Sunday, October 30, 2011

Best Friend Bear

 When it comes to making costumes, the easier, the better. Especially when the kids are too young to really understand why they are dressing up. I bought Lily the 'Best Friend Bear' Care Bear at the flea market for $.50, and she fell in love with it! It is the first stuffed animal that she has grown attached to. Don't you dare give it a hug! That's her bear and she knows it! It's hilarious. I thought it would be so cute to dress her up like her beloved bear. 

This costume cost me....hmmm...let me add it up....$.33! Really. I already had a purple onesie, the felt (except the purple felt....hence the $.33), elastic for the ears and stuffing for the belly/ears. Super quick and easy to make! I sewed the rainbow on the white felt, then placed some batting under it and sewed it on the onesie. I even sewed a little heart on the booty. So adorable! It turned out so cute.  For the ears, I cut out four pieces of felt, sewed on some pink for the inside of the ears, stuffed them with a little stuffing and then sewed the ears onto the elastic. To my surprise she actually kept the ears on!

This costume is easily customizable to any Care Bear of your choice! Easy for an adult costume too. Just draw a heart on your nose and some freckles and you are all set! 

Monday, October 17, 2011

Simple Ruffle Dress

 Like I said, I've been making lots of little outfits for my Lily-pie. This past weekend I took her one year pictures, so I made her a ruffly dress for the occasion!

 I found this hot pink ruffle fabric at Hobby Lobby. I was super excited to find it, since I had only seen it online. I used this tutorial as inspiration and to help me along. I used a onesie instead of a t-shirt.

 I used some funky polka dot fabric (also from Hobby Lobby) for the tie and I found a matching bow on Etsy. Lily looked so adorable in her pink and ruffles!


Sunday, October 16, 2011

Superhero Birthday Party!!

If you know my son, you know he is a superhero in training. Naturally, I decided to give him a superhero party for his 3rd birthday! And because little sister's birthday is 3 days before his, she got a superhero party too. it Superhero, or Super Hero?? Can it be both ways?? I've seen it both ways but I've been wondering, and I don't want to spell it wrong!

  I got these adorable invitations from Etsy, from a little shop called Kottage on 5th.  During a last minute trip to Wal-Mart, I found the plates, cups and napkins. Score! I had been looking for the comic-book type decorations but hadn't found any I liked. 

 My sister in law, Becky, surprised me with these cupcake toppers. How perfect are they?? I loved them! You can't see them very well in the picture, but I also found these cupcake wrappers on Etsy from this shop.

Fun Straws!

I loved this pinata. I found a picture of what I wanted and had it made in Mexico. $20 people! It was HUGE!  

I made both Lily and Bobby's costumes for the party. I've been making Lily a bunch of things for upcoming events. I made her a dress for her 1st birthday photo shoot, her Halloween costume, and another Halloween dress. Can't wait to show y'all, but those will be in some other posts!

 There has been some confusion on Bobby's he Nacho Libre? A wrestler? A superhero? I'll let you use your imagination on this one. Ha! Maybe it's the mo-hawk or perhaps the wrestler looking belt? Either way, he loved his costume!

 My sweet superhero. Her super power is the power of stealing your heart!! I sewed a belt on the onesie, and made her a girl-y cape. A mask, arm bands, leg warmers and hair glitter topped off the look. To my surprise, she kept the mask on her head the entire party!

She steals my heart everyday!

Happy 1st and 3rd birthday to my little superheroes!! I love you!
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