Princess Crown Birthday Banner

This little Princess Crown bunting banner was displayed at Miss M’s Princess Birthday Party that I shared here. I was pretty limited as far as what I could hang at the party because the location that we rented would not allow things to be hung or taped to the walls. It was very frustrating. But, I made this bunting banner for the main food table in order to be able to display the words “Happy Birthday” as necessary!!:)

I had originally wanted to do the triangular bunting like normal, but when I saw this shape at the Silhouette store, I absolutely had to try it out.

I cut out every other letter in “Happy Birthday” in purple or pink. Then the opposite was used as the color for the crown. Using double-sided scrapbooking tape, I attached the letters to the crowns. Super easy!

The last part to do was to add the holes in the crowns to string it onto the yarn to hang in front of the table. This was just done with a hole puncher. I suppose I could have done it with the Silhouette while I was cutting everything out, but this worked just as well. Using one strand that was 7 feet for the word “Happy” and another 8 foot long strand for the word “Birthday”, white yarn was used to string it in the front of the table which was 6 ft long. Because the holes from the hole puncher were quite a bit bigger than the yarn, it was rather easy to move the crowns around in order to center them properly on the table. It worked out perfectly.

My little princess had a beautiful and matching princess crown bunting banner that she just loved to wish her a special happy birthday. Thanks for stopping by!

Victorian Inspired Clutch

I made this clutch for my “secret swap” person through the Handmade Gift Exchange going on at Craftaholics Anonymous. Not going to lie, I am pretty nervous. I have never made something for someone who didn’t flat-out request what they wanted. This time, I was given a wish list to show me her tastes, and I am hoping she is going to like this.
The person that was selected for me in the swap liked Victorian things. What the heck does Victorian mean? Yeah, good ol’ Pinterest got me through that one;) I had no idea! Everything I found was lacy and ornate. I knew I had some lace to use (well an old lace shirt that I don’t wear anymore), so I started to brainstorm. Then I finally decided on making a clutch. Everyone likes clutches right? Ok…well I do! 🙂 In fact, I love them! So, I made this cute little clutch for her using a fat quarter piece of fabric I had lying around.

 

I really do like how it turned out so I am hoping she does!! We shall see! Fingers crossed!!!

DIY Burp Cloths

This week I made some DIY Burp cloths for a friend that is having a baby boy soon! The fabric was purchased on Etsy from Cuddles & More. I absolutely love these fabrics! It’s a very soft flannel and the colors are so cute! I ordered a fat quarter bundle as was able to get two pattern pieces out of each fat quarter. It worked out perfectly! I ordered some girl flannel as well and I cannot wait to use it!

I used a pattern from Cloud9fabrics in order to make the burp cloths. I really like the contoured shape of them as they lay nicely over your shoulder. The pattern pieces are available for free and to print directly from her site. I will definitely be making more in the future. I think I just might need a little boy…or one that I can dress up from afar;) Don’t get me wrong, I love pinks and purples, but after awhile, you need a break from the same colors!
What do you think? Do you have any other burp cloth patterns that I could try

Peacock Envelope Clutch

Today I am sharing with you a guest post I did earlier this month at HelloLidy! Her blog is super cute and you should definitely check it out!I absolutely love purses, and this is no exception. I kept seeing this on Pinterest, and thought, “Hey, I could do that”…and so I did, but as a casual clutch because that’s more my style. And the best part, is that I am going to share with you how I did it. It really was quite simple!

The materials you will need:

Basting Spray or some type of adhesive spray

Fabric for lining – 11″ x 22″

Outer fabric – 11″ x 22″

Heavyweight interfacing – 10″ x 21″

Peacock Feather (length is depending on how much you want it to cover. I used a 16″ feather, but I also snipped off quite a bit of the bottom)

Mod Podge (or homemade version)

Making the clutch-

 

1. Center the interfacing on the wrong side of the lining material. Iron in place.

2. Place the lining material and the outer fabric right sides together. **Your interfacing will be on the outside of the lining** Using something round, (I used a cleaning wipes container…yeah, don’t judge me), trace the outer edge on two of the corners. Cut on the line.

3. Along that same edge, mark a 3-5 inch spot to show you where to start and stop sewing. Take these two pieces to your sewing machine and stitch using a 1/4″ seam allowance.

4. Snip the curved corners and clip the pointed corners to ensure they lay flat.

5. Turn this right side out and press making sure to tuck in that opening you had on the curved edge. Top stitch using 1/4″ seam allowance.

6. Now you are going to fold up the end with the regular corners so that the inside fabric lining is touching. Fold down the top flap and play around with it until you get to a designated height that you like. Once you have the bottom part where you want it, pin it in place and sew it along the same line you used to top stitch in step 5.

7. Fold over the top part and you are ready to add your feather.

Adding the feather-

8. Lay your feather on top of the clutch’s flap to determine where you want it to be.

9. Next, remove the feather and take your adhesive spray and spray it to the clutch where you would like the feather to lay.

10. Carefully, lay down the feather and gently press it into place.

11. Using a soft brush and your mod podge, lightly “paint” the feather. It will want to move around a bit if you didn’t add enough adhesive spray, but you can easily move it by lifting it with a pin. The stem may stick up a bit, but the feathers are glued down so it will stay;).

12. Wait for that little guy to dry and you are done and ready to use your new clutch!!

Super easy, huh?

Let me know what you think!!

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