It’s DECEMBER! I can’t believe 2011 will be ending in 31 days. YIKES! I remember being excited about the new year, and birthdays, but as I got older the new year, and birthdays, have gotten to be a bit bitter sweet. While it’s always exciting to see what lies ahead I am not too fond of getting older. While I want the kids to grow up (and I am sure Emma cannot wait to do just that) I don’t want want them to grow so fast either. Another year means something else too now… one more year down and just a few more to go here in jolly good England!
Today I bring you a little sneak peak project using WPlus9‘s NEW ‘Love You More’. One thing I love about being in a design team is that we get to do future season projects. I love it because it forces me to break from present happenings. It was great to be Valentine-ish in between putting the tree together, decorating, and shopping. The card is simple but I made it a tiny bit layer-ish just to give it a bit of volume. I know I’ve used ‘love’ quite a bit in this paragraph but I want to share one more thing that I love! The stamps are so crispy, especially the sentiments, that I just want to stamp stamp stamp! Really!!
Now my proud moment… I am good, sometimes great, at many things but there are two basic things, well four, that I am completely terrible at: Cleaning, baking, swimming and hair fixing. The only thing good I can do in terms of hair is brushing. Anything else… a teenager can probably do a better job than me.
Next weekend is Emma’s (Royal) ballet exam (sounds stinkin’ fancy). For the exam she has to wear her hair up in a bun. Crap!! Right? So last weekend, after getting all the gears (net and pins) I got to work. FAIL FAIL FAIL! What does one do when they can’t figure something out? Google helps but YouTube is where I go for this kind of work. After five videos not only did I get a (perfect) bun but I made a hair donut out my holey sock! Yes, I still have my holey socks. The holes have gotten bigger, to the point where I could skip the cutting the end of the sock part (sad, I know).
Here it is, my first (or fifth try) ballet bun:
Nice, huh?!!! (Say yes or I will be very angry!!)
Here’s the sad part… M went to exam rehearsal, did awesome and then after the rehearsal I found out that the teachers will do the girls’ hair. That’s why we have to be there 40 minutes early.
Ahhh…. all that effort!
On a good note, M was so stinkin’ proud of her mama’s work that she wore her bun all day and all night! She thought I was the best mama and she also believed that she had the best hair at rehearsal (out of 20 kids I think two others had some sort of bun, the rest were just pony tails). I love that girl!!!
That’s it for now! Until tomorrow!!!
Oh, don’t forget to check out the other DT’s creations!