Monday, January 31, 2011

Happy Birthday Clayton!


Thursday, January 20, 2011

Birthday Crown Fit for a Princess

This weekend, the birthday girl came to me with a last minute request.  She wanted a birthday crown to wear out to dinner with her friend.  Okay, Momma can do that - yikes!

Luckily, I found this cute birthday crown template.  I didn't have enough felt - or interfacing, or sewing skills.  But I did have some foam left over from Clayton's 100 days project.  I cut the foam in the shape of the template, added a little craft paint, a little glitter glue.  Hot glued some hair combs to the foam.  And voila!  

A birthday crown fit for a princess! 

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Learning to Make Do & Mend

My mother is a phenomenal seamstress!  I remember the jumpers, dresses and pinafores she made for me (and my Cabbage Patch doll!) growing up.  She made my Daddy a three-piece suit, my sister-in-law's wedding dress and dresses for her bridesmaids.   When people in the neighborhood needed alterations, they didn't go into town to the dry cleaners.  They came to my Momma!  You would think coming from such a background, I would possess such skills.  Think again!  I'm not sure I could even manage to turn a sewing machine on!

Maybe its not too late for me to learn.  So, I'm starting with the basics - the very basics!  Thank goodness for Youtube!