Monday, November 23, 2009

Operation Christmas Child and Zumbatrine

Today I dropped off my boxes for Operation Christmas Child. Gaby and I had a great time putting the boxes together. We made two boxes for girls. We'll make boxes for boys next year. There are not that many cute things for boys out there. I mean, have you noticed when you go to a kids store that 3/4 of the store is for girls and a tiny little corner for boys. That's just not fair. They need to come out with a "Justice for Boys" store, :)

We tried to put as many things as possible in the boxes. Skorts, t-shirts, scarf, pencils, crayons, slinkys, erasers, socks, coloring books, dolls, jump ropes, headbands and candy.

Gaby wrote them a cute little card. I meant to scan them but I forgot.

After we finished putting the boxes together, we went to the kitchen and started making tacos for dinner. Gaby loves to have Chinese fortune cookies after dinner. So, he opened his cookie and it said, "If you continually give, you'll continually have." He was so excited to read that. He was like, "Isn't that what we just did? We'll always have because we are always giving." I thought that was cute. He has such a giving heart. I love my boy!

I also wanted to share with you my latest amigurumi inspiration.
This doll was inspired by one of my zumba instructor, Jatrine Bentsi-Enchill. She is an amazing woman. You can learn more about her here. Jatrine said she was going to take a picture of her and the doll wearing the same outfit. I'll post a picture of them together once I get it. You can always find more pictures of the doll on my FB fan page.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

It's been a little while

I really don't know where time goes. It's so hard to keep up with everything. I was even thinking about canceling my blog. It just seems that lately I don't have time to keep it up. Between FB fan page, twitter, Etsy, sewing, knitting, amigurumis, ribbon sculptures, zumba, the tons of online forums that I belong to and everything else that needs to get done around the house, it's really hard to find the time for blogging.

I'm also trying to get ready for an event on Dec. 14th., Christmas on Main Street. I'll have a table set up to sale my hair accessories. It will be my first time doing it and I want to be as prepared as I can.

BTW, on Feb. 6, 2010 I'll be doing Zumba with the Charlotte Bobcats. That should be a lot of fun so I'm really excited!

I wanted to share some pretty cool links that I found. The Lined zippered boxy pouched is very easy to make. Mine came out really cute, :) I put some pictures on my fan page. Canon Creative Park is pretty neat for paper crafts. You can print 3D animals, airplanes, buildings, people, etc. You can enjoy a nice afternoon putting something together with the kids. And if you don't know what to do with those old magazines, turn them into Recycled magazine coasters. Last, but not least, the Nani birds are cutest 3D paper birdies. You can find all kinds and you can even design your own.

I hope to see you on my fan page soon.