Monday, August 22, 2011

Back to School Highlites!

Before we get started I just wanted to let everyone know that I am hosting a giveaway at
Bacon Time with Miss Mindie! So make sure to hop over there and check it out! It is totally cool, something new and unique, and I know you all will love it/them just like you love me. You can scroll down to see all the items the winner will get!
My little froggy blog is jammed packed with a little of everything. I have a ton of tutorials for kids stuff, sewing, name it and I dabble in it. I started my blog to help me document the process of starting my own own business but before I knew I was addicted to blogging as much as crafting and now I blog because I love it and I love my readers(yep that's you)! My favorite day of the week is THURSDAY! I host a linky party and get to see what all of my friends have been crafting. Hop on over and check it out, I would love to have you! Plus, the linky with the most clicks for the week gets a feature and added to my FROG FAV FRIEND on sidebar for a WEEK!
I just want to share the back to school clothes I made for my princess. This post originally was featured on Brassy Apple but I am not too sure how many of you atually saw it. I spent several hours, days, months, planning these outfits for my princess and I just have to share them with you. I will be posting better pics of the acutal day she wore them tomorrow.
Back to school time is my house is a HUGE deal, as I used to be a teacher. It means putting away our "camping" gear, buying supplies (hopefully for pennies), and the back to school clothes.
BAHAHAHA! This is how we roll! Camping, Beverly Hills Troop style!
I strongly believe that in order to behave and preform at the top of your game you also have to look like you are at the top of your game. I could not get my teenager to agree to let me make him a back to school outfit. Poo, he is getting too old! But my sweet little princess was exited as can be, for me to make her some clothes (I do not sew, I am self taught, and usually things do not turn out the way I plan)!
Since my babies go back to school on a Wednesday, I thought I would just go ahead show you what the Princess will be wearing the first week of school.(I may have gone a little overboard but a.) she is the only girl in a sea of little men and b.) I was so excited about this post and being on Brassy Apple I could not stop myself, c.) I did not want to disappoint Miss Megan's reader's ~ that's you!)
SO HERE WE GO! I not only sewed all of these myself, I also designed them. Here is the weird thing I can hear a song and see the perfect dance moves but I cannot dance to save my life. The same goes for fabric, I see it and then an idea comes to me to, to make that fabric something special. Not sure but maybe the fabric is speaking to me or I need meds. HA!
I am trying to hone my skills, you will have to tell me what you think.
On the first day of 1st Grade my princess, Sydney will be glamming it up in this little number.

Yep, that is a pocket! Actually there are 2. Awesome, right? 
Do the bustle! 
OMGoodness, she is just too much! LOVE MY PRINCESS (even
if she is a little spoiled)!
She, being the little diva she is, could not understand why in the world all of the pretty stuff was in the back! She begged me to make it the front, which I declined. Then, I made this for day 2 and to make Sydney happy. The best part about this outfit, aside from it being black and gold (we are in TIGER country after all), IT WAS ABSOLUTELY FREE!I used old t-shirts for the entire outfit!
Everything needs a little POP of pink! 
OH-NO watch out there is a TIGER on the prowl. 
Oh my, that tiger looks HUNGRY! 

We are ready for game day the first day of school! Are you??
The tutorials to make some of pieces these were found here. I cannot tell you how many lettuce hems there are in these outfits but it felt like a million. I actually started calling the P.F. Chang's Lettuce wraps (because I LOVE them) which helped pass the time. And in all honesty, I told you I cannot sew and I can't. I did all the lettuce hems because a regular hem would have been all jacked up!
AND now for day 3 another upcycled masterpiece that I just threw together.

She loves the glitter shoes! 
She is totally trying to be a model! LOL! 
It looks a little wonky but it must just be the way she was posing.  
She is beautiful! 
Even without any of her teeth! 

So what do you think? Will she be the cutest thing on 2 feet in her school or what? I am one proud mama! She's happy, I am happy, and best of all Daddy is happy so it is a winner in my book! Good luck with going back to school! I would love to see what your kids are wearing their first day back.
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  1. very cute! and what an amazing model you have!

  2. Your daughter is so lucky. Hope you are doing well. We all have strep throat, yeah for the z-pack, hope to feel better soon. Thanks for giving your give away a shout out too. :) The camping looks fun, but mostly because I feel like I need to just vege on the floor for days.


    Been looking for some fun new molds for jewelry carbochons and saw this and thought of u.

  4. What a little diva!! I love it. My daughter is has glitter shoes and wears them like tennis shoes. She wears them EVERY DAY!! Love all her outfits. You are so super talented. Hope she had a great first day in the 1st grade!!

