Friday, October 14, 2011

Easy, "No Sew" Pumpkin Shirts

I wanted to share a fun and easy "no-sew" craft project that I did for festive pumpkin shirts for my girls.
I got everything I needed at my trusty Wal-mart, and made them in less than 15 minutes. I am super excited to be thinking of what other fun holiday type shirts I might could make. I love to see cute holiday outfits...whether for Valentines day, Christmas or Fall!

1. Buy t shirt, fabirc glue, material (1/2 yd of orange, 1/4 yd of brown and green material), ribbon (1 yd for 2 shirts)...find a pattern/outline online to print. I googled "images for pumpkin outline" and picked the one I liked best.

Here is my pattern I printed.

2. I taped my pumpkin pattern to my orange material (no pins required, yay). I cut around the edge of the pumpkin. Then for the stem and leaf...I just free hand cut out a shape that I thought would look cute. You will still have plenty of extra fabric in the brown and green if you have to cut out a few before you get one you like.

3. Apply a liberal amount of the fabric glue all over applique and as close along the edges as possible, then apply to shirt.

*Side note...I washed and ironed both my t shirts and my fabric before I began working with them.

4.I then glued a little bow in the middle where the stem, leaf and pumpkin over lap. 

For washing care after they are finished and worn, I washed them on the "hand wash/gentle cycle", and hung them to dry. The fabric edges did fray a tiny bit. But I actually think it made them look even cuter!

Fun to be Festive...and thrifty!!!

Love to all,

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Blackcreek Pumpkin Patch 2011...

Fall, was always my least favorite season...until I had kids. Now it is one of my favorite...simply because I know it will include a trip to the Pumpkin Patch. Since we have gone to this one in Decatur two years in a row, I am declaring it an "annual" event. Ha!

We ventured to Decatur (good things come from small towns, right!) with family and friends for a fun day to play. We went with my Mommy friends Abbey, Holly and Sarah. My Mom decided to join us, too. What a great helping hand she was between our 7 children.

My Maggie especially loves this little PP, because it has several fun farm animals. She got to interact with fish, baby chicks, goats and lambs. We took pictures, fed the animals, had a hay ride and barrel train faces painted and picked a pumpkin. What a wonderful day. 

After all that fun, my precious Mom invited us back to her house for a yummy lunch and girl time. The kids played outside and the babies got to be held by my Nana (a 7 time grandmother, and an 8 time great grandmother). 

It was a really great day in my book. Loads of my favorite people all in one spot...happy kids, special memories and full bellies!

Pictures from the day...
Gigi and her girls!
Some of my 3 favorite ladies...:)!
My little loves...
Sweet sisters...
Sadie's funny scrunchy face...LOVE it!
Darling grin...
Mags making some 4 legged friends...the goats and lambs.
Meeting Mr. Bunny.
Some serious Bunny love...
One of my recent favorite pictures of my big 4 year old girl! Isn't she a beauty?
Riding the barrel train...

Feeding the fish...
Precious, Holly, Sarah and Abbey.
Holding a baby chick.
Sadie made a friend too!

In the pumpkins...

So funny!
Just loved this captured moment...pig tails, hay in her tutu & her crazy boots! Love this girl!

Best friends...what a gentleman...Drew pulling the babies!
A picture of 6 of the 7 of the kiddos (#7 was having his lunch). Ages 6 years to 5 months!
Best pals...and betrothed future husband and wife (that is, if Sarah and I have anything to do with it)!

Love this one!
Luke, Maggie and Gigi in the chicken coop!

Already want to go again!
Love to all,

P.S I made the girls little pumpkin shirts. I am so proud of them. They were a "no sew", $5 project! A how-to post soon to follow.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Things that make me smile!

Oh how these precious girls make everyday better!

Sweet sisters...and best friends!

Playing at the park...

Maggie being silly in Mommy's glasses...
Cute giggles from my Sadie over silly faces.

These everyday occurences bring me so much joy... I hope they make you happy too!
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