Monday, May 2, 2011

More Birthday Gifts...

Another birthday party and my grand idea of making a dolly and me dress for the birthday girl fell apart when my machine started acting up.

Don't you just hate when that happens??

So I pulled out my go to gift for preschoolers:  Fuse Beads!

You've seen them on this blog before: here and here.

The Dollar Tree came through for me once more with a pink water bottle and basket...I just added the beads and peg boards:

I made a little bag for the peg boards...on the back-up machine which is only really good for straight stitches.  All things considering, it turned out kind of cute.

But the basket still looked a little empty....

I managed to get my serger to cooperate enough to do this simple skirt:

Now the present is ready!  Hope she likes it!


Anonymous said...

Cute skirt - I love the springy fabric!

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

This is a neat present!

Linking this up with us made the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop better and more special. Thank you!

Ginger said...

Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

Krafty Kat said...

Cute gifts! Thanks for linking up!

Anonymous said...

Have you heard about fuse or Perler beads? A lot of examples are available on this site.
I'd never seen them until my daughter brought home her creations from school. I thought it was kind of odd that she would be spending her time lining up little pieces of plastic on a board and then having the teacher iron them together. When I tried making one, I discovered how fun and worthwhile an activity it could be.

Hank hendricks said...

Let me know how you turned out it?

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