So my week started out a little rough (fyi – driving from Cleveland to Minneapolis with only your 2 year old daughter takes way longer than planned when you get the flu and have to stop every 10 minutes…and it’s no fun), but it got drastically better when my best friend/sister-in-law and her family flew in for a visit. How did your week go?
Celeste from Celestial’s Creations pulled in a win with her Fish Bowl Matching Game.
It was a huge hit and we’ll have the tutorial up soon.
We had to say goodbye to Heather from Twin Dragonfly Designs.
Her Car Caddie didn’t make the cut but she has some fantastic stuff on her blog, so make sure you go check it out.
We’ve still got 6 amazing ladies in the running:
and they’re competing for some fantastic prizes from our sponsors:
Thank you sponsors!!
This weeks challenge is the Upcycled Challenge. The poll will be open until Friday at 9 pm MST. We had mixed opinions on the hidden results polls. I think, based on the comments and emails I received about it, that most of you like instant gratification :). We’ll be going back to the old poll system this week.
Craft #1 – T-Shirts to Pajamas - Emily @ Nap Time Creations
Craft #2 – House Number Art - Jessica @ Mad In Crafts
Craft #3 – Sheet Music Flowers - Bessie @ Besserina
Craft #4 – A Red Piano - Carlee @ Lady Bird Lane
Craft #5 – Boy Booty Bag - Celeste @ Celestial’s Creations
Everyone needs a place to keep their loot. I have always felt bad that it’s not more socially acceptable for guys to carry bags. I wouldn’t want to walk around and have people make fun of my “murse.”
Young boys are untainted by a lot of those social expectations. My son loves to load up my bags and purses with all his toys and carry them around. More than once I’ve gotten to the store to find my wallet under a pile of little toys (you think I’d have noticed before that…hm.)
There are a few problems for someone who is about 3 feet tall carrying adult bags. Either the straps are too long and the bag drags on the floor, or the bag is really big, gets too full of toys, and can’t be lifted.
For the upcycle challenge, I started with these:
Two child size belts, a corduroy sport coat, the bottom of my mom’s too long curtains, and a few scraps from an old shirt.
And turned it into this.
A pirate booty bag. Ready to load up with all his treasures. And just the right size for his size.
Using a piece of clothing provided me with buttons, pockets, and other details that ended up giving the bag a lot of character.
I added some ship steering wheels to the lining to give a more nautical look. The jacket pockets made great pockets for the inside and outside of the bag. Throw in a treasure map and you’re ready to set out on a pirating adventure.
I knew my son was young enough for a boy bag this week when he said, “Mom, I want to punch something,” and he meant that he wanted to use my scrapbook supplies to punch some flower shapes in paper.
I love that kid. And he loves his bag.