Tuesday, March 25, 2008

A BELT & A BIRTHDAY
(no connection... well not quite true)
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My daughter Kristin called and asked if I'd check out the flower
belts at www.jcrew.com.
"They're $68. each. Can you make one?"
I was at JoAnn's later that day pawing through the silk flowers.
Gerbera Daisies seemed to be the most workable.
So I bought every BRIGHT color.
I could have hot-glued the beads but JCrew advertised
their 'hand-sewn' beads so I followed suit.
I covered the sewing on the back with a circle of orange felt.
Sewed the felt to a grosgrain ribbon and...
DONE!!
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Kristin wants to wear one with her jeans.
It will look FUN and stylish
wrapped around her tiny waist.
SPRING HAS SPRUNG!!!


A BIRTHDAY!

Kristin celebrated her birthday in Chicago with her South Loop
friends.
They had dinner at a new tapas restaurant on Michigan Ave
Mercat a la Planxa.
Kristin thought the food was great... so if you're in
the Chicago area, give it a try.

Jeanette, Deb, Kristin, & Lori

Thanks girls for all the fun you brought to Kristin
on her birthday.

Hugs to everyone!
~Joni

7 comments:

Baboona said...

Happy B-day Kristin!!!
Joni I loved the idea of the flower!!

RID said...

Hello, glad to meet you, I love your blog, so interesting.Congratulations
Curiosly, the name's restaurant is in catalan (my language) it's funny!!!
We visited Chicago a few years ago, it's a beautiful city!
Saludos desde Barcelona!!!

Thimbleanna said...

What a cute idea Joni! You always have the best projects!

Pat said...

You did a great job on the belt. I love it! You saved Kristin a whole lot of money. She is lucky to have such a talented Mom!

Helen Hancock said...

Happy Birthday Kristen! I happen to love gerbra's and they are just wonderful. They sound like me..."Mum...do you think you could make that"!!! I am at work just now Joni...I shall write an email when I get home later. Big (((HUGS)) to you. Have I said how glad I am you are back blogging :)

Angie said...

Hey there. . . love this. Love the idea of making that belt yourself. Holy cow -- for $68, I could wrap ribbon around MYself! Ha!

Love that picture of the girls, too. Your daughters are both so beautiful.

Yes -- that was our Easter morning pictures, after 2nd service at church. I really like my new dress. It will be one of those things where I'll want to wear it all the time, if I'm not careful! :)

Junie Moon said...

Oh, Joni, what a gorgeous belt and such a wonderful thing for her to wear to celebrate this season of growth. You did a wonderful job!