In celebration of Elvis’s birthday yesterday, I did wear a bit of Elvis attire. Started the day off with an Elvis shirt with my rockin’ purse. Yes, in line at Barnes and Noble, I rocked out a little on my guitar. No, I didn’t get starred down because who wouldn’t want to see a girl rockin’ out on her guitar, Elvis purse?!? I read a little bit from a few of my Elvis coffee table books, watched “Frankie and Johnny” (not the best Elvis movie, but it was on during the Bronco game so I could switch back and forth. The Broncos were doing so awesome, I couldn’t not watch. Remember that my new years resolution, watch/learn more about football.) Then I ended the day, sitting on the couch in my Elvis pajamas. I know you’ll be jealous and want some and you know what you can get the same pajamas at shopelvis.com aka best store EVER!!! Well, have a rockin’ Elvis inspired day!
I’m reading Me and a Guy Name Elvis, by Jerry Schilling. It really is a good book!!
Tank Top: shopelvis.com
Jacket: San Francisco Boutique
Jeans: Old Navy
Necklace: Nordstrom BP
Purse: Venetian Hotel Las Vegas
With Christmas just a few days away, I know lots of you are out doing your last minute shopping; unlike me who has finished (well, does one more gift count?). For the little girl Hannah, I nanny for and lovely little Lucy, I decided as part of their present to make crayon rolls. If you are looking for that easy last minute gift for a kid and have a little bit of fabric laying around you are set. I actually am giving Hannah hers today, so we’ll see how she likes it. In all the hussel and bussel, I thought I would show you all how to do it.
2 different colored fabrics that go together
Rick Rack (optional)
24 pack of crayons
Procedure: (Right now I feel like I am writing a lab report with materials, procedure, now all I need is some observations and a conclusion )
1. Cut out 2 pieces that are sized 24 1/2 inches x 5 inches (one of each color fabric this size).
2. Of your outside fabric, cut one piece 24 1/2 inches x 6 inches. Fold in half and iron (pretty side facing out)
3. Cut one piece of interfacing 24 1/2 inches x 5 inches.
4. Iron your interfacing onto the wrong side of the inside piece. Next, line up the bottom of the folded piece and the piece with interfacing and pin together. Now for the most time consuming part, start over from the edge and sew a parallel line 1 1/4 inches in. You are going to sew a parallel line every 1 inch to create the pockets for the crayon. Make sure to back stitch on all. You will end with the same 1 1/4 inch on the opposite side.
5. Now you are going to attach the rick rack with pins around the edge. Flip over the piece you just finished and go around the edge pinning the rick rack every few inches. You want the rick rack to line up with the inside. I did it once and messed up because the rick rack was hanging over and had super issues so steer clear from that.
6. Lay your ribbon in toward the middle on top of your fabric. I never got a picture of this because um . . . I forgot and then had to take out my stitching. Don’t do that!
7. Put your final piece over the top. You are now going to stitch around the edge 1/4 inch in. Make sure to leave an opening so you can flip it around.
8. After flipping it around, you are going to reinforce what you sewed. Sew in 1/4 inch around the edges.
8. Viola! You have a magnificent crayon roll. Put your crayons in and you are set for the perfect Christmas gift!
Do you remember the side car that Dr. Jones rides in, in Indiana Jones?
Well, Mak has had a dream to be just like Dr. Jones and ride in that sidecar. On the top of her list of things to do before she dies is to ride in a sidecar. Luckily, we have the best sister and brother-in-law in the world! For Mak’s birthday, Jesse (brother-in-law) set up with his amazing friend, Brad, who has a sidecar, for an adventure for Mak. Since April, Jesse has been planning this. I have known for about a month and a half. Having to keep that kind of secret is hard. My answer to every question from Mak was either ice cream (that’s where we were driving to in the sidecar) or no. ”Will I be sitting? No, Will I be in the air? No, Will I be in an ice cream fight? No” You get the idea. This is how my day went yesterday.
Mak knew nothing and all of the sudden Jesse comes zooming down my parent’s street on a vespa and following behind honking the horn is Brad with the sidecar. Mak was so so so excited! Jesse then made a video to document it all. Below you can see the excitement and the best day EVER for Mak.
Happy Birthday, Molly!! Thanks Jesse and Jessica!!!