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Monday, July 14, 2014

Drop Waist Lace Dress

 A while back I saw a drop waist dress that I loved.  I cost way to much money and I wanted it a different color. I have always loved the 20's drop waist style. So I made this fun drop waist lace and tricot skirt.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Frozen Inspired Elsa & Anna Aprons

Around our house we are total Frozen fans.  We have had a frozen party, watch the movie dozens of times and we must have an Elsa braid everyday. So when Rachel asked me to participate in a month of Disney I knew exactly what I wanted to do.  So I whipped up these darling Anna and Elsa Aprons for the little miss! 

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Alex Boye' "Let it Go" Inspired Winter White Sunday Dress

Several weeks ago we found a a music video online with the song "Let it Go" from Frozen, with the voices of Alex Boye' and Lexi Walker. My daughter became obsessed with the video and song.  I think every girl is!  I was more obsessed with the dresses the little Power house singer was wearing. I literally stayed up looking online for the two dresses. My husband just sat and laughed at me.  He finds my crazy funny.  But he knows once my brain starts looking it can't stop until I find what I am looking for.  I found the black and gray dress in the price range of $150. The cream one I couldn't find.  So I decided to make it myself.  So here is my take on the beautiful winter white dress Lexi was wearing in the music video.  A simple and Elegant winter white dress.

Let it Go Inspired winter white sunday dress www.freetimefrolics.com

Friday, November 1, 2013

Lace Sweatshirt DIY

After viewing this post from One Little Momma.  I am not really into the lace thing myself but for my little miss, Oh yes!  So I found a couple of cute sweatshirts for her and I was on my way.  I thought it would be fun to give her sweatshirts a little something more.  I just love how they turned out.  Perfect for my little miss!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Princess play Capes {Riley Blake Designs}

With Christmas in July at an end I wanted to share a product from one of my favorite companies.  Riley Blake Designs. They sent me there new Super Hero and Princess cape panels to try  out and share. My little Miss is obsessed with blue right now so of course I had to make the turquoise princess cape panel.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Cosette's Closet & Riley Blake Pattern Giveaway

Its another day of Birthday Celebrations!!  I am so excited to share with your my newest patterns!  I have been working on them for a while and they are finally finished!  Today I have teamed up with Riley Blake Designs and we are giving away my 4 newest patterns and 3 yards of yummy Knit fabric.  

Monday, May 27, 2013

Tag Along Tote Bag Tutorial + Giveaway

***This tote bag has been updated to reflect changes in the original shape, size and attachment of the handles. The construction of the bag is similar but the new tote has a slightly different look, size. shape and handle attachment.

So a few months ago I made this bag for a blog conference.I also made these adorable bags for my roommates.
Each one was a little different and personalized.  My roomies loved them and I got several compliments on them. I was asked several times where I got them.  My answer "Umm I made them" . Next question do you sell them and do you have a tutorial?  The answer, yes I make them no I do not have a tutorial. Well Blog readers today I have a tutorial.  This bag takes a bout 1-2 hours and looks great any time of year. I love to take it to the park, the beach or just shopping with a friend. It fits everything you need for a fun day getaway! I love that I can make a new one with beautiful fabric to match anything.  And today you can make one too!  I added an inside pocket for a cell phone too.

Friday, May 24, 2013

30 minute T- Shirt Dress Tutorial

I love myself an easy project.  This one it on the top of my list.  My little girl loves skirts and dresses.  Sometimes we just need something easy.  These easy t-shirt dresses make a great swimsuit cover up, lounge dress, or baby doll dress with leggings. Want to make your own?  Here is how you do it. 

Friday, April 19, 2013

Girls Inspiration Collage Wall + Free Printable

I have been working on a little something for my daughter. Growing up is tough.  I want her to have strong role models that lift her up and make her feel good about herself, to always look for the good, have courage, know that beauty is not everything and when hard times come, to know that she can do it.
  I love collage walls. So I decided to combine my collage wall with a few inspirational quotes. The collage wall will serve as daily reminder of what she is capable of.

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Easy Color Block Tees DIY

Have you seen the new styles in stores lately? I feel like I am in a flashback.  My 12 year old self on Christmas day wearing my color blocked shirt and acid washed hot pink jeans.  I was so cute.  As I shop for my daughter I see tons of clothing styles and colors I wore back in the day.  I keep seeing color blocking  and Neon everywhere.  Instead of buying all those expensive shirts I decided to make my own.  You can make yourself  2 shirts for under $10.  Here is how you do it. 

Monday, April 1, 2013

Sally Hansen GNO Nail Party

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We we have been Spring Breaking here in Idaho.  It is still cold and wet here. Not a very fun spring break.   So this year I threw together a fun Mother Daughter Nail party day.  All the moms in the neighborhood brought there little girls over for for yummy treats and a fun girl time.  Sally Hansen knows how to enjoy a little girl time with wonderful products we all love. I heart nail art!

