Saturday, June 30, 2012

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

Happy Saturday morning to you! I'm normally not so chipper in the mornings but I had a fun evening with my kids, half decent night of sleep and the baby is still sleeping so I'm enjoying my coffee in some peace. PLUS I just chose the winners for my giveaway and am excited to announce them. I love giving things and if I could I would host giveaways more often.

Thank you to everyone that entered! There were 64 total entries and using rafflecopter you just click a button to choose a winner. Easy peasy. I've had some issues with coding on the back end so I took a screen shot of the winners.

Congratulations to Jennifer & Karri!

I will be e-mailing you shortly! Jennifer wins a custom bunting from my shop and Karri can choose from ready to ship options.

As a thank you to everyone who entered and has supported my shop I have a promotion code for a 20% discount - use code FB200 during check out. The code will be good through July 7th.

Have a great day! The baby is up now and I have some things to get done before joining the rest of the family on the boat this afternoon.

Thanks for visiting!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Pretty as a Picture Creations Giveaway

Good morning! I haven't posted in a while and still have that eyeglasses tutorial to get to but first, we're having a giveaway! My etsy shop Pretty as a Picture Creations has a facebook page and that page has over 200 likes! I've been meaning to do a giveaway since 100 fans so I've decided to have two winners. Using this post as a guide to stay in the rules of facebook the giveaway will be hosted here. The giveaway will run from today {Monday June 25} through Friday {June 29}.  Use the rafflecopter widget below to enter and check back next Saturday {by afternoon} to see who the two winners are!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Make Over a Onsie

I don't have the chevron glasses case ready yet but if you missed me at Honeybear Lane last week, you can see my onsie dress here today.

I wanted to make a gift for a cute little girl I know and this is what I came up with. Dressing up a onesie is a quick & easy way to make a custom dress for a gift or your own baby girl. I used a knit fabric but you can also use woven, though knit doesn’t require hems and won’t fray in the wash so it goes faster without a knit. If you use a woven cotton be sure to hem it.

Here is what you’ll need:

First I measured the width of the onsie, for this 6-9 mos size it was 8.5″. I multiplied that by four to get the width so I would have about twice the ruffle on both front and back and decided to make the skirt 8 inches long. Measuring it out, it looked about right. If you have a baby around to measure that would be more accurate.

Next, I ruffled the long side of the skirt. If you have a ruffler foot, use that. Otherwise you can use this nifty trick I learned when I started sewing again. Set your tension to the highest setting and stitch length to the longest. On my machine that is a 9 & a 5. Then without using a basting stitch, sew down the side and watch the ruffles come. I leave a bit of thread on both ends to make adjusting the ruffles easier.

Lastly, you’ll attach the skirt to the onsie. I apologize for not having a picture of this step. Be sure to line the skirt up evenly on both sides, pins help keep everything in place. I used an elastic stitch (looks like a zig zag stitch with dashed lines) and stretched the onsie back toward me a bit while sewing to help ensure mama can easily put this on baby. You can attach the skirt one of two ways, put the skirt & onsie right sides together (with skirt upside down) or put the wrong side of skirt on right side of onsie with the skirt right side up as it will be worn. I chose the second option and this gave a paperbag style to the skirt.

This was cute but still missing something. I cut a long 1.5″ strip of the fabric and ruffled it with about 1/4″ edge and pinned it to the neckline, cutting to size as I pinned. I sewed the ruffle on the same way as I attached the skirt and repeated this step twice more. Again, I apologize for not having a picture of this step. I just eyeballed it and made sure the ruffle above would cover the edge of the ruffle below. It worked out.

Then to complete the outfit I ruffled a 1 inch strip of fabric and attatched it to some FOE (fold over elastic) that I cut to 16″ and tied a knot at the ends. I think this will make a cute matching headband.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my dressed up onsie today, thanks for visiting!


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