Painted Feather Sneakers

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Hello Makers! I’m always looking for fun crafts to do with my daughter, especially during the summer. Now that she’s 9, finding her own style and picking out her outfits and doing her own hair are things she’s starting to do more and more. So when she asked me if we could make her some new shoes, I thought it was the perfect craft… especially with back-to-school season coming upon us quickly. New school year usually equals new shoes. Here’s what we came up with…

Didn’t they turn out so cute? They were really easy and fun to make, so I thought we’d share the how to with y’all so you can make some too!

You’ll need:

Using the Platinum 6 and the feather die, cut out vinyl feathers. Yes that’s right… this sweet machine cuts through vinyl and super smoothly too.

My feathers were cut in seconds. Look at those clean cut lines too. 

Peal the back off the vinyl feathers and place them on the sneakers. Smooth out the vinyl and make sure the edges are pressed down really well to prevent bleeding.

Remove shoe laces and then stuff your sneakers with newspaper to prevent painting the inside of the shoe. I also covered the tongues with newspaper to keep them white. Cover the surface with plastic and spray your shoes with the fabric spray paint (found at your local craft store and please read the directions on the bottle before painting). Originally we taped off the plastic soles of the shoes, and as we were painting we changed our minds and pealed the tape. It’s personal preference, really.

Allow dry time between coats of paint and be sure to turn the shoes in all angles so that you can be sure you cover the shoe completely. 

After the fabric paint is completely dry, carefully peal off the vinyl feathers, and remove the newspaper.

I love the bright the white tongue and feather against the teal paint. They really turned out so great.

My daughter loves how they turned out. Although I helped and supervised this project, she was definitely apart of all steps and had so much fun creating her new sneakers. 

Would you like to win a Platinum machine of your very own?! I promise  you that you’ll love everything about it and the projects you can make using it are endless. All you have to do is enter the giveaway form below. Simple, right?! And, if you want even more chances to win, visit the other blogs participating in this giveaway and enter there too! We are giving away 3 Platinum 8.5 Machines!! Woohoo! Plus you’ll get a chance to see what creative idea they came up with using the Platinum machine. The giveaway will close on July 21, 2017, at 11:59PM MST and will be announced shortly after that. Best of luck! 

 
 

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DIY Flamingo Shirt

Hello there makers!

I am so excited to finally have a chance to share a craft with y’all. Last month I attended a blogging conference (SNAP) and I needed flamingo attire for one of the themed parties. Of course I waited to the last minute (read: I was busy up until the last second) and couldn’t find anything and didn’t have time to order anything online. Insert crafting opportunity at it’s finest. That’s when I decided I was just going to have to make something myself. Check out how my DIY Flamingo Shirt turned out…

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To make your own, you’ll need:

  • Silhouette Cameo (or a similar machine)
  • freezer paper
  • craft paint and fabric medium
  • iron
  • cardboard
  • sponge brush
  • blow dryer
  • shirt (Walmart for less than $4)

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I used my Silhouette Cameo to create the image I wanted on my shirt and then cut the image out on freezer paper. I put cardboard inside the shirt and placed the freezer paper flamingo and hearts on the shirt.

*You could use the inside of the stencil rather than the outside and get a different look as well.

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After you place the stencil where you want, carefully iron it onto the shirt. Make sure that the shiny part of the freezer paper is down, on the shirt.

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Next you’ll want to get your paints ready. Mix a few drops of medium in with the craft paint and mix around. This will prevent the paint from washing out of your shirt.

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Now you are ready to sponge the paint onto the shirt however you want. I wanted mine to look painted, so I emphasized the sponge look.

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After the area you want is covered, carefully peal off your freezer paper stencil. I used tweezers to help get the freezer paper lifted.

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Use a blow dryer to speed up the drying process and help set the paint onto the shirt. After it’s dry, throw it into the dryer for a quick tumble. Then it’s ready to wear!

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Thank goodness for those last minute craft projects that save your booty! I really love the way it turned out and it was perfect for the party at SNAP conference.

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I even got a special fan girl moment in my DIY Flamingo Shirt with my all time favorite crafter, Heidi Swapp. Talk about awesome!! More details on my fan girl moment and time at SNAP conference to come… it really deserves it’s own blog post!

So go make yourself some freezer stencil shirts, makers! The options are endless and it’s a fun, inexpensive craft. What would you put on a shirt with freezer paper?

