Sunday, October 9, 2011

Castle Peeps Skirt

I thought about making this skirt for a long time. I really need to start using my precious fabric so I finally got it out, cut it and made this. It was so much fun! And it turned out just as I wanted. I only had fat quarters of the Castle Peeps fabric, so I made this up as I went along, using the amounts of fabric I had. The bottom ruffle is from Riley Blake Bloom and Grow - I think it compliments the Castle Peeps perfectly.
Miriam loves to wear it. We call it her princess skirt and she sings the theme song to the show Little Princess while she wears it. As you can see (and as I'm sure many of you experience), it's impossible to get her to stay still and pose for a photo!
I have so many cute fat quarters, but no skirt patterns that use the right sizes. That's why I've made up some patterns myself. I could write up a tutorial and measurements for how to make ruffled skirts using only fat quarters. Anyone interested?

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Mimi's Miffy Birthday Party

My beautiful girl recently turned two (well, about 5 weeks ago now). I had lots of fun preparing a Miffy party for her. It's actually really hard to find Miffy things to buy, so I focused on the colours and made my own paper bunting:
And used colour-coordinated balloons:
Now, the cake wasn't perfect (I was frantically cutting and icing it about an hour before the party!), but everyone knew who it was, and the birthday girl was happy. I must thank the talented and generous knitknotnat for the cake inspiration and template that she kindly emailed me. You must check out her cake, which is much more impressive than mine!
Notice the cute little Miffy cookies - a good friend lent me her cookie cutters - these were so much fun to make, and the kids loved them:
I try to make 'lolly bags' reusable; I found cute containers and decorated them with personalized stickers:
I know my kids are now using theirs as little treasure boxes.
Warning: upcoming posts shall feature my cute little girl in cute little handmade skirts and dresses - I've been having way too much fun now that the weather is warming up!
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