Sunday, November 10, 2013

Crocheted Farm Playmat

For my sis-in-law's baby shower I made this cute farm playmat (FREE pattern from Lionbrand).  I followed the pattern to a T and it came out a bit longer than I wanted it to, but I'm still very happy with it.  My favorite part is the field with the carrots you can "plant"!

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Crochet Minnie Mouse Hat

This ain't the best photo, but I made this cute hat for a friend who is going on a Disney cruise next month.  The buttons go all the way around and are on both sides of the bow.  Original pattern by Repeat Crafter Me.  I used her modifications for 6-9 month sizing.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Minion Birthday Part 3!

We just got back from H's first birthday party bash and we had a wonderful time!  If you need a reminder of what I've been working on, visit Part 1 and Part 2 of this Minion Birthday Party Series.

Here are some pictures of the final decorations!

My version of Miss Hattie's cookies!  I served them in a dog bowl (remember this scene?) and used the labels I mention in my last post (dang, I forgot to get color copies after all that work!  Ha!).

The birthday boy loves his balloons!

Minion bowling - I saved toilet paper rolls and painted them with acrylic art paint (the cheap stuff that's like 75 cents a bottle).  I used yellow and blue for the body; white, grey, and black for the eyes and goggles.  I got the ball at a local dollar store.

More into eating the minions than actually bowling...

The bunting I created!  Get a blank template as a pdf ,
add your own letters, print, and cut out!

Minion cupcakes made by Stacie's Sweet Tooth Cakes!
She cut a twinkie in half for the heads and piped on the faces.

I gave each kid their own goodie bag with a ball shooter from the dollar store.  I wrote "Piranha Gun" on the sides with a Sharpie and drew little piranha faces on all the balls.  The kids went CRAZY over them, and the good news is these don't shoot very far so us adults didn't have to worry :)

The girls got these tutus from Amazon and the boys got minion goggles I found at a dollar store (here are similar ones on Amazon),  but the kids were more interested in the guns, ha!

I also decided to put stickers and markers on a table so the kids could decorate their goodie bags.  All the stickers were from the dollar store.  They LOVED it!