but first. a little background...the past couple years, beatrice (7 years old) watched with delight as her mamma and her auntie prepared for silver bella. a creative soul, she knew this looked like something she wanted in on. she and i began playing silver bella. hunkered down in our art room, she learned to use her sewing machine, glitter everything in sight, and trust in her artistic instincts. totally fun. BUT it still wasn't the same as GOING to silver bella! (and she knew it.)
so for Christmas, she received "pink-a-bella", a crafting party with her mamma, auntie karla, and favorite four year old, little miss kitt. (kitt is karla's daughter, my niece, beatrice's cousin...are you following?)
the first order of business was the presentation of the aprons. i made these from a 5 dollar flea market bargain. pink and white chenille. we all wore them. so fun!!! seriously look at those happy faces!!!
karla and i prepared pretty little kits for the crafting experience.
we started right away friday nite with a stitching and gluing activity.
we dressed in our pink-a-bella pj best! (okay, the mamma's didn't do this part.)
we even had a bedtime story.
the next morning, we were ready to get to it!
our projects included:
1. embellished gloves
2. spoolies - as seen on crescendoh
3. bitty baskets - picked up from amy powers' inspiring ideas -
5. flower pins - gluing by girls - stitching by mammas
6. photo frame - american girl crafts at michael's
7. snowman mobile - charlotte lyons - we didn't get to him. The girls were ALL done!
and they were sooooo happy!!!
here are all of the creations from the pink-a-bella weekend!
pink-a-bella 2012 - here we come!