My Little Pony Felt Headbands

My Little Pony Headbands
I’m doing a my little pony birthday party for a friend’s daughter. I started off by watching way too many episodes in one day while sketching out these headbands. My Little Pony Felt Headbands Once they were sketched out it was easy and fun to put them together while we watched more episodes of my little pony. To make your own you will need great scissor skills, plenty of felt, tacky glue and elastic. Felt ColorsFelt Colors Shopping List:

  • White
  • Light Yellow
  • Bright Yellow
  • Red
  • Light Blue
  • Dark Blue
  • Bright Blue
  • Orange
  • Light Purple
  • Dark Purple
  • Light Pink
  • Hot Pink
  • Light Brown

My three year old son was wonderful enough to take some pictures of the process of making the headbands. Making Felt My Little Pony Headbands First I made a simple stencil, so that the ears would be symmetrical, and used that to cut out light blue felt for Rainbow Dash’s ears. Making Felt My Little Pony Headbands Making Felt My Little Pony Headbands Next I cut out the other colors and shapes for the mane. My sisters have told me I should have had her hair point downwards instead of up, but either way it’s usually flying in the wind so I think it looks great. Making Felt My Little Pony Headbands When everything is cut out you can paint on any accents, I usually just add a paint stroke to the ears. Then everything can be glued on as well. Making Felt My Little Pony Headbands Lastly, the elastic needs to be glued onto the back. I usually let it dry using a clothespin to hold it together.

My Little Pony Headbands

For the rest of the friends it’s the same idea. I used some pictures online to compare the ponies to my sketches and to get the colors right. For some of the less obvious ponies I like to add their cutie mark too.

Twilight Sparkle Headband
Baby Brother makes a cute Twilight Sparkle!

Keep checking back, hopefully soon I will finish the last of the My Little Pony headbands before the party. Keep in touch with Monzanita’s via Instagram, Facebook or Twitter and I’ll be posting more pictures!

Make Everyday a Funeral

Make everyday a funeral is the worst title I'veever written, but I had to use it anyway
‘Make Everyday a Funeral’ is probably the worst title I have ever written. You can take it how you want, funny, depressing or just all out wrong but it completely sums up how I have been feeling lately.

I lost my uncle last Christmas and I am still having a really hard time with it. It was suicide and I always wish I would have expressed my love and appreciation more while he was alive. There have been a few more suicides recently that have effected me- the one everyone knows about was Robin Williams. With every death it makes me so sad to see everyone tell their favorite stories and memories and talk about the good qualities of the deceased after they are gone.

I want to let everyone I love know that I love and appreciate them before they are gone. That’s why I have the eerie title. I want to remember and take time to say the nice things that are said at a funeral long, long before the funeral. Want to join me?

Ideas of Showing Love and Appreciation:

Share your favorite memories, traits and features of your loved ones. I have tried to make an effort to think of saying these things when I see or talk to my family and friends. I sometimes will write these things in a birthday facebook post or cards. It’s a great idea for when you don’t know what to say!

Take time to spend time with family and friends. I am guilty of letting spending time with people that mean alot to me go by the wayside. I have been trying to take the time to hang out with friends and family and to go see them now. We may not have as much time with people as we would like and we shouldn’t put off the good times.

Show your love. Now. The biggest thing I have tried to take away from the death I have seen lately is that you never know how much time you have with someone. Go and fix any problems you have with friends and family, make up. Take the time to call your mom. Send an email or letter to ask how your loved ones are doing. Just take a few minutes of each day to do something to show your love, and don’t wait.

Handwriting

Yesterday I got to go to a fun Arizona Blogger Meet Up. Check out my instagram, I took a few pictures! I had so much fun and I was super encouraged to start getting into blogging again. I have been hiding on tumblr and ‘blogging’ there.

(Sidenote: I don’t think tumblr is real blogging, it’s fun and can be inappropriate and I think I am the oldest person on tumblr. Also to My Mom: Do not go on tumblr, your other children will kill me for telling you about it. It can be very inappropriate, but don’t worry you have good children otherwise.)

Anyway, I saw some kids on tumblr do handwriting posts, with a picture of a handwritten post about themselves and I thought it would be fun to bring over to the blogging world, especially after taking notes at the blogger meet up yesterday- the first time I have handwritten anything in a little while.

Here is my beautiful handwriting:

Here is my photo typed out:
09.07.14
Handwriting Post

I’m stealing this idea from tumblr so that everyone can see my handwriting and try to dechipher it. (Worst part is no spell check!)

Name: Monica Jamer
Blog: Monzanita’s (monicajamer.com)
monzanita.tumblr.com
Instagram/Twitter: @monzanitas
Facebook.com/monzanitas
Company:TheSafetyCollar.com

-Favorites-
Color: Blue
Music: Rock/Alternative
Drinks: Water, Chocolate Milk Spiked with Coffee
Places: Wilderness of Any Kind!
Vehicle: Jeep TJ
Animals: My Dog and My Chickens

Don’t forget to be awesome!

-Monica monzanita@gmail.com

Here’s another fun fact about my handwriting, in high school I hated my handwriting so I printed the alaphabet in the font ‘Bradley Hand’ and practiced until my handwriting looked like that font. It has evolved a bit since then, but I love my handwriting! What does your handwriting look like? Send me a picture, link or tag me on instagram so that I can see it, no matter how bad it is! (@monzanitas)