25 July 2012

Skirt

I bought a cute blue stripey t-shirt from the dollar store a while back because I thought the fabric was really cute. The shirt was a size 4x, but I knew it would work to turn into a skirt. I had made a couple skirts from t-shirts last year, and I was in need of something cool and comfy. I did the shirring on the top like in this tutorial. With the super high temperatures we have been having here, and with my growing belly, it is a really comfy skirt. I paired it with a red shirt and wore it for the 4th of July:


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24 July 2012

Lower Case T

Lower case t for tiger tail:


(Yes, those are supposed to be stripes on the tail. My 3 year old was having fun with all my different colored pens)
 
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20 July 2012

Dino Shoes

My Brother and Sister-in-law had their first baby, a sweet little boy, about a month ago. I made him some little Dino shoes with matching receiving blanket:



I also made him some little penny loafers.


He ended up coming almost 6 weeks early, so he is very tiny. Hopefully he will grow into his shoes before too long!


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19 July 2012

Mickey Mouse Shirts


Our big family vacation this summer was a trip to Disneyland. I thought it would be fun to make some matching shirts for us to wear. I bought some red t-shirts from JoAnns, and used freezer paper to stencil a Mickey Mouse on each of our shirts. Here are some of the shirts in progress:


Since cutting out the stencil is the hardest part, I didn't really want to cut it out more than once. I ended up using the same stencil for all four shirts. It worked pretty well. The paper was pretty caked with paint by the end, and I had to trim down a couple of the tight spots, but it worked. One of the shirts close up:


Here we are, all ready to go the first day to Disneyland:





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17 July 2012

12 July 2012

T-shirt Dress

A couple of months ago, my friend asked me to help with a sewing project for the teen-aged girls at church. We made t-shirt dresses, like the one from Tripping Over Joy, here. I made this one for myself as a practice before showing the girls how to do it.


I made my waist high enough to leave room for my expanding belly. I also left my dress long. A lot of the girls cut theirs to knee length, which looked really cute, too. I wish I had gotten a picture of some of the girls' dressed, because they all turned our really cute.

I also made a little flower to pin onto my shirt with leftover fabric from the skirt. I used this tutorial, although I just cut circles instead of flower shapes.


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06 July 2012

Different Kind of Creating

It has been a while since I have posted here. I haven't totally disappeared off the face of the earth, just been preoccupied. Most of the month of March and April I didn't do too much crafting because I was feeling sick from the other creating my body was doing.


I had to borrow this picture from This Little Project. I thought it was pretty clever.

We found out we are having another boy, due mid October. My boys are super excited to get another brother!

May and June we had a couple big vacations, so I didn't get back into the blogging habit. Now that we have a free summer, I hope to catch up posting the few things I have made the last couple months, and hopefully I can post a little more regularly some fun crafts and things that we do this summer. I made a list of activities and crafts to do with my boys this summer, so I will share some of those. If you want some ideas of the fun activities we have planned, you can check my Kid's Activities Pinterest board here.

Here's a quick craft we did for the Fourth of July. I got the idea here, although I think it was linked to from one of my pins.


Hope you had a happy Independence Day!

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