Well, guys, I made it! I put my darlings on the school bus for the first time this morning. It wasn't easy. There were tears for 2 days. Tears at 5 this morning. And tears when they drove off. All the tears were mine (mostly). Even though there have been times that I've longed for more time to myself, time to craft alone, I'd gladly take 5 more years of having my girls by my side.
The girls had to answer a little survey for their teacher. One of the questions was, "Name 3 things you like to do." One of Paige's answers was "Water the garden". Hold me.
At the beginning of summer, I wrote here that I would not blog so much or carve out time for time consuming projects so that I could have more time with my kids. I stuck to it and I'm so glad. But, now.....it's on like Donkey Kong!
Here's a little craft to help organize the obnoxious headbands that end up flopping around all over the place:
Take an empty oatmeal container and some fabric:
I covered the container with the pretty paisley and had this shrunken shirt in my fabric stash. It was the perfect color for rosettes, plus it had that lacey band around the chest which happened to fit perfectly around the circumference of the container!
It's so perfect! It hold the bands tightly and it's so pretty! I set out trying to make the main fabric pleated, but it just wasn't working, so I hot glued it on flat and tight. It's just fine and still pretty without the pleats. I used this tutorial for the roses.