Thursday, March 25, 2010

A Simple Craft

On the theme of St. Therese ~ even though her feast day is not until October ~ here is a simple craft I did some years ago. It is easy enough for a child to do. I made it from an old cigar box which I decoupaged magazine photos onto and then crowned with a portrait of St. Therese from a pamplet. I used Modge Podge Decoupage Medium. This is a great use for old holy cards or Christmas cards. We hold crayons in it and it has had quite a bit of love as you can see. This would make a sweet gift. If you don't have a cigar box Michael's craft stores sell little wooden boxes too. God bless!

Monday, March 8, 2010

A Cute Skort

This skirt and legging combo ~ also known as a skort ~ I made from a skirt I bought at a thrift store (which originally came from Old Navy) and a woman's turtleneck I also bought from a thrift store. I made the leg parts from the sleeves and the waist part from the turtleneck part of the top. So often the knit fabric they use in kids' clothes leaves much to be desired ~even in some more expensive brands. It is thin and gets holes. The fabric in the turtleneck was at once thick and comfy. The turtleneck was actually a Wal-Mart brand top. It is nice to see them make some things with quality. The print was so cute. It reminded me of older Baby Lulu designs. So, together it made a skort that was comfy, easy to wear, durable, modest and cute cute cute!!