Monday, December 12, 2011

North Pole Neighbors- Snowmen!

There's a dress up day everyday this week at the kids' school.
You can't even imagine how excited this makes me... or maybe you can.
Maybe anyone who knows the slightest bit about me would know that this kind of thing thrills me to no end. It's part of what I loved about cheerleading~ the spirit days.... ah.... the spirit days!

today's theme was 'Northpole Neighbors' and try as I may, neither one of the munchkins wanted to be an elf. sigh.... that would've been fun, but snowmen were, too and, I think, surprisingly easy.

Aren't they cute together?

William wanted an exact replica of Frosty the Snowman and even remembered that his hat had a pink flower with a blue middle.

I had to watch the movie to prove him right... I didn't know. I picked up those top hats from the craft section at Hobby Lobby for a few dollars. I made the flower with some felt half circles and a covered button.

I must say... I think I did much better this year than years past.
See here and here.

I really like how this came out!

And I'm terrible at following thru with the promise of tutorials... so I made this quick one for you guys while I was sewing it together.

Ella's was even more fun to make.
Sewing for girls is just fun!

I used Ellie Inspired's Sleeping Bunnies nightgown pattern to make a simple white minky dress and then used my embroidery software to merge three 'buttons' together. I added ribbing at the sleeves and neckline and hemmed it up without the ruffle.
Then we just added a store bought scarf that we've had for years. Easy, comfy, and adorable!

Her favorite part is the hat, though. I love how she wears it on the side like a coolio rockstar snowman.

She wanted flowers all around her hat, but I, luckily, talked her into some holly and made this in the hoop using Shari Marie's wreath tutorial. It also reminded me that I really want to make that wreath....

So, all in all, I was pretty happy with their looks for today, but I can't wait to show you what I made for tomorrow's theme~ Rockin' around the Christmas tree.

woo hooo for Christmas!
wooo hooo for spirit days!
wooo hoooo for sewing!


BConky said...

Oh my goodness those are so darn cute. Love them both. Greatest Mom award today.