3.28.2010

what i did on spring break....



ok...let me be truthful.  technically i do not have a spring break.  i am not a student.  but, i have students in my house...and some that i still have to drive around to activities.  so, i do get to have somewhat of a break.

now, what i did and what i should have done are two different things.  you see, we will hopefully be moving soon and to a house that is half the size of our current house, no less. so i should have been purging!  and although the idea of that sounds great, it's the means to that end that i do not look forward to...

but i digress. what i really wanted to do was to craft! and craft i did...except i didn't finish two of my projects.  so, those will have to wait until next week.

in the meantime, here is a pictorial summary of my spring break.

MDE's grammy {my mom} honored her with her first high school graduation luncheon.  it was at the zodiac room, neiman marcus--in fort worth.  it was really fun but i must admit that this whole 'graduation thing' is coming a bit too fast for my taste!
i know that wasn't a craft, but we did enjoy it over the break...

the first craft i did was inspired by this cute dress from crewcuts--
can i remind you that i do not know how to sew?  good...because as you can see, my proportions are definitely off because i needed a tshirt long enough to be a dress or tunic.  what i did was to buy an XS tee in the girls' department at target, thinking that the 2 1/2 year old that i was making it for would have the length right but the shoulders would be a bit wide.  then, after attaching two gathered tulle skirts, i felt that if i added a third one, it would really look off.  MFT whose daughter i made the dress for was, of course, very gracious...but you can be truthful--any thoughts, tips, etc?

then, i had promised MFH that i would make her a corsage tee months ago...and so before this type of tshirt goes out of style, i thought i'd better get on it.  oh, and since she asked me, she is now expecting her second child, so i bought a pretty tshirt in the maternity section of target.  i think it turned out a bit 'fluffy', but again, she was very gracious when i gave it to her.  what do you think?


now i have one tshirt to make for my mom and one for MDE that i didn't get too...but those may have to wait a week or so because i am making the cutest little Easter gifts for a few of my baby/toddler friends at church.

oh, and i almost forgot.  another thing i did over my spring break was to attend our local 'funky finds' craft show.  it was awesome...i just love supporting indie crafters and i think when you purchase handmade things from them, the items make such special gifts.

so there you have it...not too exciting, but for me, fun nonetheless.  now it's your turn...tell me--what did you do on spring break?

2 comments:

Elle said...

Spring break? When Laura was down during Thomas' spring break we did wedding stuff. And when Kyle came home for his spring break, he briefly visited, and then went to the beach in Alabama. And for me, it was life as usual.

Anonymous said...

olive couldn't wait to wear "the blue one" as she calls it to the easter egg hunt. the dress fits sooo cute and she thought she was hot stuff too! it's a fight to get her to wear pants right now so we wore it without the tights. i love it either way!
anyway- thank you so much for using your creative energy on us...olive (and her mom) feel so loved by your family!
-love, tessa & olive