Monday, September 26, 2011

Online Fabric

Just made my first purchase buying fabric online. I am so excited for all of the prints I ordered! Most of it is all Amy Butler fabric...because I just love all of the designs and colors. Can't wait to get it so I can start sewing away! Plus they have a ton of options for chevron print...which I haven't found in any of the stores (checked Hobby Lobby, JoAnn's, Craft Warehouse...etc). In case you want to order some threads too...go to http://www.fabric.com/ . Oh, and you get free shipping when you spend $35 or more before October 3rd! Here is the first thing I'm going to make: (Of course I found it from Pinterest!)






Friday, September 16, 2011

My first Doll clothes

I found some really cute doll clothes tutorials on Pinterest and found some time to actually make this cute skirt:


(Click on the picture and it will take you to the tutorial.)

And here's how mine turned out:


Not bad for my first one eh? (Try to ignore the quick cell phone picture) The directions were really simple...if I can do this, you can do it. Seriously. Now she just needs a shirt! And I'm thinking about sewing one for Kinlee Jo as well. And maybe another one for this dolly's twin sister. When I find some extra time laying around...that is what I will be doing!

Oh yeah and by the way,

GO BRONCOS!!
We  love Boise State
My friend Tara and I made our girlies some super cute little tee shirts to show our Bronco pride. They turned out so darling and were really quick since we used Tara's awesome silhouette to cut the fabric out. I will post a picture soon...and maybe can convince her to do a guest tutorial for them :) What do you say lady?

Have a great weekend!



Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Garage Sale SCORE!

This past Labor Day weekend we went to McCall, ID with two sick kiddos. We didn't get to do a whole lot since the kids weren't feeling well, but we did manage to squeeze a little bit of fun in. On Saturday my husband took our three year old for a four wheeler ride around the block to get him out of the house for a bit. They came home with a bag of goodies they found at a garage sale. Corbin had two new-to-him "horsies" that he wouldn't put down. Chris said "I picked out a couple of girl toys for Kinners, since we don't have very many for her to play with here at the cabin". Pretty sweet daddy, huh? There were a couple of scary looking barbies in there, some my little ponies and then a naked doll.  I picked up the doll and she was pretty cute...had brown hair and brown eyes. I looked at her tag and low and behold...she was an American Girl doll! I got all excited and asked Chris how much he paid for it. He said it was 5 bucks. WHOOT, WHOOT! Chris said he thought there was another one there with blonde hair. Of course I decided we had to go find out and get it! Sure enough, there she was with knotty hair...no clothes...looking a bit rough. I didn't care. I snatched her up and happily handed over the 5 dollars.

When we got home I had to look up the website so that Chris could see how much these dolls cost. He was clueless...as any guy would be...and this is when we figured out that they were in fact the "bitty twins", and that they cost $100 for the pair (plus a silly little book). SCORE! Here is a picture of the dolls we found if you were to buy them brand new:


Aren't they cute?

So after I played beauty parlor with the dolls and put their hair back into little ponies and wiped their faces and bodies down with soap and water they are like new! Now I just need to find them some clothes. Then I will wrap them up and give them to Kinlee Jo for Christmas :) If you have found any good tutorials for American Girl doll clothes let me know! And I will be sure to post pictures when I get some outfits made. I love when I find good things at garage sales. Have you found anything great lately?