Sunday, September 16, 2012

Time to cowboy up!

well ok, not really...

We were recently invited to a good friend's little boys 3rd birthday. My friend goes all out with her parties for his birthday, seriously she does amazing parties for him. Like everything that I see on Pinterest/Etsy and love, but am too cheap or lazy to get around to doing it (b/c I tend to procrastinate on these things) she does. And they are big parties too, not just 6 or 7 little kids. My hat's off to you (well I guess her hat, since as part of the party we brought home 3 straw cowboy hats). ;) Great party! Maybe next year I'll you plan my kids birthdays!

But I digress...

I new that she was going to go all out for the theme of the party so I wanted to have something fun & theme appropriate for my daughter to wear.  I've also been waiting for the right inspiration to make a horse themed set for her, but didn't want to make something that would only get worn for 1 or 2 times. I'm so glad that I waited. I had the 2 Joel Dewberry fabrics since last winter, but only recently found a pony print fabric that I liked at a local quilt shop.

For my skirt pattern I used the free tutorial from Dana Made It (link here) luckily her measurements were the same as what I'd need for a 2/3. I made a couple of changes though- I didn't add pockets this time, but might some other time and I just serged the bottom layer and left it plain (didn't turn up the hem). I liked it like this and frankly it was easier (there I said it)... sometimes finishing the hem can be the reason I don't finish a project (just ask the almost completed reversible jumper dress hanging in my basement!)

Well enough chatter, here's the finished result...

See I love it so much I had to put 3 almost identical pictures on here :)

Foofa? What's a Foofa?

I had a friend contact me in early July about making a Foofa shirt for her daughter's 2nd birthday party. I was like "uh, what's a Foofa?" ... Apparently there is at least 1 toddler show that my kids have never managed to watch often enough for me to know that Foofa is a character from Nick Jr's show,  Yo-Gaba-Gaba.

Well, okay then. Yes I can make one of these. I think, I hope, I tried it. It turned out pretty cute. My own daughter 2 year old daughter certainly loved it & wanted it when she found me hand sewing on the little eyelashes. ;) 

Friday, September 7, 2012

Now on Facebook!

A couple of weeks ago I started a facebook page because I'd begun getting quite a few requests for shirts via my personal page. So now this way I hope its easier to keep up with what I've been making or to order. I still plan on doing my blog though, because I'll still like to share not only my sewing but other crafty type projects as I get them done around here. :)

Here is the link to my facebook page! Please feel free to Like it & share with your friends. :) Or just click on the logo image above.