 

 

Proverbs 31 Mama

Being a parent can be hard, am I right? Adulting in general is hard. But raising tiny humans and molding them into civilized, educated, well-mannered, kind-hearted, good-humored people… now that’s the trick. I am, by no means, a perfect mother. However, I do strive everyday to be a Proverbs 31 Mama. I want to be a positive role model for my daughter. I want to raise her to be a Proverbs 31 Mama as well.

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Generous, noble, loving, virtuous, hard-working, creative, strong…

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Clothed with dignity, productive, wise, nurturing, confident, diligent…

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Joyful, blessed, praised…

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Motherhood is challenging, but it’s so overwhelmingly rewarding at the same time. I pray that as my daughter grows, she sees these qualities in me and that I am able to instill these same qualities in her. 

 

My comfy Proverbs 31 Mama shirt and awesome Mama Tote is from OriginaliTee Too and my photo cuff is from Pickture That. I love both of these Etsy shops, so be sure to check them out. Great gift ideas for the holiday season. 

Fashion Week Beauty Forecast

Phoenix fashion week is quickly approaching and the preparatory events are in full swing! In case you were unaware (as I was), Toni&Guy is chiefly in charge of the styling of Phoenix Fashion Week’s models and held a press event as a “preview” as to what we should be expecting to see at PFW! I was one of the lucky bloggers to get the inside peek of the Fashion Week Beauty Forecast!

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We were treated to complimentary blowouts, facials, manicures, and cookies. Basically the sampler plate for all things fabulous! All of the ladies at Tony&Guy were so super friendly… we had such a great time!

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I was privileged to meet Miss Dawn Dettloff who has been styling at Phoenix Fashion Week for years now. She has brilliant backstage stories and gets to be all chummy with the models that are in and out of her chair. How cool is that?!

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Besides that, Dawn took my tangled (maybe still wet) mop and made me feel like a Fashion Week model myself. Check out that braid, ladies!

Runway ready? For sure.

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We also go to get a peek at and even converse with some of the models who will be strutting their stuff down the runway during Phoenix Fashion Week. Talk about pretty people!

If the models this year look half as lovely as I felt, they’re sure to rock it on the runway!

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Marvel Optics Glasses

Recently my daughter and I had our yearly eye exam and were told we needed new prescription glasses. After looking at the frames in the waiting room, I quickly ruled out the over priced glasses. They just weren’t in our budget… especially not two pairs. I decided on Marvel Optics glasses after looking through their affordable prices and the convenience of online shopping and ordering on their site.  

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Once we both decided on a style of frames we liked, we emailed a copy of our prescriptions and placed order. That easy. 

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They arrived on our door step several days later in cases and with little lens wipes. They fit great, the prescriptions are correct, and we couldn’t be happier with the convenience and service.

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My daughter loves her pink ‘reading’ glasses with Mickey on the arms. I think they make her look older! Not sure how I feel about that one… LOL!

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Right now Marvel Optics has a summer promotion running for 10% off all orders with code BEACH10 at checkout. Head on over and check out the large variety of styles for men, women, and kids. They even have sunglasses! 

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This post is a review based on my experiences with Marvel Optics. I was provided glasses to share my opinions, which are 100% my own. I only share products I think my readers will love too!

Mermaid Inspired Dolly and Me Necklaces

Hello there Makers! Today I’m sharing a fun craft for those girly girls out there. My daughter is all about her dolls right now, so we often plan crafts around them… especially when we are cooped up inside due to triple digit summer weather. She loved helping me make these Mermaid Inspired Dolly and Me Necklaces!

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We ordered all of our supplies from from Fizzy Pops and they showed up right on our door step. That means we didn’t even have to go out into the heat to shop for our supplies… SCORE!!

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The great thing about this online shop is that there’s also a blog connected to the site loaded with tutorials on fun crafts and projects to make using their materials and products. I was able to watch a video tutorial and read through a photo tutorial to make these gorgeous necklaces.

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Don’t you just LOVE the colors… they remind me of mermaid secrets and underwater treasures. 

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For the dolly necklace, I chose the same color beads as my daughter’s, but stuck with smaller size. She LOVES that her and her doll have matching summer necklaces. They even wore them out to dinner the other night. So cute. 

