Sunday, May 30, 2010

Hair Bow Hanger

Lexy's collection of hair bows were over taking her room and growing by the minute (thanks to me) :-) So I came up with a solution that I think works well!

I started with these...

a 5x7 picture frame
scrapbook paper
letter stickers
hot glue gun

I painted the picture frame. While that dried, I cut 3 lengths of ribbon with pinking shears, I made one ribbon longer than the other two. With the longer ribbon, I made loops (to hold head bands) and sewed them with a sewing machine. After the frame was dried a cut the scapbook paper to fit the frame and used the stickers to spell "BOWS" and put the frame back together. I then used the hot glue gun to attach the lengths of ribbon to the bottom back of the frame.

and I ended up with this...

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Cute Lexy Outfit

I found a tutorial for using old hole-in-the-knee jeans to make new long shorts with a ruffle bottom (here is the tutorial..., I decided to not only attempt those but to make a matching shirt and hair bow too! Keep in mind I have NEVER sewn anything more complicated than curtains and my monsters.




All together it looks like this...

I don't think I did too bad!! AND Lexy liked them so much that she wore them to school the next morning! I'll have to work on the shirt applique thing since there was some puckering.

Doggy Party

For Lexy's 6th birthday party she asked first for a Halloween party, then an under the sea party...finally settling on a dog party.

I made these invitations (using

We used blue, green and purple as the colors. Decorations included paw print balloons tied to dogs, paw prints down the middle of the table and dog pictures taped to the back of each chair...

I made dog ears and collars for each guest (and painted their noses black)...

We made a dog house out of a washer box...

Opening activity - coloring page with a dog house , the kids drew pictures of their dog and then showed everyone. Then we had big sister and two friends give everyone ears, collar and a black nose.

Feed the dog - threw dog biscuits into bowls at different distances.
Dog Trainer Says - growl, bark, wag your tail, walk, sit, lie down, roll over, jump, stay, beg, shake, etc.

Doggie Obstacle Course - jumping thru rings (hulas), over the chairs, around the tree (fake tree that they pretended to pee on), sleep in the dog house, eating dog food (see below).

Goodie Bags - bubbles, mini frisbee, noise maker, dog food (cocoa puffs and pretzels).

Present: Yep, a dog!