November 20, 2006
I hemmed my first pair of pants. This is huge. Oh, don't you so what? me! You don't know how hard it is for me to find a pair of pants that fit me nicely and that I like. If I do find a nice fit, they are almost always a foot too long. I'm short. Not leprechaun short or elf short, but still shorter than clothes designers want me to be. And I have wide hips but a smallish waist. Anway. I finally found a nice pair of chocolate colored linen pants while a-thrifting for $2. They are H&M and really cute and they look decent enough on me, but no lie, they were at least a foot too long. Are you all this tall? I decided it was time to try hemming pants. I did it. It was easy and I'm going to do it again. I think I hemmed them both the same length too! Amazing. This sewing thing is so handy.
Now, Keely and I were going to make some nature bracelets today out of packaging tape. Fancy, huh? The idea came from MS Kids I think. You are supposed to wrap a piece of tape, loosely, sticky side out around a kiddos wrist-and go about hunting for nature bits to stick on it. Then, put another piece of tape on top of it to seal it together. Tie it off however you like when it's done. Well, we weren't out the door yet and she was getting upset about the tape sticking together and twisting on her, so we quickly opted to just go for a walk and bring a bag to collect things in.
We came home and she picked out what she wanted on her bracelet. Mostly she wanted dandelions.
The tape didn't stick down too well on those chunky bits though.
So we made another one with flatter leafs and such.
They'd be cute little bookmarks or place cards too for kids to make.
I also let her loose with some glue and leaves.
I working on giving her more opportunities to create. She's been drawing and painting, but I think it's time that glue, glitter, markers come into play now. I'm also getting together some other stuff for her to explore with indoors during cold weather. I'll share those things later.
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