Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Over the years I've worn lots of different hats.
Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker .....
I now have a new hat to add to my collection.
I really do adore my new hat.
An appropriate nick-name might be
♥ The Hero ♥
I get to wear my new hat almost every week.
I fix zippers, glue pearls on flower clips, sharpen pencils, untangle necklaces and "find things".
I always feel so appreciated when I wear "The Fixer" hat!
One of my latest "missions" was particularly challenging.
Ella adopted Marci's blanket from her childhood.
A sweet little lady in our ward in San Diego made it for my baby shower.
She, by the way, was the only one that thought I was having a girl!
It was a cute white blanket with tiny pink rosebuds.
(That was VERY popular at the time.)
It was soft and plush, as she used quilted fabric as the top layer and then tied it with white yarn. I loved it and when Marci arrived, so did she!
Needless to say after "lots" of years with the original owner and now 7 years with the new owner, Ella ...
the pretty, plush blanket was no longer pretty and plush.
Marci brought it to me and pleaded ....
is there something you can do to salvage this?
"For Ella " ?♥? .... Of Course
Once again on with my New Hat ! ♥ !
The top fabric is very worn and the little flowers have completely faded away. The fabric is so very soft though and Ella wanted to change the blanket as little as possible.
The back of the blanket showed the most wear and tear.
I decided to keep the top fabric and replace the back.
The poor ole' batting was holding on for dear life around the edges but the middle had come away completely .
Poor Ole' Batting
I decided to replace it with a batting that is 50% organic cotton and 50% bamboo.
I used a thick flannel for the new back piece.
Ella approved the job!
Faces like this are why I love my new hat!
♥ aka ♥
"Nana Hero Hat"
Monday, August 22, 2011
Back to School Party
|via One Charming Party|
Cute Back to School Printable
|via It Is What It Is|
Back to School Crayons
Would you believe these are yummy edible snacks?
images via Gourmet Mom-On-The Go
Get the How-To
She even has the crayon labels to print.
Cute Back to School Dinner
via Elizabeth Harris
Get the ScoopHERE
|via Lil' Luna|
How about these:
|via Tip Junkie by Anything but Perfect|