Monday, July 21, 2008

Tween idol curls

Julianne and her friend Sarah have been pretty inseparable all summer. Saturday night she spent the night at Sarah's and when I went to pick her up on Sunday I ended
up bringing Sarah home with us. Sarah showed Julianne how to curl her hair and while I was a bit skeptical cause the girl has stick straight hair and the couple of times she's had it curled for weddings, it was uncurled pretty fast. They used those spongy pink curlers that have been around for ever and it turned out really cute. DSC03387 It's that "sorta curled" look that a lot of the tween idols wear now. She did it herself and is very proud of it.
Speaking of Julz ~ She and I made her a purse/wallet/tissue holder combo. She picked out the fabrics (I added the red for some punch) and we kinda sewed it together. She stepped on the petal while I (sitting next to her on the side of the machine) fed the stuff through. Talk about tricky! Actually she fed some of it through but she still gets a bit nervous. I think it all turned out very cute.DSC03393
I also made this grab & go bag for a swap I'm doing on a yahoo group. DSC03391 This is the second one I made. The first one was just for practice and this time, thanks to advice from a bloggy friend (thanks Sandra)I put pockets inside and outside of this one. I think they will come in handy for a phone.Hopefully the recipient will like my fabric choices.
I've started using jars for my buttons and separating them by color DSC03389 Now I just need a way to cover up the jar lids. Maybe paint or fabric ~ any ideas?
Well back to the sewing room for me. I'm doing a new purse for Jen to match the dress she got to wear to her graduation. Wish me luck!

7 comments:

Bella said...

Julz 'set' is adorable! and so are her curls! I tried to make the grab bag and my mind went wonky...so I baggied it and will try again another day...yours are sa-weet.

Sandra said...

I always follow Bella around ... HA!! Yep, Julz' set is adorable, and so is your grab 'n go! Your swap partner will be thrilled, I'm sure :)

Mom Taxi Julie said...

Cracks me up that your daughter is always trying to curl her hair or make it wavy and my oldest is always trying to make hers straight!

Monnik said...

those curls are cute! Brie, my oldest, also has that stick straight hair that doesn't curl. Those spongy curlers are the only thing that does it for her too - though it still doesn't last all that long.

I love the buttons! Ever since I was a little kid, I've been fascinated by buttons. Not sure why...

Miss Healthypants said...

Cute curls, cute bag...all too cute! :)

Buck said...

Barb - - we gotta talk. Oh My Word, even thought I'm a big-ol'Southern boy, I've got some fabulous ideas for her hair.

I've not a clue about the bags, but let's talk about Southern hair.

Email me if you'd like to talk. I sure would.

jillytacy said...

Julianne did a great job on her set and her hair. Very cute! How much fun was it to sew with your daughter?!!! I've just started hand stitching with my daughter and I'm thrilled to have a little crafting buddy. Your grab and go bag turned out great! I have my buttons in a couple of big tins. I have to dig through to get what I want. My daughter loves this and has to choose a couple for herself each time the tins come out!