Fantabulous Friday #23

Fantabulous Friday

Happy Friday!! Welcome to Fantabulous Friday #23. We made it back to the good ole USA on Sunday night and it has been fantastic! I am so happy to be reunited with my stores….and family and friends! There has been some serious shopping happening! I got to go to the mall with my favorite shopping buddy in the whole world on Tuesday and it was AMAZING! I have also had my fair share of food since Monday morning! It’s crazy the things you miss!!

If you haven’t entered the Getting Better With Age GIVEAWAY going on now with myself and Delilah from Confessions of a Semi-Domesticated Mama, you totally should! One winner takes all and the prizes are ridiculous! I would freak if I won!!

**Reminder: Myself, Earning My Cape and My Merry Messy Life are hosting A Crafter’s Dream Giveaway in late August. If you are interested in signing up, click here for more details!

I have decided to continue to show off the featured posts on my Facebook Pagethroughout the day! If you are not following me on Facebook, you can do that here and then you can see if you were featured from last week!!

However…the MOST VIEWED last week was the Summer Salad from Diane @ Mamal Diane!

What amazing projects have you been working on this week?? Link them up!!

Make sure you don’t miss anything!

Princess Birthday Party

Princess Birthday Party

The day was finally here this past Sunday! Miss M celebrated her 6th Birthday in style!! Thanks to Pinterest and a lot of missed sleep, the party came together perfectly. My friend Amy helped me set up and I seriously could not have done it without her. The princess birthday party was perfect!!

The food table was set with the girls’ party hats that I made with cups and lemonade. Each cup had a chalkboard vinyl cutout with their name on it.


This was the Arts and Crafts table. Each bag was an individual art kit for the children. The kit contained a dowel rod that was painted either pink or purple, a pre-cut star and a piece of chiffon for the wand. Then there was also a pre-cut crown for the girls to decorate with adhesive backed jewels. In the center of the table was an art box with glitter glues and markers to accessorize to their beautiful crowns and wands. Below you can see the crowns and adhesive back jewels that were in each kit.

Miss M showing off her hat and wand that she made:) She is such a sassy 6-year-old!!

Another angle of the eating table. The pink lemonade in the middle was perfect and went with the theme of pink  and princessy! The girls even decorated their party hats with some of the jewels left from their wands and crowns.

I just love these party hats. I found the template to make them here and they were so easy.

These cake pops were amazing! The girls (and parents) absolutely loved them!!

What’s a party without some cookies! And of course, iced with the pink and purple frosting to go with the theme:)

Using my crown cookie cutter, I made some turkey and cheese, and ham and cheese sandwiches to eat before eating up all the sugary goodness!!

Princessy cupcakes with crown liners and crown accessories on top. All done with my Silhouette Cameo;). I absolutely love that thing!

Again, using the Silhouette Cameo, I made a Happy Birthday bunting banner in the shape of crowns to go with the whole princessy theme!

And of course, the beautiful birthday girl! She had such an incredible time. I had made the pettiskirt last week and posted about that here, and then decorated the tank top and made a headband to match. Strangely enough, it was kind of chilly here in Germany, so she had to wear a cardigan for the first half because she was “a bit cold” 🙂

All in all, it was a great time, the girls had a blast, dancing to Justin Bieber..(that might have been my idea…) and everyone was full of sugar by the time they had to go home.

I will be posting more from this in the weeks to come on how each thing was done so make sure you stop back by for more! Thanks for stopping by!!;)

Crochet Hook Organizer

Crochet Hook Organizer

As part of the Hookin’…the legal way series!! that I had in June (which you can find on the sidebar over there ——->) I got the opportunity to work with Living in Amethyst on Etsy. Her shop has such amazing patterns! I love them all. I purchased this Lily Crochet Hook Organizer from her and I am so happy! I have made two so far! One for myself, and one as part of the Hookin’…the legal way!! Part 5, a giveaway and link party!!** Now closed**

The first one I made was in grey and mustard colored yarn and I love it!! I made this one with the 18 slots for the crochet hooks. I am always losing my crochet hooks, but now they are all in one place and I don’t have to worry about it. Plus, what’s better than having something made using crochet, to hold all your crochet hooks! I am so happy I got this pattern!

