Little Miss Porky cannot wait to share her creative ideas these days. Ever since I showed her this blog and her little brain started to loop. She would excitedly show me some cute little things and then share how she do it. In fact, she has already made a few craft projects and has asked me to write posts to show everybody, particularly kids who like arts and crafts as much as she does.
This eraserhead dolls idea is purely 100% her creation. I only managed to do the final touch-up to heat seal the ribbons. Of course, Miss Porky is too young to use a lighter or a glue gun. I would be the quality control and gate-keeper of her works.
I have once thought of making a sub-page for Miss Porky, maybe naming it Miss Porky’s Creation. But, she disliked the idea and she said that “Girly Creation” is perfect as the ideas/projects shared here are for girls. She would like to stick to my blog and it is a small piece of mother-and-daughter space, just for two of us.
Kids should be all out for Summer Vacation now. My kids have been off from school and have attended Summer camp for almost 3 weeks already. Miss Porky really likes the summer camp as there are plenty of activities other than academics. She can spend a lot of time on arts and crafts, cooking and making fun stuff. At home, she continues to craft or draw almost every night.
This week, she made a graduation scroll with a kitchen towel paper roll. It was 100% her creation this time. I did not even see her making it until she has 90% finished. Therefore, I don’t really have a detailed tutorial this week. Plus, it is very simple. Believe me, Miss Porky is still too young to make something complicated.
I have saved some of my children’s old clothes, prepare to give away or donate to Salvation Army. One of the little toddler shorts caught my eyes, my daughter used to love that pair of shorts. I still remember that she wore it to Gilroy Garden and they were perfect for the hot weather. With a little bit of sewing and creative juice, I made the pants into a handbag which my daughter can use it to store stuff when she goes out. She said that it is perfect for carrying her ballet shoes. Yes, actually it fits quite a bit of stuffs.
It has been 7 months that I have not updated my blog on crafts. During the “off” time, I was very busy but I or my children had done quite a bit of different crafts, just had some much going on … laptop broke down (I have lost some of my pictures although I have back up some of them in an external drive), kids’ crazy school and activities schedules, visits of different siblings, left feet hurt, shoulder and arms hurt …. just did not able to sit down and write something. OK, I have decided to resume blogging and hopefully I can keep this blog up, at least once every week on blogging art and craft projects.
This week is Teacher Appreciation Week. In my children’s school, PTA asked parents from each classroom to help out on creating a Thank You notes album. The PTA parents sent out a secret packet to each kid with a note to the parents to help out the kid to write a thank you note to his/her teacher. After the notes have been turned in, one of the parents from each class would help to put the notes into an album. The album will be given to the teacher after the Teacher Appreciation lunch today. Unfortunately, some note cards were too big and the kids wrote from one side to another side of the cards. Trimming the cards might not work that well. Plus some classes only turned in only a few pieces. The idea of a lot of “thank you” did not work well. I used some color paper stocks and made an album to hold all the notes. My children were so excited to help out.
I bought a big bag of key rings to make key chains for kids’ classmates as kindergarten graduation goodies. There are quite a bit of key rings left and I try to utilize them for something fun. Some months ago, my daughter learned how to use washers and ribbons to make bracelet or necklace.I borrowed the idea but using key rings which are comparatively less heavier than washers. The steps mentioned below are somewhat complicated but once you master the concept, you would find it not difficult at all.
Time to work on July 4th related post! Last year, I made paper firework. This year, I start with a July 4th theme pompom hairtie. I have seen tons of Youtube videos on making a pompom hair bow. Some Youtubers named it a loopy hair bow. To me, hairtie would be more useful for my daughter’s hairstyles. What I have to add is just a hair band.
I took a short time off from TBC Crafters Hop and decided to have a craft post this week no matter what. I did a pretty simple and practical one. If you have a daughter with long hair, you would likely agree that it is practical. Who would complain to have more hair accessories? My daughter definitely won’t. She is always excited to see new addition to her “collection” and takes a bit of time to choose what she wants to go for every morning. I have plenty of fabric scraps, beads, ribbons, laces…. and I used these to make a hair tie for my girl.