Monday, February 18, 2013

Cat in the Hat

I crocheted Ruby a cute little Cat in the Hat photo outfit to wear when I take her for pictures next week!  I just adapted some patterns I had around to create it. 

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Dog House Pencil Box

I constructed this box from scratch, using chipboard.  Inside, it has compartments for pens & pencils and a note pad.  I found this cute basset hound coloring page and turned it into an svg.  I made this box for my Aunt Susan for her birthday, which is tomorrow!  She's been asking for me to make her this for awhile and I just haven't had the time.  She loves her basset hound, Jasmine so I thought I would make her a cute little desk item to match her cute little dog.  I used my cinch and made the spiral note pad (I just cut up notebook paper to fill it).

Wizard of Oz Tray

This is from Halloween last year.  Kayla was the good witch Glenda and Charlotte was Dorothy. I made both costumes.  I used a 7gypsies tray and Graphic 45 paper.

Alice in Wonderland Tray

Kayla chose the Alice in wonderland theme for her Halloween party a few years ago.  Finally got around to doing something with the pics!  I made the Red Queen costume (Kayla) and the Alice (Melody).  I used a 7gypsies tray and graphic 45 paper.

Embroidered shirts

I embroidered some shirts for my niece for Valentine's and St. Pat's.  I got the files from ETSY.

I mustache you to my party!

Kayla wanted to have a mustache party this year for her birthday.  She didn't want me to spend much time on it because she knows how busy the babies keep me.  So as a surprise, I threw this together while she was at basketball.
The invite we just printed the words and used a mustache svg.

I made the banner, the water bottle covers and the mustache on a stick from svgs.
I embroidered her shirt and she made her tutu.

For her craft at the party the girls made these really cute mini top hat head bands.  Directions here: made the first two pictured above and Kayla made the red one.  I was able to snag a pic of one friend wearing her hat :) the rest got away before I remembered to snap a pic.  i had so much fun hanging out with the girls making the hats.  These seem to be getting popular with this age girls so I'm glad they were super easy to make.  She says to use fabric (tacky) glue on certain parts but i found it easier just to hot glue everything.  We also used head bands instead of ribbon.

Dr. Seuss First Birthday!

I did Charlotte's first birthday in Dr. Seuss!  We had such a blast!  Here are some pics of the party!
I embossed the teal background with the d'vine swirl cuttlebug folder and this was my first attempt on doing the "print and cut" technique on SCAL for the hat and the characters.  Once I figured it out, it was pretty darn easy. This site helped me a bunch!
Hair bow directions from

This was super easy.  I just cut a paper party hat on SCAL (if you google it you will find a ton of free ones) and then cut my fabric about and inch bigger than the hat all the way around and I embroidered the 1, then assemble the paper hat as normal and glue on the fabric, tucking the raw edges inside the hat, then glue on trim!
Found the applique to embroider on ETSY.
Sorry I didn't take a closer pic.  I made lorax mustaches on a stick (googled a coloring page and converted into an SVG). The cupcakes are lorax trees made with tulle pom poms and striped straws.  The water bottles are covered with cute Dr. Seuss sayings I ordered and printed from ETSY.  I made the hats (google free birthday hat svg and tons pop up).  The banner is the Grinched font I downloaded and used on SCAL.  Kayla made the tutu for the high chair and I sewed the cover for the seat.

Here's an up close pic of the skirt.  The directions are here: