Wednesday, May 21, 2014

No-Sew Elsa Cape

So the Frozen movie has been a huge hit, yes?  Around Thanksgiving and Christmas there were lots of products available, and I bought Maya a nightgown.  As you may have noticed, Disney has sold out of EVERYTHING related to Frozen.  Not a Elsa or Anna dress to be found.  I kept thinking, "This is Disney.  They'll have a whole new line of products in January."  Nope.  Nothing.  Their website said that new products were coming in April, when the dvd came out.  Now it's nearly June.  Still nothing.

So I did what a lot of mom's out there have done.  We've gotten creative and improvised.  Pinterest is filled with Frozen-esque projects.  You've lost out of perhaps a million or ten dollars, Disney, just sayin.'

I followed the No-Sew Elsa Cape tutorial on this blog, because no-sew is what's kinda up my alley.

General Conference weekend I did the bulk of the project.

I purchased the blue shimmery material at Joann's and melted the edges so they wouldn't fray.  Then I bought some fabric glitter to outline my design.  It hardly showed up at all, and while it dried it glued to the paper underneath, so I had bits of paper stuck to my material.   Argh.

A month went by and I finally pulled it out again to fix it.

This time I got some acrylic glitter paint and filled in the design, this time backing it with wax paper and it worked much better.  I put a sticky velcro tab on the front, and voila!  Magical!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

HBS Wives Trip to San Francisco

So a group of my old girlfriends from Cambridge all met up for a little reunion Cali-style.  While our husbands were in business school together, we hung out each week doing everything from baby-swapping to camping in a rain puddle in Vermont.  We kept each other sane while our husbands spent insane hours studying. 

I will forever hold these friendships dear, and love that we can get together once in awhile.

So, seven years later...we met up in San Francisco and spent a weekend enjoying ourselves.  So thankful that I have a husband who will let me gallivant once in a while.

I used almost exclusively Heidi Swapp items to put together this little memory file.  Enjoy!  Girls, I blurred your names to respect your privacy.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Maya's Birthday Layout

Gold is super trendy right now.  I figured out how to make some gold accents for Maya's birthday layout.  Love the way it turned out.