Good Thing I’m Crafty!

Picture this: 8:15 on Monday night, your 11 year old daughter comes down the stairs and say’s “MOM!  Tomorrow is crazy hat day for Spirit Week.  What am I going to WEAR?!?”  Of course it’s all out crisis mode.  She can’t go to school without showing spirit!  This is where I’m thankful that I’m a crafty mama!  I could only imagine what someone would pull together if they didn’t have fabric scraps and a glue gun laying around!  I told her to grab me an old baseball cap and to go brush her teeth and get ready for bed, I’d take care of it.
Off to my craft room I went.  I pulled out some scraps, some embellishments and then dug through some of the kids toys.  I went with a Disney theme because a)we’re going to Disney later this year and b)we had a decent amount of small figurines that would fit on a hat.

I glued the fabric on the hat, added the figurines and some other embellishments – including ears off from a crown we got at Disney on Ice last month.  Once finished I trekked upstairs to my daughters bedroom where she had been tucked in for the night.  Turned on her light and presented her with the hat and got a big “THAT is SOOO cool!”  So yea, I guess it makes it worth it to see that she appreciated the effort.  She even hopped out of bed to try it on in front of the mirror.  Mission accomplished.
When I picked her up from daycare I asked her what people thought of her hat and she was like, “I literally (yes, she uses words like literally a lot) had 40-50 people stop me to look at my hat mom.  Everyone was asking how the heck we made it.   And they thought it was really cool.”  So yea, I think it was worth it because I’m pretty sure I was her hero for the day!
So ya’ll I’m off for a lovely little vacation Sunday – Thursday.  The family and I are heading up to Mont Tremblant for the week for a little skiing, swimming and spa time.  I’m not sure how plugged in I’ll be but we will have a giveaway running, as well as the weekly link parties, so I do hope you’ll stop by!
Happy Creating! ~Kim
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  1. says

    Oh yes, the last-minute “I need this for tomorrow’s Event at School” thing…
    I think you did so well – especially considering the amount of notice. Love that hat!
    But tell us, honestly, did you not shout a bit and growl a bit when she first told you? Like “Why didn’t you tell me Sooner?” and “You always leave it to the last minute, then I have to pick up the pieces!” etc? If you didn’t at least mutter at her, I think you must be a prime candidate for the next World’s Most Patient Mom award!
    Great project – she is a lucky girl to have you for a mom!

  2. says

    I think things like this come out better with short notice.. at least for me. I tend to over think them otherwise. You did a great job! It’s fun knowing your kiddo bragged about you all day, isn’t it?

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