Crafts for Tweens – Blue Jean Purse

Fun Crafts for Tweens - Make a Blue Jean Purse
Fun Crafts for Tweens - Make a Blue Jean Purse

Hey GirlMoguls, it’s crafty Daisy here, with another cool little craft you can make at home.  I bet you have a pair or two of old jeans lying around that you’re just not sure what to do with.  So why don’t you turn them into a cool purse that’s an expression of your own style.

Here’s how:

Step 1: using the waistband of the jeans as the opening, cut the legs off a bit longer than you want the purse to be.  If you have to go past the inseam, then just cut across and split the inseam – you can sew the flaps together later.

Step 2: Next  turn the jeans inside out, sew across the bottom of the legs to seal off the purse.  to seal off the bag.  You may have to sew up the inseam as well.

Step 3: Make your straps – cut strips of fabric from the remainder of the jeans to make the straps of the purse and then sew those onto the waistband.

Step 4:  To make a closing for the top, you could add a zipper, some velcro, or a button.

Step 5: Go glitzy – now it’s time to decorate your bag – add press on fabric jewels, patches and other fun stuff to make your bag truly cool.

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Should You Forgive Your BFF? – Part 2

best-friends-foreverHey GirlMoguls, it’s Lily again, dishing on the BFF scene.  Did you read my last post where I talked about how my BFF since babyhood Mina totally ditched me for Popular Penny and her crew?  Well she did, and I was totally over it, but then guess what happened….

If you guessed that Popular Penny and her crew were not to be trusted and totally turned on Mina then guess what… you’re right. See that can be the problem with trying to be part of the popular crew –seems like those girls are always getting into fights and drama over silly things – and getting mad at each other.  And saying mean things about everyone else.  And making other people feel bad, just to get a laugh.  If that’s popularity, then I say no thanks.

Well, soon Mina found herself on the outs with Penny and her crew.  She looked really sad and upset hanging around school.  She even texted me a few times but I kinda of ignored her.  Finally she corned me at Candi-A-Rama right by the mini red Swedish fish and asked if we could talk.

Mina apologized to me for ditching me and for not defending me.  Turns out she was trying to get Penny to like her.   Well, duh.  And now she’s seen Penny for who she really is, and doesn’t want to be friends with her.  Of course when I asked a few of my probing questions, it also turns out that Penny doesn’t really want to be friends with her either anymore.

And now Mina wants to be friends with me again…She brought up all the fun stuff we used to do and all the memories we shared  — like the backyard campout where my brother tried to scare us by hooting like an owl.  And other stuff – my heart strings were really tugged.  But I still wasn’t sure.  I mean could I trust Mina?  After all she ditched me once.  And since I stopped hanging out with her I had met lots of other cool girls and we had a lot of fun – and so far very little drama.  I didn’t want to lose all of that just to go back to hanging with Mina 24-7…

So, fellow GirlMoguls – what would you do?  Would you take a friend back after you’d been ditched?  Could you trust her?  Or would you ditch her just like she ditched you?  Let me know what you think…and then I will tell you what I did…

GirlMogul Lily
GirlMogul Lily

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Latanna Stone – Girl Golfing Phenon, Part 1

GirlMogul of the Day: A Conversation with Latanna Stone

Latanna Stone - Girl Golfer
Latanna Stone - Girl Golfer

Hey GirlMoguls! It’s GirlMogul Lily here, and I had a really cool opportunity the other day. I got to speak to honorary GirlMogul of the Day Latanna Stone, and it was totally amazing! She was so down to Earth and lively, and I was really glad to hear that she was a just a regular girl doing awesome things, like I hope to be. She was also really friendly, and answered some questions for me. Below is a part of our interview, so make sure you stay tuned for Part 2 coming soon! GM is me, GirlMogul Daisy, and LS is Latanna Stone. She’s an amazing golfer at the young age of 8, and has won over 60 golf tournaments! Make sure to read more about her in the background post I wrote about her. So, here starts our interview:

GM: Hey Latanna. So when and how did you start playing golf?

LS: I started when I was 2 yrs old, and it was at my house. My dad gave me a broomstick, because he saw me swinging outside. My dad saw me swinging the broomstick, and said that that was a pretty good golf swing. So, I started playing golf!

GM: Did you enroll in classes and start training for golf?

LS: Well, I didn’t feel comfortable playing with boys. I was more comfortable with girls. So, I got a female teacher. Since then, I’ve had 3 girl teachers, and think I’m sticking with the one I have now. She’s really nice.

GM: What is it about golf that you love so much? What is your favorite part of the game?

LS: My favorite thing about golf is putting. Everything matters about putting. You can’t miss in short. Everything is important. I like golf more than other sports. I just want to stick with golf. I just want to win, have fun, and play.

GM: What has been one of the best opportunities you’ve gotten through doing what you love? What are some of your best memories?

Ls: Well, at the Eagles’ I made a hole in one. Yesterday, I made a birdie on the hardest hole in Miami. My dad started doing a dance in front of everybody because he promised he would! It was so great!

That was just half of my interview with Latanna! Stay tuned for Part 2 to learn some really quirky and fun facts about this 8 year old golf phenomenon!

GirlMogul Lily
GirlMogul Lily

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Hey, Don’t Miss that Blind Spot!

Blind Spot Test
Blind Spot Test

Hey everyone. It’s Poppy here, your resident go-to girl for matters on science! Now, I know you might not like going to science class, but I’m going to tell you some cool stuff I learned from a psychologist I met at a college I visited with my mom. They were talking about the brain, and what happens in order for us to see something. The diagrams looked really complicated, but when she broke it down, I learned something really awesome about our vision!

We have something called a blind spot. And, it’s exactly what you’re thinking. It’s an actual spot where we can’t see. How does this happen? Well, let’s start from the beginning. When we look at an object, say a red apple, it sends physical waves to our eyes that move through the different parts of the eye. You know about your pupil, right? Well, that is just one of the many muscular components that make up our eyes, and allow us to see. Apparently, the pupil is actually a hole that is made from a gap in our eye muscles! Our eyes transfer those physical waves from muscle to muscle until they reach the site of transduction, which means they get turned into something called neural impulses. Now, I know it may seem like a lot of big words, which is what I thought, but the psychologist explained it to me in a simple way: the waves go through the eye, get to a site where things change, and then they come out as messages that are sent to our brains. Those messages tell us what we are seeing, and that we can out the image in our memory.

So, where does this whole blind spot come in? That has to do with memory. Our eyes don’t actually cover all the physical space in front of us when looking at a specific point. There is a spot that we can’t see, but we don’t see a hole or black spot there. Instead, our brain fills it in with our memories of familiar objects. For instance, if we only see a portion of something red, round, smooth, and shiny, our brain registers that the object is an apple. It does the same thing here, which is why we can’t see the blind spot. One way to know it’s there, though, is to look an object with one eye closed, and then switch eyes. The object isn’t in the same place, is it? This means that there is a blind spot, and that our brain fills it in for us! See, science isn’t always about words on a textbook- it can tell us cool things that our bodies do that we didn’t even know about!

GirlMogul Poppy
GirlMogul Poppy

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