Monday, November 14, 2011

Thanksgiving shirt and tutu

My little Love Bug loves to wear tutus as much as I love to see her in them!!
I just *had* to make one in fall colors for Thanksgiving, and of course she'd need a shirt to go with it.

I also made a mini version for a friend who had a baby a few weeks ago.

Can't be too over-dressed for a feast, can you??

Fall/Autumn themed candy buffet- the sequel

I did another fall themed buffet for our youth group. This year there are a lot more items that were individually wrapped. I found it harder to find fall candy clearanced after Halloween this year! I pick up a few cute baskets, ribbon and the center piece marked down at Joann fabrics. It's hard to see, but there are lights on the white table cloth, and I used an 18 inch netting/tulle cut in half lenthwise to also put along with the lights. Then I added the leaf garland.

Happy Autumn!!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Angel wings

We have a rule at our house: No one over the age of 12 can trick or treat without a valid costume. Valid= time spent planning and making costume exceeds 4 hours.

That being said, this year Teenager decided he wanted a pair of wings after seeing this post

I asked him what he was going to be if we made those wings, and he decided to be Archangel from X-men. I didn't have a pattern, and I don't have a tutorial for you. But I can say it was relatively easy, but time consuming.

I simply had Teenager lay down on the muslim I bought and drew the wings. I cut those out. Then we cut the fabric into strips twice the width of the feathers,  he folded them in half lengthwise and pressed them. They using a templete he made, traced and cut scallops. A LOT of scallops. We pinned them in place and I sewed----a lot of sewing!!

My thought in all of this is that these would be great to use for a Christmas Nativity, now that we're past Halloween. Dual purpose items make me happy. So if you're thinking of investing a ton of time in a pretty amazing set of wings, these might be right up your ally.