Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Big Brothers ROCK! Tutorial

Four different fabrics (fat quarters, scraps of fabric, layer cake squares all work great).
Iron-on letters (I found mine at Hobby Lobby by s.e.i. in black)
Wonder-Under Fusible Web
Four small buttons
Coordinating Thread (I used black thread)

Start off by gathering all your supplies.

Print out the template and cut out all the pieces.

Iron-on Wonder-Under fusible webbing to the back side of all the fabric pieces you wish to use for your applique.  On the paper side of the fused pieces trace around all the cut pieces on the fabric you wish to use for each piece.

 For the letters, trace them upside down so when you cut out the pieces they are facing the correct direction.
Cut out the pieces and remove the paper backing.  Place your pieces as shown below on the shirt and iron on.  Cut out the letters to spell "big brothers" from the pre-made iron on letters and iron in place above the ROCK fabric letters.
 Using a zig zag stitch, stitch around all the pieces of the applique.
Hand-stitch on the four small buttons on the handle, two on each side.
Now wasn't that quick! All done and ready for some new big brothers to wear!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Saturday, May 15, 2010

A horse is horse, of course, of course...

For Paige's 5th Birthday she wanted a HORSE party.  So here is a little recap of the Horse party we came up with. 

The kids watched Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron  {a horse movie}... Paige really likes this movie and it was her idea to have a movie party. We ordered in Pizza and had Popcorn with the movie. I found these cute little Popcorn holders from the fabulous Hobby Lobby stores.
Red Bandana paper bowls from Hobby Lobby
I gathered up all of Paige's horses and used them for decorations along with some Red Bandana tablecloths and towels and a matching quilt for all the kids to sit on while watching the movie.  You can get these great Moda Home items from Home a la mode.
Stick Horses as little giveaways for all her little friends.  (SCORE: a buck each from the Dollar Tree!)
Added a bit of grosgrain ribbon to pretty them up.
To top it all off, I made her a pillow case dress that had an embroidered Horse on it. 

I think I will be making her some more of these for the summer... SUPER EASY and QUICK to make.  Thanks to Craft Challenge: Dozens of Ways to Repurpose a Pillowcase book.
Everyone seemed to have a blast.... especially this big girl.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Paige turned FIVE!

I cannot believe I am now a mother of a 5 year old.  What is it about this age that makes you realize your kids are getting big?  That you start reminiscing of when they were babies?  Time really does fly by quicker than you realize!  Just look at how much she has grown!

She is such a big girl now... I am so proud of the BIG girl she has grown to be.

Happy Birthday Paige!  Love you lots!
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