April Showers Bring Writing Powers! 

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What’s this? The quillegible blogger has picked up her quill once again? Why yes, friends, it is so!


Welcome back to another Mickey Mouse Monday, where today, I’m going to add on to my February and March combined post for a few reasons: 1) I felt that that post was rushed and didn’t quite hold up to my standard of the other posts, and 2) I miss writing for you guys! With all the craziness of either working super early or super late (depending on my schedule), I couldn’t find the time to write or craft or read or do anything really. I literally breathe Disney, and while it’s nice to get into the parks for free, it’s not quite as nice to have no free time at all anymore.

So, here’s my follow up: I moved early March to a new apartment because my roommate situation didn’t work out. My new roommates are great, however, and just yesterday my roomie and I tried out a great new sushi place! #sushi4lyfe


In addition, this past weekend, I’ve been spectating ring dunks over at Texas A&M where I saw a bunch of my friends get their gold. I’m only behind on 6 hours, so to say that I’m not in College Station right now and living in pure agony is a bit of an understatement. Don’t get me wrong, I’m still bummed I can’t be there for my friends, though. I won’t be getting my ring until the fall but the wait is going to be torture.


Still working on crossing off my bucket list from January! Haven’t met any new friends yet, but I am working on my Half Marathon for April 23rd (which is less than a month from now…#brbcryinginmysleep) and like any responsible 21 year old I’m enjoying my Schofferhoffer in Epcot (which is honestly the best beer of all time #fightme). Parasailing will hopefully happen in the very near future, maybe as a little treat as I get ready to finish my program with a bang 💥. 

Last but certainly not least, today April 10, is National Siblings’ Day, which means only one thing….MORE COOPER! ENJOY YOUR LIFE YOUR ABSOLUTE PURE CINNAMON ROLL OF HAPPINESS! YOU ARE TOO GOOD FOR THIS WORLD!


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Crafty Wednesday gets its first Mouse Ears!

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Happy Wednesday, everybody, and welcome to the quillegible blog of happiness! On Monday I gave out the winner of the polls and the adorable result of my little experiment, which is removable Mickey Mouse Ears. 


That’s right, instead of worrying about headbands, now all you have to do is make the ears, and attach them to the one headband depending on who you want to be. How is this possible? 


You will need:

  • Cardboard
  • Stuffing
  • Mouse Ear Template
  • Hair Clips
  • Sewing Kit
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Any Fabric (I used 2 Felt sheets)
  • Scissors
  • Headband


First, cut out the templates and trace them onto cardboard. 



Next, cut out the cardboard so that they’re a little smaller than the outline you drew. The cardboard will be the backbone of your ears and when you make them smaller, it’ll be easier to slip them inside the ears after you sew them.

Now, put the cardboard ears to the side.



Next, take your fabric and trace the Ear template on it. You should sketch a couple of centimeters bigger just so when you sew them together you have room to stuff the cardboard and the stuffing. You should have four total Ear pieces, two for each ear. 


Take your sewing needle and thread and start sewing! For me, because it’s Eeyore, I used the overcast stitch to get the feeling of the stitches that you see on his character. After sewing about 3/4 of the way, insert one of the cardboard pieces and some stuffing. Then, finish sewing, going all the way across.


Do the same to the other ear.


Now, take your hot glue gun and attach a hair clip to the bottom of each ear. Then, glue the back of the bottom piece to the bottom of the ear part. It should look like it should be able to stand on its own.


Now, take another hair clip and cut a long ribbon. Use the hair clip and fold the ribbon before putting it in the clip. Then tie it like a normal bow.


Last, but certainly not least, attach any last decorations to the ears, and then attach the ear pieces and the bow piece to your headband of choice.


And voila! You’re done! Now you have removable Mickey Mouse ears that you can attach to any headband you want! 

Have any major crafting ideas? Let me know on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or on the Contacts page! 

Who WON?!

