This group of barrettes was just the start of the feverish crafting this week in preparation for the kids' Valentines parties at school.
Many more were crafted and finished for 16 lucky little girls. I hope they like them! Each set was clipped onto Valentines that were free downloads from some great blogs. Of course, Monkey chose a Valentine with Dinosaurs on it - is there anything cooler? Not in his mind!
And for the boys - well, I had to do a lot of thinking on that one. Valentines day is so girly with its hearts and pink and cuteness..... My aunt gave me the idea to make zipper pulls. And who doesn't love a yummy looking chocolate chip cookie?
Sweetie told me that one of her classmates thought it was real and tried to take a bite out of it! They are about 3 inches in diameter, so kind of big for a coat zipper pull, but I think they're great as a cute decoration on a backpack zipper. I hope to see lots of bobbing cookies on backpacks as they run for the bus!
I struggled with what I should make for the teachers. Monkey has 3 teachers at his daycare, and Sweetie has one full time teacher, so I had to think of something, and make 4 of them! (and get it done quickly - it was close to 11pm the night before when I STARTED these!) I came up with these... a twist on the zipper pull idea, but not cookies (I used up all my "cookie-coloured" felt). Cute pink and red heart zupper pulls to adorn a purse, tote, backpack, whatever they choose. I received a message on Facebook from one of Monkey's teachers, and she said she was so excited to receive it. I'm glad she likes it!
Now that Valentines are done, I'm on to my next project - my niece's birthday outfit, and a prototype cake. I feel the need to test run the little girl's birthday cake for next weekend, so we'll be indulging in some "birthday" Valentine/Family day celebration cake. Wish me luck!