Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Tu-Tu Wreath

I know I have mentioned that I have recently become addicted to Pinterest.  It is so much fun, and so inspiring. I saw the cutest tutu wreath on there one day and was dying to make one.  Unfortunately my girls have sort of both grown out of that type of decor and it certainly didn't fit in anywhere else in my house.  One day while I was searching for supplies to make some hair bows for Athena's dance class I noticed some tulle in the exact colors of her dance studio's logo and I was struck with a brilliant idea.  I mean what better place for a tutu wreath than a dance studio right!?  so while I was inspired by one on pinterest, there weren't really any tutorials so I just went for it, it really isn't that difficult, if you want to make one and don't have any idea where to start just email me and I'll walk you through it.

I also found these fun bracelets on Pinterest.  This site here has some really great tutorials and even sells all the supplies at a good price.  I had most of the stuff I used around the house already though.  These were just my first practice ones, I've since made a few more for the girls for Valentine's but didn't have a picture of those.

And if that weren't enough craft for one post here is a pic of the hair clips I came up with for Athena's most recent dance costume.  They were quite possibly the most fun I've ever had making a hair clip :)

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Spelling Bee

The first day back to school after winter break Athena won her class spelling bee and went on to the school spelling bee.  There were about two kids from each class from 5th to 8th grade.  Athena was the last 5th grader to go out and 6th place over all.  Not too bad considering she didn't even know there was going to be a spelling bee. :)  We are very proud of her!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Potter Purse

So here it is, finally finished and blogged about.  I have been working on this craft for almost a year.  Finding the time and the materials (most specifically a book I was willing to cut up) proved slightly difficult.  I actually finished it right after Christmas but I am not entirely in love with the results so I guess I put off posting pictures of it.  I decided to try out some fabric glue gun sticks, but didn't realize they dry a sort of yellow color. I'm hoping to find a sharpie to match the lining and color over the glue someday.  I could never get the clasp just right and it is very difficult to close.  But I love the idea and the colors of the handle and fabric lining.  I already have in my possession a copy of Half Blood Prince ($2 at Goodwill) to make another one.  So I guess I can try out some other methods.  I looked at so many tutorials to even mention them here, just google book purse and what comes up I probably read, but in the end I just sort of went for it and did my own thing based on everything that stayed in my head after reading.  Now I am trying to come up with ideas to use all the pages from the book.