Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Minnie Mouse Birthday Party

Fun Minnie Mouse Birthday Party Ideas!

I created these invitations using my silhouette cutter to cut out the Minnie Mouse head and ears. It was so easy to let the machine cut everything out. The invitations were very cute and super easy!

I was given an old Mickey Mouse cake pan and was able to turn Mickey Mouse into Minnie Mouse pretty easily. I used canned chocolate frosting for the brown and then used a homemade frosting recipe for the rest. This took me most of the morning, but was worth it.

I found a cute tutorial on how to make your own Minnie Mouse pinata. Check it out here: At Second Street. Using just a cardboard box, tape, tissue paper, and crepe paper. It was super cute and lots of fun.

Instead of taking the time to make cute Minnie and Mickey party hats, I just asked the kids to bring their own Mickey Ears if they had them. I had a few extras that I scrounged up for those who didn't have any yet. The birthday girl wore her Minnie Mouse shirt and ruffle bum pants that I made for her for our trip to Disneyland.
We hooked the pinata up to the volleyball poles. The little yellow bat didn't make a dent in it so we got out the metal bat. The kids did a little damage there, but not enough (I guess I made it a little too tough.) So we let the adults have a go at it until all the candy was out of it. The pinata was the perfect activity to keep the little kids and the adults entertained.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Halloween Outfits!

New Halloween and fall onesies and legwarmers added to the shop! Super cute! Check them out! Last year I sold out of the Halloween legwarmers and pumpkin onesies. Get them before they are gone.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Rapunzel Tangled Cut Outs

I just listed new Rapunzel Tangled Cut Outs in the Dreaming of Stitches shop. Check them out!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Monkeyface Photography

Monkeyface Photography took some adorable photos of some of my new onesies. She is a great Salt Lake City Newborn Photographer. If you are having a baby soon, I highly recommend taking photos with her before your baby is 10 days old. She does a great job!

The ducky, giraffe, and princess crown onesies are now available in the Dreaming of Stitches Shop.

I am in the process of relisting Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Onesies. Yea! I love the holidays.

Friday, May 13, 2011

I'm in love...

I finished my quilt top for my bed! YEA!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!
I can't wait to get it quilted, bound, and on my bed.
Now I need to get some pillow shams and throw pillows made.
Don't worry, I just got a white bed skirt to replace the red one.
Hmmm... I love it!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

I Dream

I dream, I hope, I sew, I smile, and I believe.

I enjoy creating, sewing,

and challenging myself with new projects.

Some of my best products have been inspired

by cookie cutters.

I hope to sew beautiful and unique items

which will be treasured

in loving homes around the world.

I believe life is a not a rush to get everything done,

but to do things well.

I am amazed

at where Dreaming of Stitches has gone in just this past year.

I dream about where to take Dreaming of Stitches.

I smile when I reach a goal

I never thought I could achieve.

I studied biology, psychology, and insect genetics.

Yes, I am a lab geek.

I worked as a DNA analyst

connecting families through paternity and genealogical tests.

I dream about becoming a genetic counselor,

but that dream will wait until my kids are older and grown.

I love being a mom and believe

the most important things I can do in life are with my children.

I play Princesses and Dora more than I ever thought I would.

I sew late at night and during nap time.

I wonder if the baby will stay asleep long enough.

I smile when my girls wrap their arms around me.

I believe in a loving God

and that families can be together forever.

I watched Etsy's Success video on writing a new profile. I have never been very confident in my writing skills so if you have any thoughts on how to make this better, please let me know. If you don't like it at all, let me know that also. I just wanted to do something different than "I'm a stay at home mom and I like to sew...."

One Year of Free Groceries!

My friend is has been selected as one of the six finalists for a chance to win free groceries from Harmons for a year! Please vote for her, it's the entry for Erin R. that says "Bob-acious and Randy-licious Harmon-ious shopping."
I hope she wins!!!

Monday, May 2, 2011

One Year Anniversary

A year ago today the Dreaming of Stitches Etsy shop opened its doors. We have grown so much over the past year. I could barely imagine where this little shop would have taken me one year ago.

Celebrate this fun anniversary with us by using this coupon code to receive 11% off any orders for the next 48 hours! Code: 1YearParty

Here's to one great year, let's hope for many more.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Minnie Mouse Ruffle Bum Outfits

I made some adorable Minnie Mouse Ruffle Bum Pants Outfits for my girls for our recent trip to Disneyland. I love how cute they turned out. The hot pink shirts and black pants looked great. I used to have ruffle bum Minnie Mouse outfits in the Dreaming of Stitches shop. However, it is tricky to find the right size of black pants. I love making these cute outfits, but will offer them as custom orders and will work with you to get you exactly what you want. Please contact me for custom a custom order of these cute outfits if you are interested.

Cute little ruffle bums waiting to go on It's a Small World.
I am going to start offering a couple ruffle bum pants outfits which are read to ship. Look for the whale and watermelon in the shop in the next couple days. Both are offered in 18 M only.
I love to do the ruffle pants outfits, but am limited to seasonal colors and sizes in the stores. Please contact me for custom orders.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Rapunzel Birthday Party Activities

Fun activity ideas for a Rapunzel Birthday Party!

Flynn Rider Wanted Poster Game. I got this idea from SuperMom and used her frying pan printables. I found the wanted poster somewhere else, but can't find it again. I printed it off on my printer then took it to a print shop where they blew it up to poster size in minutes.

Princess crowns with jewels. The boys made stove top hats but wouldn't wear them in the pictures.

Painting. Rapunzel loves painting. The kids loved this activity. I got the pictures here.
Rapunzel Tower free play and acting. Kids just love to run around.

