A busy February

Oh my! Is it possible that I have not posted this entire month? WHA…..

Well that show’s you how busy it has been around here. I had anticipated having free time with the holiday and holiday orders over. I’m still waiting for that free time, lol.

February is one of our family’s birthday months. My nephew, niece and my little guy are all February birthdays. They are all so close that it becomes a juggling act between my two sisters and myself over party dates. Since I am on the opposite coast, this wasn’t an issue. To tell you the truth, it made me pretty sad, and what was an inconvenience, and often times a headache, is sorely missed.

My son likes all the standard things a boy his age likes; Thomas the Train, Super Why, Doc McStuffins. One of his favorites is Jake and the Neverland Pirates. It wasn’t a leap to figure Pirate theme, especially when my son squints his eye and says “ARGH! I a Pirate” and hooks his little finger to form a hook. So between the planning, and online shopping for pirate booty, I have been majorly occupied.

A few days before his birthday we had a knock at 5 am, it was….wait for it….MY MOM AND BROTHER! They took a red eye to surprise us! AND they kept it a secret from everyone! I’m telling you, NO ONE know. It was an amazing and overwhelming surprise. It made my little one’s birthday that much more special.

Back to the party planning. I love themed parties because that means I can dress up too. There was one catch, my daughter did not want to be a pirate. Really? Someone suggested making her Tinkerbell. Duh! Neverland, Tinkerbell, duh! It was too close to order her a costume, break out the hook and the tulle.

I figured the easiest bodice to make would be a rectangle in a cute stitch. I decided to finish the back with some satin ribbon for a corset style.

IMG_1004Then I added a tulle skirt. Cutting double the appropriate length, folding the tulle strip in half, and using a crochet hook to put it through the bottom stitches. I didn’t like how the knots were showing so I added a row of double crochet to the bottom, embellished it and it was done.

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Would Tinkerbell wear this? Who cares! My daughter adored it. We had a terrific Pirate time with pirate sail cake pops, a treasure dig, Walk the Plank game, and tons of sword fighting.

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My son was to busy playing for a Pirate family photo. If you haven’t made a tutu dress before, here is an awesome Youtube video to get you through it by HairHardware.

Have a Crafty Day!

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