With the help of my good friends over Walgreens.  We got hooked up.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Mini Anthropologie knock off skirt

 Anthropologie had this beautiful lace skirt at Christmas time.  But not in my budget and they didn't make them for little girls. I though my little miss needed one too.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Pucker up Valentine Chapstick Lables {Free Printable}

Pucker up valentine Chapstick lables

I was shopping at an after Christmas sale and found some cute chapstick for less than a buck.  I bought a few for a birthday party favor.  Then had the idea to use them for Valentines. A fun little gift for a teenage daughter or girlfriend.  I made the labels to fit around a basic chapstick tube.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Poinsettia Hair Flower

For Christmas in 2012 I made my little miss a Knock off Anthropologie lace skirt. I wanted to add a little more drama so I came up with this Poinsettia hair flower.  It added color and a little more Christmas spirit.  Nothing says Christmas little a Poinsettia, right???

It is simple, beautiful and added a bit of elegance to her outfit.

For the DIY Tutorial Link Here

For my Diy Lace Skirt check back later this week!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

{Keychain of Friendship} Gift ideas

Have you seen these adorable personalized DIY key chains??  I know they have been all over the blog world.  I just love them.  I thought I I would share mine and add a fun printable.  A great girlfriend gift with a little thought.  I truly love and cherish each one of my friends and want them to know it.  With out them my life would be so different.   Each one of them brings a smile to my face.  Here is a little something for them.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Fingerless Gloves DIY

I love finger less gloves.  I think they are cute and stylish.  I was perusing my local thrift store when I found some old sweaters that would be perfect for my project.  I found this sweater vest for $3.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Halloween Costume -Little Bo Peep

Here is my Little Bo Peep.  I dreamed of this costume from the time I knew was having a daughter.  I come from a family of Boys.  Lots and lots of them.  So having a little girl is kind of the bees knees around here.  You know the stars,moons and planets aligned kind of thing. She is my Joy and my Muse...

Little Bo Peep Costume
I wanted so badly to make her a Little Bo Peep.  Last year was the year to do it.  Her little costume was a labor of love.  I looked at a lot of pictures of  Bo peep costumes. I came up with this. 

I started with a basic peasant top.  I used my Simply Jane pattern. I just made the shirt white.

For the skirt I made a basic skirt but doubled the fabric to make it more full.  I added a little lace to fancy it up.

For the bloomers I used a basic capri of pajama pattern.  I added 3 rows of lace to the bottoms for ruffles. (Lace and fabric from Joanns)

Her crook was an after Christmas sale candy cane  I got for .25 cents. I wrapped it with white ribbon and added a large Pink bow.

Her little lamb was an after Easter sale at Target we picked up for $2.00

For her vest I used an old t shirt and cut off the arms and cut down the neck line as my pattern.  Then I used black velvet and lined it with some scrap fabric.I used some turquoise fabric and cut 2 half circles.  I gathered the half circles and pinned them to the vest. Sew vest with right sides together, leave a small opening and turn.  Top stitch the vest.  I then added small grommets for lacing.

Her bonnet was a trial and error mishap.  Made from Peltex, ribbon and underwear fabric.  I cut a basic bonnet pattern and gathered my fabric onto it.  This hat took me as long to make as the whole rest of the outfit.  It turned out to be the perfect finishing piece.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Please Welcome {Grits & Giggles}

I'm Jenilyn, author of Grits & Giggles. I love to share my adventures in sewing, crafting, and being a mommy! I'm so excited to be at FreeTime Frolics today to share with you how to put together a TuTu Dress fit for a princess!

My daughter's favorite song is "You Are My Sunshine". She sings it all day and it never gets old to hear! She loves to dress up and twirl, so I knew for Halloween she needed a sparkly tulle dress. I wanted it to be golden and beautiful, just like the sunshine in her favorite song. 

Let's get started!

1" Elastic
Tulle- 100 yards for a 2T size
Flower Clip
Coordinating Ribbon

Measure around your little girl's chest. This is your elastic length. Overlap by 1" and sew the ends together. You want it fitted, but not too tight. 

Measure her height from her chest to where you want the tutu to fall. Multiply this by 2 and add 3". This will be your tulle length.
ex: my measurement was 20"....so my tulle length was 20x2+3= 43"

Cut strips of tulle this length and the width of your spool. You will need a LOT, especially if you use a light color. 

I place the elastic band around my leg for support. Place 2-3 strips of your tulle, in different colors, together and fold in the middle. Slip this under your elastic band.

Then pull the ends of the tulle through, creating a knot. Don't pull it too tight yet, as the elastic will stretch when you do. Wait until you're finished to tighten. 

Continue tying these knots all the way around the elastic, alternating colors and combinations. Gently tighten your knots when you're done. 

To add a halter strap, cut a long length of your ribbon, and tie a similar knot, between two knots of tulle. 

Clip on your flower clip and you're done! Your tutu dress is ready to be worn and twirled in!

It flows beautifully, and sparkles in the October sun.

Thanks again for having me from Grits & Giggles!

Check out some of my other Halloween and Fall Tutorials!
Thanks Jenilyn.  I love these tutu dresses.  They really pack a punch.   If you haven't been over to Grits and Giggles.  She has lots of great tutorials.  Head on over and take a look!
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