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As a busy mom of three little boys, I don’t always have time to do my hair. (Like, never, actually! I try to sneak in sessions with my flatiron while the boys are distracted with a cartoon… IF I have to leave the house. If I don’t, my hair looks like the bus driver from South Park’s… i.e., bird’s nest.
When M. came home from her camp with school, she showed me this yellow bracelet she made with 'scoubidoo' strings. One of her friends taught her how to make these and of course I wanted to have a go at it too. Instead of scoubidou string I used strips of fabric for one and leather - what did you think?!- shoelaces in offsetting colors for another one. I believe both resulting bracelets look really nice.
Ohh, I love this one. It is a beautiful bow, but on a bracelet, how unexpected! I originally made this bow to put on a barrette, but that just seemed too standard, girly hair stuff.
This is one of my favorites of the entire collection. I don't know if its because of the robin's egg blue or just the way the pearls look next to it. Its amazing what you can find at the craft store. This pearl trim came just like this - a strand of connected half-pearls.
Theses headbands I want to keep for myself. Really, I can't decide which I like better the beads or the rhinestones. I know Allie won't want to take them off. Who doesn't love the idea of diamonds glittering in your hair? The technique for the floss wrapping I used in the wands in my costume course on Craftsy . But, I just adore the added bling.
Yippee–here it is–Day number 1. I think this necklace actually was the first thing that I made in my jewelry-making frenzy to fill Allie's Advent Calendar. I love the blue next to the pearls and love the lines the undulating ribbon and smooth pearls make together. This ribbon strand ties in a bow in the back to whatever length your little girl desires. The overall length on this one is 28", but with the bow, she can shorten it to whatever length she likes.
October 17th, 2011 I’ve been wanting to try porcelain paint for a while, and it’s just as amazing as I anticipated. You have to give it a try. The holidays are coming up, and hand painted coffee/cocoa mugs would make great gifts!