Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Homemade Easter Skirts

Hi all, happy Wednesday.  I hope you are having a great week.  We are having a pretty good spring break here.  Especially since my oldest said "This is the best spring break ever"  and that was before we went to the dollar store to get kites.  So glad to hear that we don't have to do much to be happy!!!  Anyhow, in continuing with the Easter theme this week, I have some homemade Easter outfits.  Well, half home-made!!


I made these starboard skits all by myself!!!  It is the first thing I have made that can actually be worn.  I was so excited when the came out so good.  This skirt was made by following this Simple Simon and Company tutorial, no pattern needed.  Here are some close ups of the skirts.



So these were definitely the least expensive Easter outfits we have ever had.  The fabric was $8.00 per yard and I only needed half a yard for each skirt.  The shirts are actually boys dress shirts from Target that were on sale BOGO, so only $15 for the shirts.  The shoes we already had.  So the total for two Easter outfits was a whopping $23.00.  Not to bad!!!  

Well I hope you enjoyed today's post.  I know the kids didn't, because it was freezing this morning taking those photos.  But now we have Easter pics to send to the family!!!  Have a great evening.  


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Monday, April 14, 2014

Easter Home Decor

Hi all, hope you are having a fantastic start to the week.  I have been spending some time with my sewing machine lately, and can't wait to share some of those projects.  Also this weekend was so great weather wise that we spent the entire weekend outside.  That was really fun.  Oh and we have another big girl in the house.  My four year old got off her training wheels with one push this weekend.  So proud of her but a little sad to see my baby growing up.  

Anyhow, I did make some Easter decor crafts last week.  I meant to make an entire mantel display, but didn't get a hold of any burlap this week.  So I only made two framed pieces.  I think that they came out really cute though.  



Both pieces were made with my Silhouette Cameo.  The bunny at the top was cut from some fat quarter chevron fabric and then appliqu├ęd onto some white fabric.  I used some white yarn for the tail.  The subway are was made using the print and cut feature.  I then created some stitching wholes on the paper and used embroidery floss to create the outline.  

That's all I have for now, I hope to be back later this week with some Easter sewing that I was able to do.  Have a great week.

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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Decorated Birthday Frame

Hi all Happy Wednesday.  Hope the week is treating you well.  I have gotten back to being a little crafty the last couple nights.  Guess the spring weather has kind of inspired me.  So around these parts it is Spring Fling time and with that comes Silent Auctions.  My daughters school is having one as well as one of my girlfriends' kids.  Although I am a little jealous of hers because it is for the adults only!!!  Anyways, I wanted to contribute to the silent auctions in some way and came up with the idea of donating my crafting services.  I am going to make 10 personalized birthday invites in any theme and some matching paraphernalia to go with it.  A little work on my part but it benefits the kids at school.  I had to come up with a way to showcase my items and decided to make a keepsake birthday frame that the recipient could use to hold a photo after the party is over.  


I found this cute frame complete with chevron mat at Michael's on clearance for $6.00.  I them added the birthday banner, title, and balloons to the frame.  I also made the description with the print and cut feature of my Silhouette.  Sorry about the weird camera angle, it is hard taking pictures of things with a reflective glass surface.  Anyhow, that's all I have for you today, hope you get a chance to craft some stuff of your own today.  



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