Thursday, May 19


My college roommate is having a baby!  Her first baby shower was this past weekend, and I put together a bag of lots of goodies for her - onesies, fleece hat, fuzzy cube, etc.  They are all cute things, but the onesie I love the most is this one!  I used my yellow heat transfer material for the first time on my Silhouette.  It cut so cleanly and easily, ironed on with no complaints, and was generally a breeze.  It even gave me the reminder to mirror my words if I hadn't already (which I had).
Oh, and yeah, she married a guy from Wisconsin.  This just seemed appropriate.
Congrats A&B!  Can't wait to meet the little guy!

Wednesday, May 18

peter pan collar, attempted

Her nails were recently painted pink, and that was quite possibly more exciting than the new dress & "pearls"!  The pearl necklace is actually fake pearls strung on elastic stretchy cord and tied to be an easy on-easy off for her.
The pinafore on top has ties at the shoulder and a lined bodice.  The fabric is a very light white cotton with pink flocked dots.
The dress has a Peter Pan collar - woo hoo for new skills! and elastic on a short gathered sleeve.
 The back of the pinafore has two buttons with a loop closure.  I am not happy with how the zipper lined up at the top on the dress so I made sure not to really show it.  I'm not sure if it just wasn't lined up to start with (I thought it was!) or if I messed it up when I was putting the collar on.  Either way, I'm happy with how the collar lays, so that is a big deal!
 The kids decided to take her dolly for a little walk before church one morning.  So cute :)

Tuesday, May 17

twirly skirt, take 2

I love Hobby Lobby coordinating and fabrics and ribbons - so I've been busy playing with them!  The bow was made using this tutorial.  Mine doesn't quite look like hers, but it was a good place to start from and I'm excited to keep practicing.
I made a flower and put it on a tank to match.  The center is a sparkly button.
The skirt is Little Lizard King's peek-a-boo skirt, more commonly known in our house as the Twirly Skirt.  It is really full and SO much fun to twirl in!  (First time sewing it was here.)
Happy Birthday, T!  Thanks for letting Abby model it first.  She's tried it out, and it's totally twirl-worthy for you!

Monday, May 16

activity book

Have you seen Crayola's dry erase crayons?  I think they'll be fun for a car activity book, don't you?  I bought a 5-1/2x8-1/2 binder and filler pages.
I added a little embellishment to the "mitt" that came with the crayons.  That way she can cinch it shut and it can be kept in the binder.
I filled the pages with downloaded coloring pages of some of her favorite characters. (Also included - Minnie, Cinderella, Ariel)
 I sketched a butterfly, a face, and a house for her to color in.

I also used Picnik's pencil sketch feature and made a few family pictures for her to color.

Other pages included:
-a page with her full name and address so she can practice writing it.
-cupcake to decorate for her birthday, and the birthday date next to it
-a blank "paper doll" to dress

When she's done coloring on the plastic page protector, she can erase it and draw again another time!  Her father is quite an artist too, so he can add more pictures any time.  As her favorite characters change, they can always add new characters too.
Have fun, T!