Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Last minute accessories

Well, my girls already wore their Easter dresses to church last Sunday, but if your darlings are going to wear theirs this Sunday, there are some cheap accessories out there that you can spruce up.

I bought everything here at the Target dollar spot! Arent the gloves super cute?! Luckily, I bought them early, but my girls didn't even have their dresses yet. I had no idea what color they were even going to be since their Grandma likes to buy their Easter dresses.

I saw these same hats at our local Dollar Tree, along with some adorable basket purses (in different colors and styles) which I later bought, but didn't take a pic of. Anywhoo....the girls' matching dresses were pink and green (one of my favorite combos). So I took some ribbon...

FYI: if your outfits are pastel, Dollar Tree also sells many pastel colors for $1 a spool.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Happy Valentines Day....ummmm, yeah.

Yes, I checked my calender this morning, but since my camera/blog was on the fritz, I couldn't post the outfits I made for the girls for the big day! So, now I'm playing catch-up to post a million old pics. Anyway, here they are:

All that work to post this and a pic is sideways. Unfortunately, I'm lazy :) The outfits are pretty heart-tastic, but they've worn it a few times since then. I was going to go out and buy fabric, but it kinda defeats the purpose of saving money.

I had to include the pics of my little Pudding crying, because it was so darn cute (poor girl).

We also made these little hair clips for the other little girls at gymnastics.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Last minute gift idea

There is a little girl down the street who had a birthday party and decided to invite Pumpkin. Honestly, Pumpkin and I have never met this little girl before, but I know her parents. We had a lot of fun! Since it was kinda last minute, we didnt have a gift. They said we didn't need to give her one, but with time to spare, I decided to make this skirt for her. Happy Birthday, Hailey!

Gymnastics and Tutorial

We recently enrolled our little Pumpkin into a gymnastics class at one of our local community centers. At first, she didn't have a cute little leotard like the other girls (and she didn't really care), but one day she was talking to them and said, "I don't have one of those. I only have a shirt and pants." Then she ran to me and asked if she could have an outfit for gymnastics too. How could I say no?!

Now, they sell tights with the bottoms cut off, but this was quite a bit cheaper. I got this 3-pack at Walmart for $3. The less we spend the better, because who knows....she might not like gymnastics at all! :) I thought I would give a tutorial on these just in case anyone was thinking of doing the same thing. could just make them because they look cute with the little flower. These would look adorable under a denim skirt.

Cut off the ends. I only cut off a little bit so she could wear them longer. Since they are so stretchy, it really doesn't matter if there is excess. You can even go shorter if you want to make them capri-length tights.

Hem the bottom with a zig-zag stitch.

Gather left over fabric from toes in your fingers whatever size and shape you want your flower. There really is no right or wrong way. Hand stitch together, and stitch onto tights. And...then you are done!!