The kids also went on a jewel hunt in the front room. But I don't have any good pictures of that.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Rapunzel's Birthday Doughnut Tower

I loved the idea of a tower birthday cake for my daughter's Tangled party. I found this great website with instructions for a Tangled Tower and got all the ingredients. SuperMom also made a tower with the same instructions.

The morning of the birthday parties, I planned on making the tower while my daughter was at preschool. I got a wooden dowel and stuck it in some Styrofoam, but it was really wobbly. The tower wouldn't be very stable with it like that. So my husband took a block of wood and drilled a hole into it. I covered the block with cute scrapbook paper (the same paper I used for the invitations) and stuck the dowel into the block with some hot glue. It was VERY stable. The perfect backbone for the tower.

When I opened the package of pecan rolls I was VERY disappointed. They were teeny tiny! Not what I was expecting. If I had made a tower with them, it would only have been about 9 inches high. I wanted a TOWER.

My husband had a great idea. Why not make the tower out of cake doughnuts? They are strong and solid and about the size I was thinking. He saved the day and picked up a dozen white cake doughnuts (from my favorite bakery, Dick's) while he was out getting balloons.

While he was out I put the candy coating on the waffle cones. I made a backup top just incase I needed it and then used the left over candy coating to dip some cupcakes and extra cones in. Guests used the cones for ice cream that night and said they were really good.

Then the hero came home with doughnuts and balloons. The doughnuts were PERFECT! I loved the doughnuts much more than the pecan rolls. The frosting and the sprinkles reminded me of the flowers on the tower.

I stacked 9 doughnuts onto the dowel and the topped it with the muffin and waffle cone. I mixed up green, pink, and purple frosting and created some vines and flowers for the tower (they aren't the best, I'm no cake decorator.) But the tower was perfect.

I borrowed my mom's stand and put the tower on top. It was great! The kids at the friends party got cupcakes and we ate the doughnut tower at the family party later that night. The doughnuts went super fast. Everyone wanted one.

If you use this fun idea for making a doughnut tower cake, I would love to see pictures! Please post a comment with a link to your wonderful tower.

I also made these cute jell-o cups with the same paper as the invitations. I got this great idea from SuperMom. The kids at the afternoon party liked them, but the adults at the family party didn't go for them as much. (They wanted the doughnuts.)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Rapunzel Tangled Birthday Party Invitations

My daughter just turned four. As with many little girls right now, she loves the movie Tangled and wanted a Rapunzel birthday party.

I found this great website SuperMomMomments. She has great ideas for a Tangled birthday party. One of her ideas I liked was her party invitations.

Going from that, this is what I came up with.

  1. First I found a coloring book picture of the Tangled tower online.
  2. I used the Silhouette program to trace the image and them simplified it to a silhouette.
  3. I used some gorgeous metallic purple scrapbook paper to cut the image out.
  4. I braided three strands of DMC embroidery floss to create a 5 inch long braid and tied it with a purple strand of embroidery floss.
  5. I taped the hair to the back of the tower.
  6. I then printed the invitation on a light purple cardstock using the silhouette program.
  7. Lastly I glued the tower onto the invitation.

If you would like a copy of the files for the Silhouette cutting machine, please leave a message with your e-mail address and I will send them to you. Please use them for personal use only.

If you don't have a silhouette cutting machine, I would gladly cut some out for you for a small price. Please check out my Etsy shop here. If there aren't any towers currently listed, please contact me and I can create a custom listing just for you.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Mindy Mae's Market

Dreaming of Stitches will be at a boutique this coming Friday and Saturday!

Come check it out
712 North 1875 West (Up Burke Lane) Farmington Utah. The road has recently been opened and it doesn't look like it has yet been updated on Google Maps. Here is a link to said map:

Monday, April 4, 2011

Spring Fling Giveaway


It has been a few months since the last Dreaming of Stitches Giveaway. Don't miss out on this great opportunity to win a $20.00 Gift Certificate to the Dreaming of Stitches Shop.

Check out the Nurse Mommy Blog at http://www.thenursemommy.com/2011/03/spring-fling-win-20-to-dreaming-of.html for details on how to enter.

Spread the love and tell your friends and family about Dreaming of Stitches and this Giveaway.

Have Fun and Good Luck!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Minnie Mouse Shirt

My sister in law sent me this great link for a fun shirt idea. I love it! Homemade by jill made a super cute Adventureland T shirt for her little boy for Disneyland using her Silhouette machine and smooth heat transfer.

I just had to try it out myself and created a super cute Minnie Mouse shirt. First I found a Minnie Mouse picture that I liked.

Then I added some flourishes in Photo Shop. (I still use photoshop to do this because I haven't quite figured out how to use all the tools in the Silhouette software and it is so much easier and faster for me to use a program I know.)

Next I uploaded the image into the Silhoutte program and traced around it. I deleted all the areas that I didn't want it to cut. I sized the picture to the size I wanted it and cut out the design on hot pink heat transfer.

I love how it turned out! Thanks Em for the link! Thanks Homemade by jill for the great idea!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Lucky Clover

Happy St. Patrick's Day. Being about 40% Irish, I love celebrating St. Patrick's Day, but I always have a hard time finding cute decorations for the holiday. I was at Hobby Lobby a little while ago and I saw a display of frames that just caught my eye. I saw this bright green frame and had to have it. I remembered a great blog post I had just seen from skye o place with a valentine's decoration.
My clover isn't pieced together like the heart example was, but I still like how it turned out. Mostly, I love the frame.

I also created this St. Patrick's Day tile decoration to fill an empty spot in my entertainment center, but I'm not so thrilled with how it turned out. If you want it, you can have it. Just come pick it up.