Monday, August 8, 2011

Crazy for Kiki Creates...

Hey everyone!
I am soaking up the fabulous rays and some much needed reading time here..

I love this lake!
I didn't want you to feel left out, so I have a fabulous friend that has come to visit!
I love Kiki, no adore Kiki!
She is fantastically talented lady! She has many talents that I am soo jealous of!

Hi! My name is Kiki from Kiki Creates.  I am so happy to be here at Tausha's piece of blogland this morning...and can't wait to play together.

I am a mother to 3 beautiful kids and a wife to one awesome husband. They keep me sane, cheer me on when I get down, but most of all are they are my biggest sources of inspiration. Kiki Creates is a little place in blogland filled with tutorials, free printables and the inspiration where it all comes from. I hope you will find your way over after this fun and quick tutorial!

This week over on KikiCreates we are having a fun little event...something I like to call:

Why "oh baby"?  Well, I just happen to be growing my fourth little squirt right now that will be making his/her debut in a few months and thought the little event would be a fun way to announce it!
When I go to see my friends babies for the first time, I love to take a little something for them.  Most of the time I have already given them a gift at a baby shower, so this is just a little something to brighten their day.  And since boys are sort of hard to shop for (for little things), I thought I'd do a gift for them.

Today we will make the:

If I could put an emphasis on a word in that title it is definitely QUICK!  Here is a quick rundown.
To start out you will need:
11"x6" piece of fabric
2"x4" piece of fabric
sewing machine
hot glue gun
clip on earrings clip (found at craft stores)
little piece of felt
and here we go...
1- fold your big piece of fabric in half (the long way) and sew right sides together.  Sew one end shut and then pull the right side out. Fold unfinished side in and sew shut (just right on top of the fabric. Iron the piece flat.  Take the little piece of fabric with you and iron down the small sides 1/2" and then fold the piece in thirds long way and iron. You will now have a small piece that is 1"x 2 1/2-3" long.

2- take big piece of fabric and fold in one side and glue.
 3. Fold other side in and glue. (you will notice that this side overlaps over the outside, I will show you how to fix this in the next step.
 4. As you glue the second side down, make sure the sides do not overlap the outer edge...I just hot glue the end and then sort of scruch those sides down  (like in the picture)
 5. Turn bowtie over and pinch the middle in and glue (do not let the glue don't need too much.  Now you will take your small piece and lay it over the front of the bowtie. Put a little glue on the backside in the middle and secure one the ends down. then a little bit of glue on the other end of the small piece and pull it around and secure. 
6. Get out your clip on pieces. 
 7. The ones I bought had a little extra piece of metal on it, I simple cut it off and laid it flat.  
8.  Glue back of clip on down on the back side of the tie.
 9. place a little felt and glue it down as well (so it looks finished). 
10. You are done!  
The more you make, the faster they will go.
I also love to package the gift is what I did with these:
1. Took a piece of thin chipboard and cut slits in them and secured the ties on them by their own clips. 2.  Next, I took a piece of kraft paper and sewed it along the edges and over the top of the ties. I downloaded these sweet little bag toppers and added one on top.  3. Now it's all ready to give to any "Handsome Little Devil" you come across.
To download the bag toppers, go HERE.

Another really fun product I designed and love to give a new mom are these:
They are one of my favorite things to take to baby showers all packaged up. It is a fun way to document your babys first year, but can also make a really fun book. By taking the picture of your baby and placing the picture on the back of the card ..and then simply add a few notes about what your baby is up to, their stats and any feelings you have had over the month. When the year has gone by, you have 12 little pages that will make a lasting impression!

To purchase the cards you can go HERE. They are in a digital pdf format so you can print as many as you want..(I have a LOT of friends who have babies, so it is an economical, yet thoughtful gift).

SO those are some of my favorites to give to a new mother.  Hope you enjoyed and hope to see you soon at my blog!

Thanks for having me, Tausha. You are the best!

I told you that she was wonderful!

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