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Thursday, March 18, 2010

I'm a contributing editor!!

Sounds kind of fancy, doesn't it?!
Rather than having a tutorial this time,
I'm going to be a contributing editor for the April Artist Class!!
Sharing tips, tricks....ideas and other goodies that will be extras
for this new Artist Class Garden Party ~
(you can register here!)

There are so many wonderful projects offered ~
And just remember too....
that even though a project may not be your "style"
You can use the techniques learned and
find out the supplies that are used
and put your own spin on the project,
using colors and papers that are "you"!

If you like to read more about the projects offered
when you register
and receive 10.00 OFF!!!

So what have I been up to, other than battling this cold thing....?
Still getting a few more things together for Clara's little party ~
and I just finished making a pair of the most precious pink curtains
for her bedroom! I used an old bedspread too!
Here they are all ready to hang ~ you can't tell very much
about them but I'll be sure to take a photo after they're up.

See this sweet angel??
See the adorable head band that Kim of Fille de Fleur made for little Clara?

I was inspired to make one just for her birthday!!
I found the elastic band material at Hobby Lobby and it
is sold by the yard. So...I bought a few yards. (So I can make more!)
Next, I found a gorgeous silk gerbera daisy in the perfect shade of pink.
I pulled it from the stem, and took the green back off.
What was left was the yellow center's green stem poking
through all of the petal layers.
I pulled it out, keeping all of the petals in place.

I stitched the two ends together of the elastic band.
(I used Kim's headband to measure off how much
because it fit perfectly!)

Next, I stitched all of the petals together so they would stay put.
It was really easy to stitch through all of the layers.

Then I sewed the flower onto the elastic band right over the seam
where I'd sewn the ends together to hide it.
I snipped off the green stem as close to the back as I could.

Then using my all time fav glue Fabri-tac....
I glued the yellow center right back where it belonged!

Here is the precious shirt I found at Carter's Outlet....
to go with her soon-to-be-made light pink tutu!
The colors of the photo below are a little off ~ but you get the idea...
And a sweet pair of sandals I found at Marshall's!!!

I hope you don't mind letting me gush about this....
I really can't help myself!!!

I hope you have a great Thursday precious friends ~
hugs and love,


BellaRosa said...

Dawn amor, after talking to you and making sure you were alright...I was happier than a munkeys butt :) I think that is so great that you are a contributing editor...I mean, how cool is that! Those curtains are coming out so cute and that outfit that you are making for bebe Clara's Bday party are adorable...I wanna tutu too :) but itty bitty for a bebe doll cause I think I might be a bit much walking around in a pink lol Feel better amor! Besos, Rose

Sandi said...

This little girl will be the belle of her birthday party. The headband is just too cute and so simple. I may have to steal your instructions and make one for my little princess.

Karen said...

Glad you are up to creating again! I hope you feel better every day!! Love what you have done with the headband, so cute and simple. Congrats on being contributing editor, who better than you for the job!! Hugs, Karen

Sheila Rumney said...

What an adorable outfit that you are putting together and making! She will be a sweet angel!

Angie said...

Congratulations! You are definitely the right person for the job! You have so many creative ideas that I don't know where you keep them all :)

What a sweet little girl! Love the curtain - so simple, sweet and perfect!

*Ulrike* said...

She is going to be one happy little girl! Can't wait to see the curtains up. said...

Hi Girlfriend,
Glad you got onboard, now I know people will want to participate! Idea & tips, perfect!! Clara is going to look like a little princess for her party. One day she'll know how lucky she is to have such a talanted Grandma, who hangs with talanted friends! And those teeth! She's growing up fast Dawn! Lisa

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Dawn ~ Congratulations !! That is soooo cool !
Baby Clara is so very precious ~ what a doll baby !

Vee said...

That sweet child has such a sweet profile and doesn't she look adorable in that headband! Hope that you are feeling better with each passing day. Congrats on being a contributing editor. I am hoping to join a class one fine day!

sjmcdowell said...

