My week began with this. It’s a good thing. At least I keep repeating those words in my head. She LOVES school. I’m the only one crying about it and I feel ridiculous for it. Well, M is pouting a bit too, but she’s 3.
Now that K is in school, M might soon realize that she’s the only available
victim recipient of my kid crafting/sewing efforts. Also the guinea pig when something fun arrives in the mail. Like rainbow hair tinsel!
Adrianna is celebrating birthdays tomorrow with a rainbow party! We can’t be there, so we’re sporting rainbows on this side of the world. I hadn’t heard of hair tinsel until Adrianna posted on her personal blog about it. Since then I’ve seen it in malls but haven’t cared to spend (excessive) mall dollars on it. Last week I saw that our friend Kyra had found it for DIY purposes so I went searching for it and found it here.
Once you open the package, it’s a hundred 36″ long strands clamped together at the top.
They’re designed to be washable, blow-dryable and flat-ironable. Since my investment is exactly 12 cents a strand, I’m not too worried about how long they’ll last. It’ll be a fun experiment. I’m certain that my application skills are not expert, but I’m excited about how they look on squiggly wiggly M and looking forward to trying it on K when she gets home this afternoon.
Applying them is easy– the hardest part is getting the kid to sit still. You’re just plucking a strand from the pack, picking one strand of hair to tie it to, and tying a snug double knot. It’s definitely fiddly and fit for a DIY enthusiast. I’d love to hear your thoughts and tips if you’re more of an expert!
That is almost alll of the craftiness that existed around here this week. Mostly cleaning and sorting and figuring out our new schedule. Which makes me even MORE wishful that I could show up at A’s house tomorrow for the party. She’s been previewing the party food and decor on Instagram (@adriannaappl) and it looks way fun!