Monday, August 23, 2010

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Saturday, August 7, 2010

NES Controller Birthday Invitations

My son will be 10 a week from today! I can't believe it! This is probably the last year he'll let me make his party invitations, so I wanted to make something that he would really like. Here's what I came up with and he LOVED it!

I love it too! Obviously it's a simple design. I used my paper cutter for the base and background. For the buttons, my Cricut Sans Serif cartridge proved to be very useful! My little Xyron was a life saver for all of these tiny parts. This was a fun project and I love how it turned out!

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Friday, August 6, 2010

I made a skirt! A real skirt!

Alright so I've played around with making pillows, sewing buttons on and little things like that, but this is the first thing I've ever sewn from start to finish using a pattern. And it wasn't terribly hard! Just a little tedious and time consuming at most.

When I first pulled out the pattern I almost stuffed it back in the envelope and walked away from it. I was just so over stimulated with it all, but then I sat down and took one step at a time.

I started by cutting out the pieces that went with the skirt that I chose to make from that pattern. (Skirt C) And then began pinning the pattern pieces to the fabric.

Here's where I almost stopped again. Pattern lingo is so simple that it's confusing to a beginner! I didn't know what the heck "Cut 2 on Fold" meant. I called my mom (the master seamstress) and she didn't answer. I tried her 3 times! I even tried calling my dad to see if he could put my mom on the phone. Then I finally Googled it.

So here it is. I can't believe that I didn't mess anything up. I almost did a couple times, but I kept my brain on and here it is! My creation. And my beautiful daughter posing in it. It's a little longer than I thought it would be, but I'm still proud of it!