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1  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Party Planning / Alice in Wonderland Party (lots of pics) on: February 28, 2011 12:14:15 PM
Here are a few of the things I did for my daughter's first birthday party.


This is actually an "aftermath" photo, that shows the tissue paper pom poms that I made using this http://www.craftymoods.com/2011/01/cascading-garden-pom-poms.html tute.


Food!


Mini muffins and you can see the "eat me!" cookies too.


Stuck playing cards on the wall with tape.


Abselom is on the picture frame, Smiley  And then there's the chesire cat and the mad hatters hat of course.


And the crappy directions, lol.


Close up of the rose bushes.  I bought some odd white tulle tree thingys on clearance from Hobby Lobby and dyed them green, and painted the bases black.  Then I painted some white fabric roses red and hot glued them to the little "bushes."
2  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Alex in Wonderland! on: February 28, 2011 11:47:04 AM
For my daughter's first birthday party I did an Alice in Wonderland theme, except I called it Alex in Wonderland since her name is Alex, which you probably already figured out.  Smiley  This is the dress I made for her, I used the Tim Burton and Disney movies for inspiration.  I didn't use a pattern, I made it up myself.

Big ol' eyes!  The white rabbit button is one from my stash that I instantly knew had to be a part of this dress.


This is best picture I have of the front, she isn't a very cooperative model.  Smiley


Side view.  Something is wrong with a bit of the bias tape there, but I didn't realize it till at the party.  Undecided


The back.  I need to learn how to do zippers, because getting a squirmy baby into a lace up dress is quite a challenge!
3  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Geisha baby! on: November 02, 2010 04:53:10 PM
This was Alexandra's first Halloween so I wanted her to be something unique.  I was going to make her a troll doll but I ran out of time so when I came across a kimono top I had made awhile ago I decided to go with making her a geisha costume.  I added some length to the kimono top to make it a dress.  The sash is from a turtle neck and I made the "hair" out of black fleece.  It was a fun project!









4  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Coming home outfit! on: February 09, 2010 05:58:35 PM
Well, my little girl is due Feb. 13th, but really she could be here any day now.  Hubby is hoping she'll be a Valentine baby, but at this point, I don't really care what day she gets here as long as it is soon!   Cheesy  Anyway, here is her coming home outfit.  I made the top and pants out of a felted, wool sweater and the red appliques and hood are fleece.  The skirt is actually a heart print, not polka dot.






This one actually captures the colors correctly.  My camera sucks.


Anyway, let me know what you think!  I'm thinking about ditching the skirt, but I'm not sure.  I was mostly concerned with it not being pink and frilly.  She might end up looking like a Valentine teddy bear, but who says that's a bad thing?  Cheesy



5  OCCASIONS AND HOLIDAYS / Baby Showers And Gifts For New Babies / Felt name book on: December 19, 2009 04:27:32 PM
I actually made this a while ago and never posted it!  I made this name book for my niece's first birthday and it was so much fun to make!  I know it's not super professional looking, but I'm still a beginner at this stuff, and I actually got a thank you for this gift, so I know someone liked it which is all that matters.  Smiley  Hopefully it'll become a keepsake and my niece will know I love her even though I've never met her and most likely never will.













6  QUILTING / Quilting: Completed Projects / Baby quilt! on: December 19, 2009 04:03:12 PM
I started this quilt the week I found out I was pregnant!...That was about 7 months ago, lol.  It took me a few months to finish it thanks to morning sickness and such.  Obviously I didn't know if I was sewing for a girl or boy so I made it gender neutral and was going for a "naturey" look.  I think it is pretty good seeing as it is the first quilt I've ever done by myself and the last quilt I did I was about 10!  I'm going to be making another one to match the nursery and hopefully it will turn out even better.  Smiley






There's a ripple on the back unfortunately, I'm not sure what to do about it, or if there is anything I can do?

7  CLOTHING / Clothing for Kids: Completed Projects / Who lives in a pineapple, under the sea?? on: December 19, 2009 03:22:00 PM
I made this for my niece for Christmas.  I started out with a regular, plain t-shirt with the idea to do a simple iron on transfer of some sort, but this came into being instead.  I added the hood and bottom ruffle, the bib and sleeves. It was a fun, quick project! 

8  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Dress and Wrap Skirt on: June 13, 2009 04:27:10 PM
Dress I made out of a pair of white corduroy pants that were too big, a stained shirt, and a bit of brown corduroy I had lying around.  I actually started this dress about...over a year ago, but I kept running into problems!  But, here it is in all it's glory!  The belt looks a little odd because it's not meant to be worn that high, but the dress needed a little something, I might make a thick sash or something for it later.




This is a circle-wrap skirt that I made out of part of a sheet I got from a thrift store.  I also kind of made the cardigan, it was just a long sleeve but I cut it up the middle and hemmed it. 



Fabric close-up, I love it!



That is all for now, but I am working on something pretty special!  To me, anyway.  Cheesy
9  CLOTHING / Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Ruffle butt, Green Day, and buffalo check...not all in one! on: May 14, 2009 06:46:30 PM
Some shirts I reconstructed.  I'm not planning on wearing the ruffle butt one, it was just an idea I had, not really something I'd wear.  Smiley  Simple spaghetti strap Green Day shirt, and the buffalo check one which is my favorite!  It was this big, boxy thing, it fits better than the photo suggests, I'm just too tired to take pics again.














10  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / The Beauty Kit on: May 13, 2009 08:17:18 AM
Well, I don't know if I'd really call it that, but I made a few cute things for my sister-in-law's graduation present.  Fabric hair curlers (http://lifewithmonkey.wordpress.com/2007/09/03/hair-curler-sewing-tutorial/), a sleep mask, and a hot/cold pillow which is not pictured but made out of the same material (I figured everyone knows what they look like!)  I also made the little bag to put everything.








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