Showing posts with label girls. Show all posts
Showing posts with label girls. Show all posts

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Fabric covered summer journal

One of my favorite things to look at from my childhood is my old journals. I found quite a couple while cleaning my mom's house this summer and they inspired me to make one for my daughter. Her preschool teacher had her keep one during the year, so she was already used to the idea.

I simply took a composition journal and covered the front cover with fabric. In order to make the inside look a tad more polished I added some scrapbook paper. The ribbons are cutesy but also serve to close the journal. We brought this journal everywhere and she journaled at the end of the day before going to bed.

She's starting Kindergarten in a couple of weeks and I know we'll always treasure the memories from this last summer before school. Just this morning I got teary-eyed looking through it, I love how she interpreted the different things we did together.


Have a great week!

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Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sunburst Pony-O



This is a tutorial that I did as a guest post on another blog, but I wanted to share it here in case anyone missed it. It's for a sunburst pony-o which I made for my daughter to wear to ballet class. She needs to wear pink & black this year, so I thought the colors would work well. It's very easy to make and much cheaper than the $15 clips they sell at the dance store.


This was the inspiration piece which I picked up for 25cents last year in a post-Halloween sale. I love the variation of widths and colors used and tried to replicate it somewhat.


You will need: 3 different colors of ribbon in different widths and textures, matching thread, Fray Check or lighter, scissors, sewing needle, and pony-o.


Choose the first ribbon and cut four 7.5 inch strips.


Treat the ends of the ribbon either with Fray Check or with a lighter.


Fold each length in half and sew on to the pony-o with matching thread.


This is what it looks like once all four have been attached.


Choose the next ribbon and cut four 8.5 inch strips. Treat the ends and attach in the same manner as the previous set.


And lastly cut eight 6 inch strips of the last ribbon. Follow the same directions as above.


And ta-da, here is your sunburst pony-O! I chose a small rubber band because my daughter has very fine hair. I only want to loop it around her bun once so that the ribbon can lay nicely around it. If I had chosen a bigger rubber band I would need to double it up and the ribbon wouldn't look as pretty.

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