Thursday, November 22, 2012

Dear Mickey Mouse,

Dear Mickey Mouse, 
 This little boy loves you a lot. A LOT a lot.
But at barely 2 1/2, he's still a little unpredictable with his punches and tackles "love".
We're working on it, Mickey.

But I thought it best to warn you that we are on our way, so:
 If you see him coming, ready yourself! He's all boy after all!

Just remember, I've got your back. Because....... well, I love you too Mickey!

(Look Out Mickey Here I Come shirt: 
Mickey appliqued, letters freezer paper stenciled using Disney font.)

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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

More Sewing for Disney

Totally carried away?
Josiah is loving his pirate Mickey Mouse shirt!
And I made a matching one for Ethan!
A Minnie Mouse shirt for Sarah.
 Next I took the scraps from Anna's Minnie Mouse pillowcase dress, cut them into pieces,
 and made a fun Minnie!
 Also for Sarah!

Then I wanted to make some Minnie Mouse outfits for the little girls, but I couldn't find any girl's short sleeved shirts, so I bought these:
 clearance men's shirts from the Gap.
 I cut them WAY down and lettuce-edged the bottom and sleeves. Decorated the shirts and made matching skirts based on this idea!
For my totally uncooperative model, I made a little Minnie Mouse peasant dress!
And each girl has a Minnie Mouse hair pretty, also from here.

Now I can pack! 

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Sewing for Disney

Since the three little girls got princess dresses, I decided to make Anna a Minnie Mouse pillowcase dress!
I used multiple ideas I saw on the internet to put this together, so nothing specific followed!
I definitely could have made this smaller for my tiny girl, but I think it's still cute! I used jumbo ric-rac and appliqued a Minnie on the front.
 And of course no outfit is complete without a matching hair pretty! A hair bow from the same ribbon as the straps with a Minnie "button" in the middle. (I found this in the scrapbooking section of Jo-Ann's. It actually had foam sticky stuff on the back that I pulled off. Whatever works, right?)
 One more Disney dress done for my smallest princess! 

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Tatertots & Jello 

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Happy Birthday, Baby!

Oh, my beautiful baby girl...
it doesn't seem that long ago you came to us looking like this!
 But now you are a such a big girl!
 Clever, independent, full of spunk.
You have made our lives better, and we are so thankful for you! 
We all love you so, Annie-Bananie.
Happy 1st Birthday, Anna!

The 12 month re-cap:



Friday, November 9, 2012

My Princesses Three

Although I got two of these dresses made in time for the Harvest Party (third girly was the octopus), the real reason for these dresses happens in 2 weeks when we will be partying in the Happiest Place on Earth. 
 Yep! Packing up these silly princesses and taking them to Disneyland! 
 So, of course they needed some comfy-to-play-in dresses. I decided cotton would be comfortable for long days of walking and going on rides.
I started with a basic peasant dress pattern, like this free one, but decided to shirr the bodice pieces for a better "princess-y" fit. This required some inches added to the width of the pattern and some figuring of lengths to get them right. I also made the sleeves more cap sleeve length for poofy princess sleeves.
Next came all the important details:
For Snow White's sleeves, I did inverted pleats with red ribbon peeking out,
 gold braided trim down the front,
 and of course a signature red bow headband!
For Belle's dress I made a red ribbon rose to adorn the front of the shoulder piece,
and a ruched skirt adorned with little ribbon roses!
 Cinderella's dress has a front panel with braided trim,
signature sparkly hip poofs,
 and matching headband. (Followed this tutorial)
Are the princesses three counting the days until we leave?

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Shwin & Shwin 
Tatertots & Jello 
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