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Doc Confetti 

To brighten up the tables and add more ‘Doc-related decor’, I’m going to create some Doc band-aid confetti. I am going to use some of the leftover brown construction paper for the band-aid and pink glitter and purple glitter scrapbook paper for the hearts.

 

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From here its pretty easy. I will attach some of the hearts to the band-aid and some may be left separate.

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Sprinkle them all over the food, gift, and dessert table.

Make sure to check back in June for the final display at the party!

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You’re Invited

After working on the banner, I wanted to start working on the invites. The date has already been locked down. Her actual birthday is the 10th but this year we will have the party on her late grandfather’s birthday, June 4th.

In keeping with the medical theme, I decided to make the invites look like a Band-Aid. Again, I used Photoshop and my Cricut to cut the template out. I used a similar design to the banner.

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The invite consist of three parts. I made the middle a solid, squared off rectangle. For one side, I made the squared off rectangle a little smaller and cut holes to give a textured look to the Band-Aid.

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On the other side, I will attach the invite info. This side will be sized the same as the textured side. I will used E6000 spray adhesive to attached everything.





Make sure to check back in for the final product!

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Getting Ready for a Party

I know it’s early but with so many ideas floating around, I wanted to get started on the basics. Get ready to see and array of hand crafted and a madeby momofagem originals. Olivia is fast approaching three (where has time gone…) and I have decided on a theme… drumroll please….. DOC MCSTUFFINS!!!!!! Yay!!!!!!

It’s time to get down to business. This year I’m starting with one of the most common items; her birthday banner. After doing a little research, I decide to do a “band-aid” banner with light blue letters and a pink number. I plan to use my Cricut to make as many things as possible. I make all of my designs in Photoshop and upload the image within Cricut Design Space. Here are a few screen shots of the blank band-aid, letters, and number.

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After uploading everything I played around with the sizes, length and width, and cut everything out. I used light brown construction paper from Ollie’s. I got 50 sheet for $1! Make sure to check them out for your crafting needs. My blue and pink also came from Ollie’s.

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I made one band-aid for each letter, number, and one with a heart in between the words.

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I will use some E6000 adhesive spray to apply the letters and number. Make sure to check back in June for the final display at the party!

 

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I wanted a cute chevron print dress for my daughter to take Fall photos in but they can be so expensive. Thanks to Once Upon A Sewing Machine, I am able to create my own. Start by printing the free pattern.

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Once you cut the pieces out you’ll have two front pieces and two sleeves.

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I attached both of the sleeves, right sides together, to the front and sewed.

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Now hem the sleeves and bottom of the dress.

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I sewed the side seams. I went from the bottom of the sleeve all the way down to the bottom of the dress in one straight line. Next take your shearing scissors and trim along the edge.

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Now I’ll make my casing. I turned my fabric over about 1/4″, then turned it again a little more to create the casing. Stitch the casing, leaving about an inch opening. Now take the elastic and put the safety pin through it. Feed the elastic in and close the opening. I used 18 inches of elastic for the 4T.

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I wanted the dress to have a little more fall décor. I made a design in Photoshop and printed it out on iron paper. Now just apply the turkey to the bottom.

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Make sure to check out Once Upon A Sewing Machine often for more great patterns. Also Google has some awesome free patterns. making your own clothes allows you to be creative and custom! The pictures turned out great and Olivia loved her dress.

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Bright Eyed Monster Cookies

With Halloween officially over, most store have their items 50, 60, and even 80% off. I wanted to make these cookies during my 31 Days of Halloween but changed my mind at the last minute. So I decided to make it a tutorial when using some leftover items that you can get for little to nothing. Since this is a baking item, you may have a lot of the materials on hand. First, your shopping list:

  • Yellow cake mix
  • 1 Egg
  • 8oz packet of Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup Butter, softened
  • Vanilla
  • Green and yellow food coloring
  • Powdered sugar
  • Candy eyeballs
  1. Beat everything together until fluffy
  2. Add the food coloring. I used a few drops of green and yellow to balance out the color. You want a light, monster-like green.
  3. Chill for 30 minutes
  4. Roll into balls and dip in powdered sugar.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes
  6. Push the eyes in while still warm.
  7. Allow them to cool and…..
  8. ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!!

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Day Thirty-One: 31 Days of Halloween series, It’s the 50s Again. Check out my channel on YouTube: madeby momofagem

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