090212: When even DIY is out of your budget…

1. I need to have an alarm to remind me that I HAVE A WEEKLY BLOG TO UPDATE!! I apologize for not having to post last Sunday.
2. My paycheck told me that I can’t buy supplies this week for a trendy looking jewelry piece, so I have to make do with what I have.
3. What I have isn’t inspiring me at the moment, or that I’m not inspired at all….must be the whole back to school thing, and the fact that now I have to budget my time, and money – to make projects and still make their lunches/snacks the night before…it really is hard doing things on my own, and still find time for me and my hobbies.

As you all know, my princess loves her jewelry, but that’s not the only other thing she loves. She also LOVES……BARBIE! and she has a lot of dolls and CLOTHES!!! Because of my budget issues at the moment, I can’t just go to Toys R US and get her like 3 houses to house all dolls and not to mention the Disney princesses [according to her is missing a lot more!]

My son and I agreed to build her something for Christmas, but he and I have different views of what to make her, so we’ll see how that goes….anyway, she went to her dad’s last Friday, and left her dolls on the floor. Looking at the pile of clothes, I knew I had to do something DIY. I have a foam board, glue, gift tissue paper—I can make her a closet!!

So, I grabbed the ruler to start measuring the board, then it hit me- She has 2 more dolls hiding in the closet for the big day, and I’m sure she’s gonna get more clothes from my aunt, and not to mention another Barbie movie and doll coming home for Christmas, and a couple more Disney princess is coming for the holidays too. I need to hang these up and see how big this will be.

Let’s just say that the closet is on hold, until I hang ALL of the clothes that she has now. But….gosh darn it, I have no Barbie hangers. Must go to ebay and get hangers. Snap!! I can’t spend money on my DIY the next couple of weeks. Look around the apartment, and see what I can use to make hangers…..

After looking at my craft and school supplies boxes, I found: Fuzzy stick, paper clips and Christmas ornament wires, I’m sure I can make hangers out of these…..

Okay – after a few trial and errors, I think I got the hang of this..here’s the finished product. I’m liking the whole DIY hangers because I am able to customize the length, so it won’t fall off.

Barbie DIY hangers

I took a break and decided that I can no longer eat another peanut butter sandwich, I went to my local dollar store to see if I can at least get noodles or something, but they said that I have to spend $7 bucks to use my debit card…I’m only missing 2 more items, so I looked at the register and found a key chain, that will match one of the charms [also from a key chain] at home, and turned behind me and saw this multi strand necklace with rings…grabbed those, went home, ate my lunch, and made my princess another necklace to add to her bday box.

I call this piece, Key to MY Heart.

Until next week!

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