Hi Dawn,
I wanted to drop by and say hello!
Clara is an adorable little girl.
I love those headbands and the Gerbera Daisy is a perfect touch. Can't wait to see pictures of her Birthday Party when you post them
I look forward to seeing you April 10th.!!
Blssings and Hugs...Susan

KarenHarveyCox said...

She is the cutest little girl ever, I just love her profile. Oh, and how you created the headband and matched it to this little outfit. How cut is this? Gee I wish they had blogs when my girls were little. I am a century away from being a Grandmother (I had my girls after 40), but I can dream.


Primitive Seasons said...

Giggle, giggle're entitled. She is just so precious Dawn. You're so blessed but I know you know that! Happy day!

Mary said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! That must be so exciting for you!!! The curtains you made are so pretty and Clara is so adorable:)I know what you mean about colds this year. The cold I just had, had me in bed for almost a week, for just a cold. That never happens to me and it is still not fully gone:( I hope you feel better very soon:)
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

Julie said...

Congratulations on the editor job, Dawn--you'll be wonderful!

Your grandgirl is toooo adorable! Love the beautiful headband you made for her--if my girls were still little enough, I'd be making a bunch of those!

Hope you're having a wonderful day!

Cori said...


I just love the sound of that--"Contributing Editor". You'll be the BEST at it, I just know it.

Looking forward to the next class and all your tips and tricks added in.


Anonymous said...

Are you kiddin? If I had that cutie-pie for a granddaughter I'm sure I'd be gushing too!

Roanoke, Virginia



Kerry O'Gorman said...

I have given you a 'sunshine' award..its on my latest post...cheers.

Rebecca said...

Hi Dawn
Such a sweet face...don't you just want to squeeze those cheeks and kiss em! I have two of my grandbabies coming to visit this next week and I will enjoy that! That headband tutorial may come in handy :)
Congratulations on your contributing editor position, I can see why you were chosen. You are so talented and have so many ideas!

Kimberly said...

Hi Dawn,
you are so sweet to show me a picture of Clara in the headband I made. I was so happy to see her in it!
I bought the elastic headbands already done on ETSY, Leave it to you to make them yourself!I think she will be cuter than ever on her big day. Have a wonderful time.
Hope you feel better soon, as busy as I am in my new career I will always come here to visit because I just love you!

vicki said...

Adorable - your creations and that sweet, sweet baby. She is the cutest thing ever. I love her little smiles! Can't wait to see all the goodies you make for her room and the party. Want to see that tutu! You are a wonderful grandma!!!


Gerushia's New World said...

Oh Dawn...please, gush away. She is adorable and so are all the fantastic little "pink things" that you've made for her. I especially love the curtains. How wonderful to "recycle" an old bedspread to make curtains. I love the idea of no waste.

If anyone is interested, I'm having an "All things rabbity and Eastery" give-away on my blog. All you have to do is leave a comment.

Thanks so much:
Gerushia's New World

Secondhandrose said...

Congrats on the new contributing editor position!! What fun little things for Clara. My 2 girls were such fun growing up and now I can't wait for grandchildren. Gush-away!


La Tea Dah said...

What a beautiful headband and the most precious little girl!

Congrats, as well, on being a contributing editor! Exciting!!!

Gracious Hospitality

Sharon said...

Congrats Dawn! How much fun is that. I can't believe Clara is going to be one. Seems like we were just waiting her arrival. Time flys by when we are having fun. Enjoy!

KV Creative Designs said...

Congrats Dawn!! So exciting! You will be wonderful!

Artful Blessings,

SharDon Exclusives said...

Oh, Dawn, how very precious! I love the whole outfit and would love to see pictures of her for her birthday. I can not believe it is already one year ago. That precious package has changed your life forever! I loved dressing up my grand daughters but they are too old now and I miss that time. Enjoy every single moment and share every experience. It is your priviledge and our pleasures.

vikki said...

~♥~sweetie, how wonderful to be a contributing editor! sooo happy for you & proud! love.the lil' headband will have to make some for my lil' princess*to*be, too... always soo grateful to check on you & have you share your lovelies... & terrific ideas & exciting news!
with love, hugs & blessings, vikki ~♥~ xoxoxoxo


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