Thursday, July 29, 2010

Red and White

I made this for our little princess yesterday. I finished it after she was already in bed, so I haven't tried it on her yet. I am hoping it fits, although I think it may be a little wide for her. We will see.

I love the red and white. Can't wait to put it on my little person.

Monkey Mania

Today Kids Club at the mall had monkey mania. The kids were encouraged to wear clothes with monkeys on them, but my kids didn't have any. So, I threw these together. They were super fast and easy.

And this is what happens when I try to take pictures of them in their shirts. Oh well, you get the idea.

Thursday, July 22, 2010


Today I tried my hand at making bibs.

Attempt #1
It turned out pretty well, not the best craftsmanship ever, but hey.
For my second I tried out some embellishments, I think it turned out pretty cute. Still not perfect, but getting better.

Attempts #1 & #2
The backs
I think I will try some more in the future. They are pretty simple. Just two pieces of fabric sewn together and turned. Then add the snap (easier said than done). I just used a bib we already had as a basic pattern.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Baby Blankie

I thought that these fabrics were so adorable, it was so much fun to make this little blankie. It is just two pieces of flannel (1 1/4 yd) sewn together with a few rows and then the softest green fabric around the edges to bind it.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

kids' party

My kids both have birthdays in early July so I opted to do a joint party for them and they couldn't be happier. After all they are only 1 and 3. Maybe when they are older we will seperate the celebrations a little more. Anyway, I knew that the few weeks prior to their birthdays were going to be pretty busy so I didn't want to add too much stress by making their party too much work. Of course, I still worried about some things, but I can't help that. It was very simple, the theme was just summer birthday and green. We did it at a park nearby that has water - almost a must for mid-summer. The only food we had was cupcakes and drinks. Other than that we just brought a few things to decorate (indicate that is was a party) and toys for the kids to play with. We brought buckets, squirt guns, balls, bubbles, chalk, etc. Really the only creating I did was the invitations:

(which btw I put the wrong address - not such a good idea)

and cupcake toppers and photo timelines of the kids:
I considered doing goody bags, but it turned out better not to this time. The kids had a lot of fun and the party was great (just a little hot)

Birthday shirt

It's been a while since I posted anything. I have been busy enjoying summer. Both my kids had birthdays this past week and I intended to make them both birthday shirts, but never got around to doing Landon's. I honestly don't mind that I never got to it. I did make one for Lena, but it is very simple because I knew that if I did anything more it would never happen. So here it is -

Just a simple green circle and pink one. I made it to match this cute skirt I bought for her. Although it is very simple I think it is cute. And really it was for me; one year olds couldn't care less what clothes they are wearing. :)