March 28, 2011

Polo Shirt Ruffle Skirt and Shoes

My niece is about to have her first birthday.  Since I don't get to sew up cute little girls stuff for my little boy I take advantage of birthdays!  With the wonderful London Loafer pattern found at Sweet Pea Patterns on Etsy I was able to make these adorable shoes.  That pattern is very easy to follow and I was able to make these cuties without any major sewing meltdown!
I was going to make a cute little skirt to match the shoes but then I came across this cute little polo dress found at Sumo's Sweet Stuff.  
Mine pretty much follows the tutorial except I didn't have a white knit shirt but had a bunch of knit fabric that I used instead. I also did the lettuce edge on the bottom layer instead of cutting it off which gave me four layers.  I also didn't cut my shirt at all and used the already hemmed shirt to give the skirt a nice finish.  

Look at all those fun girlie ruffles!  
The underside isn't the prettiest because lets face it, knit is knit and is a very stubborn fabric sometimes.  Here is a close up.

Also, I had to make a cute card to go with the little gift.  I wanted it simple and easy yet cute.  I used the tutorial at The Shabby Nest to make the pennant bunting on the front and added simple ribbon lining the bottom.  

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March 14, 2011

Gluten Free Oreo Brownies & Pennant Bunting

Everyone has one "GUILTY" show that they watch that they wish they didn't sometimes.  Mine happens to be  The Bachelor or Bachelorette from ABC.  Tonight is the final show where the Bachelor, Brad, picks between Emily and Chantal.  A small group of us are having a "Bachelor" party with dinner and dessert and a fun filled two hours.  

One of the girls can't have gluten so with a little help from Betty Crocker... 
and gluten free "Oreos"... 
I was able to make the wonderful idea of Brownie Covered Oreos found at Make It and Love It and Picky Palate.
I decided they needed a little dress up since I don't have any fun containers to display them in.  I found an excellent tutorial for a Pennant Bunting at The Shabby Nest.  

Of course we each have our own lady we want to win find love.  
I just cut a small wooden dowel in half to use as the sticks.  Popsicle sticks would work as well.  Unfortunately, I don't have a hole punch that works so the holes I made for the sticks look a little frayed.  I also used fishing line instead of string as the tutorial shows.

Wouldn't this make a cute topper at a baby shower?  
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