Friday, May 23, 2008

Bugs, bugs, bugs, bugs...

Yesterday was so much fun!! Chloe was in a school production called Goin' Buggy. It's a really cute musical about bugs' rights. So her teacher asked me if I would do the makeup, OF COURSE I WOULD!! After my stupid job lay off I've been a little bitter towards the whole makeup industry and don't get me wrong I still am but doing makeup again was so much fun. I planned for a couple of weeks designed and tested looks on my kids. I think Chloe had glitter in her eyebrows that she couldn't get out no matter how many showers she took. But it all came together yesterday with some fantastic help from KnitVicious and my friend Allison. My fireflies glowed in the dark, my ladybugs were sassy, rocker bugs were rockin', honeybees were sweet and butterflies were pretty. I think it was a success and we did it all in a little over an hour. And we touched up in 1/2 hour. When we got home last night I was so tired but then I picked up the program and whose name was in it... MINE!! Yippee!!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Allergy Free Flowers

So I know that Mother's Day has come and gone but this was my idea for gifts this year. Being unemployed slightly limits my options. So I went into my stash and found some great yarns to make some cute flower pins. My daughters of course were very excited about them and I was let's say less excited. Well Mother's Day came and of course my grandma liked hers, my mom asked what it was and my mother in law wasn't there to get hers. So I'm thinking maybe the handmade gifts are a bit lost on my family. It's not like this is something that my grandmother taught me. I learned it for fun and they still think it's weird that I do it. I come from a multi-generational California family and they believe in real estate and surfing. Maybe a little gardening too but I guess it depends what you're growing.