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Tutorial: Paris blocks

Since I didn't have enough letter blocks to spell out Paris, I decided to paint my own, I think they turned out really good.
You Need:
Blocks
Pencil, Pen
Black Sharpie Pen
Sand Paper

First paint your blocks white
Then print out your word, I can't remember which font but it's size is 100.
Color the back of your paper, were the letters are with your pencil
Center it on your block, then trace your letter with the pen
Your letters are now transfer to your blocks
Use your sharpie pen and fill in the lines
Once dry, lightly sand edges and your letters. Done!
I'm on the hunt for a black metal Eiffel Tower, but so far no luck. But once I find it, these are gonna look so much better!


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Fabric Flower

Since finding out that we are having, a baby girl. I can not stop making hair clips! So I wanted to share the fabric flower with you.

Start with 6 3x3 squares of fabric
Press into triangles
Sew open edge closed, doesn't have to be perfect stitches 
Pull string to create petal, attach another triangle and continue for remaining triangles.
Sew last and first petal together. Your flower is finished. You can add a button or a fabric yo-yo.
Or both. Glue a alligator clip to back.
Enjoy!






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Baby Skirt

This quick and easy skirt, will look perfect on any baby girl! This skirt will take you about 20 mins to make, longer if you want the ruffles.
What you'll need:
Fabric - 6" x 30"
Ruffles- 3"x 60"
1/2" elastic (measure babies waist, if not I used 16")
Cut your fabric so it's 6x30"
 Hem your top 1/4", I ironed the bottom before I wanted the ruffles. If you don't want ruffles hem 1/2"
Fold over the top 1"- This is for your elastic.
Let's make ruffles.
 I folded my fabric in half, and with your longest stitch sew 1/4", then pull your bobbin thread and make your cute little ruffles. Make sure that it's the same length as your skirt. If it's longer you can always trim the excess off.
Sew onto the bottom of your skirt. Making sure that right sides of your fabric are together.

Sew up your casing for your elastic and sew up the side of your skirt.

Insert your elastic, using a safety pin. Then sew the two ends together.
Then sew up your seem.  Iron your skirt to make it all pretty.
And your done! Super easy, I might go make some more.

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Baby Bum Ruffles

Who doesn't love little ruffles on baby girls? It's so easy you can do it under 30 mins, faster if you don't have a toddler running around, and trying to steal snacks.
I just used a onesie, that we got used and some scrap fabric.

If you don't want to use fabric you can use ribbon, but make sure it's at least 1 1/2" (I'll show you the one I made later).
Measure your onesie:

I usually do three rows of ruffles, so you'll need two different measurements.
Then measure your fabric, I folded mine in half, since you'll need to double the length. I made mine 10".
Next measure the width, I did 4". Cut three strips.
Alright, now get your sewing machine ready....... Ok you want to use a basting stitch, and sew 1/4" from the edge.
After you sewed all three your going to make some ruffles. Take the bobbin thread and lightly pull, until your fabric is the same width as your onesie.

After you made your ruffles, hem the edges.

Now take your first strip and place it upside down, we don't want the ugly raw edges showing, and sew to your onesie.
Then your gonna take your last two and space them out about an 1" and sew onto your onesie.
Once all the cute ruffles are sewn in place, iron them flat. I also noticed that my top ruffle wouldn't lay flat, so I stitched over it.
And your done! I can't wait for baby girl to wear it! Pin It