Archive | June 2019

Disney Bounding As Ursula At Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge

My hubby and I were lucky enough to snag a reservation the opening month for Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge at Disneyland. I like Star Wars, but my hubby really, really loves Star Wars and had been anxiously awaiting the opening of Galaxy’s Edge since it was announced years ago. But honestly, I’d say he was waiting for something like this since he was ten years old. Being able to go on its opening month was very exciting.

Well, I could just go in plain-old clothes. As I mentioned in a previous post, I wanted to go in a Bounding outfit. For this trip, it would have to be my Ursula themed clothes. My Ariel crochet outfit wasn’t ready yet, but I thought I could whip up some quick Ursula ears and I did!

ursula ears.jpg

Unfortunately, they flopped-over a little. It wasn’t bad, but I  knew I’d be trying to flop them back up all night. The choice was to leave them at home or try to do a quick fix to stiffen them up. In my infinite wisdom, I decided to stiffen them with glue water…the day of! Needless to say, they didn’t dry before we had to leave. Hubby thought we should take them anyway and see if they dried up on the way. They didn’t.

They almost did, but they flopped even more from the heaviness of the water, even though they were almost dry. Almost wasn’t going to be good enough. We left them in the car. Oh well, I was still happy with my outfit. And we had a really good time. The ears were perfect once they dried and are ready for the next trip. 🙂

As you can imagine, we took a ton of pictures to mark such a momentous occasion. I wanted to share all of them but I didn’t think anybody would thank me for that! I narrowed it down to my favorites.

Disneyland’s Galaxy’s Edge 2019: Through our lens

Not technically at Galaxy’s Edge yet, but we were happy to be inside Disneyland.

Galaxys edge

Ursula Bounding!

Continue reading

Advertisements

2019 Small Crochet Graduation Hats

It’s time for our 5th graders to leave our program and our school, as they get ready to go off to middle school. Every year, I make them a little crochet graduation cap  in the school’s colors. It’s my small way of letting them know I enjoyed knowing them and hope they remember me as they continue on in life.

This years presentation of the little caps was my favorite so far. I bought jumbo-size Jawbreaker lollipops and made the hats so they would fit snuggly. I used styrofoam cups and a styrofoam ball. The kids thought they were snow cones! Yeah, they did look like snow cones. 🙂

small graduation crochet hats

small graduation crochet hats

small graduation crochet hats

The kids really liked them. I wrote a post and I made a YouTube tutorial about it when I originally made the hats. Here’s a look back at some of the previous years.

Koroneburg Renaissance Festival 2019

Corona Fair.jpg

Squeee! I finally got to attend the Koroneburg Renaissance Festival that happens in my hometown. A few years ago, I wrote about discovering its existence and wanting to go. But then it was canceled, and in spite of signing up for updates, never got one. I forgot about it and continued going to the one in Irwindale.

Then I saw someone post about the near one on Facebook, and I got excited all over again. Not only did it look like it was actually happening, it had already happened for years! What?! How did I miss it and for years? It didn’t seem that long ago that I was researching it. Turns out it was 2016. Oh well, I know about it now. We went and I loved it.

Comparison: Koroneburg Renaissance Festival to the Irwindale Pleasure Faire

Both fairs are super fun and hopefully I’ll continue to visit both. The most obvious difference is that the Corona fair happens on its own site and has permanent structures. I really enjoyed the look and feel of the place. Continue reading