Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Double Layer Ruffle Dress

I heart making ruffly girly dresses and Create Kids Couture offers some of the cutest patterns. I have never been disappointed with any of their patterns and my daughter never wants to take the pretty dresses off.  I'm enjoying sewing for her. 

Saturday, September 24, 2011


I knew that I was going to use Jocole's  patterns to make a knit shirt and ruffle pants.  I had a picture in my mind of how this outfit would look.  How quickly plans change.  When we got to the fabric store, my daughter begged me to get this fabric.  If you saw the look on her face and how badly she wanted it...you would understand why I couldn't say no. 
At this age...there's no such thing as too shiny. 
The patterns and the directions are awesome.  You don't need a lot of fabric or you could repurpose old shirts. 

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Twirly Dress

I found some new patterns that are fun and girly....exactly what my daughter likes. This pattern is
Lola's Tiered Twirly Dress.  It's super easy and super cute. 

I can see this dress in so many different color combinations. I thought these prints would be perfect for fall and when it gets colder, she could wear a long sleeve shirt under it.   Can't wait to sew some of the other patterns they have listed.....lots of cute ones. 

Monday, September 5, 2011

Apple Cake Pops

I heard about cake pops but I wasn't really sure how to make them.  When I found this cake pop book, I was amazed to see all the different types of cake pops you could make. I had to bring it home with me.   It didn't take too long for my girls to start arguing over who would look at the book first.  As they were looking through it....I heard, "Look at this mom, look at this one, can we make this one for Halloween, can we make this one for Christmas?"  It didn't end there but you get the idea.  I told them we would start with one of the ones that looked easier. 

Apple cake pops would be perfect for back to school.  

We bought red chocolate melts, cake mix, frosting, green chocolate covered sunflower seeds, lolipop sticks, eyes, and edible food writers.  

Here they are!  
The girls had a a blast making these.
Mia brought this batch to school so she could share them with her class.  
We wanted to draw the eyelashes and mouths on like they showed in the book but our food writers didn't really show up. If anyone has any suggestions about using these or a good brand to try, please let me know. 

It wasn't enough to just make cake pops.  "Mom can you make me an apple dress?"

I made this dress for her.  When I was looking at the fabric and thinking about how it would go together, I pictured something much cuter.  Thank goodness she was happy with it.