Friday, May 14, 2010

Mama Mia!

A little while ago, my son was invited to a birthday party for a 1 year old sweet little girl named Mia. My son goes to the junior gym with Mia’s older brother Max, but Kam is really smitten with Mia. I wanted to make her something unique for her birthday, so I came up with this personalized hooded towel:

miatowel

I had appliqued the letters in a damask fabric.

I also tried my hand at some of these popular flowers floating around the net and made her some hair clips:

miahairclips

I think they came out pretty cute. If you would like a tutorial for the clips let me know and I will make one.

Both gifts were a hit! Mia’s mommy says she wraps herself in the towel like a blanket and won’t put it down. Yay!!

Have a great weekend!!

45 comments:

  1. I would like to know how to make the flowers! I have not seen those before and can't even tell what they are made of! Thanks for posting and the towel is darling! Lucky little girl!

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  2. This is a lovely post !

    Love from the Netherlands ♥Rini♥
    Please come over to my blog to see the give-aways there ;o)

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  3. I would like a tutorial! So cute!

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  4. The hooded towel is a winner!

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  6. I like the hair clips! Stopping by from The Girl Creative Party.
    -Mama E
    www.homeandheartsblog.com

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  7. New follower from MIM at girl creative. Very nice work. Love the clippies
    Angela
    A Mama with 2 Cents Worth to Share
    amamas2centsworth.blogspot.com
    P.S. stop by to check out my giveaway, ends tomorrow at midnight

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  8. Love it! Super Cute :-) I adore handmade items. They're so original. I love homemade altogether!

    http://livingonhomemade.blogspot.com

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  9. Oh wow! I adore it. What a wonderful metamorphosis.

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  10. Super cute flowers! I love all the colors!

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  11. I love making the flower hair clips they are so cute and so unbelievably easy! I found them through U Create using this: http://littlebirdiesecrets.blogspot.com/2009/10/mini-satin-flower-clips.html

    Now...if I can just get my hands on more satin scraps. I swear, it's SO hard to come by. It's been suggested to me that using 1 1/2" satin ribbon or larger works really well, if anyone else has the same problem.

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  12. Love the towel, and they are very cute flower hair clips!

    Jill

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  13. darling! i vote for a tutorial!

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  14. Love the hooded towel - That's a perfect gift. The little hair flowers are adorbale. I bet she was a happy little girl! Thanks so much for joining the Sunday Showcase. I greatly appreciate it! Hope you are enjoying your week. ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  15. How did you make the letters for the towel? I know, I know...prolly a dumb question. :-) Both gifts are adorable!

    Just found your blog and I'm glad I did. I see you are a cupcake person. Come over my way ~ I have a giveaway going this week.

    Blessings,
    Pat

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  16. I would love a tute on the flowers too!

    so cute. I found you from life in the pitts.

    When you do it, be sure to link it up on my site too! :-)

    www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com

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  17. Awwwwwww, that towel is TOO cute! I love a good applique, but am WAY to scared to try letters. I may just have to bite the bullet after seeing this tho lol.
    Thanks for linking up to gettin' crafty on hump day!

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  18. Fantastic projects!!!
    My embroidery machine is new to me and I have not tried it with fabric like that...I need to learn how!!
    =)

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  19. So sweet! I've been meaning to make one of these.

    Thanks for linking up with Sugar & Spice.

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  20. Perfect gift!! Thanks for linking today to Make It Wear It @ TheTrainToCrazy.com!

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  21. very cute!

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday at Life As Lori. Please join me next week for another great party.

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  22. Oh so cute! I saw the video online at the DIY Dish for the hooded towel and added that to my someday craft tab. I love the name on the hood....awesome bday gift!

    Thanks for linking up with PonyTails&FishScales!

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  23. The towel is so cute! I love the damask.

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  24. I love this idea! Thanks for sharing!

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  25. I would love tutorials!
    Cute blog!
    XOXO
    frenchy

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  26. I am now following you, come follow me back :)

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  27. Those flowers are beautiful! I love the colors you used. Also, that towel is such a perfect gift for a little kid.

    Thank you for linking this up to the Craft Therapy session, as well.

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  28. Handmade gifts are always the best! Thanks so much for linking these up to Finished for Friday. Love them.

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  29. I need a few of those towels for after swim lessons. Thanks for linking up at Home is Where My Story Begins!

    Becca

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  30. Love the towel and the flower clips are adorable!
    Thanks for sharing @ Anything Related!
    {Rebekah}

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  31. That is adorable! What a cute idea.

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  32. I'm so glad you linked this up! It is super cute! I definitly want a tute on how you made the flowers! Soooo cute!

    ~Ashley @ www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com

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  33. I love the towel--my 8 year old still uses one of these hooded towels that was given to my eldest 17 years ago! Thanks for linking up to the under $100 party!

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  34. Isn't it wonderful how little bitties embrace the gifts we give them? It makes you feel so appreciated..... ;-)

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  35. How sweet! Such a cute and thoughtful gift. :o)

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  37. Love the towel, what a great gift! And YAY, I love when I see people make those flowers! They are so easy and can be used for anything! Good job!

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  38. Oh, what perfect gifts!! Great job! Beautiful!

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  39. Very cute! Thanks for linking up to Tot Tuesdays! I hope you’ll join me again next week! ☺

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