Friday, September 10, 2010

Lego Star Wars Birthday Party Favors

I can't believe my baby is 8 years old. He wanted ANOTHER lego party this year (had one two years ago), and he wanted to do it at home! Coming up with a new set of ideas was difficult, but I think we did ok considering the time constraints. Last time, I sent out lego invitations that were handmade to look like bricks (just rectangle cardstock with circle punches stuck on with raised dot glue). For party favors, I bought those little minifigure sets online and wrapped them in solid colored papers and then added dots the same way. It was a hit. We had great games, so I have to top that now!
I'm a big fan of anything handmade and unique, but I also didn't want to go overboard. I started by making personalized notecards in Microsoft Publisher with clipart I found online. I cut those out with my paper trimmer. Then, I decided I needed lego crayons (but didn't know these were even possible until 2 days before the party so it was too late to order from Etsy. So off to Hobby Lobby for a mold making solution (oh yeah, the lego store is completely out of ice molds so I decided I would make my own.) Unfortunately, I couldn't find the mold making solution I wanted, so I settled for something called Amazing Putty. Instead of doing a large mold, I had to make individual molds, but the stuff is cool. It sets in 20 minutes! It isn't oven safe though so we had to melt the crayons in the microwave and then pour that liquid into the molds. I wasn't 100% happy, but they are cute nonetheless.I also made soaps, and these were my favorite. Because the lego store doesn't have any molds in stock, I used what I had which was a minifigure popsicle mold that we bought at California Legoland a couple of years ago. I just bought glycerine and dye and melted in the microwave - so super easy and cute! I had to experiment with colors - wish I had more glycerine and time, but these will do. The goodie bags came together nicely (topped off with a personalized tag bought on Etsy and printed myself).
I marked the soap just in case they thought it was chocolate - lol . . . mmmmm.

Friday, August 20, 2010

New CUSTOMIZED dolls for your Princess!

Here is the first doll in my new line of customized dollies. For $40, you can get a doll similar (remember, they are handmade) to this with your choice of hair color, dress color (I will take pattern requests too), banner with embroidered name/saying, and bloomers with embroidered year or date).
Imagine how cute this gift would be for a little girl on her birthday or a newborn baby with the birth date! It's a truly unique gift that will be cherished forever!
Email me today to order yours! I'll be happy to answer any questions.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

And the winner is . . . . . . . . .

The winner of the Party Pooper Doll Giveaway is:
The winner of the Party Pooper E-Pattern (plus two of your choice) is:

Please contact me at so I can get mailing information and choices.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Happy Birthday to Me Give Away - Free Doll!!!

Because it's my birthday (seriously, it's my 32nd birthday), I am having my first ever dolly give-away through my blog. This dolly is a party pooper because she's a brat (not a representation of myself) and she wants the world to stop and revolve around her for the day (and it's not because she's watching 9 kids - again not representing myself here - lol).

To enter, leave a *nice* comment on this blog between now and July 12th at midnight, and I will randomly draw a winner on July 13th (to be announced on my blog). U.S. only for the dolly, but since I know there are some international gals, I will also have an e-pattern giveaway for this dolly plus two others of your choice. Be sure to comment in the blog that you are international so I can pull names from separate drawings.

To see this e-pattern and details on the dolly, go to and view Frogs to Fairy Dust patterns. Thank you everyone!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

PrImiTiVe PiG - HaMmY

It's been a while since I have sewn anything because of my schoolwork, but I found a few free hours (over a matter of a week or so) to create a dolly. I will be turning this into a pattern and selling the original as well. I've missed the prim world and hope I can manage to fit in some patterns this summer! I hope Hammy makes you smile

Monday, February 15, 2010


Somtimes you just have to make something for yourself. The large local craft show was this weekend, and I went two of the days. Yesterday was Valentine's Day, and my 8th wedding anniversary. Hubby was so sweet and made reservations for us at a great restaurant and got us a jacuzzi suite Saturday night. He surprised me by agreeing to go to the craft show during the day on Saturday. That was soooo sweet, but I prefer to shop with the girls. There are very few things I don't like to do with my husband (get your mind out of the gutter), but shopping is DEFINITELY one of them. He can't help it that he hates the stuff, so I feel guilty the whole time. On the other hand, we were able to make it through all of the buildings in record time, and I felt like I had a decent idea of what I wanted to see when I went back out there with my mom, sister, and daughter yesterday. Still, I didn't spend as much as usual or get anything too exciting. I got a few knick knack things. I bought an old rusty looking lantern, a small hanging stitchery, and some letters to spell out my last name across a shelf. I was sorta disappointed. Still though, I have some things I want to do around the house, and these gals were the first.
There's never enough (if any) primitive decor to purchase, and it's very difficult to find uglee stuff (maybe that's because people think it's ugly!) I just find old stuff so charming . . . . can't help it. They fit well on my little tiny shelves. Each girl is probably 8 inches tall. One is holding some flowers and the other has her crow. They are mounted on stained candlesticks.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Robot Valentine Box for School Party

I just had to share these adorable robot Valentine boxes with you all! My kids had to make their own this year at home (as a family project), and they both decided on robots. Thankfully, these were made with supplies we already had (except for the rhinestones - and I actually probably had some of those in my stash, but I was too lazy to look for them - lol.