Esther started a Zoo Art camp today. This is her first time going to anything without me or her sister accompanying her. Here she is leaving in the morning.
I had to crop out a lot of that photo! Don’t want you the see the general disarray of the kitchen in the morning!
Here she is in the parking lot after I picked her up.
She happens to be sporting a cute little fabric bauble on her headband. Svetlana of Sotak Handmade sent 6 (!!) of these cute little fabric sandwiches held together by a button and I knew they’d be perfect hair accessories.
What a great way to use scraps! My girls love these clips and wear them all the time, in fact I had them get their portraits done earlier this summer and they were each wearing one. I covered an alligator clip with grosgrain ribbon and then hot glued the clip to the back of the felt on the fabric sandwich. Like this…
I used sage green and light pink grosgrain ribbon for them all. The nice thing is you can clip them in hair as is, or clip them on the side of a thin headband for an extra dash of style! A great way to use up scraps and get the kids interested in making stuff from fabric. All it took was felt, pinking shears, some scraps and a button to make the fabric sandwich. The clips you can easily buy on Ebay or Etsy cheaply, or a little more expensively at beauty supply stores. And the grosgrain ribbon is available easily at all the chain craft stores. I added a little non-slip sticker on the inside top of my alligator clip, which helps hold it in place a lot better.
Thanks, Svetlana (and your daughters who made them)!!! The kids love them!
Update on my front door…I painted it right after I posted pics of the ugly old plain front door.
The new door color, which happens to be Ruby Red by Duron, is a major improvement!‘
I’m really happy with it and it’s just such a great pop of color that adds some life to the front of our house. My girls LOVED the new color because they think it looks pink, but I think it’s just the right shade of red for the blue siding.
I’ve read that red is the most welcoming color for a front door, and I’m hoping that holds true for our door!