Saturday, January 28, 2017

Barney the Magenta Dinosaur??

Hello Friends!
Well, January is winding down and so are my projects for my little Ellie's birthday. Earlier this month I showed y'all some of the things on my to-do-list for this month. You can see that post here.
Anyway, I ordered a Barney sheet off Ebay to get rolling with all the stuff to make for her birthday.


It is a twin size top sheet which has given me enough for a blanket and lots more fun things to create, but for now we are concentrating on getting all of this ready for a big Barney Birthday bash!


It seems over the years I had forgotten that Barney really is not that purple. The minky dot fabric  (also another Ellie obsession) is purple and Barney is actually Magenta! Maybe she won't notice :)


I cut out a Barney figure from the sheet and added some heat and bond and we now have a cute little top for the birthday girl! The hair bow was a last minute idea with some ribbon I found while browsing the fabric store.


Same thing with the tutu...lots of purple that is way darker than this dinosaur!


Remember the vintage pillowcases and the pile of scrap ribbon and lace?
My vision was to create a dress with lots of fullness and a vintage look.


It was a fun project except for some of the mistakes and the time spent ripping out seams to start over. Working without an actual pattern is not something I have had lots of practice with, so consulting with my Aunt Thelma (who is an excellent seamstress) for some sewing tips and words of encouragement was a huge help :)


It is finally finished and now we have a sweet little shabby chic dress with bloomers and a hair bow!


I am super excited to get some pictures of my girl and will be back to share them with y'all soon.



Karen

20 comments:

  1. Karen, I always miss my daughters being little ....but that sweet pillow case outfit really makes me wish them right back to being my baby girls. You are a very good seamstress. I think your little one will be thrilled with her Barney and purple things. Blessings to all of you, xoxo, Susie

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    1. Thank you Susie! Yes, they grow up fast and having grands sort of gives you back what you miss so much about your own children being small :)

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  2. Hi Karen, what wonderful creations for Ellie, she is going to love them. I love how you re-purposed the Barnie blanket. The outfit you created is just adorable!!!

    Have a terrific weekend, Kelly.

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    1. Thank you Kelly! It was a lot of work but she is so worth it :)

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  3. Oh my gosh, my youngest was a Barney freak!! This brings back so many cute memories.

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    1. LOL...all 3 of my kids loved him too :) I kinda thought I was rid of him but HE IS BACK!!

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  4. That is darling. You are so talented. Love it. Barney does ring a bell...I do remember him well. I hope your weekend is fabulous.

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    1. Ha Ha...I think we all remember him. I can still sing all those songs from years ago :)

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  5. That little dress is so cute. You did a wonderful job on it and she is going to look like a little doll wearing it.

    I haven't seen anything with Barney on it for years...but now that song is running through my head. I hope it goes away before I go to sleep. lol xo Diana

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    1. You are right Diana, the last time I saw anything with Barney on it was in the 90s. Yeah, those songs are enough to drive you nuts when you listen to them enough...LOL!

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  6. Oh my goodness, Karen, that shabby chic dress with bloomers is adorable. Can't wait to see the photo of Ellie wearing it. You're so creative. Love what you did with the Barney outfit, too. You've been busy! xo

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    1. It was a fun sewing project! Thanks for stopping by Nancy :)

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  7. Karen, these are both just darling! I know your sweet granddaughter will love them!

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    1. Thank you Cecilia, enjoy the rest of your weekend :)

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  8. Hi Karen. This set is very cute! Hope you are all well.

    Best wishes

    Dawn x (Cornwall).

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    1. Thank you Dawn, we are all doing well here! Thanks for stopping by today :)

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  9. So sweet Karen. I remember Barney with my girls when they were little. So glad Barney is still loved.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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    1. Thank you Kris. I hope you are having a great week :)

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  10. So cute, you are incredibly talented!! My girls absolutely loved Barney when they were little!!

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    1. Yes, it seems lots of kids have loved Barney! Thank you for visiting today Debbie :)

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