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Disboutiquers Part 29 Kids Disney Boutique / Customs Clothes psst..we sew ;-)

Discussion in 'Disney for Families' started by teresajoy, Aug 13, 2012.

  1. miprender

    miprender <MARQUEE BEHAVIOR=ALTERNATE><img src=http://www.em

    WOW... I just love your backpack. And I love how you added "God Bless You" on your tissue holder.

    Great job on the quilts.

    So glad he still gave it to her.

    Chip and Dale are always so cute. I actually want to make shirts GG with some farmer Chip & Dales I have.

    Loved everything that you made and the kids seemed to love them too.

    I would love to just hang out too... and split stays are great. We do this on almost every trip now.

    :thumbsup2 The dress is adorable.

    :cool1: Welcome to the addiction :rotfl2:
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  3. VBAndrea

    VBAndrea Active Member

    Our house update is we are under contract -- both parties that offered upped their offers and the one offering the highest wanted to close asap so it was an easy decision. Just waiting on inspection now and as long as that goes OK we should be set. I pray they don't find anything major -- they shouldn't, but I always still worry.

    I still haven't made it to my sewing space. Hopefully this weekend.... I really need to get some things done! Today I have to fill out registration forms for school next year. Good news is they are doing 6th grade so we don't have switch schools yet :) Bad news is tuition got raised quite a bit to make it more on par with the other Montessori schools in the area :(

    WOW!!! I love the backpack! Did you piece all that fabric together? If so I need to drive up to where the "A" is and all the rich cars in the driveway and get lessons on how you did that. I tried doing something like that once and it didn't work out so hot. I really like the added touch of "God Bless You" on your tissue holder. Very impressive work!

    Both look awesome but I adore the sea creatures as we did our ds's room in a sea theme. We have a hand done quilt hanging in his room.

    I saw the photos on the BG site and was really impressed with everything. You did a great job. The kids must be in love with the SW items.

    Beautiful as always!


    So happy you remembered how to do your applique. You are going to have fun now!

    I have to agree with absolutely everything Diane said. Separate machines with a zig zag and button hole, and 5x7 for embroidery.
  4. aboveH20

    aboveH20 Active Member

    I loved working with the polka dot fabric. It's so cheerful.

    I knew it wasn't just me that loves using aforementioned. Some words have it and some don't.

    It was fun doing and would be great for random scraps.

    Thanks. I've been trying to figure out some clever "I'm back" saying to put on the back of a t-shirt, but haven't gotten one, yet. Besides, it would be covered by my backpack anyway, so this was Plan B.

    Thanks. I like to travel very light, so the string backpack/wallet combo is perfect for me.

    It's so interesting to read about everyone's favorite resort. I think our favorite will always be the Caribbean Beach because that's where we stayed as a famly, but I know some people hate it. I've been trying to work my way through the resorts (Poly will be number 8), but since I go solo I usually end up at a value because I have a hard time spending the extra money on myself. I'm anxious to try Coronado Springs. I've read great things about the themeing.

    I've been trying to figure out how to do the crazy quilt design for a long time. Old Mr. Google finally led me in the right direction. It's one of those many sewing techniques that once you see how to do it it's simple. Of course now I want to try a few variations (similar to patchwork skirt embelishments).

    Food carts . . . ::yes::

    I am sooooo looking forward to warm weather. I've hit some cold (and WET!) February weather in the past, but I'm hoping by going at the end of the month it will be a tad warmer.


    I'm working my way through the resorts and had planned to stay at Art of Animation this year, but the discount wasn't offered on the Little Mermaid rooms (and I don't need a suite for just me). Otherwise I've stayed at all of the values. I think they're fun because the themeing is so big and bold.

    My husband tells about going to Disney World in August as part of his college choir tour. I believe you are correct that HOT!!!! describes it.

    Thanks. I almost stopped after the bag, but I really wanted a new wallet and journal cover, and then I was just playing.

    I've read so much about split stays on the board that I'll be interested to see if I would ever want to do it again. Apparently some people do it every vacation. As much as I hope to eventually stay at each of the resorts, some of them are so dulgern expensive, that I guess a split stay help$.

    I definitely enjoyed making it.

    Me neither. It's a pain in the neck to resize photos!!

    Thanks. I'm really looking forward to it.

    Whooops. I cut too much. I know you didn't wirte 'I love everything but the packpack', but I can't recreate it. :blush:


    Thanks. You saw a few scraps of the Famous Black Polka Dot fabric, I trust.

    I'm hoping I like the split stay, because it would make it a little easier to stay at some of the non-value resorts. (I just hate to spend money -- except on Disney, of course, well, Disney and fabric, of course.)


