Sunday, November 27, 2011

Holiday Bow Tie

In our family the tradition is to decorate for Christmas the weekend after Thanksgiving. As I started to sort through our ornaments this morning I began to ponder what the kids will wear for Christmas Eve. My daughter will probably wear a red silk dress with rosettes that I ordered online last week. But what about my son? He could probably wear his navy trousers with a dress white shirt... boring! I needed something to spice up the outfit. Quick search online and I found the perfect tutorial @ the Lemon Squeezy Home blog HERE.

The fabric was gifted to me in a pile a couple of years ago and it seemed perfect for this project. I didn't have fleece and didn't feel like heading out to the store so I used a piece of jersey from my 'old clothes waiting to be recycled' pile. What I'm saying is that this project took less than 30 minutes and cost me NOTHING.

My model is teething and has a bit of a cold, so he wasn't very into the photo shoot. I can't wait to see the bow tie on him Christmas Eve. I know it will look perfect with his crisp white dress shirt and blue pants. Bonus: he'll match his sister :) Thanks for stopping by!

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Owl Pajamas

My addiction for making PJs for the kids is widely documented on this blog (here, here, here) and I am almost embarrassed to say it continues. My excuse is that my daughter is so tall and skinny that it's hard to get a good fit from store-bought ones. This last pair is for her birthday. She is currently obsessed with Owls.

I picked up a yard of flannel for $4 and a clearance tank top for $1, so she got a pair of PJs for $5. I loved making them and decided to make the fringe a bit longer so it would curl up more.

I love the look of the edges around the owls!

Now go up to the first picture again and see if you can spot the mistake? #craftfail no doubt, but by the time I figured it out it was too late to go back and fix it. I wonder what she will think!

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

Sleepover Cake

This was such a fun cake to make! My husband's coworker asked me to make it for her niece who lost her mom to breast cancer. It was my pleasure to make it and the aunt told me all the girls at the party loved it.

She told me what each girl looked like and I guess they were very excited to see themselves on the cake.

This was my inspiration and the picture she emailed me: click here.

As you can see, I used marshmallows for the pillows. I decided to skip the bed skirt and instead make the "comforter" more ornate. My daughter, who is 5, is now dying for her first sleep over party. She already knows what cake she'll request! :)

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