Monday, October 29, 2012

Pink Hippo Party #102

Happy Monday Pink Hippos!  
Here in NJ we are bracing for Sandy to hit.. the winds they are a blowing.. Hope everyone else out there on the East coast is safe.. my thoughts and prayers are with you!
Now let's get this party started with this week's Features!
First up is T'onna from Navy Wifey Peters with this
A-dorable little Candy Corn Fairy Costume.
Next up is Amy from While Wearing Heels who made this
super sweet and smooshy Little Piggy Costume.
Then we have Lindsay from Artsy Fartsy Mama and  her hubby from Surviving Crafting  who created this
De-lightful little Diver Costume together cause 
Teamwork gets the job Done!
Seriously those are some of the most adorable little models EVER!
Next up is Ilda from (I) (L)ove (D)oing (A)ll Things Crafty with this
Beautiful Fondant Christening Cake.
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Sunday, October 28, 2012

October Overhauling - Crayon Roll Apron

Hey Pink Hippos.. have we ever talked about my VERY limited sewing skills or my lack of ability to put things together?
  Well, if not.. um .. yeah .. these are some issues that I have and the reason that there are some serious lack of posts that showcase my sewing machine.
BUT today I present to you my faithful followers and favorite cheerleaders my first Personalized Crayon Roll Apron from my fabric stash!
My little guy loves it..
 he just has a hard time standing still long enough for Mommy to take pictures.. 
See I had to chase him out to the garage so he could proudly show his Daddy!
Hope he doesn't think that his Daddy is going to let him color the Harley.. oh the horror!
Isn't he sooo stinking adorable?
While I normally love to share tutorials.. I wasn't even sure I could MAKE this one happen so I didn't take any pictures as I made it.. oops!

I used a tea towel to measure the length of material I needed, cut out the arm holes, then I created all of the pieces myself.
Happy Sewing!
I am sharing with
Absolute mommy
Positively Splendid


Friday, October 26, 2012

No Sew Trick or Treat Bag

If you didn't know I'm a Girl Scout leader for my little lovie.  So today is our Halloween party and we are going to make these fun No Sew Trick or Treat Bags. 
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Want to make some?  Come on.. how could you go Trick or Treating without one?
Tote bags
Fabric labels
Fabric for letters
Steam a Seam
Optional Cricut 

Start by painting your bag so that it looks a little distressed.
Next take your fabric labels and cut them out on the Steam a seam.
Place them on your bag. 
Use your Cricut to cut out the words "Trick or Treat"
Use your letters to cut out on fabric.
Add your letters.
Iron it on.
No sew Trick or Treat bags!
Hope you get more treats than tricks this Halloween.. 
I think we are going to get hammered by the "Frankenstorm".. 
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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Farewell to My Glue Gun

NO, I am NOT giving up crafting or blogging but.. over the weekend a Good friend of mine was laid to rest.. 
Glouise, my Glue gun.
She was a wonderful glue gun.. look how shiny and new she was tied with a bow! 
Here is the first project we worked on together.
She was a lovely glue gun.. I know she didn't MEAN it all those times she slipped or dripped glue and burned my skin til I blistered. 
We spent many long hours together 
creating beautiful things.
She was like my 
crafting partner in crime. 
And I am going to miss her 
and her trusty napkin holder stand. 
But it was either Glouise or the house (cause she came pretty darn close to burning it down.. YIKES!) so Glouise had to go.  She'd been spewing glue for days.
She was a great friend and I am going to miss her.. 
but I am sure that 
Gloubert and I will get along just fine!
We already created our first project together..
a sweet little crown for a mini Prince Charming!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

October Overhauling - Photo Jewelry

School Pictures came home yesterday!  And they are Gorgeous..
no seriously.. they are the BEST pictures of the kids EVER from school.  
Usually the kids make a funny face or forget how to smile naturally when the camera comes out but these are Perfect!

So I thought it would be fun to make something with them.  Now usually I make them into silly things like 
Love Bugs, 
or Valentines.. 
but this time I thought it would be sweet to make a photo bracelet.  And YES it was ALL from my stash.. *sigh*.. I really could own my own craft store.

So I started with this bracelet blank.
 Then I cut off the itsy bitsy picture that is used for identification on the picture envelope (BONUS!)
 and Mod Podged them.
Then I added the Mini Hippo's lovely pictures and a little chipboard piece that has a flower and says beauty cause um.. well, there are 4 spaces and 3 kids and I just can't justify a 4th to fill the space!
Last I added a top coat of Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
 and walked away for 3 HOURS.. 
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And of course, my bracelet couldn't have had the clasp so I added some pink ribbon to tie it.  
Now I can show off 
my kids
 as arm candy!
Aren't photos fun?