Monday, February 15, 2010

Happy Valentine's...belated

I was busy yesterday feeling the love so I am late in posting these. Here is a cute shirt that I made for Charlotte and SUPER EASY tie on tulle barrettes (bobby pins). If there is interest you know I will do a tutorial for them:)

Cute Minnie Mouse outfit

I put together this outfit mostly with material I already had on hand. The dress is based on a pattern that I had seen online, but was too cheap to buy, haha. I managed to make the coordinating pants by tracing an existing pair of Charlotte's pants. I love it, and Charlotte does too. Well, let's see how much she wants to dress up as Minnie Mouse when she is surrounded by princesses:)
Now I just realy need to finish Matilda's dress before we leave in 4 days!!!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Our $2 Disney autograph books

So I am trying to save $ where I can at the most expensive, I mean happiest, place on Earth. I decided to make the girls their own autograph books. I used my new Quickutz Silhouette cutter (no, I don't scrapbook, I just got a really good deal) and cut out their names using the Minnie font. I love them!

Here are my Dollar Tree notebooks turned into the perfect personalized Walt Disney World autograph books. I also picked up some packs of Disney stickers while there if Charlotte wants to decorate the inside of her book too.

Next up, matching Minnie outfits:)

Friday, February 5, 2010

We are going to Disney World!!!

At the end of this month in celebration of Charlotte's 4th birthday. My little princess is turning 4, hard to beleive. Truly she (and Matilda of course) is the greatest gift, and I can't wait to see their faces when we get there and see some of the characters. So I am asking for any tips anyone has for the parks with 2 young children.

Anything I should bring? I am already looking into making them autograph books, so any crafts I should get on for personalized keepsakes please post here.

2 more weeks until we leave, I need to start packing:)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Another fine day of thrifting

It's become a tradition on Tuesdays. I drop off Charlotte off at preschool then Matilda and I go thrifting. I love it, she loves it, and we get out of the house. Today was a good day out at Goodwill and I think I picked up some good things.

So here we go:

First I bought this retro black and white swimsuit Barbie (3 or 4 ponytail Barbie) for...brace yourselves...$50. And I can't even believe I did that. I may take advantage of the 10 day return and bring it back. I am notoriously cheap and this is WAY over my budget. Or I may try my hand at ebay and see what happens. If there are any Barbie collectors out there please advise me!
Next I bought my Marie Antoinette chair. It is inspiring, I just love it! There was a matching couch, with embroidered cushions for $10.99, and two of these chairs for $5.99. I only bought one, but would have bought the whole set if I had a place to put them. It was lovely! 

Then I bought 3 great little vintage frames with darling little prints. They may go in my daughters room or up on Etsy, that is to be determined! EDIT: the Tavern on the Green prints are now on Etsy.

Then I came home to these Livie and Luca woodland boots for Matilda. I love these so much, thanks Babysteals!

Oh, and did I mention that the girls love the chair. They climbed on it and giggled for over an hour, and I think it makes the greatest photo prop ever. 

Monday, February 1, 2010

Matilda had a little lamb

So I decided to paint my daughter, and I think she turned out quite well! It isn't an exact likeness, and I added the curls that I just recently cut off (so sad about her first haircut, but she was starting to look like Joe Dirt was her proper father, and I can't walk around with people thinking that, ha). That said I still kind of love her! So yeah, I am now taking custom orders:)



Oh, and that is her lamb that she just adores, it was my version of Wee-Wonderfuls.