August 26, 2010

My creative space.

As promised, this is what I got up to with those fabrics.

A butterfly party outfit for one 2 year old birthday girl.

An applique design on front, and a little pair of tulle wings on back.  The kind of wings you can't rip off easily (unlike the sweet blue and purple antler headband that was supposed to accompany it).  This project was a real scrap buster and a great way to use up some of those old fabrics that meant a lot.  I'll think about trying to make a tutorial for this if anyone's interested?




This project wasn't hard at all, and I was pleased with the outcome.  As you can see, the birthday girl was happy too!  And no, I didn't make the skirt.  I couldn't go past a $10 bargain on this purple tulle skirt about a week out from the party.   Just too much to get done if I hadn't snapped it up when I did.







Finally, these are just some of our butterfly decorations.  They were inspired by this post and were a great way for the birthday girl to be involved in the handmade preparations.  Needless to say we are now completely surrounded by these things stuck all over the house!

Enjoy everyone else's creatives spaces over at Kootoyoo :)  and my absolute favourite one right here (I'm so excited about this one I can't wait!)

9 comments:

  1. sooo cute! and creative too!

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  2. so adorable, it comes together so beautifully, i love the sewn on wings!

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  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE those wings are fab!!!! oh my little girl would look tooooo cute in that outfit but yours takes the cake! what a sweetie pie!

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  4. Oh, Gretel, yes please! A tutorial would be great. My fairy obsessed daughter would love to have some wings on her top. Your daughter is lucky to have such a caring and talented mummy. Your blog is gorgeous and is on my blogroll. Pop on over and say hi at my blog, http://lifeonplanetbaby.blogspot.com Jane x

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  5. Yes I would like a Tut as well..I have a 5month old Granddaughter who I would love to do some t-shirts for summer...Thanks.
    cheers

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  6. the whole outfit was great and she looked gorgeous (as usual) :) looking at the comments above you are in for the tute writing! :)

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  7. so awesome. how cute .. the purple skirt matches perfectly - love it.

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  8. Super cute Gretel - JUST got the email from How About Orange - wow wee, they just featured your adorable doily draw string bag on the email!! How exciting. Seeing i'm such a fan, i knew it was yours before reading the credit. We got your goodies for the Handmade Media Kit yesterday & now you're on Orange!! Doing a little skip for you, love Posie

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  9. That is just too cute and she is one happy sweetie pie!

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