Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Smocking, Paper-Mache and a Turtle

We're getting ready for a cupcake party around here! Starting with the outfit. Because everyone knows you need a new dress for a party. But due to the fact that it's almost 90 degrees outside and we're having an outside party, my original plan of JA wearing the pink dress I smocked was a little unrealistic.

So out came plan B. Last Friday, I decided to start smocking a cupcake outfit for the occasion. I've been at it nonstop. (You can ask my husband and laundry basket!!)

I finished it just a few minutes ago. I can't tell you the sense of accomplishment when I took the smocking threads out, saw the finished product and tried it on JA. It's just what I wanted.

Onto the next project. Wes is even helping on this one. We're making a cupcake pinata. (I realize that right now, it looks like E.T. But eventually, it's going to resemble a cupcake.)

Not sure what the birthday girl is going to think about this one, but at least we'll have some little boys at the party to smash it. If that doesn't work, I've given Wes permission to get out his golf clubs.

Last but not least, this little guy heard we were planning a party. I don't think he's a welcome guest at all. (Yes, that's the ENTRY to my garage.)






10 comments:

Sara said...

The dress is beautiful. You did an outstanding job! I need to borrow that turtle for Landry's birthday party in a few weeks. I'm making a turtle shape cake. :)

Pat Allen said...

There is something about your house that attracts varmints mice,snakes,turtle. I can handle the turtle.

Gammy

Kelly Kennedy said...

Oh my word, Carly, that dress is AMAZING!!!! What a treasure for JA. I really want to learn to smock. Maybe that will be my summer project. I can sew. Is smocking difficult??? Scale of 1 to 10, please? What is the most difficult just "smocking" or "picture smocking?" Sorry for all the questions but I am in awe!!!

Janna Widdifield said...

Oh my goodness! I love, love, love that dress. I am so impressed. Smocking completely intimidates me!

Alissa said...

The smocking is awesome...we will be having a turtle birthday party in July so you can send that little guy my way!

Steve & Nancy said...

What a cute dress!! You are an amazing mommy! Oh...I can't wait to see your cupcake pinata when is done! How fun! I LOVE parties :) I would have freaked out to see the turtle outside my garage, but that's kinda of cool :)

odomfamilyfun said...

So proud of your new found smocked talnet :) Dress is beautiful! Can't wait to see the finished cupcake as I am sure it will be so cute!

Tyanne said...

so totally can handle turtles versus creatures in the reptile family. dress is gorgeous!

Carrie said...

oh the dress is beautiful! i'm sure it will make her eyes stand out even more! can't wait for the party!

Erica said...

OH MY!! Could you BE any more talented?!?!! Very very cool!