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We want to share the love with our friends, so how about a giveaway for a Fizzy Pops Necklace Kit!! And guess what… there’s two kits to give away which means I will randomly pick two winners!

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Giveaway will run for five days and winners will be announced. Giveaway open to US residents 18 years and older. Good luck and thanks for reading MFTM!

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If you liked this post, you will love these too…

Dolly and Me Dresses

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15 of the Best Mermaid Inspired Crafts

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Fizzy Pops Crafts provided me with supplies to make these pretty necklaces and is sponsoring this giveaway. All ideas and opinions are my own, and I only share products and shops I love and think my readers will love too. 

Matching For Family Photos But Not Twinning

Hi Everyone! It’s Siri of Pumpkin Thieves and Buffalo Wings back to share another fashion post.

A lot of mamas love the idea of matching with their littles and their family for photos.  It’s aesthetically pleasing and sometimes they won’t let you do it when they’re older. So take advantage of it now! But where most mamas go wrong is in thinking that to match, their family has to wear everything exactly the same. Today I’m here to give you some tips on matching for family photos but not twinning (dressing exactly the same). 
 
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1. Choose at least three colors to be in your outfits. 

Back in the day (meaning the 90s and beyond) people thought that for family pictures, everyone had to wear the same color shirt, or worse, the exact same shirt. 

That’s not how families work. 

Each person is unique in personality and style. So choose several colors as your family’s color scheme and let each family member go from there. Try to NOT all wear the same color shirts. Wearing different colors or shades of colors in shirts helps to distinguish between each person in your photos. 

I personally don’t want to be a big blob, so since Svea’s colors in these photos are lighter and mine are darker, you can better see my waistline and make both of us out clearly.

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2. If you want to match something exactly the same, have it be a small accessory, like bracelets, cufflinks, belts, or necklaces. 

This way, everyone still maintains an individual look, but a sweet, little detail ties you together. Svea and I love our matching bracelets from Just an Armful of Sugar and they give just the right dainty, matching look.

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3. Wearing the same item of clothing is appealing, if you can make it unique in color or pattern. 

For instance, if three brothers all wear blue polos, but one is dark blue, one is light blue striped, and one is grayish blue, they all maintain their own look, but the article of clothing reminds you that they belong together. Svea and I wore cardigans here, but in different colors and I styled mine with a belt. 

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4. Only add one pattern. 

If one person is wearing stripes, someone else may not want to wear plaid or polka dots. If stripes is the pattern of choice, then stick with them and family members can wear different sizes and colors of stripes. In my professional photographer’s opinion, it just looks cleaner and fresher if you aren’t throwing tons of patterns into a photo. One pattern with some solids is best. 

I chose polka dots as the pattern for Svea and my outfits here. I made sure to have them be on a different part of our outfits too, again to match, but not be exactly the same. 

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Momma’s Outfit Details: 

  • Dress- Downeast Basics, Cardigan- Target, Heels & Belt- Ross, 
  • Bracelet- Just an Armful of Sugar
  • Svea’s Outfit Details:
  • Dress- Gap, Cardigan- H&M, Shoes- Freshly Picked, 
  • Bracelet- Just an Armful of Sugar, Hair Bow- Target

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Have fun taking family photos and good luck choosing outfits that will help you match, but still allowing everyone to look unique and distinct! I hope these four tips helped you!

Thanks for reading!

Siri {Of Pumpkin Thieves and Buffalo Wings}

Pretty in Pink Fashion for Kids

Hey Everyone! It’s Siri from Pumpkin Thieves and Buffalo Wings back to share another fun fashion post for your littles! Today’s fashion tips feature Pretty in Pink Fashion for Kids. 

 
When I found out that I was having a girl, I pretty much immediately swore off pink. I wouldn’t be that mother that dressed her little girl in pink every day! In my almost snobbish efforts to stay away from pink, I ended up with almost an entire wardrobe for my baby with no pink in it. Then, slowly, over her first year, I discovered that pink didn’t have to be “stereotypical.” One piece of clothing at a time,  I discovered that I was falling in love with pink as an essential part of Svea’s wardrobe. 
 
 
Pink can be lively, 
adorable,
classy, 
and tasteful!
 
 
Whether you have boys or girls, there are so many ways to style pink in their outfits!
 
