Category Archives: Baby

Infant Elvis Costume NO SEW!

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That’s right, you read correctly, this is a NO SEW Elvis costume.  I used my hot glue gun to put it together.  It was a late night, last minute, one hour project, using my cell phone to take pictures… So you get what you get.

Now, if you’re looking for a durable costume to last you for years to come, for heaven sake, pull out the sewing machine and sew wherever I say glue.  BUT, if you know your kid is only going to wear this once or twice, and you don’t care if it lasts that long, follow my lead, my friends.

I started out with a long-sleeve onesie and a pair of white leggings from Target.  I went looking for plain white, but the only ones I could find had little gold dots on them.  Luckily, this worked with the costume.  You’ll also need red felt, stiff white felt, red and gold glitter glue, gold elastic, Velcro dots, sequin, and most important, a glue gun.

Step 1: Cut a slit in the front of the onesie starting at the middle of the collar.  Turn the onesie inside out and fold the side back and glue down with hot glue.  Be careful that your glue doesn’t go through both layers.  Place cardboard in between to be safe.

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Step 2: Glue a piece of red felt over the “V” shape you’ve created.  Again, be sure your hot glue only goes through the one layer of fabric.

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Step 3: Still turned inside out, do the same thing with each of the sleeves.

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Step Four:  Turn the leggings inside out and do the same to each of the legs.  Go along the side of the leg that will face out.

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With the onesie and leggings done, your costume should look like this once you turn it back right side out:

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Step Five: Cut a piece of stiff white felt for the collar.  Honestly, this was the trickiest part for me.  Getting the shape of the collar was hard.  Once you’ve got a shape that works for you, glue the edge along the back of the onesie collar.

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Step Six: Time to bedazzle!  Decorate the collar and sleeves with sequin and glitter glue.  I attached the sequin with glitter glue also.  Notice the zip lock bag in between the fabric so that it wouldn’t go through to the back.

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Step Seven: Glue Velcro dots onto your gold elastic for the belt.

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All done!  Don’t forget to gel your baby’s hair in a slick Elvis curl!  Happy Halloween!

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Strawberry Baby Girl Shower

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My friends and I threw a strawberry themed baby shower for Brittney, pregnant with #4 and her first girl.  It was a large shower, so we did open house style in the evening after dinner, so only serving desserts.  We did everything in red, pink and green.  Check out the cuteness:

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Strawberry lemon-aid and pink and white candies

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“Advice for Parenting a Girl” sign in book

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DSC_0034Strawberry desserts GALORE!

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DSC_0044Its hard to tell by the picture, the favors were gumballs in long pretzel bags with a note attached.

DSC_0046Our game:  The Price is Right, guessing the prices of the baby items.  The prizes were strawberry hullers.

 

Hair Bow Holder

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It seems like everyone I know is having a baby girl.. which is fabulous!  I made these hair bow holders out of items I already had at home.

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You’ll need:

  • A 12×12 canvas (or whatever size you want)
  • Felt (doesn’t matter what color, just used for “softness” or filling behind fabric, about 16×16 inches
  • Cute material, 16×16 inches
  • Ribbon
  • Staple gun
  • Hair bow making supplies

Basically, make a mini quilt, without finishing the edges, then staple it around the canvas.  Like this:

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bows3Need more instructions?  Here’s step-by-step:

1.  Layer felt and material, sew three equally spaced lines down the center of the fabric (this will be where you place the ribbons).

2.  Line up the ribbon along the sewed lines (I taped them on with painter’s tape) and then secure them by sewing along the edge of the fabric.  You want the actual ribbon loose so that hair clips can be attached.  The ribbon is only attached at the bottom and top.

3.  Place “quilt” material face down and fold over edges.  Secure with staple gun.

4.  Make some cute bows, attach to ribbons, all done!