Monday, July 27, 2015

Harry Potter Robes in 10 minutes with Oly*Fun

I'm back guest blogging on the Fairfield Blog today with another Happy Harry Potter post today as part of the Happy Harry Potter Series at Raegun Ramblings.  Disclaimer: Fairfield provided me with product and compensated me for sharing it with you.  All opinions are 100% mine.  I'm enthusiastic about their stuff because it really is awesome.)

You're going to love this project because you can make a Harry Potter robe in about 10 minutes using Oly*Fun.  


Oly*Fun is perfect for throwing together Halloween Costumes because it's so versatile, and these wizard robes are so simple...There's just two seams and you're done.  You'll have your child's Harry Potter costume done in no time.  Plus, if you're really not into sewing, you could even get away with gluing with a low-temp glue gun (high temp will melt Oly*Fun) instead of sewing.  You can use it like any other fabric, but since it doesn't fray, you save a TON of time with no need to hem.  Plus Oly*Fun is easy to purchase by the yard at many major retailers including Joanns, Hobby Lobby, and Wal-Marts that have a fabric section.


Lots of bloggers will be sharing new Harry Potter themed projects everyday for the next week and a half at Raegun Ramblings, so you'll want to be sure to check back.
Happy Harry Potter


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Sunday, July 26, 2015

18 Sweet Treats Kids Will Love and the Weekly Block Party Link-Up

 
Polly, here from Pieces by Polly as your host for this week.  There were so many fun kids treats...you know the kind with lots of sprinkles, food coloring, and candies to make them so fun, I knew we needed a sweet treats round-up.

The last couple weeks, I've been celebrating Happy Harry Potter with Marissa and have been super busy with some new Harry Potter themed projects and several guest posts.  
Harry Potter Always and Doe Patronus Pillow | Harry Potter Deathly Hallows Pillow | Harry Potter Wand Skirt | Christmas-in-July Tie Tutorial | 
And I'm also in the middle of hosting a Harry Potter Quilt Along to celebrate the release of my Harry Potter Single Hogwarts House Quilt and Harry Potter Hogwarts Crest Quilt patterns.  It's not too late to join!
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Friday, July 24, 2015

The Wand Skirt with Cuddle Suede - Harry Potter Inspired


I'm excited to be a guest blogging at Shannon Fabrics today sharing this Wand Skirt made from their Cuddle Suede and gold trim from Decorative Trimming.  


Our family has been die-hard Harry Potter fans for years, with my 10-year-old daughter being the most enthusiastic.  I made her a Hermione Skirt a couple years ago...

....but since she's growing taller by leaps and bounds it was time for a new one.
The Cuddle Suede in Charcoal was the perfect color to be reminiscent of a Hogwarts Uniform and I used Cuddle Suede in Black for the appliqued wand.  The the  1/8" Gold Braid from Decorative Trimmings is really adds the perfect magical finishing touch.  Cuddle Suede comes 60" wide, which makes it ideal for circle skirts for older kids.


I'm sharing this skirt as part of the Happy Harry Potter Celebration that's put on my Marissa at Raegun Ramblings every year, so besides today's project, you'll want to check out all of the fun Harry Potter Themed DIY goodness.


And finally, be sure to enter the Happy Harry Potter Giveaway.  There are lots of fun ways to enter.
Prizes include:

  • The September Bookish Box from Appraising Pages (includes a shirt by Appraising Pages Shop and 3-5 feminine home, beauty, and fashion items)
  • I Solemnly Swear That I Am Up To No Good Necklace from Bookish Sphere
  • Marauders Map Stacking Mugs from A Bird in the Hand Crafts
  • 25$ Shop Credit (for in stock items) from Tiny Book Town (super cute bookish jewelry pictured Narnia book necklace and Mystery and Adventure necklace)
  • Deathly Hallows NecklacePersonalized Hogwarts Acceptance Letter, and Golden Snitch Ornament (any house colors) from Pieces by Polly
  • 40$ Shop Credit from Rae Gun (pictured above House Elf ApronHogwart's House Tie NecklaceMake Love Not Horcruxes Bag but anything in the shop is available)
  • 20$ Amazon.com gift card!
  • The August Owl Crate from Owl Crate (this will include an upbeat mystery novel, as well as a bunch of items paying homage to literature's most-loved detectives)
  • a Rafflecopter giveaway


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    Wednesday, July 22, 2015

    Christmas-in-July Tie Pattern

    I'm excited to be guest blogging today over at Fort Worth Fabric Studio with these fun Christmas-in-July Ties.  I realized a while ago that things get really crazy close to Christmas, so I need to get all my Christmas sewing done early.

    Over 15 years ago, I made my husband a Christmas poinsettia tie, and it's been one of his most commented on and complimented ties over the years.  That old tie is pretty worn out and needed an update and of course the boys love to match their dad.

    This Christmas Splendor Poinsettias by Color Principle for Henry Glass fabric provided by FWFS is perfect for ties because it's super festive without being cheesy or irreverent, and gold metallic highlights are gorgeous.

    Click here for the full pattern and tutorial for the boys ties at Fort Worth Fabric Studios.


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