So Sorry That I have not been able to post sooner but I have been trying to get ready for my Granddaughter’s birthday. She is now officially 2 years old and I just dislike them getting older. I want them to stay little for as long as possible. I put together a nursery rhyme birthday for her, and my daughter never cares what I plan as long as she knows about it. (I love to be in control, heehee). All the decorations were painted and done by Moi’, the sweet table was also my responsibility and my daughter does all the food and drinks. I made her birthday dress from a pattern called The Junebug dress,and ironically she lives on Junebug Lane; ironically again, the street was named after my Aunt June, whose husband had put in the subdivision and my daughter and son-in-law bought one of their houses! Yes, I just went off on a tangent, so let me collect my thoughts before I zoom out again. Heehee! You could find the dress pattern here. And the apron embroidery pattern came from here! Her dress was such a huge success with each one of the sites that I used. Isn’t technology wonderful? We could get a pattern on line and get the whole dress done in a few hours. My embroidery took a little longer, as a matter of fact, it took a lot longer but it was worth all the hours that I put into it. I had blogged earlier of the dress that I had made for the 3 year old, her dress was made to match her sister’s for the party.
The humpty Dumpty on the fireplace along with Mary and her little lamb and Mary Mary Quite Contrary were all made out of wood that I had painted. Mary’s flowers are pom-poms on a stick. The little’s thought they made wonderful wands! I used my cricut machine to cut out the silhouette on the banner that is hanging on the fireplace.
My youngest son and I worked on these frames together. He printed out the nursery rhyme poem and I cut out the silhouette on my cricut machine. The frames I got for free, painted white and added fabric buttons. So very sweet.
The Humpty Dumpty on the wreath, tree and the cake were paper mache eggs that I had bought at Hobby Lobby a few years ago for an Easter project that I never got around to. ( I think I might be a procrastinator). “It is better to have crafted than not crafted at all”. I actually just made that quote up but it is good to save anything that you don’t use for another time.
The Three blind mice pattern came from here. Aren’t they just so cute? I’m going to use them for pincushions. It kind of makes me feel bad that they will be getting poked with a needle.
The little guy in the pink hat is actually the girl’s new baby brother who is just shy of being 2 months old. My daughter now has 2 girls and our new little fella’.
I hope you enjoyed our party and are able to incorporate it into your own party.
I made the little’s these new dresses and as you can see in the pictures, their good for dancing and twirling in. Maybe that’s what I need, a new outfit to get me dancing, twirling and moving (Aaaah It sounds too much like exercise)I’ll just wear my old clothes and hope they don’t get any funny ideas about to much movement. HeeHee. The older one is made from McCall’s 6594, I added the bodice front, changed the sleeves, put on a pocket and added the ruffle to the bottom of the dress. Yes, I almost completely changed the whole dress, but isn’t that what your suppose to do when you buy a pattern and you just aren’t completely agreeable with? I made this pattern for her a couple of months ago but I actually made it shorter so she could wear a pair of ruffled pants that I had made to go with the outfit. The youngest is wearing a pattern that I had gotten for free at a garage sale, because they were unsure whether or not all the pieces were there. Guess what? They were all there and accounted for, yaaaaa! The dress is Simplicity 9784, this is the third dress that I made out of this pattern. I changed this dress by making an apron and attaching it with buttons. This dress has a sweet peter pan collar that I love on little girls dresses, it always makes me reminisce about simpler times.
My granddaughters called after they had gotten their May-day surprise and informed Pa and I that the leprechaun’s came! (They just didn’t get the whole May-day thing!) Wouldn’t it be nice if leprechaun did come to our door, knock, leave a gift and run away afterwards? I hope he would leave me new fabric along with sewing patterns. HEEHEE! My daughter sent us these wonderful pictures of them. I love the picture of them standing at the door after they heard a knock, just the expression on their faces sent me into a fit of giggles. Just a few dollars made them the happiest little girls.