Monday, July 2, 2012

Joy and Monday Made It!

So I'm super duper excited. This afternoon my new maternity clothes came in! I'm 29 weeks now and all of a sudden my 2nd trimester clothes are too snug or short. :( I'm quickly running out of clothes to wear so I ordered some online last week. For those mommys out there, everytime I visit the doctor I measure at least 3-4 centimeters larger than average. So at my last check up (26 weeks) my belly measured 30 centimeters. My doctor's not worried but she laughed and said, "Wow, you're gonna have a big one!" I kinda expected that since my husband is a big guy. Anyway, I got 4 new shirts and a pair of pants and everything fit! Joy! :)

Also, I'm teaming up with Tara at 4th Grade Frolics to share a "Monday Made It"! This is my first...I'm not super crafty. Honestly, I can pick out cute stuff and mimic cuteness but I'm really not that creative. I do get lots of inspiration though from all these fabulous bloggin teachers! :)

I visited the Dollar Tree Saturday and bought 22 packs of addition flash cards for my students. We have "Meet the Teacher" night coming up July 23, so I need to get on my game! I saw an idea on a blog, don't remember whose it was, where you give your students a pack of flashcards with a cute note to welcome them back to school. I loved the idea and had to go get some of my own.

While I was there, I saw a super cute surfing themed tote bag for, you guessed it, $1! I do a beach theme in my room and just had to get it. I figured I would use it for my recess old one is looking a little scrappy. So here's what I did to "cute it up" a bit.

First I found a cute DJ inkers font I liked and typed it up on my laptop.

Then I just eyeballed it with a permanent marker on a sheet of paper.

After this, I put the notebook paper inside the bag and it was just dark enough so that I could trace it with a permanent marker on the bag. It was faint, so I had to kind of eyeball parts of it. I didn't press too hard with the permanent marker either, I just faintly outlined it. After I used the permanent marker to trace it, I got out my blue fabric paint and started tracing the letters. It spreads easily so you don't have to use a lot.

And here's my finished product! I messed up a little on the "g" but argh...oh well! Still looks cute. :)

My husband saw the finished bag and said, "Your letters look perfect, just like a font!" Ha!


  1. Dixie! This is so cute!!! I am loving that you linked it up:) I hope you come back next week:)) Thanks for sharing:)))

    4th Grade Frolics

    1. Thanks! I'll be sure to get crafty and see you on your blog. ;)

  2. I LOVE it!! Where in TX are you?! I'm in Lubbock!
    Rowdy in Room 300

    1. Hi Nicole! I'm in San Antonio. I love your blog name!

  3. You did an awesome job! And it does look just like a font!

    Primary Inspired

  4. That is really adorable! Thanks for sharing!

    I Love My Classroom

  5. Thanks ladies! Y'all sure know how to make a teacher feel good! :)

  6. This is super cute. Such a great idea :)

    My (Not So) Elementary Life

  7. Your project turned out great! Thanks for sharing!

    Delighted in Second
    Hope you will join my $20 TPT gift certificate giveaway!

  8. I was wondering what goes in the recess bag?

    1. I put a small clipboard, nurse passes, a timer, a few pens, sunglasses, band aids, tissues and I think that's it. Basically anything I think we will need when we are outside.