Tuesday, July 28, 2009

French Poodle Baby Shower

We hosted a baby shower this past weekend for a friend of ours. The theme we ran with was French Poodle as inspired from her nursery decorations.

Wow there is a ton of pink/black/white out there these days! Made it so much easier on us.

Get ready to be overloaded with pink and black! These are some of the table centerpiece decorations. Fresh flowers in some glasses, piece of a black feather boa on a square silver tray. Very classy looking. And of course it had to have some of my favorites, daisies.

(The glasses and silver trays were some fabulous Dollar Tree finds.)

Pictures from the table. Just a black table cloth, paper flags strung on some black string on the front of the table, and pink tulle placed around the table.

The metal Eiffel Tower was just found at Hobby Lobby along with the "M" frame.
The cake was just a very simple pink cake and we tied the black/white toile ribbon then the black/white gingham check on top of that. Topped with a bow and some black feathers.
This diaper cake turned out great and is my favorite one we've done so far. We used a 40 count pack of pampers diapers and made 3 tiers. Coordinating toile ribbon, gingham ribbon and pink tulle was tied around it. We used parts of that same black feather boa that was used on the table centerpieces and put it in between the layers. This really dolled it up. And of course a little pink french poodle stuffed toy on top.

Pink tutu which was turned upside down and used as tissue paper in the gift sack. This was very easily made by just tying strips of pink tulle on some ribbon and tying the excess ribbon in a bow.

This large pink bucket was personalized as well and had all sorts of neat little items in it. These are just a few items we had put together inside the bucket. Looked cute all put together and served as a table decoration as well!

This pink/white toile frame was found at Hobby Lobby. We dolled it up with some black feathers, a black bow, and a big rhinestone in the middle.

How totally girly and sassy is that?
Love it!
These were just a few other items that were made. The onesie and cloth diapers (used for burp cloths) were my first attempt at the applique that you see everywhere these days. And of course the piggy bank that was shared in an earlier post.


Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Paint a Piggy Bank

Found this adorable little ceramic piggy bank at Michael's today for $3.99.
Except it wasn't this adorable.....

It actually started out looking like this.So I got my bubble gum pink acrylic paint out and started making some polka dots all over it. And I added the name with a black sharpie marker.
Then it still needed something....
It's a girly pig that needed a girly matching bow.
And that's it. Very easy and inexpensive way to personalize a gift.


Monday, July 20, 2009

Pretty in Pink Shower

We are working on a totally girly baby shower for a friend and I ran across this adorable "Pretty In Pink" baby shower done by Amy Belle Isle from Stem Parties.

I love all of the pink details and everything is perfectly put together! You can check out her blog for tons of other adorable parties planning ideas.

And of course you can't have a Pretty In Pink party without a Ducky!
Doesn't all this pink just make you smile?


Saturday, July 4, 2009

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Bandana Dress

Check out this totally cute bandana dress.
And believe it or not, it's super easy to make.
I'll give you a quick run down of how
to make one.

First, your going to take two bandanas
and about 2 1/2 - 3 yards of ribbon.
With the right side facing down, fold down and sew.
How wide this seam is, is going to be determined
by how wide your ribbon is.
Just eyeball it, it doesn't need to be exact.
This will be the top of the dress.
After you do that on both bandanas,
You will put the right sides together,
measure about 6 inches from the top
and sew the rest of the way down.
(This is for the arm holes)
Turn the dress inside out and
run the ribbon through the top
in the front and back, scrunch the fabric
together and tie the bows on each side.

Too cute? Now go make one!


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

All American Tutu

Here’s an All American tutu skirt that’s very cute
posted by Joy’s Hope.
She’s even got step by step instructions on how to do it,
so there’s no excuses for you now.

I can totally see this in any color or theme….
Maybe some yellow and white tulle.
Sunflower ribbon.
Or some pink and black.
maybe a few bows.
The wheels are spinning now…

Have a look, leave a comment, and then hop on over to Julie’s site
to see what else she’s got going on.

Also check out the adorable hair clips she makes
and sells in her shop on Etsy....
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