Wednesday, June 30, 2010

4th of July T-Shirt

Here's the shirt I made for the 4th of July.  I used some old (vintage?) rick rack that came from my grandmother's house and some white embroidery thread from a thrift store.  

I hope you all enjoy the holiday weekend!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Happy House-iversary to Us!

We bought our first home 1 year ago.  It was a short sale (which is the step before foreclosure) and not in very good shape and with all of the little home improvement projects we never got around to having a house warming party.  This is something that we really regret and so we decided to have a party celebrating the one year mark.  We called it a House-iversary Party!

A few weeks ago I won a blog drawing hosted by Paper Glitter.  I was so excited!!  I got to pick some printables out at her fabulous Etsy shop.  I spent a ridiculous amount of time looking it over and deciding what to get.  There are so many cute choices.  One of the kits I finally decided on was the Kawaii Sweets Birthday Party Kit.  It came with sooo many cute pieces!  I picked out some of the non-birthday specific parts of the kit and worked my theme around them.

For example, I used the printables to make little signs for the food:

We decorated above our fireplace with some "before" pictures of the house, so that people could see some of the changes we made. 

One of the highlights of our party (to me, anyway) was our ice cream sundae bar.  I made a couple of different chocolate sauces, a caramel sauce, and a marshmallow sauce.  And I used the Paper Glitter printables to make cute labels for the jars.  I wanted to do all homemade ice cream, but knew that it wouldn't stand up to the summer heat (it gets REALLY hot here), so I satisfied myself with just making the sauces.

I declare the party a success!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Superheroes Activate!

I was part of a superhero party a few weeks ago.  I can't disclose the details because of the top secret nature of our mission.  I can, however, show you the cupcakes Abby and I made for the event.  The toppers were made using the superhero printables generously provided by Living Locurto.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

I Love Flowers in the Spring

I have been doing lots of sewing for little girl birthday presents.  Sadly, I have been taking very few pictures of it all.

Here are some pictures of an outfit I did for one of my Utah kids, Taytum.  I bought the yellow outfit at Target and then had some fun with applique.  Most of the rick rack came from my grandmother's house (Taytum's great-grandmother) and was probably left over from some project by my grandmother or one of my aunts many many many years ago.  I love that the rick rack lives on in  projects a few generations down the line.

Here are a couple of bonus pictures of Taytum and Abby.  Abby is wearing a dress I made using LBB's Sienna Pattern.  It is my favorite of the few that I've made.  Can you believe that Taytum is 2 years older than Abby?


Update:  Someone asked for a closer crop of the applique, so I've added one.  Any more questions?  Just ask!  :)