Thursday, April 27, 2017

Fashion Revue 2017

If I had to sum up what we've been doing lately in two words, they would be: Fashion Revue.
We got started back during Spring Break.  Even though I still remembered last year, we decided to make a dog costume--from the same pattern, no less!
It's the hats that are the hard part!

We did finally make friends with the machines at the clubhouse!

 The cape took about 10% of the time and the rest was on that hat!
Alice worked hard, too!

She made a cute drawstring bag at the clubhouse and made a skirt at home.
The kids did take breaks to play...

...and make creatures from the notions...

...and drink coffee.  We spent some long evenings there!

It was worth it, though!
Buddy was nice enough to be the model this year.
Boris was a willing tester for the pet beds the kids made for the recycled category!

Last Friday was the Fashion Revue.  Alice was wearing her skirt, drawstring bag, and a mirror bag she made.
Jack always does a great job of telling the judges about his items.
First place!  And he actually had two other competitors this year!
The Cloverbuds judge did a really nice job of telling the kids lots of positive things about their items!
Jack explained how he made his dog bed--if you saw the video on Facebook a few months ago where they put an old pillow inside an old sweater, that's what we did and thwy turned out great!
The judge really liked the French seams Alice used on her skirt.  They looked very nice!

After the judging was over, the kids walked in the fashion show.  They did such a great job!

Friday, April 21, 2017

Happy (Late) Easter!

This post is a little late because we've been busy with 4H sewing...and speaking of 4H, both of the kids have had Easter egg hunts there in the last couple of weeks.  Alice found an egg with money in it--money her brother got from our car.  Ha!
Even the big kids like candy!

At home, Alice helped by filling our eggs.
The kids dyed their eggs while Bobey kept an eye on them!
Easter goodies!

Alice was up about two hours earlier than she normally is!

We made it to 8:00 church!

Apparently we forgot to button Alice's dress.  Thankfully her sweater was long enough to cover it up!
We had Resurrection Rolls for a snack.
Alice was a big help in the kitchen.
She helped with the tea and food and set the tables!
I'm so glad to have plenty of room in the kitchen again!

Jay's family came over for dinner and the kids hunted eggs.
Jack was nice enough to let the girls find most of them!
Checking out their eggs!

It was a great day!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

The Princess Package

 Last Friday night Jack was away at a 4H camp, so Alice and I hit the mall.  She had a great time going to all the stores she wanted to.  She got some cute clothes and bought herself some pompom earrings at Claire's, too.

 Saturday morning it was time for the Princess Package!  Alice has been wanting to do this for the longest time!

 It was definitely time for a haircut!

 There goes the pony tail!

 They had so much fun!

 She got a braid...

 ...and color and glitter!

 They also got crowns!

 They wrapped up with a manicure.

 Pretty princesses!

She wore some of her new clothes to church Sunday.  I love her new haircut!