Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Wedding Paper Divas

With wedding season in full swing, you may be planning your own! I know of at least one wedding we will be attending this year, and we can't wait!

If you love shopping online for the perfect wedding details, then you need to check this site out!

Wedding invitations and stationery from Wedding Paper Divas

They have all of the details you need to make your day, and the days leading up to it, so special.

Wedding Save the Date Magnets

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Spring Dresses

It's time to spruce up your little girls' spring wardrobes with some beautiful dresses!! Grits & Giggles Pattern Shop is full of dress patterns that are easy to sew, and leave room for your imagination to run wild! Use multiple fabrics, add monograms and trims, and make the outfit completely unique to your little girl. 

Here are some of my favorites....

Happy Shopping and Sewing!!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Risen Printables for Easter

Decorating for Easter can be difficult. You want to include the fun of the Easter Bunny and egg hunts, but we need to remember the REAL reason for Easter!

These FREE printables are a 5x7 size. Just click and save, print and frame. There are three soft colors to choose from.

Use these in your home, office, Sunday school room, or wherever you need a little color for your Easter season!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Sewing for Free Spirit Fabrics

I was delighted and honored to sew some children's clothing samples for TWO amazing Free Spirit Fabric Designers for Fall Quilt Market. Getting to see and work with these fabrics before they were released was so much fun, and they were incredible to work with.

The first line was "Clementine" by Heather Bailey. Her bright colors and amazing florals were so much fun, and Goldilocks was soooo sad that the clothes didn't get to stay at our house.

I made a Laura Jane Dress, Merebeth Paper Bag Skirt, Grayson Leigh Dress, and appliqued a t-shirt to match the skirt. All patterns can be found HERE at Grits & Giggles Pattern Shop.

I also did a set with "Feather Flock" by Tina Givens. These fabrics were whimsical and beautiful, full of fairy tale creatures and vibrant colors.

For this collection I made a Grayson Leigh Dress and a Merebeth Paper Bag Skirt, along with an appliqued shirt to match. 

If you love boutique-style outfits, this is a super-easy to do combination! The Merebeth skirt sews up fast and makes a big statement.

I don't know which one I love more. I'll be ordering these fabrics once they come out to recreate these looks for Goldilocks for sure!

I did manage to take one modeling shot of Goldilocks before I sent the outfits off to designers. This girl is painfully beautiful. 

Thanks again to Coats & Clark and Free Spirit Fabrics for allowing me to work with you on this special project. The fabrics are beautiful as always and make the perfect canvas for creating beautiful things.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

DIY: Functional Desk Flowers

In an effort to make my desk prettier, but still have functional things on it, I wanted to make some flower pens! These were popular when I was in school, so I'm bringing them back!

To make your own bouquet, you will need:

Silk flowers (mine are from Hobby Lobby)
Floral stem tape
ball point pens

First, cut the flowers from the bunch, removing leaves. I cut my stems to about 5" in length. They should be shorter than your pens.

Hold your flower tightly to your pen, and using your floral tape, wrap the two together. I went down the pen first, then back up to completely cover the stem.

Put some rocks or marbles in a mason jar for a sweet pen holder, or place them in your favorite container.
I left the caps on to help the pens last longer, but you can remove them if you don't want to see them.

So simple to make, but so pretty on the desk. And they're fun to write with!!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Support a Great Cause...Get Free Patterns!!

There are two things I am very proud to support....
Relay for Life by the American Cancer Society and my 
Westside Rams!!


I am so happy this year to be participating in Fundraising and Walking for the Westside Rams Relay for Life Team. I recently lost TWO grandparents to cancer, and lost a third many years ago to cancer as well.
Bottom line....cancer SUCKS and we all know someone who has been affected.
In order to aid in our fundraising efforts for the American Cancer Society, I am giving away FREE patterns, in return for a donation to our team fundraising efforts!
Your donation is made directly to the American Cancer Society website, and helps us and them meet the goal of letting people have MORE birthdays with NO cancer!!
Simply make a $10 (or more!) donation using my fundraising link below, then e-mail me letting me know you did so! I will e-mail you TWO patterns of your choice from my Pattern Shop as a thank you for supporting an amazing cause!
E-mail me at gritsandgigglesboutique@yahoo.com to leave your pattern choice.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Lovely Fabrics

I spent all last year working through my scraps and buying almost NO fabric. It hurt, but it was nice to really make a huge dent in the scraps I already had.

With the news of new family members coming (twins!!) for my sweet cousin, fabric shopping had to happen. 

The nursery will be their two favorite colors, teal and orange. It's such a modern and fun combo. To fill in other colors I added some gray and white as well.

I was able to find the two shades of "Pearl Bracelet" that I needed, and planned the rest of the fabrics around those! Hobby Lobby was a great resource for some beautiful matching colors.

Crafting with these has been fun, but I'm ready to meet their new owners! I'm ready for sweet babies in the family again!

Monday, March 2, 2015

St. Patrick's Day Printable

Who doesn't love St. Patrick's Day? Even if you're not Irish, all of the green, lucky charms, rainbows and pots of gold are so cheerful.

Here is a FREE printable for you to decorate your home, classroom, whatever!

The printable is a 5x7, so download, print, cut and frame!

Click HERE to download the PDF file.

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