Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Our weekend journal of pictures...


Our weekend started with M having her December Winter Ballet concert. This is her 5th year of dance and she is in the intermediate ballet class. She did very well, and is the youngest in her class. She is 9 and everyone else is 12.



Next, came a Saturday of crafting. The girls and I made at least 12 of these metallic bulletin boards with magnets. We bought a scrap of 12 by 10 sheet of metal from Home Depot. We then covered them with cute scrapbook paper, and added a bow. We slightly bent the bottom of the sheet of metal so that the bulletin board can stand freely. The magnets are those clear plastic rocks that you put in fish tanks and we hot glued a magnet on the back it. They turned out darling, and they weren't that expensive to make. Great friend gifts and teacher gift.


Next, came my treasure. This is Goldie! 10 years ago, I refused to pay the $100.00 that ebay wanted for him. I was collecting Beanies back then, along with my mom and sister. I know that Beanies come a dime a dozen now. I payed 50 cents for him out of a vending machine at the pizza restaurant. He even has his plastic hang tag. My husband wants to sell all of my Beanies to a vender now!



Sunday we went to see Christmas lights. This is the next Criswold's house. After we came home watched a Santa movie and had hot chocolate.




8 comments:

Brent and Jessica said...

I cannot believe how cute M looks. I took ballet when I was little, and now regret not sticking with it. Those magnet boards are really cute. Hope that all is going well. We miss you guys!

T said...

Goldie was my first beanie!!! ahh, yep - I've been tempted to sell them all off many times... too late to recoup all the $ though so I may as well keep them right?

M is getting SO big!!! We're taking the year off from ballet, but my little M really misses it!

I need to make some of those boards - what a perfect gift! hmmm... Q.. honey - I have a project for you...

Susan said...

Sounds like a great weekend. Your daughter looks adorable in her ballet costume! And love your craft...if I had more time (and energy) I could so see us making them for teacher gifts.

Chanelle said...

Right now I am laughing about Goldie. A pizza place vending machine, ha ha! So glad you finally added him to your collection.

I love the magnet boards, I might use that idea next year for gifts!

nikkicrumpet said...

I'm so glad you stopped by. Your little ballerina is adorable. And I LOVE the idea for the magnetic boards...that is really clever and they look beautiful! It looks like we have things in common. We're both displaced from Utah...I lived there for 40 yrs and have been gone for 8...I sure do miss it. And it looks like we're both members of the same church!

Agnes said...

Holy Crap...that house has a TON of lights! Is that house close by? I bet my kids would love to go see it :)

Leah said...

I love the magnet boards you made! What a great idea.

{I waited until the beanie baby that I wanted was way cheap too before i bought it}

peeking in from SITS,have a great day!

Tiffy said...

No tiffany payed 50 cents and won it foy you. lol