Tuesday, April 29, 2008

I hope you're sitting down...

I don't want to alarm you or anything but a few days ago I did something so shocking and perverse I can hardly say it out loud....

I made something.

I know! Take a deep breath, I was shocked too. I am what the French call "Les Incompetante" when it comes to do with anything that can be found within the walls of a Michaels or Hobby Lobby. But desperate times call for desperate measures.

It all started this weekend when Aidan suddenly and without warning developed a terrible allergy to Spring, apparently. Her eyes are red and watery and she keeps rubbing her aforementioned tons of hair into her eyes and causing a lot of goop. She has managed to lose every bow I have bought her. (Yes, SHE lost them, I have never lost anything in my life, I don't know what you are talking about)

Since she was obviously miserable I rushed out to buy her some bows at the usual place (they're the only ones she doesn't pull out of her hair). They were running low and I was suddenly struck by the idiocy of buying a $6 bow. Those bows are made out of ribbon, hot glue, and alligator clips. Not golden dust and fairy wings. Then I saw a bow holder selling for $35 dollars. This bow holder, I kid you not, is a piece of wood with ribbon glued to it.

So I went to Michaels and Hobby Lobby and eventually Ulta to gather all of my necessary supplies. I could have just gone to Michaels and Ulta but this is my first time. For under $20 dollars I was able to get enough stuff to make 20 bows and a bow holder. And here it is...

I made this in 10 minutes. The dragonfly even came pre-painted people! Embrace the hot glue gun!!

8 comments:

Mandy said...

I've never been so proud. Let's take a moment.........okay I'm done. If Viv ever gets enough hair to hold up an appropriately sized bow, I will come to you! You know that you now have to come up with a corny name for your business. I can't think of one now, but I'm sure you can, you're so creative and witty!

Bethany said...

Good job Dara! I just realized I don't think I have ever put a bow in Abbey's hair, only rubber bands. (we have been through approximately a million of them) But if she starts demanding bows you will have to whip us up a lovely bow holder!

marge said...

DARA
im so proud of you
it looks great
your better than me
way to go
i hope this leads to more :)

Morgandi Lashley said...

Way to go Dara! I'm very, very proud of you. You are so crafty.

OutsidersIn said...

I'm more proud that you threw out a Home Alone reference. Well played.

myra said...

Very impressive! Way to go!

Amanda said...

Hey that looks pretty good! Way to beat the man and be creative all at the same time! :)

Tamra said...

I am shocked. And impressed. And just a little creeped out by you doing crafts. But I'm sure you threw in some sarcasm and witty comments throughout the process, making it much more Dara-esque.