A few weeks ago my daughter had a cultural festival at her school. I had promised her that I would make a traditional dutch outfit for her. Well, I had ordered the fabric a while back, but my big pregnant belly had made it too hard to cut and reach my sewing machine, so I had to wait till after Benji was born. That only gave me two sleep deprived weeks to make it. I managed to get it finished just in time and it turned out way better than I expected. I know that pumpkins in the photo are a bit deceiving as to when I took the photo, but I really just haven't gotten around to getting rid of them yet. lol. And just in case anyone is wondering where I got my fabric and pattern (for once I actually didn't just wing it and used a real pattern for the first time) I got it at fields fabrics. They shipped really fast and I'll probably be making ones for my little dudes soon.
Now that the Christmas decorations are down, it is time to make some Valentine's Day decorations to put up! I have seen some in the store, but it is much more fun to make your own. So here is how I made my sweet heart wreath. First you need a hoop (the one I used had about a 7 in diameter), 7 big wooden hearts, 8 small wooden hearts, paint, glitter, ribbon, and some hot glue. I took all my hearts and painted them a solid color and then went back over them and made some patterns or outlined them. I thought they were looking a little boring so I went back and put some glitter on random ones. Then I went around and hot glued the big ones and tried to make them as evenly spaced as possible. Then I hot glued the smaller ones on top of the bigger hearts, tied some ribbon, and then hung on my door!