Tuesday, July 24, 2012

(Well...I Think I'm Crafty)

Why I Don't Craft As Much As I Would Like To, or Why I Only Craft Late At Night
When Everyone Is In Bed
A Conversation With My Five-Year-Old

Lilly:  Hey, Mom!  What are you doing?

Mama Leisha:  I'm just working on a craft.

Lilly:  Hmm...what is it?

Mama Leisha:  I'm making an American flag.

Lilly:  It looks weird.

Mama Leisha:  No it doesn't!  It's cute!

Lilly:  It doesn't look right.  It doesn't even look like a flag.

Mama Leisha:  Sure it does!  It's just..."artistic."

Lilly:  I don't even know what that means!  Are you sure you're doing it right?

(Mama Leisha, sighing and burning fingers with the hot glue gun.)

Mama Leisha:  Lil, I'm pretty sure I'm doing it right.

Lilly:  Well, it looks really weird.  It doesn't even look like an American flag.  How will people know that we are from America if our American flag doesn't even look American?!

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!  Everyone's a critic.  Especially my Lilly.  She keeps me on my toes!

If you would like to make this weird, "doesn't-look-right," non-American American flag craft, then all you need is:  an 8X10 frame (from Hobby Lobby), red and white and blue yarn, silver stars (or any other embellishment you'd like to try...silver or white buttons would be cute), a glue gun, and a lot of patience!  Obviously, the critical five-year-old is optional.

Wrap, wrap, wrap the yarn around the frame, to resemble an American flag.  Glue your stars on and you're done!  Easy peasy.  And if you ask me, I think the finished product is pretty terrific!

(Just don't ask Lilly.)




 

(A note:  U.S. of A-ers, I realize this craft would have been great to do to celebrate the 4th of July.  I also realize I'm sharing it on the 24th of July!  I'm a little late.  BUT, it's STILL July and the Olympics are coming up.  Wouldn't this craft be fun to incorporate into your Olympic viewing parties?!  Or simply, as a way to show your support for Team U.S.A.?  Just a thought...) 

40 comments:

  1. Sounds like she would get along with my daughter quite well! It looks great!
    I'm having a giveaway today, I hope you'll stop by!
    http://13plumconfessions.blogspot.com/2012/07/SGAgiveaway.html

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    1. Aw, thanks a bunch Emily! I'm so sorry I missed your giveaway. I'm following you via GFC, however! Just want you to know I appreciate all the kind words and comments you've left on this little ol' blog of mine!

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  2. That looks nice to me!.. ha ha ha but sure thing you lovely lily has really high standards ha ha ha

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    1. HA HA! MariaAna, your comment cracked me up. Yes, that girl DOES have high standards! Sheesh!! Thank for the nice compliment, though. XOXO

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  3. that is super cute!! i love that you always have such festive decorations and ideas!
    ahh, lilly cracks me up! LOL
    the other day i was telling my mom a few "quips of the day." i told her the one about lilly begging for ice cream and giving you x amount of minutes before she flipped out. she was laughing!!
    i miss lilly. give her a squeeze for me!
    I LOVE YOU!! <3

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  4. I think it is fabulous! What a cute idea.

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    1. Thanks, JP! See? You get it! It's artistic. Lilly is clueless. (HA HA HA HA!)

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  5. LOL! Love the conversation. Too cute. :)

    I think it's fantastic, you did a great job!

    Tami

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    1. Tami Marie! Hey pretty lady! Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the sweet comment!

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    1. Thank you SO MUCH! I thought it turned out cute too. Lilly obviously doesn't know what she's talking about! (Hee hee hee!)

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  7. That's cute! (But it doesn't look like an American flag) hahahaha
    (kidding)

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    1. HA!! Debbie! Your comment made me laugh out loud. You cheeky bugger! HA HA!

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  8. LOL!!! Well, it came out just fine! Stopping by to say hello from Happy Go Lucky. Stop by and say hello to your new follower. Love the blog!!

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    1. Hey Hot Mama! Thank you so much for stopping by and for leaving such a nice comment. I appreciate the follow and your kind support! I'll be sure to come visit you too!

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  9. Thank you for visiting my blog and saying the nicest things. I love you already Aleisha! Stop by any time. I am your newest follower.

    Keeping up with Kristi

    P.S. I LOVE your flag frame! xoxox

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    1. Aw, Krisit!! You made my day! Thanks for visiting ME too. Looking forward to a new friendship with you, hon. Have an enjoyable weekend! XOXO

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  10. Lol! Kids are too funny! I think it looks great! She will appreciate your craftiness when she is older!

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    1. Thanks, Jilly! I've appreciated the kind comments you've been leaving on my blog. You make my day!

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  11. I cannot wait to have conversations like this with my son! Cute craft - totally pinned it!

    I found you via Social Media Party Hop @ beautybrite

    Hayley@http://the-missis.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Hayley!!! Thank you so much for stopping by. You are a doll! I popped by your blog too. Hope you have a good weekend and thanks again!

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  12. I TOTALLY wish we could have made that darling craft together because it sounds like we would have been in good company with our children critics. :) It is REALLY cute!!

    Thank you sooooo much for stopping by and linking up to the Mingle With Us Blog Hop and leaving me the most sweetest comment in the Universe. Seriously, it made my day! I love you! I am your newest follower. :)

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    1. Rachel, Rachel, Rachel! You are a doll, a doll, a doll! HA HA! Seriously! I am SO delighted to have "met" you and I can tell already that we are going to be good friends. Thank you a million billion for stopping by MY blog and returning the follow. I'm grateful for all your love and support! Have a good weekend, my dear! XOXOXO

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  13. I think it looks amazing! And I know all about those tiny critics;)

    I'm your newest follower from That Friday hop:)

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  14. Love ur humor! hilarious post! New follower from Aloha Blog Hop!

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  15. Haha, I think it looks like a flag! :) This is really funny!

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  16. Cute! It definitely looks like a flag! And I always burn my fingers with hot glue, no fail.

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  17. Your daughter is hilarious! I love her honesty!

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  18. Very creative! I need to start doing some things like this!! (Following via the Friday Blog Hop).

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  19. That frame is AMAZING!! You know you could put a picture inside it and hang it up. I should try it, would have to make mine look like a non American Australian flag lol
    And don't you know that kids know everything Aleisha? Hehehe

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  20. I think it's AWESOME! And just look how many times it's been pinned!!! WOW!

    Thanks for linking this up to my NO RULES Weekend Blog Party :)

    Paula
    lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com

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  21. Super cute! Aren't kids "honest"?! I'm a fellow DC main liner.... And I found you on the Monday blog hop.

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  22. Thanks for stopping by CountryMommaCooks and linking up at our Saturday Link and Greet Party...hope to see you again tonight : )
    Deana @ CountryMommaCooks

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  23. Wow. That sounds like conversations I have with my daughter often!

    Thanks so much for linking up at my link party last week. I am going to feature you!

    Have a great day!
    Ashley
    www.simplydesinging.blogpost.com

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  24. How did you do the corners??
    Thanks for any info!

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