Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Dress up time for our little Princess's

I've been slow this year with  crafting for my blog, but with limited space in our apartment and all the other crafts I did last year, I have to be creative as to what I can do these days.

And with the girls princess dress growing in number and the dress up box becoming overflowing, it was time to do something or should I say, make something to fix it.

I got these cute little wrought iron shelves from Hobby Lobby on sale for $7.50

I had some left over wood, I measured it the same length as the two shelves together.
Cut it and sanded the edges.

Used, Black Krylon Primer and Paint, gave it a couple of good coats, making sure it dries 
Between coats.

I used a couple of D-rings on the back

Then screwed the shelves to the wood and hung it up in the girls wall.
I did drill holes and used plastic wall plugs and screws.

And easy peasy lemon squeezy, you have an easy and quick place for the girls to hand
Their pretty Princess dress and play Dress Up.

The shelf on top serves as a nice little place for the girls crowns and jewelry. 

Seren was quick to point out that there were 2 hooks free.
Her response was, "I'm going to ask Santa to bring me an Elsa dress and an Anna dress for Carys."

It's a good thing I 'know' that Santa has already got them for them! ;)

Seren as happy as can be and I must say that these dresses are getting much more use, 
Now, that the girls can actually see the dress's and the clean up time after being good practice for when they get older and have to hang their clothes up and that they don't belong on the floor!

I made a quick flower hanging so the girls can hand their necklaces on.


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Our Girl

This post isn't about any of our girls, but the BBC show that recently aired over there in Great Britain. It's called Our Girl and it stars Lacey Turner, who is famous for her role as Stacy in Eastenders and Ben Aldridge from Lark Rise to Candleford (Which I also loved). 

My sisters had originally told me all about it and its an army based show and that I should watch it. Now, living over here in the states, there are times when I crave that good old British drama and this was such a time.

Well, what can I say other than, I LOVED it! 


Now, you have to watch the prequel they did in 2013 then the five episodes that aired in September. If you go to the BBC online, because I live in the states it won't play :( Boohoo. So I had to resort to YouTube. It was a little frustrating with no sound for seconds or not a 100%  quality picture, but it was worth it. I binged watched it! And just you wait, ladies, until Captain James appears!

Be aware Our Girl it does have quite a few of the 'F' words dropped throughout the show as well as a few other choice words, yet, it gives us a glimpse of what Army life is about and what is is like for the troops based in Afghanistan.

If by the fans reaction has anything to do with it, then this BBC hit will have a 3rd season next year. 

How time flies!

January of this year, I made Seren and Carys new crocheted beanie hats. Click Here
 Well, Seren's still fits, but Carys... Nope! 

So my day yesterday was spent indulging in watching the BBC period drama, Death Comes to Pemberely  on PBS Masterpiece (Which is only playing for a limited time on PBS) whilst making Cary's new beanie hat. 

BBC Period drama, Death Come to Pemeberley is an adaptation of

I must say, what an enjoyment, crocheting and watching a BBC period drama :)

Click HERE  and HERE for the original patterns for my beanie hat

Here is Carys modeling her cute crochet beanie hat,
On the way to pick Seren up from school



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