Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Little Geranium Dress

My sister-in-law is due to have a baby next week, which means I am going to be an aunt for the first time! I'm really excited.

I'm fixing up a package to mail them and of course had to include a Little Geranium Dress. This is the free 0-3 month size pattern of Made by Rae's oh-so-popular Geranium Dress, (which I plan to make for Louisa very soon!).

Unfortunately they live very far away from us, but we will get to meet the new baby girl when they come for AJ's graduation this May. Yay! In the meantime this smaller-than-lifesize baby doll is my model. :)

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Birthday Mini Marquee

Today is my birthday. It's one of those milestone ones, too... ;) So, this past weekend we had a party, and I used it as an excuse to make my own light-up mini-marquee sign. The tutorial is from Oh Happy Day.

Their instructions are brief, but it worked just fine. The hardest part was folding the strips that you then glue to the sides, but once I got my system down it wasn't too bad. I used the same lights, and the same quick-dry tacky glue, as Jordan recommended. I found I didn't even need to reinforce with tape, which was nice because the few places that I did add tape were too shiny once spray-painted.

Stuffing the lights in was frustrating, but nevertheless successful.