Meg’s Earring Holder

Meg has been talking about getting her ears pierced since she was five, not ready yet, but interested in the process. Around six, she told me that she wanted to get them done at eight years old, she knows her own mind, and has held to that decision for the last two years. This month she is turning eight, so we had a girls afternoon out to pierce her ears and spend the rest of her birthday money on earrings.

But then arrives the quandary of earring storage. Meg wants to use a pencil case, and all the mixed up earrings will just roll around in it, so I struck on this hopefully genius idea! I got a small sheet of Plastic Canvas, and cut it the size of the pencil case, then edged it with a contrasting yarn. Now it’s a an earring holder, inside the pencil case!

Here is a quick video of meg’s experience with new earrings:

Friendship Bracelets Made Simple

I tried to teach my daughter knotting, the customary way to make friendship bracelets from embroidery floss, however it was just a little beyond her. Instead, while I was at work, Meg created her own way to making bracelets, out of yarn and very loose knots, the first one turned out great, so she made more for “my fourteen friends”, she took them with her on the last day of school and presumably gave them away to her favorite people. I was fascinated watching her craft like it was all old hat, and asked her if she would do a video for me, she agreed on this lazy Sunday afternoon, and surprised me with her proficiency and experienced air, although my favorite part is when she’s having a little trouble with her end knot and says “I’m just seven, okay!?”. I’m so proud of my little crafter! And I hope the video brings you a smile like it does for me…