Here's what the whole thing looks like.
And here are some close-ups.
And here are the files for my signs if they strike your fancy as well! I printed them out on white cardstock, and then glued them to blue cardstock and laminated them. Then I hot-glued them to the ribbon. I love how they turned out!!
Another element of my Monday made-it is my new blog header and my new blog button! I'm so excited with how they turned out, and think they look a lot more polished than my previous ones. Hooray!
And FINALLY my most exciting Monday made-it item of all... a dress!! I asked for a sewing machine for Christmas this past year from my parents, and have just finally started using it with a passion. My mom has incredible sewing skills - she made just about all of my sisters' and my Halloween costumes growing up, and she made all of my homecoming and prom dresses. I'd been hoping that I inherited some of her talent! I finally found some really easy tutorials online of how to make some dresses without needing to use any patterns (basically just sewing the fabric to the top of a tank-top) and finally took the plunge and am so proud of how this dress turned out!!
This is actually my second dress - the first one I made with a different fabric and a shorter length.
I knocked it out in a day - something around 9 hours altogether, with sizeable breaks between working on each part. And I also added something that the online tutorial didn't call for - lining, since the bottom fabric is a really light color. And I finished it! I even wore it the next day to my friend's bridal shower, and got some compliments on it! I can't wait to attempt other dresses and skirts - this was a huge confidence boost for me and my growing skills! :D
I'm hoping to be able to get into my classroom sometime this week to start the unpacking/decorating process, so cross your fingers for me, and stay tuned!