Friday, February 17, 2012

Our Little Butterfly

I've been out of touch this week.  I have been under the weather all week but not enough to go to the doctor.  I was hoping I could kick this sinus/cold on my own and I think I have :)  I'm much better tonight.
Our Sloan is turning 1 and we have her party tomorrow.  My job was her birthday shirt.....{no pressure of course}  I always procrastinate when I'm afraid to tackle something. 
This is her birthday party job was to come up with a shirt to match. 

I started with the birthday number and pennants from "Hang To Dry".  I then added a butterfly from "Joyful Stitches", my favorite little flower from "Embroidery-Boutique and topped it off with her name in Fantini Swoop from "8 Claws and a Paw".

My daughter said it looks just like the invitation!  Yah!  Mission accomplished.

Then I saw these cute yard signs that I wanted to try.  Next time they will be better...the first run is a learning experience.  I cut 6 circles on my Cricut...8.5" and 8".  Added lettering using my software and a font that I downloaded.  I ran to Lowes for dowel rods that would hold my circles.

Final touch....ribbons, fabric, rickrack....anything I wanted to use.  It has a "shabby chic" feel to it. 
I can't wait to see Sloaney tomorrow on her big day!
Happy Birthday, Sweet Little Girl!


  1. You rocked her shirt...exactly like the invite. Glad you're feeling better. have fun tomorrow!!

  2. Thanks girls! I was happy to get it finished.

  3. Found your blog off Pinterest. LOVE LOVE LOVE all of your stuff! You are so very talented. Can you let me know what type of machine you use to make your beautiful shirts and towels, etc? Looking forward to checking out all of the amazing things in the future!

  4. Thank you Vicki! I have a Janome 1100. It is a wonderful machine.

  5. What font do you use for the pails?