Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Cupcake Toppers

If you can't tell I have gone a little crazy with the cupcake toppers:) It is one of my newest favorite things to make. I love making stuff for kids! I also love cake decorating especially when it's easy!

My Little Pony
 Your so sweet!
 Toy Story
 Disney Princess
 Littlest Pet Shop
 Farm Animals
 Super Heroes
 Disney Fairies
 Go Diego Go

Here are some of the cupcakes with cupcake toppers that I have made.
 Valentine's Day Cupcakes
 Disney Princess
 Christmas Cupcakes
 Star Wars Legos
 Snowflake Toppers
 Legos Cupcake Toppers

Jean Skirts

Here is a better picture of my daughter in her new outfit.

 I made a skirt for my other daughter out of the same fabric.
 I made three of these jean skirts. I made one for myself and then I decided to make them for both of my daughters so we could all match. Plus I thought they would look adorable in girl's sizes.
 I used these basic skirt patterns cut it shorter and added ruffles to the bottom. The pattern # for mine is: Butterick B4803
I used a children's pattern that is very similar. The pattern # is: Simplicity 2576
 Here we are all dressed up for church.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Tribute to Ruffled Pants :)

Can you tell I have an obsession with ruffled pants. These are most of the ruffled pant I have made in the last two years. I love them because they are relatively simple (if you have a ruffler foot) and they are adorable of coarse.  The pattern I used for these ruffled pants is: McCall's 6062

For these capris I made them shorter than the pattern and only did one ruffle.

I have to say that one of my favorite fabrics is Tutti Fruiti. The fabric stores usually carry it in the spring. I love the bright spring colors that they but besides that I also love that the fabric relatively sturdy. I have made Easter dresses for my daughters out of it before and had them last well over two years. They even looked relatively good after that amount of time even with them wearing them all the time.

I also love corduroy for how sturdy it is. I made four pairs of ruffled pants for my eight year old daughter since she needed more pants and it seemed like fun for me. Although she ended up deciding she doesn't like some of them which irks me because I worked very hard making them.
I added ribbon and a bow to most of them to.

I made this outfit as a special order for a friends daughter.

One of my first pairs of ruffled pants.

I made these out of flannel. I haven't liked how the flannel has held up though.

A Jumper and Some Ruffled Pants

I was waiting to post pictures of my latest projects until I finished the dress I made to go with it. I made two pairs of ruffled pants and a jumper to go with one of them. I came down with a nasty flu bug on Monday and I have been recovering my house since than. It is also Spring Break for my kids so they don't have school this week. Here are my projects:

 I got a new sewing machine a couple of months ago and I thought that this was the perfect time to try out one of the fun stitches on it.

The reason I made these ruffled pants is because I had this shirt that I appliqued and added a ruffle to for my daughter and needed something to go with it. I had made it to go with a pair of shorts in those colors but it ended up being the wrong style for it.

I saw some expensive quilting fabric at the quilting store in a gray and pink and knew I had to try making something in those colors. I just couldn't make myself pay $15 a yard so I found some fabric in those colors at Hancock and managed to pay under $2 a yard for it. (The gray fabric with the pink flowers). So here are the results.

My daughter is usually very photogenic but lately she's been doing this fake smile lately. I was going to try to get a better picture of her in her new outfit but I haven't had a chance to. I will post it later.

The pattern I used for the ruffled pants is McCalls 6530. I used a pattern for the jumper from this book:
 Little Girl's Big Style
Here's a link for amazon for the book. Which I highly recomend if you love sewing for little girls.

These aren't the only projects I have been working on in the last couple of weeks. Anyone that knows me knows that I can't just do this much:) I have a lot of paper projects in the works. I will post some of them later.

I have been surprisingly disillusioned by my crafting lately. I think it has something to do with signing up to do some craft shows with my friend. It's not that I don't like the idea of selling my stuff. I have sold things I make before. The other part is that I am my own worst critic and my stuff isn't always perfect and doesn't always come out as good as I would like. I'm also not sure who would buy my stuff. I am not the kind of person who would buy things from a craft show. If I can make it myself or buy it for cheaper, than why would I buy it at a craft show? I guess I just don't understand the mentality of people who buy things at a craft show. I also don't understand what people are looking for and what if all the work I put into the craft shows doesn't pay off?