Friday, September 30, 2011

Repurposing my old skirt.

I've had this skirt forever, it seems.  But I only ever wore it a few times.  It felt way too short.  I never could bring my self to get rid of it, though.  I LOVE the colors, and the subtle ruffling of the tiers.  So I broke down and finally decided to get some use out of it.

I didn't really do anything amazing...I just turned it into a smaller skirt...for my daughter's friends' birthday.  I made a cute matching headband...
And tried to get my two year old to kind of worked..

They turned out super cute together, and a better length for a 4 yr. old!  We threw in a fun toy, cause what 4 year old wants to get clothes for her birthday???

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Framed art for boy room

My friend's little boy turned one, and I wanted to make him something. I'm not the best with boys...but
she has done his room SOOO cute, centered around this art. I had some prints in my stash from making abc books.  She doesn't have either of these in his room so I framed them for her.
I got 12x12 unfinished frames at the craft store.
And painted them chocolate brown.

And for fun I threw in my last Abc book I made!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Golf Printables

Here are the printables if you want to throw a Golf Party. Print on heavy cardstock or photo paper.  Right click image, then right click again to enlarge, and save it to your computer.

Water bottle labels

Art (these will print together on an 8.5x11 but they are 5x7 prints)
Golf circles.  Punch out with a 1 3/4" or a 2" punch
Golf cupcake flags.  Tape or glue onto candy sticks or toothpicks.
Food Labels
Blank labels
Invitations.  Fill in with date, occasion, time, location, and contact info.
Happy partying! 

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Golf themed-couples bridal shower

I helped my husband and MIL throw a golf shower for one of his best friends growing up. We had a lot of ideas, and I think they all came together REALLY well.   Most of my contribution came from HERE.  It was very kid-ish, so I aged it up a bit. And it was a HIT!

The invitations:

I took the free printable I found HERE, and added all sorts of fun stuff to make it my own, and "golf it up." My favorite part is the border of their names. (I threw my original away...and printed this off real quick to get a don't mind the quality!)

Using my cuttlebug, I embossed the brown paper backing to add intrest and texture.   

We of course had to add a little pink bling for the bride-to-be.

This was a paper doll cut out I did, had framed, at the entry. These were the cute favors that a neighbor friend made. Along with a label I made, one of many :)

"time to par-TEE" banner.  It really turned out quite cute.

Printable I made.  Golf balls, on top of split peas, in a vase.
These tee's and circles were to hold the "club-sandwiches" together.

Golf ball cake pops

And cupcakes

Water bottles with labels I made, straws I ordered from HERE. I got their cute flag download and added different words to each.

Golf Subway art I made.
Golf circles I also made, attached to pop sticks. And arranged in a jar with split peas.

Want to do a golf party too? Printables to come soon!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Blanket patch job.

I made the mistake of leaving a pair of scissors in my daughters' room for nap.  This is what I found when she woke up.  

I rummaged through my cupboards and found a cup that covered the area well.  I traced the cup on fabric my daughter chose.  And ironed it on the blanket.
I top stitched it down, for added security.  And thought it would be cute to add a monogram.  Using my "mini monogram" cartridge, and freezer paper I was done in a jiff.
She actually likes it better this way!  My other daughter, with a matching pink blanket is requesting one on hers.  That means a job well done :)

Fun Birthday gift

A pretty little flower, to match some gray shorts (not pictured)

Personalized shirt.  (using iron-on and my Lyrical letters cartridge)

 SUPER CUTE chandelier image behind her name.  (using my Wall Decor and More cartridge, freezer paper method, and sponge application technique.)

 Matching headband

 I paired them up with this cute rouched skirt I found at target.
 And of course every princess needs a magic wand.