Monday, January 31, 2011

Disney Trip



My mom surprised my girls with a trip to Disney to give them something nice to think about while they recovered from their tonsillectomy.  A bit extravagant I know but that’s what grandmas are for right?  We had a really wonderful time!  The girls were so good and really had some very “magical” moments.  Here are some of the highlights.


Dinner with Mickey and Minnie.

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Meeting our favorite characters!

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The highlight of the trip was definitely going to the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique to get fancy.  Then we went to a special dinner in the castle with Cinderella and the princesses.  The girls loved it!

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The girls got to decorate their own cupcakes.


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They also received a wishing star and wand.

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As they say at Disney, “Dreams really do come true!”

I make clothes for our Disney trip every year and I will post about those in the next day or two.


Saturday, January 29, 2011

Sugar and Spice Skirt



I’ve been really wanting to make this skirt ever since I saw the tutorial for it on From An Igloo.  It is super cute and super easy!  I loved making it and my girls love wearing them. 


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Don’t they look cute?

If you would like to make one too be sure to check out the tutorial here.


Sunday, January 23, 2011

Kimberbell Kids Dolls

My little girls had their tonsils out last week.  I knew that they were going to need lots of rest and down time and I wanted them to have something cute and snuggly.

I decided to make these adorable Kimberbell Kids Dolls.



You can get the pattern at You Can Make This.  I think that this was by far the best PDF pattern that I have ever purchased.  It was very detailed and really walked you through every step of making these dolls.  These were the first dolls that I have ever made and I think that they came out pretty cute.  The only other “doll type” thing that I have ever made were the Molly Monkeys.

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Aren’t their faces super cute?



I think that these faces are super cute too!  I love you girls and I am so happy that you are feeling better!  XOXOXO


Friday, January 21, 2011

Tag Baby Blanket

When my boys were born, they were each given “Taggie” Blankets.  One of my boys has become super attached to it.  He has actually now taken his brother’s “Taggie” as well and needs to go to bed with both of them.  The other day, something horrible happened!  It was time for bed and we could only find one!  Now you would think that this would be sufficient but no he has to have two.  Well lets just say that it was a bit of a fiasco.  Fortunately, my husband, who seems to be able to find anything found the missing blanket the next day.  I headed out to Joann’s for supplies to make extra blankets to avoid this happening ever again.



There are many tutorials out there for these.  I will share how I made mine.  (FYI I have heard that the “Taggie” company doesn’t take too kindly to people selling these so please be sure to make them for personal use only.)


Fleece Fabric

Several pieces of ribbon.  ( I used both satin and grosgrain ribbon in mostly 7/8” width.)

Thread, sewing machine, etc.


Cut two squares of fabric.  These should be about 12 1/2” X 12 1/2” so that your finished squares are 12”x12”.  I was being stingy and wanted to get as many squares out of 1/2 yard of fabric as possible so I cut mine 9”x9”.



Cut a variety of ribbons to a length of 4”.

(Don’t cut your ribbon too long as babies tend to suck on these and they could pose a choking hazard.)



Place one of the squares right side up.  Fold the ribbon pieces in half and pin the raw edges to the edges of the square.



Place the second square on top with the wrong side up and pin.



Sew around the square using 1/4” seam allowance.  When you get to a corner make sure your needle is down, lift the pressure foot and pivot the fabric.   Continues sewing down the next side.  Be sure to leave a couple of inches open for turning.



Turn the blanket right side out through the hole you have left.  I like to use a chopstick to help turn the corners all the way out.  Topstitch around the edge of the blanket.  This will close up the hole that was left open.

Keep several on hand for emergencies!  :)



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