Thursday, April 29, 2010

New Stuff In The Shop

This is a custom item.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Croc Upgrade

Her 1st of 2 pairs of new Crocs arrived in the mail today.

They are extremely cute and there is plenty of growing room. I love them. But, because these will be mainly the only shoes she wears in the sticky summer months I thought an upgrade was needed. Don’t get me wrong these are just fine as they are, but there's nothing wrong with a little dazzle.

The Upgrade
First you will need to gather your supplies. shoes, velcro, ribbon, a hot glue gun, felt and anything crafty you might have lying around.

Second- you are going to need to cut your felt to size. There really isn't a right way to do this. It’s all trial and error. So you do that until you get something like this. * A great tip is to do one and use the 1st one as a template for the other shoe, just remember to flip it over when you go to the next step.

Next you will need to cut 4 strips of ribbon about 2 inches long. You'll need ribbon that’s wide enough to attach your velcro to. After you've cut your ribbon, glue one to each of the "y" ends like this.

Now you need to attach the velcro.

Here's the fun part, decorating !!!

Pom Pom's

Fabric Flowers
These tie on with ribbon insted of velcro.
The posiblities are endless. I'm gonna get some silk flowers and some fake jewels for a blinged out Croc.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Outside Fun: Grocery Bag Kites

As you all may know I live up here in the frozen north- Wisconsin. It’s a place that hasn’t got the memo that it’s spring. So we’re all putting our jackets and jeans on to play outside. There have been a few warmer days but the wind is still a bit chilly. So when life gives you lemons, you make grocery bag kites. This is the easiest and fastest windy day fun creator. It’s so simple I’m not even going to give step-by-step detailed instructions on how to make them

You take a plastic grocery bag and tie yarn, string or ribbon to both handles. Then you run. It’s that simple. It’s also a great way to reuse plastic grocery bags.

Oh I got my new camera, so a better fat quarter skirt tutorial is coming soon.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Make Baby Stuff

So I was surfing around today and I found the really awesome site called Make baby stuff. There's tons of free patterns and ideas. Check it out

Monday, April 5, 2010

Her Easter Dress

I've been eyeing this dupioni silk at Hancock’s for months. It made it to the value fabric section and then all value fabric was on sale for 50% off, so I knew it was time to buy. I love how it turned out. I used the same pattern from her lilac linen dress but I changed the grain of the fabric in the middle of the bodice for some visual interest. I did try to make her a petticoat to wear underneath but the banana was here and I should have known better- don’t try to sew things when there are 2 little girls running around the house. I'll fix her petti later so she can wear it under her Rockibaby dresses.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

And the Winner Is....

Becky Scipior!!!! You are the winner of the 1st ever Purple Pocket Giveaway!!! I did this the old fashion way put all the names in a hat and drew a name. I think next time I'll use that site. Be on the look out next month for the next giveaway.