April 24, 2012

Tinkerbell Dress

I've finally managed to remember to post pictures of Little A's Tinkerbell Dress!  The pattern is Simplicity 2872.

The wings are removable (Velcro, gotta love it):

The silky fabrics were shockingly easy to work with.  The belt is removable, and it also comes with little shorts to wear under the dress.

The wings use crinoline as their 'stiffiner'.  Between that and the chenille stems sewn into the wings, the wings are supposed to stand on their own.  They really don't.  They're still pretty floppy.  I'll try something different if I end up making this pattern again.  But that's really my only complaint.

Our Tinkerbell Dress worked great as a little bridesmaid's dress, Halloween costume, and now a great play dress!  I see many more fairy dresses in my future!

April 20, 2012

What can I say...

If you get it, you get it.  If not.....just smile and nod.

I got the graphic from Missie Krissie here.  A bit of iron on transfer paper and a t-shirt and voila!

April 13, 2012

Teacher Appreciation

Well, once I got the mason jars dyed how I wanted them, the rest of the project was pretty easy!  Using each teacher's favorite color, I hot glued some fabric to the lids and used freezer paper to stencil the teacher's initial on the top. 

A few pretty ribbons on the side...

I got the idea for the appreciation jars here.  I gave each parent in my son's class some strips of paper.  All the kids sent back a note for each teacher, we stuffed the jars with the notes, and the teachers LOVED them.

And what's teacher appreciation day without a few flowers??