So day 2, "Elfie" spends all day in a soft box of tissues, must be nice!.....oh, and turns out he is a jokester this year. He left a little joke for the kids :)
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Black Friday 2013 - "Elfie" arrives!
So each year, the kids look forward to "Elfie" arriving and seeing his magic happen in the house every day. He arrived with a letter to the kids, saying that he will be watching for good and bad behavior and report to Santa each night. So needless to say, it works like a charm, instant "good" behavior happens!
I know this isn't a creation of mine, The Elf on the Shelf has been around for a long time, but I thought it would be amusing to watch what he has up his sleeve each day to make the kids smile :)
Enjoy "Elfie's" silliness and magic!
Saturday, April 20, 2013
I used Simplicity pattern 6576 to make my friend a Phillies dress for her daughter. I found the cute baseball fabric and made my own applique, by printing a stencil and cutting the fabric. I then sewed the Phillies "P" on a circle I cut out of another fabric. I liked doing this so much, I am thinking of doing different teams :)
Monday, October 22, 2012
Yay! Finished the kids costumes and had their pictures done! Well, my daughter wanted to be Catwoman, but not just any Catwoman...Michelle Pfeiffer Catwoman. Do you know how hard it is to find an out of print Butterick pattern 6378? Very hard! I actually found one on ebay that was used but had all the pieces I needed.
Since my daughter is so small and petite, I would have to do a lot of adjustments on the sizing. After completing it, I wondered how to get the "stitching" look on the costume. I used fabric paint and referred to pictures on the internet of Michelle Pfeiffer's costume and tried to make the stitching at the same locations. I think I did a pretty good job! Anyway, it worked out perfectly and couldn't be happier with the outcome!
Now my son, in keeping with the whole "Batman, Gotham City" theme, I decided to create The Penguin costume for him. His, there was no pattern for, so I had to get patterns at various places to create each piece of the costume, down to the spats for his shoes! The vest pattern I got HERE, the jacket pattern I got from HERE and it was McCall's pattern 2211, the pants pattern I found free HERE. The bowtie pattern I found HERE, and the spats shoe pattern, I found HERE and since this pattern was for an adult, I had to downsize the pattern and print it out. All in all it came out wonderfully and am very happy with the results!
Happy Halloween everyone!!
Sunday, July 29, 2012
I am finally finished decorating the kid's bathroom! (huge sigh.......) I couldn't find a valance I liked for their bathroom, so I decided to make one. I found a great tutorial HERE, and instead of making the valance one pattern, I made a contrast fabric at the bottom to give it a more unique look. I am happy with the result and it was SO super easy! On to the next project...kid's Halloween costumes!
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
What a great indoor project on this hot day! Peyton had so many shells she collected from our vacation, we decided to decorate a picture frame with them. She arranged all the shells and I glued away! She even picked out the picture to put in of her and Pax :)
I love these mother daughter projects :)
Friday, May 25, 2012
This is probably by favorite creation yet! I love how the fabrics mesh with each other, and it gives it that topical, beach look :) The tote is also reversible, so can be worn either way, I think it looks great both ways. This dress was sized for a 3T (about 22" long). I had a lot of fun making these and was really happy with the turnout!