don't you agree?

17 comments:

jkddz said...

I once took in a show of Pokemon when Damon was little... that is 5 mins I will never get back! I would rather watch Witches of Waverly Place or Jonas with Danica!!

Hope your having a blast in Vegas =)

Jerri-Lea said...

Loopy, you are quite the seamstress. Uncle Bug will surely treasure his frog! Good job!

Jill said...

I think Loopy has inherited your creative genious! I can't believe she stitched that-- and without a pattern! Adorable!
Hugs,
Jill

chapfan said...

I can't handle japanimation. Fortunately neither can my hub, so I think we're pretty safe for a while. But, adorable cake!! And amazing felt sergeant frog. There's an amazing crafty gene running in your family.

Lisa Russell said...

LOVE the cake and frog! Tell Loopy I think she did a fantastic job. Happy Birthday to Uncle Bug!

Joanne said...

Loopy did SUCH a wonderful job!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

That is so clever and cute--I've never heard of this show. It sounds pretty silly and funny though.

Angela said...

I do! Both the cake and stuffed frog were fantastic- I am sure Uncle Bug loved them! Happy birthday to him!

Angela

sassy studio said...

uncle bug is the coolest...sweep square spaces in a a circular motion..HILARIOUS!!!!!!!! I must go to u tube now! (PS the sprout is TERRIFIED of cartoon frogs on TV)

MizCarla said...

Adorable--you're so clever Miz Saucy!!!

Look at these cupcakes...I thought of you when I saw them. http://eventsualitiesblog.com/recipes/keep-on-cupcakin/

Mom Taxi Julie said...

That is the sweetest thing ever! She did such a good job, she definitly got your crafty-ness!!

the treat girl said...

How great Loopy and Uncle Bug have such a fun thing between them.....they'll remember it always!!! hmmmmmmm....she may have to whip up a chrismtas tree ornament for next year too :)

Suzy said...

Great job Loopy!!! So cleaver....

Genevieve said...

I'm pregnant!!!!

Saucy said...

Today is Loopy's birthday! Deets to come tomorow!

Congrats Genevieve! Just wait until he/she is fifteen years old! Yikes!

Saucy said...

Miz Carla,

Thank for the link! Those spaghetti cupcakes are too too fun. I like them because they are pretty much foolproof! Loopy and I did them for Uncle Bug's birthday last year, mostly because it was easy to find the right chocolates after Christmas!!

xoxo

Charissa - The Gifted Blog said...

I came across your popcorn bucket gift wrapping on Flickr and just wanted to say I love it!

I write a blog about gift wrapping (www.thegiftedblog.com), and funny gift wrap ideas make my day!