these cute party favors can be found on http://www.marthastewart.com/ I'm making the butterfly treat bags for Sadie's birthday party. I found all the supplies at michael's. The kids have loved helping me cut the grass. It's made with 2 treat bags... the first green, is cut like grass and fitted over the bottom of the white. The butterfly is attached with a mini clothes pin and the label can be handwritten or printed from the computer. I think they are cute and simple and totally perfect for Sadie's butterfly birthday party.
these cute flowers are filled with treats that I am using for my niece Misty's wedding shower. I think I'll fill them with a ring pop and other candy... only the base I'm using is going to be a toilet paper roll and not the clear acetate cylinder. Take long strips of multicolored tissue paper and fold accordian style, cutting the top in whichever way you like; rounded, pointed, grasslike etc. you create all kinds of flowers. By wrapping the tissue around the toilet paper roll you create a container for the treats, and securing it on top makes spreading the petals fun and easy. Go to http://www.marthastewart.com/ and see more details.
this is the cutest project that I want to make by the dozens to give as gifts. It's made from a jellyroll and found on the moda bake shop website. (look for the button on my home page of my blog.) or go here: http://www.modabakeshop.com/ I love projects using scraps and ribbon... my favorite. Now... I just need some time :)
Here is our latest project. Sadie had the creative idea to make a handbag from her old jeans. I must admit that re-purposing things is one of my favorite things to do.
A few details...
I of course just cut off and sewed the legs to form the purse. The jeweled front was already a part of the jeans (one of the reasons Sadie thought it would be a cute purse in the first place.)
I added a ruffle to the inside of the waist band, and the ruffled flower was quite easy to make.
cut 3" strips of fabric fold in half and press
trace a 2" circle on a scrap of fabric - this will be your template and guide for the ruffle.
start sewing your strip with the raw edge on the circle perimeter. ruffle fabric every 1/4" as you go along until you have completed the circle. repeat smaller with contrasting fabrics. glue a ceramic jewel in center with "E600" glue (the best crafting glue in America!!!)
Sadie wanted an extra long handle ... so I used the pant legs and created just that. attach them inside of either side of front pockets.
I think she is going to love it!