Pick a Pin Tuesday : Play Makeup for Kids!

I pinned this one AGES ago.

Fauz Makeup for Kiddos

Fauz Makeup for Kiddos

Glad I did too. I had this idea in the back of my mind for a few months/years. (Garsh, definitely years). But I’m not a ‘makeup kind of gal. So I didn’t know how long it will actually take for me to use up a pallet of eye shadow. Thank goodness I’m a sucker for sales. I got some pallets on a whim… and normally the colours would suit me. But applied? It looked horrible. Think clown the morning after going cowboy. So I stashed it in my “maybe I’ll use it in the future” bag cause I’m a secret hoarder and can’t bring myself to throw anything away. Just in case I MIGHT need it. For something I saw on Pinterest. A few years ago.

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Also Roo got hold of the pallet and gauged her itty bitty fingers through the powder cake thingies. Faux  makeup 2

Being the brawn half of The Demolition Sisters Duo, she managed to find the hidden compartment underneath the shadows. I’ve had this pallet for …what 4 years? And I always moaned about (except for the colours which look awesome in the box but sucked once applied) it’s lack of applicator. Behold le Secret compartment!

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It even has a little mirror. Never the less, I was committed to upcycling this thing and by Prince George I was going to. So I followed the idiot proof instructions and dug out all the lovely pigment. Then poured in some nail varnish that is older than the eye-shadow that had started to thicken. (I prefer the term frugal to cheapskate)

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I wish these were real eye shadows. The kids love them too!

Linking up to: Show me what ya got!, New Nostalgia

I saw a 15 min tutorial and just had to try making a chunky beanie for Roo

Like the title says: I searched for an easy baby beanie tutorial (I was actually looking for booties tutorial, but somehow my hind brain decided beanies were easier to start with). So I came across this little gem:

I had some beautiful yarn from my impulse buys after I borrowed a great crochet book. I used Elle Premier Natural Cotton 4ply in Rose and Lilac together to make it chunky, with a 9mm hook and just followed instructions. Roo was napping so I couldn’t measure properly. When she woke I saw that it needed a few more rounds. And even though it was a bit tight, it has stretched some and fits alright now; with room for improvement. All I added to the original pattern is a round of half-DC and a round or SC in Rose with 4.5mm hook. (That’s probably the US lingo, so for UK it’ll be a round of DC and a rounf or SC – I’m still trying to figure out the geographical differences of a double crochet. Directly translated from Afrikaans we simply say Long Leg, Langbeentjie.)

Roo's Beanie

Roo’s Beanie

The little flower is left over from Lili’s market day at school. Roo and I were just released from hospital when I decided to make these little brooches for school. Easy peasy 5 petal flower from another YouTube tutorial I vaguely remembered, a covered button, and a safety-pin. I was sewing the safety pins on the morning of the market day AT her actual school. There were a few left over (sweets and goodies sell WAY better than any accessory), so I pin them to cardi’s or handbags or baby hats 😉

Did I mention that Roo, like her big sister, doesn’t have any hair? I think she needs a few more beanies.

Tried a Tutorial: Rock Candy

I found this great tutorial from Mom’s Crafty Space via pintrest. The colours looked so summery and fun, just had to try. Here’s my attempt at rock candy.

You can follow the step by step process from the tut, I’m just posting our pics.

Handy hubby cut the bamboo skewers down to size.

Sugar coating the soaked skewers

You really need to make sure the skewers are properly soaked, generously sugra coated and dry-dry-dry when placing in the syrup. { learn from my fail } I let the sugared skewers dry in a glass of wheat.

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