Thursday, April 25

warhol tank x 2

Here's my latest version of Dana's Warhol dress for my daughter and her doll.
Heart these dresses

I used a black and white polka dot Michael Miller knit, and did the strap and heart applique using an old pink tshirt.  The doll version doesn't have the bow at the shoulder and is a little more of the typical tank pattern.

Friday, April 19

american boy

We took a trip to the American Girl store in Chicago for a birthday lunch for my five year old daughter.  Luckily, she has a great brother who will do just about anything for his sister.  We wanted him to have something special to remember the day too.

I used a pre-made ringer tee, added my own Silhouette cut vinyl from a font I found online, and made this shirt for my American Girl's big brother.
American Boy

Thursday, April 18

rainbow dress x 2

Rainbow dresses for the birthday girl and her doll.  For her, I used Patty Young's Claudia pattern.  For the doll, I used her Mini-Addison pattern as a base, and modified the bodice and sleeves and didn't add the sash or overskirt.  The doll dress didn't have a collar either.  They each had light blue dresses, white cloud sleeves, and rainbow ribbons along the skirt.
Rainbow dresses

Tuesday, April 9

rainbow quilt

The rainbow quilt is done!
Rainbow quilt

This is an embroidery patch I did for her on the back.  It is about an 8" circle.
Rainbow quilt embroidery

I love the turquoise and blue squares the best!

Each colored block has a heart with swirls inside.  Between each colored block you can see the free motion squiggles.  It took a long time, but I love how it kind of helps transition from one color to the next in the rainbow, and makes the white not such a solid.

This is a view of her bed, her name on the wall, the canopy, clouds painted on the wall, and the vinyl rainbow installed by her uncle.

Friday, April 5

rainbow art party

The invites for the rainbow art party.  The envelope was embellished with rainbow squiggles.

The outside of the invite reads "Follow every rainbow" and the front of the card is cut in a cloud shape.

The inside of the card had a rainbow ribbon and the birthday details.

At the party, each girl had a bag to hold her goodies.  They got a rainbow necklace to make, rainbow crayons, rainbow beads and mobile parts, and rainbow pencils and notepads.

Each girl got to decorate her own little canvas and the goody bag with a variety of ribbons, strings, tickers, washi tape, and markers.

The birthday girl's cake was decorated with rainbow candles, and a mini M&M rainbow with marshmallow clouds.

The inside was a rainbow layer cake.

Happy Birthday, A!