Monday, July 6, 2009

A Week of Birthdays

The first week of July is always a BIG celebration around here! My sister and niece have birthday's on the 3rd, my middle child's is on the 4th, our good family friend's is on the 5th, today is my momma's, and tomorrow will be our 8th wedding anniversary!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOMMA!! I love you and I am so LUCKY that you are my momma! You taught me how to be the BEST momma I can be! The long list of lessons include: Patience, Understanding, Endurance, Loyalty, how to be a Referee, Discipline, when to SAY NO, when to SAY YES, and most importantly LOVE and WISDOM! I still learn from you everyday and know that when I need you, you are only a phone call away! Have a great birthday and thanks for keeping my girls this week, maybe I can get more accomplished!


Now, on to the sewing stuff...

My middle child turned 3 on the 4th of July! We didn't have a big party, just some burgers, brats (the sausage kind), and swimming in my sister's pool! But to make it a special day, I made a felt crown fit for my birthday princess!
I was kinda scared to make one of these, which turned out to be silly since it was so easy! Just figuring a pattern and cutting it was holding me back, because I am not the best at drawing and cutting! But I did alright and once it was cut, I was fine. I checked out some blogs and craft sites to get ideas, and they didn't let me down! I didn't find any tutorials, but just looking at the creations gave me enough inspiration! The embroidery is from The Yummy Factory, she has the cutest fonts and is a regular contributor to Sew Forum, which is my all time favorite embroidery site! I used regular craft felt for the front and the backing. I just sewed the pieces together, then top stitched around each piece. I added the little flower trim per request..."use this mommy!" How could I not! I reinforced the stitching on the elastic band in the back to make sure it didn't pull out, and added cute little "diamond" buttons. And that was it...so easy!

And of course she needed a new outfit to go with her crown



And one for her sister...




And a couple of babies...



and some for the boys...

and don't leave out Poppie...

So, as you can see....another busy week! This week will be just as busy since I never finished a bag for my younger sister's birthday that was at the end of June, and I am going to do a surprise for my older sister for her birthday. And with the girls being gone this week, I am going to attempt to finish painting the loft beds that my man built for them last year!! Have a great day, until later...

5 comments:

Allie said...

That's a lot of birthdays! Happy Birthday, everyone, and Happy Anniversary to you!
Your projects are awesome as always. That crown is too darling for words! Girl, you put me to shame.

Amy said...

Good grief! Talk about busy!!! What an amazing number of projects. They all look great. Happy Anniversary! Our 11th anniversary is coming up in a couple of weeks. Was it sweltering hot for your wedding like it was for ours?

urban craft said...

oh, I love cancers! Great crown!

Super Fun Mama said...

you are amazing super mom!!! I'm so envious! I wanted to thank you for coming by and commenting about my little one's birthday. Give your babies kisses from you as my birthday gift to them!

Capital Mom said...

Love the crown! I tried to make one myself and it didn't turn out that well. :-)