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Hello, everybody! Since I already made a post earlier today, I’ll be brief with this Mickey Mouse Monday. Last week I asked you beautiful readers for which Mickey Mouse Ears I should make…yet these Ears have a little twist. Today I’m happy to reveal the winner:


EEYORE! LOOK HOW CUTE!
And here’s the twist: the ears and the bow are completely removable! No more buying incessant headbands, no more worrying about getting the right headbands in the right colors. All you need is a few crafting supplies and some major patience with your sewing skills (at least, that’s how it was for me!).
I’ll be posting the tutorial on Wednesday for the Crafty Wednesday post. Until then, what are some of your favorite Mouse Ears?

Mickey Mouse Mondays! – DCP Prep Part II

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Happy Monday everybody! Before I get started, I just want to give a huge shoutout to the month of January which is officially known as National Mentors’ Month! This is the month for not only thanking your parents for guiding you, but also your teachers, your tutors, your professors, your therapists, or anyone else who you consider a mentor. And now, it’s time for the best part of the week…MICKEY MOUSE MONDAY!


Now the Disney College Program starts in only a few short weeks for me, and to celebrate, I started a series last week called DCP Prep. I made two different long sleeved shirts that cost me only $5 to make instead of ordering them for $45 apiece. Click here if you missed it!

But now for Part II, in which I discuss some of the biggest Disney Do’s and Don’ts of the College Program. Mainly the Do’s…cause what part of Disney would you NOT want to do? Let’s consider it the Disney College Program New Year’s Resolution List of Quillegible Awesomeness! (Or DCPNYRLQA for short ;))

 I always thought Disney Meet and Greets were awkward, but after hearing so many wonderful stories of meeting Disney characters, I figured what better resolution to start off my list than to start meeting more characters more often? True, I’ll technically be working with the friends of these characters, and I may even know them personally when I see them, but greeting them could be magical in its own way. 

 I officially turned 21 last summer (and that was definitely a magical celebration!), and drinking around the world at Epcot is a famous pastime for adults who love Disney (or for adults who have been watching the kids all day). Plus, with other DCPs who are 21 or over, drinking around the world can be a celebration worth remembering!

 I’ll admit…I’ve always been camera shy. I never considered myself very pretty and therefore whenever my mom whipped the camera out for some reason, I never really enjoyed being the center of attention that way. However, since I’ve started working out, I’ve started feeling more comfortable with myself and I would love to have a photo session at Disney World for potential job interviews, college graduation, and/or just for fun, just to say I did it. I don’t know about you, but I can’t imagine a better background!

 Speaking of working out, RunDisney has 5ks which are perfect for noobs like me! If there ever was a time to do it, it would be this year. Dark Side 2017, here I come! (Side note: who should I dress up as? Hit me up and let me know! I’d leave to hear from you!)

 

Bet you didn’t know you could parasail on Bay Lake! You did? Oh…well…I didn’t. I’ve never been parasailing before (and I will admit after seeing the third Jurassic Park movie as a kid, can you blame me?), but being able to see Cinderella Castle and the rest of Disney World from a bird’s eye view? How can you say no? It’s a once in a lifetime experience that lets you see a whole new world (sorry not sorry).
This is only a small portion of my DCP bucket list that I really want to do while I’m in Florida. If you are going to be in the DCP or you were in the DCP, what is something you would recommend doing? Hit me up and let me know in the Contacts page, on Facebook, or on LinkedIn! Meanwhile, I’ll be waiting impatiently for January 30th…it can’t get here fast enough.


Mickey Mouse Mondays- Was I WRONG?!

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Hello, everybody, and welcome to yet another Mickey Mouse Monday!


So, Moana came out for Thanksgiving. And after seeing it, not only was I completely in love with the movie as a whole, but I couldn’t help but think back to one of my first posts on this blog – a prediction about Moana as a movie (click her name if you want to read the article).

Now it’s time to regroup and reconsider…what did I get wrong, and what did I get right? Let’s take all the exhibits one at a time:

BEWARE! SPOILERS AHEAD!


EXHIBIT A:

The art of dance in Polynesian culture.

As far as I can recall, the culture of Moana’s tribe and fire dancing don’t really have a huge influence on the movie except as an opening song. That being said, though, that culture carried through all of the songs in the movie, thanks to the fabulous Lin-Manuel Miranda. So, this one I was wrong on, to an extent. That doesn’t mean there was not dancing in the movie, but like I said, it was rather condensed into the one song.

