28 October 2017

Halloween Costumes 2017

We had a trunk or treat at our church this week so we got to try out our costumes before Halloween.

My youngest dressed up as Catboy from PJ Masks.

I used freezer paper stencils to paint a dollar store t-shirt paired with some pajama pants he already had. (I've made several things with freezer paper stencils through the years. You can see them all here.) I painted over the light blue with glow-in-the-dark paint, which he was especially excited about.

I sewed the mask out of felt, with an elastic that goes around his head. The tail I made out of fleece and stuffed with a bit of stuffing. It is attached to his pants with a binder clip -- super fancy. :)

My second child has been obsessed with turtles for the last year since he dressed up as Turtwig (a Pokemon) last year. We made the twig on top of his hat removable so he could just be a turtle.

He makes a cute little turtle.

My oldest wanted to be Zoom, which I wasn't familiar with until he had to explain to me that it is from Flash.

His shirt was another freezer paper stencil.

The hat/mask I had to kind of make up as we went. I started with a basic beenie hat, then added another inch or so on the back and then added the mask part to the front. He wanted the mask removable, so I added a couple little snaps so he can breath every once in a while. The lightning symbols on his hat are made out of card stock and pinned onto the hat.

I like to have some sort of family theme if possible, but since the boys were all doing there own thing, my husband and I kind of went with the Flash DC Super Hero theme and dressed as super heroes. Wonder Woman and Super Man:

This was definitely the year of freezer paper stencils. I did both of our shirts that way too. Just a little paint on a Goodwill shirt. It was a little tricky with the two different colors, but I thought they turned out pretty good.

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27 October 2017

PJ Mask Birthday Party

My preschooler turned 5! He has really gotten into PJ Masks lately and wanted a PJ Mask party. 

He had already decided to be Catboy for Halloween, so I made him his costume early (more about that later).

He wanted a PJ Mask cake with all the symbols of the characters on it

The kids made bracelets with their favorite character: catboyowlette, or gecko

We made a cardboard box HQ so they could use their super gecko strength to lift it. 

HQ had been taken by Romeo and they had to carry it back across the city.

I didn't get pictures of the other activities, but they also used their super catboy speed to run and diffuse some bombs planted by Luna Girl (they had to pop some balloons with candy inside). Then they flew like owlette to save the city from the night ninjas (they shot nerf guns at some blue balloons). 

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24 October 2017

Baby Gift Set

I made this little gift set for a friend who just had a baby boy. 

Flannel receiving blanket 

I like just a thin, one layer receiving blanket, so I just fold over the edges and sew a zig-zag stitch.

Matching whale softie toys

And some penny loafers. 

I'm working on making gift sets like this for my shop in time for the holidays. Stay tuned!

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23 October 2017

Fall Leaves

It doesn't really look like fall here the desert, so we had to make our own fall leaves. 

What started as a project with my preschooler, was joined in by my older boys, too. It's always fun to find something they all like to do. 

We cut coffee filters into leaf shapes, colored them with markers, then lightly sprayed them with water to get the colors to blend together. 

Then I taped them on a string to make a nice little fall banner. 

We even got a couple of Jack-o-lanterns 🎃 in there.

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20 October 2017

28 September 2017

New Shoes for Halloween

I have a few new styles of shoes in my shop just in time for Halloween.

Mickey or Minnie Mouse inspired shoes, for the Disney lover.

Animal Paws, perfect for a dog, bear, lion, cat, tiger, or your favorite animal.

BB8 inspired baby shoes, for the Star Wars fan.

And Fox shoes, because everyone loves foxes! :)

Click here for details.

What is your little one going to be for Halloween?

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21 September 2017

Letter H

Letter H is for hippo, and a happy hairy horse (had to get some good alliteration in there. ;) )

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19 September 2017

Black and White Baby Dress

My brother and his wife are expecting a little girl in a couple weeks.

I love making handmade gifts for people, so of course I had to make them a little something.

So I made this sweet little onesie dress and shoes for my new niece that will be coming soon! Can't wait to meet her!

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14 September 2017

Letter G

Letter G is for gumballs and guitar. 

My son loves the little green dot bingo marker we have. You will see that show up on a lot of his crafts. :)

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12 September 2017

Green Bow Ties

For Father's Day, I made all my boys matching bow ties.

They are all Dr. Who fans, so they know that bow ties are cool!

I think they all look pretty handsome!

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