Thursday, January 22, 2009

Above All Fabric contest!

You can win some great fabric prizes if you enter her contest here. But don't too many of you'll lessen my chances of winning!! :) I've only won one contest in my life, but it was a good one. Hopefully I'll continue my winning streak :)

Friday, January 2, 2009

piggy bank

I've been wanting to make one for the girls. I'm not a huge fan of pigs as a decorative item in a room (stuffed animals are okay), so that wasn't the route I wanted to take. So to joanns I went for inspiration. I thought maybe of doing a few paper mache boxes and cutting slits in the lids, but they didn't have any good sizes. Then I went into the jewelry storage section and saw it. A button holder. It's a circular container cut into 8 "pie" wedges for different colored buttons. I brought it home, measured the little paper inserts they had in a few of the wedges, and printed off the words onto pieces of paper and put them in. I put little tiny slivers of paper at the "break" between each section of 4 to separate each girl's section. A few embellishments later and I LOVE it! Each girl has her own side-4 slots each. 10% into invest, save, tithing and 70% into spending. Now we'll be starting on the whole "allowance thing :)