Sunday, October 24, 2010

Ladybug Princess

Here is Abby making her debut as a ladybug princess:

I made the skirt using this method from Just We Moms.

I made the top by fusing some big felt circles onto a tshirt from Target with Lite Steam-A-Seam.  I ended up having to sew them down too, though.  The felt is too thick and didn't move with the shirt, so the circles would pull up.  But really, this could be a no sew costume by using better fusing or thinner fabric.

I already had the wings and antennae from a party favor.  They are really what inspired the whole costume.  (Thanks, Lesley!).  But I think you could make some using this method, but with red cellophane and/or some paint: Fairy Wings at At Second Street. 

Wand coming soon...

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Butterfly Fabulousness

We went to the most MOST amazing butterfly party over the weekend.  Here are a few pics:

Friday, October 15, 2010

My One New Halloween Decoration This Year

When I saw the Jane Of All Crafts Halloween subway art  using rub on transfers from the dollar section at Target I had to IMMEDIATELY head to my local Target and see it there were any left.  Luckily, there were. 

I decided that I wanted to do mine on a board instead of in a frame, though.  So I got a board (thanks Uncle Jim!) and went to work.  I painted it white and just rubbed on the transfers (with the help of my 4 year old).  Then I thought it needed a little extra drama so I dabbed on some orange polka dots.  Which kind of make it look like it was shot with a paintball gun, but oh well.  I like it anyway. 

You can see pictures of it sitting on my mantle in this post.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

I Love Decorating for Halloween!


I am very excited about our mantle decorations this year.  I love not having one static picture over the fireplace, but, instead, the ability to change it with the seasons/my decorating whims. 

 I got the BOO ghosts from The Long Thread.  I'm pretty sure the template for the bats came from there too.

I got the mod pumpkin idea (in the upper right corner) from Hostess with the Mostess.

The paper for the colorful bat paper was printed from Living Locurto via Disney's Family site.  It was supposed to be cut into labels for small cans, but I used it this way instead.

And the sign in the bottom right was made via inspiration from Jane of All Crafts.  It will get a post of its own later.  Promise.