15 November 2017

Seven Photos/ Seven Days

Recently there has been a "challenge" on social media to share seven black and white photos over the course of seven days.  There are to be no people in the photographs.  This first photo is sooo cute, it's of some Polish pottery mouse bank I found at a local store. 

Same store, but a My Little Pony plushie.

I found these Dansko clogs at a thrift store for $2!  I think someone got them new, wore them once and decided they hated 'em.  These things are great.  But I don't know what to wear them with.

My button collection.  I haven't added to it in many years.  It just sort of sits there until I need another button...

Gingerbread house by Rose and Woodjie.

I made these skate covers out of a pair of pink shorts I picked up at a thrift store for $1.99.  So the only material added was a bit of thread all about and elastic on the bottom.  The elastic at the top is from the waistline of the shorts.

I took this photo of some of my homeschooling stuff... but I was homeschooling at the time so it looks as though I only have one thin math book instead of seven and a bunch o'workbooks.  Oh well.

04 November 2017

How to Make a Scrunchie

DIRECTIONS for making scrunchies:  They're just strips of cloth, folded lengthwise "pretty" or right side in, sewn on one end, flipped rightside out.  Then elastic is threaded through and the ends of the scrunchie are sewn together. 
Rose has just sewn her scrunchie together and is using a pencil to flip the fabric "right" side out.
This is what the scrunchie looks like right side out before elastic is added and the scrunchie sewn shut.
Woodjie proudly displaying the scrunchie he made for a friend's birthday.  We had a lot of fun on this project.

Brave Girls Confidential

Tommy Nelson's Brave Girls Confidential details the lives of five preteen friends.  It gives your preteen a little taste of what their (fictional) lives are like without too very much detail.  For example, we won't see why a divorce is happening, but we'll be able to see how it's dealt with in a family and so on.  No "TMI" posts.  You do get the basic "I" bit, tho'.

So I'd say it's pretty appropriate for girls ages eight and up. Perhaps a bit younger if your daughter is going through issues or a tough time in life.  My daughter Rose is nine and she absolutely loved this book.  It's one of her favourites.  I think she liked all the characters and the fact that they each have their own interests and so on.  She's been inspired to make a video review about the book.  I hope you enjoy it!

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Woodjie's Roller Dance Routine!

Only a few people were selected to perform their routines at a recent club fundraiser.  I went to upload this video and was pretty shocked...