Sunday, February 28, 2010

Princess outfit for a 2 year old :)

I had so much fun with this the other night. Did you know walmart sells boutique outfits now for little girls? 15 dollars for a few cheaply made pieces. Pass.

This is so much cuter in my opinion!

What I did:

No Sew Tutu (I made the waist about 18 inches, and it fits my three year old) the tulle was 3 yards of light pink and 3 yards of hot pink and then I sewed the elastic in a loop before I tied on the tulle

Nylon headband with flower

Freezer paper stencil with fabric paint and permanent fabric glue rhinestones

Happy Birthday Morgan!

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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Tiny Dancer

I have been so inspired by all the fun ruffles out there these days. Yesterday I bought an outfit for Ellie that had ruffles on the neck of the onesie and was excited to make an outfit myself with ruffles.

I made the pants from a tshirt I was getting rid of. There's so many ways of doing it you can find online, but I just took some pants she had and traced them and made my own. I added the ruffles to the booty after they were finished.

Freezer paper stencilled and added tulle and rhinestones

and of course a matching headband! :)

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Valentine's Day Swap

Posting these kind of late, but I wanted to share a gift I made for a Valentine's day swap that I did with some mommy friends :) Sometimes, its nice to do things amongst each other that is not about the kids! 

Gift box:

Hair Clips for Mommy to sweep hair out of her favorite accessory these days

Necklace with her sons' names on it

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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Altered shirt/dress

One thing I have been enjoying lately is altering old shirts of mine. I figure, the fabric has already been bought and the hems can be used too, so why not! 

Here's one I did last week:

Into this:

I would show you the back but she wasn't really wanting to model that day. It looks the same as the front though.

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Sunday, February 14, 2010

Bow Ties!

Has anyone been hanging out here or here this month? I have been so inspired from these two blogs this month for my boys!

I saw a blog post about bow ties and just had to buy the pattern. (Which is very rare for me, but I couldn't resist!)

Here's my two guys modeling their ties...which they loved wearing. I think the best part was I actually learned how to legitimately tie a bow tie! (I made three during naptime yesterday...twenty minutes a piece)

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Love One Another

Instead of just focusing on the romantic love, take this day to love everyone you come in contact with.

John 13:34-35 (New King James Version)

34 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. 35 By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”

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Friday, February 12, 2010

Closet Lock for Mirrored Doors

I love my boys, just not their messes. 

It was getting to be out of control. Especially when the 2 1/2 year old decided that each day he needed to dress himself about 6 times, resulting in clothes everywhere; hamper filling, on the floor,  in the closet, etc. The toys would all be taken out every day and tossed about. It was chaos. I was threatening to move everything out of the bedroom.

I kept saying "If only we could lock the closet!"

So my brilliant husband came up with a solution. All for 3 dollars at Lowe's.

Suction cup hook on the door! 

Brilliant. And plus, if they want a specific toy that may be in the closet, they can ask for it (like all the toys that involve a million pieces) and it has decreased my laundry by a lot.

Ah, the little things in life.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A little birdie dress

So the other day I had the itch to create something. I had a dress pattern here I bought a long time ago and had never tried, and not feeling too creative, I went with it. 

This girl doesn't do patterns well. I dont have the patience for them. To me, they are just a confusing mess of nonsense. Something about followinf directions.

So after having to call my mom for help over the phone, and more time wasted than it was worth, I ended up just doing my own thing.

For the bird "applique", I cheated and cut the bird out and sewed it on using the button hole stitch on my sewing machine. 

I made a matching burp cloth and headband with it too :)

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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Fabric Flower Clips

The other night I needed a hair accessory to spruce up a shirt I was wearing so I decided to make some flower clips. 

I used:

hot glue
hair clips
stretchy lace

To make, I just freehanded a bunch of sizes of five petal styled flowers, layered with tulle scraps. For the centers, I added some pearls from an old necklace that I was never going to wear again. Hot glue each letter and attach to a clip.

I made one and decided it needed to be a headband, so I tied a piece of stretchy lace around my head, and then attached the clip to the headband. I added  two more flower clips from there. That way, everything is interchangable and not permanent!

The whole time I did this, my sweet baby girl was sleeping next to me, and so I decided she needed one too and did the same process. 

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altered jacket

My sister in law made this adorable jacket for Ellie at Christmas! What a fun idea to get a denin jacket and embelish it as girly as you want!

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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Dress revisited!

Its been fun seeing what I made a few months on our baby girl! 

And I am learning what I need practice on with certain parts of outfits, haha. Its not a good picture, but here is Miss Eloise in this dress and shoes

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