  5. Either the clothes are amazing or your daughter made them Actually, I sew and think you did an incredible job and you Princess is just that...a Princess. I have three grown daughters and used to make some of their clothes...wait til Prom Dress time. These are the most fun and so much easier than you think. I don't like making clothes anymore, just window Treatments, however, I did recently make a Prom Dress for a dear friend. You can see it on my Blog if you like, it was my first post.
    You did a super job.
    Thanks much.
    Dee B

  6. With a title like that, I just had to come visit :) really cute outfits! Love the yellow and black one!

  7. What a lovely model and some gorgeous stuff too. Saw your link at you had me at craft

    Cheers from Bangalore ,India
    Dr Sonia S V

  8. Great job on the outfits! i am beyond impressed! and your little girl is adorable!

    I would love it if you would share this and/or any other projects you have been up to at Tuesday Talent Show at Chef In Training Tomorrow! Plus there is going to be a fun giveaway too! Thanks so much and I hope to see you there!

  9. Love the outfits and the model. Work it!

    I am a new follower from the Sunday Showcase. If you have a moment stop by

  10. OMG these are to feenkn steenkn cute you have truly out done yourself! I am visiting from the MIMM link up party and I am your newest follower hope you can stop by my blog when you get a chance!

  11. Wow! Great job. Your model is just to cute and looked like she had a great time in front of the camera.

  12. Hello Kitty and Zebra with Ruffles!!!! Its all so wonderful!
    We would love to have you come link up to our Crafty Lassie Tuesday Link Party.
    We are also having a giveaway! Hope to see you there.
    Rose & Heather

  13. hey girl!! SOOO CUTE! thanks so much for linking! you are so awesome! :)

  14. I like the black and gold outfit the best. She is one lucky girl and so cute too.
    New follower stopping by from the Creative bloggers hop. Hope you stop by for a visit. Have a great week.

  15. WOW! What fabulous outfits! Our girls wear school uniforms here in Australia - so not nearly so exciting back to school wear!!

    Thanks for linking to the Creating Success Worldwide blog hop!! Hope you'll come back again next week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  16. That's one lucky little girl! She's adorable. I especially love the Hello Kitty pockets and the ruffle back! Thank you for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday.

  17. Love the headband with outfit #2! Come and share this with WorkShop Wednesday!

  18. your model cracks me up! She has so much personality it just glows. The headband really caught my eye but the Tiger outfit is adorable! I started a link party at my blog and I'd love for you to link this up. I also have an awesome digital scrapbooking giveaway going on. If you're interested it's

  19. Super cute! I don't really get the bum ruffle movement. I mean, yeah, babies' butts are adorable, but why stick ruffles on there? May as well put them in front!

  20. What a great job!

    I'd be honored if you'd visit and link to our Crafts for Under Twenty Somethings party going on now until noon Saturday!!


  21. First of all, your daughter is beautiful and makes such a cute model! Second, I AM SO AMAZED! I can't believe that you designed AND sewed these outfits! They turned out awesome and look like something you would pick up from a boutique! She will be the best lookin' girl at school! :)
    Thank you so much for linking up to Strut Your Stuff- we are so thankful for your support! We would love to have you stop by and link up again tomorrow with more of your great posts!
    Camille @

  22. OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don't know where to start! OK. Deep breath. First...your daughter is gonna be a heart breaker! Adorable! Next..the outfits...OMG! (oops, said that already, didn't I) are awesome! I've sewed 50+ years and STILL have to use a pattern. Don't think I've ever done anything without one! I'm totally in awe. Last...the 'tiger' outfit is my absolute fave! How about a tutorial????

  23. Awesome - love all the ruffles and those headbands are adorable!!!

    Thanks for sharing on the Sunday Showcase. Looking forward to seeing what you have to share this week.


  24. what a little doll! how did i miss this post?? the mizzou colored one is my fave! she's gonna be the best dressed one in school! thanks for linking this up to my tip-toe thru tuesday party last week! hope to see you again this week!


  25. these dresses amaze me! And your daughter is beautiful! Thanks so much for linking up to Tuesday Talent Show! I would love to have you stop by and link up again today with more great projects!

  26. Great job! I finished mu my girls outfits yesterday... School starts in just a few hours here! Thanks for linking up

  27. Your daughter is adorable in all the cute outfits you made for her! Thank you for linking to It's a Party!

  28. WOW!!! All of these outfits are SO cute! I love that you create an entire outfit including hair accessories to match! You are so talented!

    Id LOVE for you to link this up to my new DIY fashion linky party called DIY Diva Thursdays! We party until Monday, so you have plenty of time to link up! I hope to see you there :)



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