Sunday, August 24, 2008

New shoes

This is not as crafty as it is solution-to-a-problem-y.

I bought these shoes at the thrift store for $6. They are way cool shoes, even if Greg thinks they are too bowling-shoe looking. I still love them--they are imported from Italy and they are made with really nice, sturdy leather. And it was too cheap to pass up.

The only problem is that they don't fit me. They are too small, of course, for my size 10 clown feet. I bought them and tried walking around for awhile, but my toes were most certainly getting squished.

I considered going Cinderella's stepsister's route and cutting off my heels, but I decided to go a different way. I cut off the shoe's heels! Behold:

I think with black socks and long pants, no one will notice. And if people do notice and think it's weird that I hacked into my shoes, I don't care! My toes are no longer squished!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

What's this bear doing on my chest?

I am thinking about making something like this. Really. I hate my seatbelt, it drives me nuts. But even if I don't, I think you all should check out this product because it's freaking hilarious. And apparently it is a real product--no joke.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Shrinky dinks!!!!

More kid-friendly crafting going on. Ellie and I have been making shrinky dinks, which I remember very fondly from my childhood. Greg said he's never even heard of shrinky dinks. Now that is a gaping hole in his upbringing. I blame his parents. :)

Here's Ellie's signature ladybug design.

And here's a picture of Ariel, which I traced and Ellie colored.

Then I did my own tracing of Paddington Bear, which I colored in too dark so now it looks a little muddled.

Monday, August 4, 2008


We had another fun crafternoon last week! (No, I didn't make up that word. I read it on a blog somewhere.) Ellie and I decided to paint eggs. So we pulled out a few eggs and a bunch of paint, glue, glitter, markers, etc. After we finished a few, we ran off to the store and bought two double-size egg cartons (it was buy one get one free) and ran back to paint more. I nearly gave myself an ear infection blowing the insides out of 12 eggs and then we painted them with a different kinds of paint, rolled them in glitter, drew pictures on them, and generally gussied them up. We put them back into the egg carton and I had plans to decorate the egg carton as well, but I haven't done that yet. I'll post pictures in a bit.