Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Piggy bank time

Back to Michaels to pick out a craft for Melody! This time she picked this lovely little piggy bank set. Which included; piggy bank, glitter glue, paint, and stickers. All of which was absolutely wonderful. I was in love with this project and so was lovebug.

Just love that concentration. Oh and see her nails? Those are her "princess nails" in "princess pink".

She did it all on her own. ADORABLE. I just love love it. So what if she has three piggy banks now. They're all different sizes so it works. Hey maybe she can even sell a few to help mommy fundraise ;)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Adult tank to toddler tank

I took Mel to Goodwill where she picked out this lovely little tank top. Now it was a woman's large, much too big for me so I decided she could have it and I'd just cut it a bit to make it into a tank for her. Now I have never made an article of clothing so it was definitely a new experience. I took one of her tank tops we already had and just traced around it onto the large one to create the pattern. Simple enough.

After cutting out both sides I just sewed them together! Pretty much easy peasy! But then of course I had to hem it. And my goodness that is something I need to work on. I manages though. I cut a little strip for around the neck and just folded the edges of the sleeves in. Eh it worked.

Lovebug DID NOT want her picture taken though. So she varied between sitting down with a book and yelling at me. I managed to get a few almost decent shots of her in it at the mall though.

Monday, August 20, 2012

A craft for Melody

It's no fair that mommy gets to have all the crafting fun so I took Melody to Michaels and let her pick out what craft she wanted to do. And what did my little princess pick? A glittery tiara, some jewels, flower stickers, and a heart shaped box. I let her go a little over board since everything she picked was on sale, you go girl!

Lovebug just loved sticking everything on her little box, we decided it will be used to house all of her crafting items. That way we don't have to worry about losing them!

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Melody's Step Stool

Melody has recently reached the age where she can "brush her own teeth" with real toothpaste and then spit in the sink. Granted I don't think she's ever actually spit toothpaste in the sink, just water. But hey it's a start. She's also too big to be sitting right next to the sink and lovebug likes to stand. Which means step stool time!

I still had some leftover paint from when we painted her nursery and thought it would be perfect to paint a stool with. So I just snagged this little wooden one from Hobby Lobby for about $4 (yay for coupons).

 Put my lovely light purple coat on, waited for it to dry and then attempted at customizing. Now if you know me I'm not much of a painter. I can do coats and solid colors, the simple stuff. But when it comes to actually trying to do designs and things. Well it just doesn't typically work out for me. Maybe next time I should try to outline in pencil first...

But hey I was still proud of it.

Now all it needed was a melody!

And let me tell you, lovebug loves being able to be a big girl and stand up there and reach the sink all by herself. She even rinses off her toothbrush and fills her water cup all by herself. I can't believe my little lovebug is getting so big already. Where did all the time go?