Sunday, May 8, 2011

Over the weekend

I decided to make myself a Mother's Day corsage. I found an awesome tutorial online, put Brixton down for a nap and went for it! For my fabric I unpicked an old bag that I had made (that I didn't like any more) I used 3 different colors: white for the mum, stripes for the lily and green/pink for the leaves.
(add pinking shears)
Then using a hot coco mug traced the circles and cut them out. You need 6 of the stripes, 6 of the white and 4 of the green. Then you sew the stripes together leaving a little room to turn right side out, Same with the green. Leave the white until later.

Turn them right side out and fold the stripes in have and wrap around each other to look like a lily and hand stitch together. For the leaves I just fan folded them and stitched at the bottom. Stitch the lily and leaves together. Using pinking shears, cut around the white fabric, then fold one in 4th's and all the others in halfs and stitch together. Now stitch all layers together.

I stitched on a pin and hot glued felt to the back. Mess with it until you are happy. I'm still messing with mine but I wanted to share. If anyone would like to see the real pattern let me know and I'll try and find it for you! :)

And April

Now that we are in May, I'll finish what we did in April and then I'll be caught up. :) We celebrated Brixton's 2nd birthday at home in Mapleton. It was great, the weather wasn't great but the party was! We invited both sides of our families and rented the old building at Mapleton park. Brixton really liked it, there was lots of space to run around. We had balloons, bubbles, food, tie-dye and a pinata!! Ohh and of course presents! Brixton got tons of great presents!
Brixton was not sure why he had to hit the dinosaur.
Auntie Shelbi helping out at the tie-dye table! I hope every one's shirts turned out great!
Singing Happy Birthday! Little Cher was helping too.

Opening presents, as you can tell he had a lot of help.
(Cher, Lauren, Brenna, Jordyn, Haily, Hannah)

Brixton had a great 2nd birthday! He loved seeing everyone and eating all the candy he could find!!
We are so thankful for our families! Thank you for coming and supporting us! We love you so much!!