Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Please Don't Pinch My Baby

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  
...are you wearing something green?

Olivia's jacket is pink.  What can I say?  She's a girl.  We put her in pink things.  And since I like her and I don't want her to get pinched, I thought I'd give her some green to wear for the day.  But, come on, I'm definitely not making her a whole outfit just for St. Patrick's Day.  Especially now that it's already the day of.  So I pulled out the ol' shamrock and safety pin that I've been protecting myself with for many years of St. Patty's Day pinching and passed it on to the big O.  Want to do it yourself?  It's easy.

Grab yourself a shamrock.  Mine is one of those things you stuff inside a Build-A-Bear that I think I ended up with after a mall scavenger hunt for my 16th birthday.  So I've had it a while.  If you didn't happen to go on a mall scavenger hunt for your 16th birthday, you could make your own shamrock pretty easily by sewing two pieces of fabric together in the shape of a shamrock.  The important thing is that whatever you use has two layers.

Next, hold the shamrock onto your jacket (or shirt or whatever) where you want it to be.

Still holding the shamrock in place, turn the jacket so you're looking at the inside.  Run a safety pin through the back layer of your shamrock so that the safety pin won't show on the front.

Close the safety pin.  The end.

 Now you're ready to show off you're sweet new St. Patrick's Day bling!

So when someone asks, "Where's your green?"

You can say, "Right here!"

You will not only be pinch-free, but really cute.

And don't worry.  If the big O gets hot she's sporting some state love underneath that should keep her covered in the green department.

This method could be used for a ton of other things too.  I have a little puffy heart that I've done the same thing with for Valentine's Day.  You could also do this with fabric flowers or countless other things.  And I love that I don't have to commit to having a pin permanently hot-glued to something.  I am all for lack of commitment and versatility when it comes to crafts.
Wishing you all a pinch-free St. Patty's Day!


7 comments:

ali said...

such a good idea!

and you can see her cute little teeth in the last picture!!

Polly said...

Well...that still doesn't save her from having her cheeks pinched, cute baby.

Good idea. To bad I didn't think of it sooner. I just wore a green shirt for subbing 1st grade today. They were disappointed they didn't have a St. Patty's day craft.

emmalou said...

Wow! She looks so much more like Bryan than the last time I saw her.

Kathy Haynie said...

What a dolly girl. And I love the "craft tutorial"! Very entertaining! Happy St. Paddy's day to you all.

my name is lauren. said...

Olivia's shirt is so cute!

Bridget said...

How have I never seen pictures of your cute baby before? She's adorable! I like the shamrock.

marissa said...

So stinking cute, I love the state love!