My daughter Zella and her Daisy Girl Scout Troop have been very busy selling girl scout cookies to help raise money for their troop. We worked at the cookie booth at our local grocery store and the girls really "ROCKED" it. They sold over 200 boxes within an hour and a half.
Since it is Zella's first year as a girl scout, she set a reasonable personal goal for herself of 225 boxes. So far she has sold 184 boxes and that isn't counting her sales from cookie booths so I think it is very possible she may reach her goal.
If her troop averages 225 boxes per girl in sales, they will get to see 5th Harmony in concert!! How exciting!
Monday, March 10, 2014
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
A little over a week ago, my husband took our daughters to their Father Daughter Dance. Xiera wore a pretty teal and white spring dress with matching teal shoes and Zella wore a sweet black, silver, and white flowing ruffle dress with flowers around the bodice with black tights and silver dress shoes. (Silver and white are her favorite colors.)
They were so excited to wear their corsages that matched their dresses.
They had a wonderful dinner date with dad and then loads of fun dancing with their dad and friends.
Monday, March 3, 2014
The weekend before last Zella celebrated her 7th birthday. Her real birthday was on February 21st, so we had close family come over that evening to celebrate.
Zella loved spending her birthday evening with her grandparents and great-grandparents.
The Sunday that followed, Zella celebrated once again, but this time with all of her cousins and best friends from school at the roller skating rink.
She is a HUGE fan of all things unicorns and rainbows lately so we made that the theme. ;)
She had a wonderful 7th birthday surrounded by lots of love, laughter, and unicorns.
Sunday, February 16, 2014
I just love how these Lucky Leprechaun Beard Hats turned out. I made these for my dear customer's sons to wear. My daughters had a lot of fun modeling them even in the freezing temperatures we are having outside today.
Saturday, February 15, 2014
Friday, February 14, 2014
I am so thrilled to announce that my ice cream sundae hat design was featured in this month's (February 2014) issue of Australia's Homespun Magazine!
I can't stop smiling and have been on cloud 9 all this week since I was informed about the publish.
I am very grateful to everyone at Homespun for this opportunity. What an honor!
Monday, February 10, 2014
Over the weekend, my daughter Xiera worked on her Valentine box for her upcoming Valentine party at school. She wanted something cute, retro, and kawaii. She fell in love with an adorable Rubik's cube box idea she found on Pinterest created by Tammy and Annie of Peppermint Plum. Xiera decided to recreate her own version. We substituted black construction paper in the place of the black foam paper it called for underneath the colorful foam block squares.
We also decided to cut the hole on top with an x-acto knife AFTER the box was complete. I helped with this part. ;)
Xiera requested an opening in the back to remove all of her Valentines and candy with ease so I used the x-acto knife once again to create this opening.
Xiera cannot wait to show off Ruby the Rubik's Cube to all of her friends this week at her Valentine party. We think it turned out very kawaii!
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
My youngest daughter is a Daisy girl scout and has been very busy these past few weeks selling girl scout cookies. The weather has not been the greatest outside for door to door sales, and with booth sales approaching, I thought I would make her a little daisy girl scout hat to keep her head warm.
A Girl Scout Daisy earns her petals by participating and completing activities that represent each petal.
An activity for let's say the yellow petal, which represents friendly and helpful, can be as easy as bringing in a snack at a meeting and passing it out to each of her "daisy sisters" while also saying something nice to each of the girls.
By doing this kind gesture, she will get rewarded the yellow petal to add to her girl scout tunic.
Zella really enjoys being a Daisy Girl Scout and has made a lot of friends within her troop. She is learning so many valuable life lessons while having lots of fun!
Tuesday, February 4, 2014
I had a dear customer of mine request a very sweet pineapple stitch dress set for her infant daughter, Emma. So for the past few weeks, I worked every moment on it and am so proud to finally show off the finished piece.
She only wanted the matching booties with the dress but I felt it needed that precious little beret to complete it.
For a little accent, I added three fresh water pearl beads to the center of the crochet flower and sewed it on.
I can't wait to see pictures of sweet little Emma wearing this dress. This is going to be her Easter dress.
Friday, January 31, 2014
The beginning of this year has been a busy one. The girls have had 6 snow days so far and old man winter is dropping hints that there is more to come. I have been keeping busy with crocheting and helping Zella (on the side) selling girl scout cookies. The temperature has dropped down a few times here in northwest Ohio to -14 degrees and that isn't even the wind chill!! *BRRR!!* So to keep the girls warm, I have been crocheting beard hats.
These hats are hilarious and make my daughters look like members of the Duck Dynasty. I crocheted a simple beanie hat and then a beard and sewed the two together. Would you like to make one? Here is a link to the pattern I used to create these fun hats. It was created by Ashlee of Topsy Turvy. Stay warm my friends and happy crocheting!