Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas Outfits

So glad Christmas is over and done with! I have been doin nothin but sewing the last 2 weeks here's some of what I have been up to:

All you see here was made by yours truly (except the white dress shirt). Here's some close ups.

 I used the same pattern for the girls dresses, but I wanted to still make them look somewhat different so for Ellie's dress I added a sleeve with a flounce and ribbon to the rosettes.

I wanted Ryne's to look a little more sophisticated, more "grown up", so I did the straight lace sleeve from the pattern, but stead of adding trim I used the scallop that was already on the lace. I also added pearls to the center of the rosettes to bring it all together. 

I did a royal blue velvet vest, pin stripe pants and bow tie for my son. I didn't have a pattern for the pants so I took a pair of his that I new fit pretty good except the length and used it as a pattern, just added about 2 inchs of length. 

I was very pleased how they turned out, they all got many compliments on their outfits. I think the best part was that I only spent around $2 on a zipper for Ellie's dress, all the fabric was given to me over the years. 

I apologize for the pictures they were taken after church on Sunday, all my kids could think about was getting in the house and opening the rest of their presents! I will try and get better ones and update this later.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Ornaments

It has been a crazy month with boutiques and getting ready for Christmas! I decided at the beginning the month that I was going to make most of the kids Christmas presents this year, yeah I totally should have decided on that a looooong time ago! Yesterday I realized (thanks to my sons count down chain) I only have 12 days till Christmas, and of course today makes 11 HOLY CRAP 11 days, I am no were near ready! I have been a very busy bee workin on lots of things just not the kids things, here are some pretties  I have been workin on;

I just love crocheted ornaments, they have such an old world look to them, they are simple but elegant. When I got married my mom gave me my first set of crocheted ornaments a set of Angels they are still to this day my favorite ones, even though she sends new ones every year! I have lot's of things to blog about just not enough time, but I will do my best. 

p.s. these ornaments are available in my etsy shop!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Christmas Trunk Show

If your local come check out this trunk show Kit'n Kaboodle Kids a long with other awesome crafters will be there!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Holiday Boutique

I will be at this boutique today I have been so busy getting ready for it I forgot to post about it sooner. If your in the area come see me, I have some beautiful crochet Christmas Ornaments that are a must have for your tree!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Hair Clips

Here are some things I have been up too, aren't these mini pumpkin clips adorable!?

I used this pattern that I got from Busy Mom Designs, my girls just love this clips! If you love these too you can buy them in my etsy shop right here!

I had some candy corn clips I was gonna post about but for some reason the pics won't post you can check them out here!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

I know this is a week late but here's a pic from Halloween, the kids all decked out in there costumes with hair and make up!

So from left to right my son Kaleb as Jack Sparrow I mean CAPTAIN Jack Sparrow (he kept correcting everyone!), my youngest Ellie as a sweet little Gypsy, and my oldest Ryne as a 1950's troll!! I will be blogging about my sons costume soon, even those it's after the holiday, I will also be doing a tutorial on how I did my oldest daughters hair! Totally cost of all 3 costumes was drum roll please $11.56 how awesome is that!? I have to say I was pretty proud of that.

I have tons of projects to post about, mostly things I made a boutique and other things as well, I think I have enough stuff to blog about everyday for a month of finished projects, not to mention ones I am currently working on, so get ready for all that. I think I might even have a Christmas giveaway which I will reveal in the next week or so!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Sorry for not posting over the last couple weeks, I have been insanely busy making Halloween Costumes and expanding my inventory for a Holiday Boutique, if your Local you should totally come out and say hi (and buy my stuff :)). Yesterday I made 6 kids aprons in all different sizes, I will also have some crocheted flower hair clips, and headbands, I also made some super cute pumpkin and candy corn hair clips that are FABULOUS!! I will have crocheted banners, like this one, this one, this one and I did a fun pumpkin one too, if ya want to see it ya have to come to the event! Most of the things in my shop will be there too! Oh and I almost forgot I will be having a drawing at the event, the prize will be announced soon!
After Saturday I will be able to sit down and blog all the wonderful things I have been up too!!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

A troll

My oldest daughter wants to be a troll for Halloween, to be specific she wanted to be the "mean,ugly,stinky troll"from Earnest Scared stupid, yup that's right she wanted to be this:

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I was talking to a friend about it and she suggested doing something more a long the lines of this;

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I thought "dang why didn't I think of that!?", I wasn't sure if Ryne would go for it I talked to her about it and she wasn't sure sooooo I googled it! I love Google, I pulled up TONS of images she was totally thrilled I was jumping for joy inside I mean if my daughter is gonna be a troll at least she can be a cute, friendly non-stinky one! So she decided she wants to be a 1950's troll.

I happened to have a poodle skirt pattern so I just needed to get some felt and it just so happens that Joann's is having a sale right now there felt is $2.99 yd instead of $4.99 SCORE!! So Saturday Ryne and I went to Joann's and got her fabric she chose a dark purple, once home I went to work.

The skirt was super duper easy to throw together, the pattern had a choice of a poodle, guitar with notes, cat,or Schnauzer to go on the front of the skirt I knew what Ryne was gonna choose before I even asked her! She chose the cat in case you were wonderin, so I cut out the cat out of some fuchsia felt scraps I had on hand. In the picture that cat was all sparkly do to the sequins that were glued on it, so of course she wanted it to be sparkly but since I didn't have the time, resources or patience to do sequins I used some spray glitter left over from this project, I used some beaded trim for the collar, and blue oval gems I had on hand for the eyes.

We went to Goodwill and found a couple of button up collared shirts for $1.98 for both of them SCORE again! They are a little big but it won't take much  to alter them to fit her, there's a light purple (pictured) one and a fuchsia one I wasn't sure which on we would like with the skirt so we just got both. And luckily we had a full slip from her Alice and Wonderland costume from last year, so I didn't need to make one, although I think I might add another layer to it and make it just a little fuller.

I have a plan for her hair and it's gonna look totally AWESOME, she is thrilled with her outfit and so am I especially since we only spent around $6! Two costumes down one to go, so far I have spent around $8 for both the girls costumes. Kaleb is still undecided so as soon as I know what he's gonna be I will get started!