Start with a dress or shirt as the main piece of the outfit.
Then add a bow tie or some tights:
Add a cardigan, some adorable shoes, and/or a belt:
Finish off the look with a handsome pink hat or a sweet headband:
 Have fun styling pink into your little’s daily outfits! I hope these tips help you to incorporate pinks into your kids’ outfits!
 
 
Svea’s outfit: Dress- Carter’s, Flats- Gap, Hair Bow- Sara Ellie Bows,  Tights- Carter’s, Stuffed Pig- Merry Love Joy
 
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Dolly and Me Dresses

A couple of months ago for my daughter’s seventh birthday, she received a very special gift from her Amma (grandma). A fancy big girl doll. One that has different outfits and accessories and she even has pretty hair that can be styled different ways. Many of you with little girls are probably familiar with the Our Generation and American Girl dolls. The only the better than having a fancy big girl doll with cute outfits is being able to *match* said doll. Now that would be extra special, right? That’s where these Dolly and Me Dresses come into play…

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How cute is that?! I cannot tell you the excitement that hit our living room when my daughter discovered new dresses with mini matching dresses! 

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Not to mention the matching hair bows… so cute! This hot pink chevron dress with ruffles is pretty and light, perfect for spring and summer wear! The lace sleeves are an added bonus, don’t you think?

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With Memorial Day and the Fourth of July around the corner, how perfect is this patriotic pillowcase dress? The corkscrew bows and blingy necklace pair perfectly with this dress.

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With summer temps reaching the triple digits in Arizona, I know we will get lots of use out of these adorable dresses this summer.

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Outfit details for Dolly and Me:

Hot Pink Chevron Ruffle Dress (Dolly and Me)

Hot Pink Chevron Hair Bows

Pink Chunky Necklace with Rosettes

Red Zebra with Navy Patriotic Pillowcase Dress (Dolly and Me)

Red, White, and Blue Chunky Necklace with Diamond

Patriotic mini corkscrew bows 

All from AlwaysUnderPay.com– reasonably priced, great quality, and super fast shipping! This Utah based, family owned business also offers baby outfits and accessories, craft supplies, dance clothing, tutus, and much more! We were very impressed with our first package!

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You can find AlwaysUnderPay.com on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter also! And below you can enter to win $50 credit to their online shop! This giveaway is open to US residents who are 18 years or older. The giveaway is open for seven days and a random winner will be selected and announced. The winner has 48 hours to claim their prize and then a new winner will be chosen if needed. GOOD LUCK and keep supporting small business! 

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I was given products to review, but all opinions are 100% my own and I only share products I think my readers will love.

Three Baby Accessories for Spring

Hi Everyone! It’s Siri from Of Pumpkin Thieves and Buffalo Wings! Just stopping by to share three baby accessories for spring that are my favorites!
 
 
There are lots of fun fashion and baby accessories that become more popular in the spring and summer months, but these might not be your typical “spring accessories.” They’re ones that I’ve found to be just wonderful for my little lady though!
 
1. Glitter Hair Clips by Little Blooms Handmade
Now that my little miss is running, dancing, and tripping all over the place, her bangs that are trying to grow are constantly in her face. These adorable little clips are perfect for keeping her hair out of her face
and staying in place!
 
 
We live in Arizona too, so in the spring when it starts getting pretty hot outside, you don’t want hair on your sweaty forehead. Again, these clips are lifesavers!
 
2. Bright Patterned Onesies
 
Spring is the perfect time to break out the stripes, polka dots, and chevron patterns! Be bold with adorable spring colors and patterns!  Svea’s onesie here is from Carter’s and they have all sorts of adorable spring patterns!
 
 
3. Play Blankets by A Pretty Life Shop 
 
A lot of people have asked if that blankets in my shop are swaddle blankets or toddler blankets. 
The answer is both! I call them play blankets because they are roomy, soft, and compact, able to be used for swaddling, nap time, or playtime. I’ve found them to be perfect for my little lady to play outside on! Right now while the weather is so lovely, our play blankets are perfect to bring a snack outside and picnic on or play with some toys on. 
 
 
Every blanket is sewn and hand-stitched with love.  There are several patterns to choose from with lovely spring colors and more coming soon!
 
 
Go on! 
Get yourself and your little ones dressed up in those cute spring patterns with glitter clips in hair and armed with blankets for playing.  Enjoy the fresh air, the flowers blooming, and fun that childhood brings to it all. 
 
Thanks for reading!