Last week of school + birthday + hubby on AT = busy me.
Since this blog is geared towards the crafty things, let's start with the birthday.
Little monkey had a friend over to play and celebrate her birthday. They enjoy princess-y things. I enjoy crafty things. Let's make birthday princess skirts!
We all loved how the skirts came out:
I am so going to make myself one of these for a Seahawk run in September -I've got ribbon ready to use, just need to stock the tulle. :)
Finally, must have cake for the birthday girl! She wanted a My Little Pony cake with the Rarity character on it. So...when Eldest Monkey was 3 she wanted a MLP cake too. I had almost forgotten how frustrating this can be. I did it once, I could do it again. Fortunately, I love my kids and my kids love my cake, so I knew however wreck-y the cake turned out, there would be smiles and laughter regardless.
By the way -yummiest cake recipe here. Used above with gluten-free flour (Namaste brand).
LM ate the tail piece, and saved the creepy eye for Daddy. :)
Trying to get some crafted gifts out to the teachers this week, only got a picture of one.
This went to Monkey in the Middle's teacher who mentioned it had been a super-crazy week, and I immediately recalled my favorite movie quote from As Good As It Gets and made this up for her:
I used a bunch of different washi tapes, colored rhinestones (purchased originally for skirt project), mini-clipboard, and Sycamore Street DSP (ret.).
This week also included a Gratitude Gathering for my son's retiring Kindergarten teacher -such a sweet event; A trip to the local Scholastic Book Warehouse Sale with my friend & co-worker -so many books, and my kids were thrilled with the purchases (a little summer/road trip reading material); A little quilt shop-hopping with Mom & Little Monkey -I swear, I wasn't going to buy ANY fabric but saw this Robert Kaufman number:
Okay, this is becoming a heck of a rambler. It's been a busy and craft-worthy week. Tomorrow will be lower key, weeding in the garden and maybe a little fun shopping at the mall. I look forward to it.
Have a GREAT weekend, and happy crafting!!