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Thursday, September 29, 2011

American Girl Crafting Fun...


The schools in our area are closed today and instead of just hanging out on the couch all day, I decided to plan some fun things for us to do.  One of those things was getting our craft on...

I am not the best with crafts. I can be if I put A LOT of effort into it but then it isn't as much fun for me. I need simplicity. I need things that are all in one box. If I have to hit more than two aisles for a project...you've lost me. I'm not proud of this. It's just who I am.


Everything I need in one box. THANK YOU!!!

One day while strolling through Michaels craft store, I found the American Girl Craft section. Not only were my girls swooning, but I was too! These are adorable crafts and they have everything you need in either one box/kit or it is right there in their own pretty, organized section. When I see that they are on sale, I am like a tween rushing for a chance to meet Justin Bieber and I stock up for occasions just like today.

So, just a short while ago, we broke open one of these bad boys I had stored in my closet and got our craft on! We had a lot of fun together and yes, actually completed the project and already have it hanging up in their rooms. Take a look...


Ash figuring out her pattern and style

Bean working on hers

Ash placing her foam dots
to add layers to her shapes

Bean placing hers carefully

Designing and creating 3-D accents


Bean's project before connecting
with ribbon


Ash's waiting to be strung

Bean's hanging from her ceilingin a corner
of her bedroom

Ash wanted hers to run down the side
of her bedroom window

This was an easy project to do with the girls where we could still chit chat and not follow a million different steps. Even though it was a kit, it still gave them lots of design options to make it their own and be creative. They look great in their rooms too!

For those of you that can do all of this on your own from scratch...I applaud you! I'll just stick with the American Girl Craft aisle at my local Michaels. It's better for everyone that way. The world doesn't need anymore of my unfinished craft projects.

Do you prefer kits or patterns or do you prefer to go rogue and create freely without boundaries?

Don't forget to stop by tomorrow for "Friday Feel Good". It is where I vent about what drove me crazy during the week so that I can let it go and enjoy my weekend. You can vent away tomorrow too. Just leave it in my comment section and move on. I want all of us to have a good weekend!

 
Oh, just so you know...American Girl did not pay me to say any of this. They don't even know that I exist.

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1 Comments:

At September 30, 2011 at 9:26 AM , Blogger jedawson said...

Those are beautiful! What a great idea.

 

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