EXHIBIT B:

Polynesian mythology.

For most of this section, I focused on Maui who is the demigod shapeshifter and hero of man (I’m missing some titles there).  I predicted that, since Maui was the trickster God, he would trick Moana, even go so far as to trick her and become the villain. The thing is…I was right! Maui used his song You’re Welcome to trick Moana into a trap so he could steal her boat and escape the island he had been stranded on for thousands of years. He didn’t become the obvious villain, but since he was the one who caused all the bad stuff to happen in the Pacific Ocean, we could kind of blame him for everything. 


EXHIBIT C:

Vari-Ma-Te-Takere.

That ending was the biggest twist I’ve ever seen in a Disney movie. Is it the biggest twist of all time? No, it’s been done before by countless other movies. It’s nice to see Disney start catching up to more modern storytelling, though. Long story short, there is a lava demon by the name of Te Kā, which is kind of similar to Vari-Ma-Te-Takere.  I won’t exactly mention what happens to Te Kā in the movie, but hey, Disney lava demon = actual Polynesian demon. Another win for me!
So, my predictions weren’t all that off! They certainly weren’t on point, but it was really cool to actually dig through Polynesian mythology and try to piece together the story based off of all the concept art. Kind of like being Sherlock Holmes, really. Or is it more like…Sherlock PALMS???


Anyway, happy Monday everyone! Hope you’ve all had a fantastic day! If you liked this post, check out my other Disney posts below:

DCP Prep – Part I
I’ve put a SPELL on Mickey Mouse Mondays!
The Disney Monday After 9/11…
If you have any suggestions for future Mickey Mouse Mondays, or for any other posts, let me know! 

Now, I want to hear from you! What was your favorite part of Moana?

Mickey Mouse Mondays! – DCP Prep Part I

Happy New Years and Happy Mickey Mouse Monday, everybody! 


For those of you who don’t know, Mickey Mouse Monday is the day of the week where we get to celebrate all things Disney, and today is extra special because, for the whole of January, I will be prepping for my internship at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando!


It’s such an honor and a blessing to be able to have this opportunity, so to celebrate, I will be doing DCP (or Disney College Program) Prep posts for the whole of January, starting with a very basic (but fun craft).

We’ve all seen those adorable long sleeved shirts with the writing on the back that extends past the shoulders that says a specific location or name. Here’s an example of one from a shop on Etsy called BlingItByDesign:


But shirts like these can range from $25 to $45, which on a typical college budget, could have paid for dinner for 3 nights. And I don’t know about you guys, but I like food. So, how do you get a shirt like this for less than $10? 

You will need:

  • A Sharpie
  • A T-shirt cardboard frame
  • A $5 long sleeved shirt

You can get the shirt from anywhere, but I got mine from Hobby Lobby because it’s a decent quality shirt for a really low price.


The first thing you need to do is plan out what you want to draw on your shirt. This is the major difference between what people sell on Etsy and what a kindergartener would make. For me, I planned out what was going on the shirt, found the correct font for it (Waltogram!), and even planned out the number of letters in each word so that the design looks even.

Next, put the long sleeved shirt over the T-shirt frame and start drawing! I recommend you draw your design in pencil first so that, if you make a mistake, you can erase it and start over. Then, draw it in sharpie.

Part of that World…

Based off of suggestions from fellow Disney fans, I decided to go with an Ariel theme due to the red shirt. Sketching her out was so difficult to do on cotton!

The font is so cool!
Completed Ariel

Note: the smell of the sharpie is insane, so be careful when you’re drawing on the shirt!
And there you have it! Part I is complete. I made another shirt like this one and I will be wearing one of them when I check in to the Disney College Program on January 30th. So if you’re in the program and you see me, feel free to say hi! 

Ta-da!
Always try on your shirt to make sure it fits!

What else should I do to prep for the College Program? Let me know and I might include it in a future post! Want to see more Disney fun or crafty craziness? Check out my other posts below!

WEIRD Disney?!
Stay Cool, my Disney Friends
Shutter Up!