Wednesday, April 14, 2010

You underestimate my obsessing abilities

Bet you thought I was over the crafty-craft phase, didn't ya? Nope. I'm not.

This weeks obsession has been hair bows. See, what happened was this, I had bought a bunch of ribbon to make the super-cutey-pie binkey clips for baby Lawson. Suddenly it dawned on me that I could use all that extra ribbon for hair bows, if only I knew how to make hair bows.

I love Google. And sometimes I cheat on Google with Youtube. This was one of those times. Because, you see, I'm a hands on learner. And if I can't have hands on, then I at least need to SEE it being done. On video. Not step by step pictures. Those pictures mean nothing to me.

I love this craft because I can set with the man and make these while we watch tv. That way he doesn't start whining (no, for reals, like a baby) and I get to multi-task.

He's happy that I sit with him, but he's not happy with the bows. He thinks they're ridiculous.

Am I surprised? No.

He is never impressed with any crafty thing that I do. Even if is the cutest thing ever in history.

Even if it makes his little girls even more cuter than they already are.

Even if I make the bow the size of the child's whole head and it involves ten different complimentary ribbons and weighs so much that it gives her a neck ache.

Even then, he's not impressed, so it's a good thing I can at least sit with him while I do it.

Here's my attempt at a picture with Superturd and his sister, Plankton. Prec, right? *apparently Prec is short for precious and miss Keek uses it for the sole purpose of annoying me. I like to pass it on to you*

I had this brilliant idea to put her in front of the mirror so you could see both angles. I didn't even notice the state of that mirror until just now, when I downloaded one million pictures of them in front of it. I'm so ashamed.This is my first one. MoJo didn't know of my obsession until yesterday morning, when she came down to this little number laid out with an entire pink/brown ensemble for her to wear to school.

Not only do I not normally lay her clothes out, I don't even normally put her clothes away, so she gets up in the morning and digs through the clean clothes to find an outfit.

She's loving this bow craze for this reason, but I hope she doesn't get used to it. This too shall pass.

Today's ensemble is a little number that I bought at the beginning of the school year and it's never been worn. Not even once. You can't see the bedazzling all over the front of the white tank, because of all the grime on the mirror, but trust me, it's total glittercrotchie cuteness. Her bows today are a black and white zebra stripe with a black and white polka dot accent. So sad that it took me making bows to get her to wear this cute outfit, but at least she finally did.And, here's a few more to get her through the rest of the school week. Notice that I even learned how to curl ribbon in the oven? I had no idea that was even possible. I thought people just bought it curly like that. Amazing.

Stay tuned, I'm not sure that I have this one out of my system yet.


Sam said...

Very Prec. CURL IN THE OVEN. Lessons. On McGirls trip.

jlcumber said...

OH MY GOSH OH MY GOSH!!!! I can't wait. LOVE THEM!!!!!