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Minnie Mouse tutu dress

I love everything about the magical world of Disney :). So when I was asked to make and Minnie Mouse inspired tutu I think I said yes before Jennifer could fully ask me {lol}. Tutu dresses are just as easy to make as regular dresses. Just Google "how to make a tutu" or "how to make a tutu dress", there are plenty of tutorials on line and YouTube. Here's the finished product:

Here's Minnie Mouse aka Lelia

She is so adorable!

Update a plain headband

Got one of these in your accessories pile that's plain and needs a little pizzazz?

All it takes is some simple supplies and 10 minutes to dress up an old/plain headband.
•Any headband
•Flowers (any kind will do, I actually used paper flowers from my scrapbook supplies but silk ones will do too)
•Stiff felt
•Jewel or button accent
•hot glue gun and glue sticks


Glue flowers together and adhere accent in middle. Then cut about an 1x3 inch strip of felt (length will depend on how wide your headband is), make a loop and glue ends together. The loop is so that the flower can be easily removed if needed. Glue flower to felt loop and slide on the headband!

Lions, Zebras, and Monkeys oh my

Jungle themed memo board and animal portraits.
I love memo boards because they are very easy to make, can work for any theme, and are perfect for any room, office, or in this case a nursery. It can hold precious pictures of your little one, reminders about appointments, or anything that you would need quick access to. 

• Fabric (Walmart)
• Quilt batting 
• 18x24 and 8x10 canvas (Michaels - with my 40% coupon!)
• Ribbon
• Brads
• Wood animals
• Staple gun and staples
• Glue gun and glue sticks

Niah's Fairy Princess outfit

My little cousin is like every other little girl and loves to dress up and pretend to be a ballerina, princess, or fairy. She had the typical princess outfit but was missing the fairy/ballerina outfit.

There are tons of tutorials in the internet and YouTube on how to make a tutu. Simple and easy to make and the possibilities are endless. 

•Tulle (fuchsia and lime)  - I found mine in the wedding section at Michael's ($3/spool), plenty of colors to choose form. You can also buy it on the bolt and cut into strips, but I like simple so I bought the spool because all I had to do was cut the right length. 

• Elastic band - measure waist and sew 2" smaller

Cut 24" strips of tulle and fold in half. Make loop and place behind the elastic band. Pull ends of tulle through loop and pull tight. You can make tie into a knot if you wish.

The wand: 

• wooden dowel painted pink
• butterfly from the floral section at Hobby Lobby
• ribbon tied under the butterfly to add a whimsi…

Roses are Red bridal shower

I am always looking for ways to express my creativity, so when my friend Kisha asked me to help decorate a bridal shower she was hosting I think I said "yes" before she could finish asking me! LOL. The theme: Roses are Red and we decided to add touches of sexy and dainty accents with the lace and pearls.

The Bride-To-Be's name is Mahogany so I made a "M" out of silk roses to greet the guess as they come in and signed the guess book.

The beautiful rose topiaries you see here are made from felt circles and I got the inspiration from The Idea Room's Heart Felt Wreath post.  Easy to make but very time consuming. I added pearl corsage pins to the balls to tie in the pearls draping from the glass cylinder that are wrapped in black ace trim.

Glass votive wrapped with black lace over red ribbon. 

I made the rose pens for the guess to use for the bridal shower games.  This craft very was easy to make. Buy  roses, cut steams but leave about 1-2 inches, tape to pen and wr…

French memo board

Oooh lala is what I was thinking when I made this French inspired memo board.  Black and white damask fabric with pink ribbon. This was my first memo board and it came out great! Although I wish I could have found little Eiffel Tower brads or pins to go over the black decorative brads.... the search continues (lol).

This project is simple and easy to make. By changing the fabric, color, size of board, ribbon, or brads you can customize this project to fit your specific needs.

Damask fabric: $4
Ultra fine batting - $5 (I only used about 1/4 of the package)
12x24 wood board: $4
Pink ribbon - $1
Decorative brads - $1

other materials already on hand: staple gun, centering ruler and yard stick (measure and space ribbon diamonds), and hammer for the brads.

If you make one or are inspired by my post/project please leave a comment or post a picture!


Love is in the air.... and so is Valentine's crafts! Hugs and Kisses table decorations. Chipboard X's and O's painted, decorated, and glittered.  

Winter Scrapbook pages

Here are some 12x12 scrapbook pages to put some of those pictures you were taking of the kids tearing open their presents, family gathering around the dinner table, or playtime in the snow like the pictures below.

Scrapbooking is easier than people think, all you need are the basics supplies: pictures, paper, adhesive, scissors, paper trimmer, and embellishments like ribbon, stickers, and glitter.  Don't be intimidated by all the supplies and things that are out there, just start small.

These layouts were made in minutes. Themed paper, ribbon, stickers, 3-D embellishments, and a corner rounder and you got yourself scrapbook pages.