LOTR Crib Bumper: Rohan

We are huge Lord of the Rings fans! If you ever come to my house, you will see evidence of this by the posters, swords, books and decorations in our house. When we had our first child I decided to make our own custom crib bedding inspired by the movie. The bumper design was inspired […]

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Peter Pan – Peter Costume Tutorial

I love this simple Peter Pan Costume from mojoturbocostumes. Check out his site for some great close up photos and detailed instructions on how to make this yourself. Here is another hat tutorial.

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Lemon Meringue – Strawberry Shortcake Costumes

A while back I posted about the birthday party that inspired this Lemon Meringue dress. Unfortunately, I did not include very many pictures of it at the time, so I’d like to take this opportunity to share it with you in detail. This is the Lemon Meringue character image that inspired this dress. This dress […]

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Tick Tock Crocodile – Peter Pan Costumes

This year, our son wanted to be Tick Tock the crocodile from Peter Pan. I spent a good deal of time researching other alligator or crocodile costumes and came to the conclusion that they all look like a dinosaur or some lizard man from an old space movie. My first piece to tackle was how […]

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Costume Too Small? Make An Alteration

  This was a quick fix for a costume that was ordered and turned out to be too small. So sad! So, what do you do when there isn’t enough time to send it back? We make an alteration.  I used the pattern shape above from a formal dress pattern. I then cut two panels […]

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Peter Pan – Wendy Costume

I have a daughter who is going to be Tinker Bell for Halloween. So, I thought we could have a family theme around Peter Pan. I’ll be Wendy and my son will be the Crocodile. This Wendy costume was oh-so-simple and inexpensive. Especially when I found the fabric in the bargain bin. Try and get […]

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Rainbow Brite and Twink

I wish I had seen this costume when my kids were super small. Rainbow Brite was my favorite character when I was young. So much so, that I remember  having a discussion with my mom about wanting to change me name legally to Rainbow Brite. Why not? It is the coolest name ever! Thanks pinksuedeshoe […]

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Willy Wonka kids costume

I love this version of Willy Wonka and the Oompa Loompa. These were winners at the Sequoia Zoo costume party. I got these pics from their FB page. Wish I could have been there, these are awesome costumes. So, how you can make this costume yourself? WONKA: First, the purple velour jacket could be a […]

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Alice in Wonderland

I adore the new and the vintage Alice costumes. Here is a tutorial for both the Tim Burton by googiemomma And Disney Classic by danamadeit

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My Fair Lady Ascot Dress

Here is a beautiful up-cycling costume for girls. The Beautiful Ascot horse race costume from My Fair Lady, one of my favorite movies. This tutorial is here by Googiemomma. Great job.

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Dr. Horrible Kids Costume

This is Awesome! Simple, inexpensive and creative! I see Rain Boots, Rubber Gloves, Welding Goggles,  Coat is modified from Simplicity 3650 Toddler Costumes Chef E Purchase here From poppyswickedgarden or Here are some Step by Step Pics from Starr Capps

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Dr. Who Kids Costumes

 Your Kids can’t verbalize what they want to be this year? Or better yet they can and this is WHO they want to be? Check out this cool dad RDEWALT. Or crochet an Ood Mask at Ravelry wear a suit, and join them. That’s simple. I like to see everyone join the fun. Thanks Solitaire […]

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Dr. Who Sonic Screwdriver DIY

We have been Dr. Who watching like crazy round here as well as thinking of crafty gifts to start on for Christmas. Thanks Doodle Craft for this DIY  Sonic Screwdriver craft for those Dr. Who/ cool pen people in your lives. I know my dad would like one!

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The Toy Society

My First Submission for the Toy Society. This was a toy I made from a class drawing. I made a few too many. I love this Idea. Giving away your work. Especially if you Just can’t help but make more than you  know what to do with.I planned on leaving him in the children’s section […]

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Comb Over Shower

 I just got back from the cutest Baby shower, totally Pinterest inspired. Each guest got to take home a mason jar with an etched mustache that was prefilled with our beverage. We were asked to decorate onesies. I’ve done this at another shower, but we used mainly fabric markers at that one. Here, we had […]

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Dorothy Costume

I know not everyone can be as lucky as me and be able to raid your mothers’ closet for free fabric and then decide what to make. That is how this costumes starts for me.  I had a monkey costume for the baby and needed something to match. My mom had tons of inexpensive, blue […]

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Road Fodder

My husband is great at very simple AND comfortable costume ideas. This is an A shirt with the neck and front drenched in fake costume blood. I found this shirt at the thrift store. My husband spray painted our car tire black and then proceeded to roll over the shirt. Let it dry and voila! […]

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Crochet Yoda Hat

I thought it would be great to show you some simple costumes that doesn’t cost much. Last year, I made this crochet hat for my nephew. The coat is just felt and the Yoda hat is made of homespun yarn. I used this pattern for the hat and it turned out awesome. However, I forgot […]

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Fairy Wings

I have to say that I am so glad that I haven’t been able to post recently. I have been swamped with work as well as trying to be “awesome” mom and wife. I haven’t even sought new clients since May. That doesn’t mean I don’t want more, please by all means, e-mail me! Just […]

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http://lepetitearbre.com/2012/06/30/

Wow, 29 toys in one rush order. Not sure how many times I’d like to do that.But these were super cute and fun. I definitely learned learned a few things. Now I need to make a new princess dress for my daughter before she thinks I only make things for other kids.

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Coraline Birthday Gift Box

For my brother’s birthday, his wish list said he wanted a Coraline doll. Seeing as how I had a week till his birthday, I was thinking I could make him one. So, I searched for one online and found this blog. I thought long and hard about getting her pattern, but then I reminded myself […]

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Lalaloopsy doll Wig Tutorial

Awesome Job OwlChemist

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Free Rapunzel Dress Pattern for 15″ doll

My daughter received this doll recently for her birthday. It’s a typical size 15″ doll for kids right now. I have made several princess dresses for my daughter in the past that I felt confident enough to copy the dress on the doll and use leftover fabric to make more princess dresses for her new […]

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Fuzzy Trees

I am starting a new category to my custom work. With permission from Childs Own Studio to share the work load I am taking up toy making from Children’s Drawings. COS calls them “softies” and I will tag my posts as such, however in theme with my website I’d like to title this series Fuzzy […]

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