The pattern was really easy to follow. Just basic stitches and each pattern I have purchased from her has been amazing. Very detailed and thorough. I like that. It’s hard when you find a pattern that is hard to follow after you spent money on it;). This one was well worth the money!

This is the second one I made. It holds 12 crochet hooks. I love these colors because they are very summer-y. Yes, that’s totally a word! This one is made from Lion Brand yarns in Lullaby Pink and Peachy. They are super soft and very easy to work with!

You also have a chance to win this one that I made if you stop by the giveaway here!

Let me know what you think? How do you keep your crochet hooks organized?

Pretty Pink Pettiskirt

Pretty Pink Pettiskirt

Miss M’s birthday is just around the corner and she will be turning 6. This year, we are having a princess themed party as you may already know if you saw the invitations. I have already looked on Pinterest for some inspiration for her party and I almost have everything done that can be done;). It is taking up a lot of time!! But, that’s okay…because she’s a princess:) Or so she seems to think.

I knew that I wanted her to have a full skirt like a pettiskirt, but I really didn’t want to have to make one:). I went online and ordered a dress for her to wear at her party that had a pettiskirt like bottom to it. I was so excited about it, but then when it got here, it was too small. Story of my life. Luckily, the same day I ordered the dress, I ordered some fabric to make a  pettiskirt as a backup incase it didn’t work out. I am so glad I did!!

I have been wanting to make a pettiskirt ever since I saw the tutorial at Make It Love It. Her tutorial is absolutely amazing and so easy to follow. I do not have a ruffling foot on my sewing machine, so I did the tension/stitch length technique and it worked perfectly! While there is a lot of fabric that has to be ruffled, it really did go fast for that part. Keeping the ruffles untwisted was where I wanted to pull my hair out, so if anyone has any tips that would be AMAZING! I am not going to lie and say it was a quick project because it literally took forever and was a mess with all the fabric that was used, but the end result is totally worth it. I also love that the waistband is adjustable with the tie ribbon so that as long as her duddies are not showing, she will be wearing this for a while:) It took all I had not to try it on because it is so soft and cute! Maybe another day;)

I could not be happier. She got to see it yesterday and was so pumped that it was so full and pretty! I will still have to make a shirt for her to wear, and probably a headband, but that’s easy stuff.

I cannot wait to see it all together with the headband and shirt on the day of her party! She is so excited to be dressed for the part of the princess!!

Do you have any tips for making a pettiskirt or things that worked for you while making one.

Princess Crown Birthday Banner

Princess Crown Birthday Banner

This little Princess Crown bunting banner was displayed at Miss M’s Princess Birthday Party that I shared here. I was pretty limited as far as what I could hang at the party because the location that we rented would not allow things to be hung or taped to the walls. It was very frustrating. But, I made this bunting banner for the main food table in order to be able to display the words “Happy Birthday” as necessary!!:)

I had originally wanted to do the triangular bunting like normal, but when I saw this shape at the Silhouette store, I absolutely had to try it out.

I cut out every other letter in “Happy Birthday” in purple or pink. Then the opposite was used as the color for the crown. Using double-sided scrapbooking tape, I attached the letters to the crowns. Super easy!

The last part to do was to add the holes in the crowns to string it onto the yarn to hang in front of the table. This was just done with a hole puncher. I suppose I could have done it with the Silhouette while I was cutting everything out, but this worked just as well. Using one strand that was 7 feet for the word “Happy” and another 8 foot long strand for the word “Birthday”, white yarn was used to string it in the front of the table which was 6 ft long. Because the holes from the hole puncher were quite a bit bigger than the yarn, it was rather easy to move the crowns around in order to center them properly on the table. It worked out perfectly.

My little princess had a beautiful and matching princess crown bunting banner that she just loved to wish her a special happy birthday. Thanks for stopping by!