Friday, February 21, 2014

Frozen Birthday Party!

We had a Frozen themed birthday party for Natalie's 6th birthday!  
I made her aqua & magenta party frock, her bracelet and necklace came from {HERE} and Frozen hair pretty came from {HERE}. 

I ordered these super cute invitations through {Etsy}.  I also ordered a water bottle labels, a banner and a personalized birthday sign from the same shop.  Super quick turn around!  We had the party at the local ice rink - I thought it was appropriate!

  Olaf was a huge hit!  We got him {HERE}.

  I got Make-Your-Own-Olaf stickers for the kiddos' goody bags from {HERE}.  Each of the girls got a snowflake crown from {HERE}.  All the kiddos got Sven the reindeer antlers, from {HERE}.  I didn't use any of the red/green/Christmas pieces.  I actually had 12 left over crowns so I cut the "crown" part off and used those for the band for the antlers.  I added fabric bows to all the girls' antlers!
  All the kiddos got make-your-own magnetic snowflake frames from {HERE} and Reindeer Clappers from {HERE}.

We kept the tables simple with light blue tablecloths and light blue silverware.  The snowflakes are from {HERE}.  The white paper chain was something I added at the last minute.  

We got these SUPER cute Thank You notes from our friend Jodi's {Etsy Shop}.  Aren't they the cutest!?!
I'm not usually a huge fan of character themes but I really had fun with this one!!

Monday, January 6, 2014

snow day!!!!

We had our 2nd snow day today!  We're also off school tomorrow too, I'm running out of fun things to do!
Anyway, today Natty and I made heart crayons for her Valentines!

Here's what you need:
*crayons - old or new, crayola works best
*heart mold - I used silicon heart ice cube trays from Target

Here's what to do:
Step #1 - Put the crayons in warm water to help get the paper off.
Step #2 - Break the crayons in to 4-5 pieces.
Step #3 - Fill mold, over fill just a bit.
Step #4 - Bake for 15 min. at 250*.
Step #5 - Cool and pop out of mold.

vintage refashion

I went antiquing again in Gibson City and found this super spring-y pillowcase!  I love that the back is different!  We are thinking SPRING!!

Friday, December 13, 2013

reversible apron

I made a reversible apron for my classroom, making one side girlish and one side boyish!
I used a bunch of Dr. Seuss fabrics from were on sale last week! :)
This is the "girl" side...
 This is the "boy" side...
My students loved it!!

Monday, November 25, 2013

DIY felt ornaments

I saw {this post} from Somewhat Simple the other day and I knew that I wanted to make something similar with Natty's help!
She helped me pick out sheets of felt.  I drew circles of different sizes - the largest is 2.5" in diameter, the middle is 2" and the smallest is 1.5".  She and I used the spare buttons that come with her Matilda Jane clothing and then we found some extra lace trim that I had laying around.
We cut out the circles, layered them with hot glue and glued the button on the top and trim on the underneath. 
I think they're adorable!!

I'm working on some other handmade holiday items that I'll share soon!

Friday, November 15, 2013

it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...

Happy Frock Friday!
I'm sorry that I've been MIA!  I'm LOVING 1st grade and it is keeping me BUSY!!!
We had a long weekend this past weekend and I was able to get a handful of Christmas frocks sewn.  I think there is a 4T left in my Etsy shop...they went fast! :)

Thursday, August 15, 2013

back to school teacher gift!

I was cruising around Pinterest and found the cutest tag and it's a free download!!  You can find it {here}.  I loved it and knew I wanted to use it for the kiddos' teachers!  As I was on Pinterest, I also found some cute cups with vinyl decals on them but the processing & shipping times were longer than I needed - I didn't plan ahead very well!  So I got some tumbler cups with straws on Etsy {here} and I also saw them at Hobby Lobby after I ordered for almost the same $$, and I found some vinyl that I had laying around {and borrowed some from a crafty friend!}.  I was going to use the Cricut to cut the apple but I didn't have the right cartridges so I just printed out a picture of  the shape I wanted, traced it to the backside of the vinyl and cut it out myself. 
I found some fun ribbon and voila!