Wednesday, June 30, 2010
For one of the birthday parties we attended I made a "tote-able towel." This kiddo spends a lot of time at the beach so I tried to think of something that might be of use to him. I didn't think the towel bags would be very appealing to him (ha!) (On that note can I just tell you that the towel bag is getting a lot of use and love? Probably one of the smartest things I've made in a long time!)
I had saved a tutorial that I found a long time ago and decided to put it to use. It's by Anna Marie-Horner and she calls it the "Tote-able Towel." It's a towel that rolls up and has straps attached to it so you can throw it over or across your shoulder. Here's how it turned out:
Here it is all laid out in the sand:
Personalized via appliqued (darn thread kept breaking!)
It was an easy and quick tutorial! Next time I may add a pocket. Go ahead and give it a try! :)
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Tuesday, June 29, 2010
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Sunday, June 13, 2010
I found a simple tutorial to transform a towel into a bag. Simple, quick and inexpensive! One towel has enough fabric to make two bags! And if you find towels on sale even better! (The girls chose their towels from Old Navy at $5.00 a piece....)
I think they took my "Be a model" comment a little too seriously.....
Thursday, June 10, 2010
It's a Zojirushi Stainless Steel Bento Box!
Stephanie from A Pocket Full of Buttons is giving one away! Go check out her blog but DO NOT...I repeat....DO NOT enter. Because if you do it decreases MY chances of winning! Just being honest here. ;)
Contest ends June 24th. Good luck! Tell her Sharon sent you!
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Saturday, June 5, 2010
I've been busy...but a fun kind of busy. We've been hitting the beach a lot and loving every minute of it. I've also had a couple of purchases from my Etsy shop so that's exciting! I need to restock with some newer/different items. I have some ideas and will get working on it! Meanwhile I am grateful for the interest and the support! Thank you!
Speaking of Etsy I've been working on some mermaid towels....one was purchased before it was even put in the shop (THANK YOU my dear friend!!!) and here's another that I need to list:
I am currently working on a shorter version for our younger, smaller little mermaid-want-to-bes.
Also (not for the shop) I finished making a ruffled diaper cover for a friend that recently had a baby girl:
Excuse the wrinkle on the front!
Hopefully she'll send me an action shot so we can see the ruffles on her little toosh! :)
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
At National Memorial Center of the Pacific (aka Punchbowl National Cemetery) a flag and flower lei was put on each of the veteran's graves in honor and remembrance of them:
At Ala Moana Beach over 2200 lanterns representing the souls of those that have departed were put into the ocean at the Floating Lantern Ceremony:
Thousands of people on the beach.....
The lanterns launch....and glow.....and drift.....
And as the sun set Kailani saw one lonely star in the sky.... (can you make it out in the picture?)
She said it was one of her grandmas looking down on us......
*Miss you mom.*