Thursday, February 12, 2009

Just Call Me Martha...

or Becky!!! Yes, my good friend Becky always has the neatest posts about her crafts and fun things that she makes. I do love to "craft," but rarely take the time to do so. I've been doing it a lot lately and it really is so fun! Here are a few of the things I've made.

I bought the pattern for these dresses on etsy and had my mom walk me through making Landry's. I pretty much made it "all by myself," with just a little help from her. After that I felt confident to make Bethany's completely on my own and I DID!!! Here are the end results:

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I did cheat a little and ask my mom to make them some pants to go under the dresses since she had a pattern for them. Here's what they look like with the pants:

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So while I was perusing random blogs the other day, I got the idea to applique some shirts for the girls for V-Day. I decided to use scraps I already had from Landry's dress and I used a shirt and onesie I already had. All in all, this project cost me $0.00. Love it!

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Then I thought,"How cute would those pants that my mom made be with this shirt?????" The answer is VERY!

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One more project and I promise I'll leave you alone! I got this idea off of a blog while Blog-surfing! It's called Imperfectly Beautiful and she has some wonderful cute ideas. Anyway, I think I'm going to give these to the girlees for Valentine's Day instead of candy or toys that they don't need.

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Granted, mine don't look as good as the ones that inspired me, but I think they are good enough to hang in their rooms. I think this is the first time I've made something from "scratch," and it looks good enough to actually display in the house. Usually it ends up looking like a kindergartener brought it home and goes in the TRASH!!!

Thanks for sticking with me! I'll try to snap some pics of the girls actually wearing their new outfits soon!

7 comments:

Shannon said...

oh. my. goodness. those outfits are adorable!!!! i love all of your crafts. it's a good thing you didn't post those love shirts before valentine's. you would have had a bunch to make since we all would be ordering one!!!

i need to come over to see landry's room! i saw a little bit in the mirror of the dresser. it looks cute!!

Becky said...

Hey, Hey, Hey... Miss Martha's on her way...Those dresses turned out CAAAA-UTE! I could definately take some lessons from you in the sewing department, I know absolutely nothing in that realm!

As for paper crafts...
i HEART them!

Simple, easy, quick, fun, and usually CHEAP! Your plaques turned out marvelous and the girls will enjoy seeing them in their rooms each day! I always say, crafts + blogging = cheap therapy for Moms :) We may have to start pulling our inspirations together and craft when y'all come over to hang out!!

Great Job girl!!!

Becky said...

P.S. Isn't Imperfectly Beautiful a great site! Love her ideas :)

A Crafty Mom said...

Those are too cute Amanda!! I really love them - you are talented girl! I am dying to see the girls modeling their new duds :-)

Kristi said...

Oh, Amanda!! Sooooo cute. I love that Landry's shirt has lowercase letters and Bethany's has the uppercase. Such a cute big sis/lil' sis detail. (LOVE details like that!) And your wall hangings were so cute. Fun, fun, fun.

Lorie said...

Those outfits are beyond adorable! I am off to check out your friend Beckys site too! I just added yours to my Reader!! Love it!

Rebecca said...

How cute Amanda!! That is awesome that you are getting so crafty. Thank you for sharing your creations.