Friday, March 18, 2011

About that lanyard

One of my very observant commentors (heheh) on this post noticed that Courtney was wearing a "fabulous chapstick lanyard". Yes, she was, and it was very special! Let me tell you all about it.

Courtney loves "chapsticks". But sometimes they get lost. And sometimes she doesn't have a good place to put them... like if her outfit doesn't have pockets, for example. In my blog browsing one day, I happened to come across this idea. Although that blog author has tons of great ideas and tutorials, this one happened to be thought up by one of her young daughters. Necessity is the mother of invention, right? Perfect! And just what Courtney needed. I showed it to her and she loved it!

So I was going to make one, and let Courtney pick out the fabric she wanted for it. BUT.... we were lacking the "chapsticks" with clips on the ends to put on it. I looked in our little town for some, but alas, none were to be found.

Meanwhile, Auntie Jess had designed some super cute new ribbons. Courtney saw them one day when I was... ahem... doing some more blog browsing. She pointed out that she liked the pink one the best. I later mentioned this to Jess and also hinted that I'd like to get my hands on some of those ribbons. (The mother of the designer has that privilege, y'know!)

Jess later emailed with an idea of something she could make for Courtney out of that pink ribbon. I sorta nixxed that idea for practical reasons, but then I mentioned the lanyard idea. Voila! In the mail last Monday came the completed lanyard, and along with it 3 brand new Lip Smacker "chapsticks". Just in time for Courtney's sleepover here on Monday night. She was delighted with it. Here she is wearing it first thing Tuesday morning, still in her jammies (which just happened to be a perfect match for the lanyard):

She was already chewing some gum she'd brought along, thus the funny mouth. (It was okay, Mommy... she'd had some breakfast first!)

She wore the lanyard all day long, of course. Have a closer look at her treasures:

We decided we like the watermelon one the best, so every little while during the day, she offered me a sniff of it. :-)

Here's another pic... just because it was so cute. And if you look closely, you can see the wad of gum in her cheek.

Thanks, Auntie Jess!! (Also for the extra lengths of the other ribbons you included!!) We love you!!!!


Anonymous said...

And the backlight on her hair almost makes her look angelic.
I think I see the gum just a little.
Do angels chew gum?

Dale Today I will "plead" for more spring. First time I've seen a real word in there.

Grandma G said...

This angel does chew gum. I don't know about the others. :)

I think more spring is on the way! I love how the snow is going down... and how my tulips are coming up!! Yay!

JHRME said...

I remember having a chapstick necklace. Courtney's is way cooler!

Grandma G said...

You could buy some of that pretty ribbon and make yourself a new one! ;)

The Luedtke Family said...

Ooooooooooh, how I L.O.V.E, L.O.V.E, L.O.V.E ribbon!!!!

Anna said...

gosh, she is just so adorable with those curls! what a fun project. :)