    I've lost track, how long was it on the market? You must be so still-holding-your-breath relieved.

    Thanks, and yes, I did. I've been trying to figure out how to do it for the longest time and really like the way it works -- and that it's ideal for scraps. The key (I think it's the key) is to start with a pentagon and keep adding strips in order around it. I'll look for the link to what I followed.


    My favorite part about hitting the submit button is then I can find another 50 typos that I missed the first 200 times I proofread. :(
  5. ivey_family

    ivey_family Member

    Hooray! And a bidding war to boot! More prayers that the inspection goes well and you close very soon! I can only imagine what a relief that will be!

  6. disneychic2

    disneychic2 DIS Veteran

    We were actually booked in Art of Animation for our last trip, but we switched to Pop to get the free dining. I would still love to stay there! I think you'll love it.

    I feel like I got a steal on this machine since I paid for a used Ellegante 2 and instead got a very slightly used (for demos) Ellegante 3. It has around 300,000 stitches only. Not sure what they cost brand new, but I definitely got a bargain! The next machine up was the one with the camera and all sorts of bells and whistles, but I could buy a car for what they want for that one!:faint:

    :cool1::cool1::cool1: Congrats on the contract!!! Wow, after all this time, two offers. How cool was that?! Probably makes you wish you had switched realtors sooner. I'm sure the inspection will go well.

    Hope you get to your sewing space and hope I do too. DH and I went to Virginia to babysit 3 of our grandchildren and they all turned up sick. DH and I got sick Tuesday and he missed work until today. He went in and his boss actually told him to go back home. So, here we are, both still sick, but getting better. My 90 year old DMIL made chicken soup and jello and brought it to us. What a blessing she is.

    Keep us posted on the house. Sorry for the hike in tuition. It seems it's always something, right?:confused3
  7. ColonelHathi

    ColonelHathi Member

    taking a break from work for a bit and read "sew-jo" :rotfl: - I love it. I need to get my sew-jo on this weekend too, I'm the same way, goes in spurts. Just need the workweek to end already before I lose it... :crazy2:
  8. goteamwood

    goteamwood Active Member

    I have only stayed at the value resorts, so I can't really compare to anything, but the first time my husband and I stayed at All-star Movies and really liked it. We only went for 2 days as we were driving through and thought it was adorable staying in the room right outside the 3-story Woody from Toy Story. This past time we stayed in Art of Animation in the Cars suites, which we LOVED. Seriously Love with a capital L. My boys were over-the-moon about seeing Lightning McQueen out the window every morning, they hugged Luigi and Guido before bed every night. We ate a couple of meals in the food court there and it was outstanding, not al all cafeteria-food-like. The Nemo pool is incredible, even though it was crazy cold the day we went, but because we were nuts we had the whole giant pool to ourselves. I would absolutely stay there again. The little Mermaid rooms seemed SO FAR away from the rest of everything though. We did walk the whole resort one day and checked out the other themes, everyone agreed Cars was the best theme-wise. Sure it would be nice to stay at a monorail resort, but for the likes of our family, it think we are more value resort folk. It felt super indulgent to us to have a little kitchenette and two bathrooms!
  9. cogero

    cogero Active Member

    One thing that is done to make 4 x 4s a bit bigger is to stitch them out on felt and then attach to a t-shirt or outfit. You just need to make sure to cut it super neatly.

    I am so happy that you are under contract sending prayers your way. that all goes smoothly.

    I forgot to grab a quote about the person not having Disney fabric. I will say I very rarely use Disney fabric for anything. I go with color schemes and tend to be a fabri snob.
  10. miprender

    miprender <MARQUEE BEHAVIOR=ALTERNATE><img src=http://www.em

    Yikes... 50 days until our trip and I have only 1 day done. And it takes me so long to get anything done. :scared:

    That is wonderful news :cool1: :dance3:

    :lmao: Yes I did

    Disney & Fabric... yes my favorite things to splurge on. I really like it when the Fabric is Disney themed :cloud9:

    :rotfl2: YES... it needs to be cut very nicely, hence why I never put anything on felt. It looks like my 5 yr old cut it :rolleyes1
  11. goteamwood

    goteamwood Active Member

    I just wanted to share this quick project I whipped up today, in case any of you might have pirate-crazy kids (Or these might be fun pixie dust for big gives...)


    These took about 10 minutes to make both maps, and I think my kids are going to go nuts for them. I am going to hold off giving them to the boys until our road trip to Florida next month. (Sadly we are not going to visit Disney, just grandpa, but there is evidently a pirate-themed day cruise near his house in Ft. Meyers so we plan to do that.)

    Essentially I cut two rough rectangles from each of two fabrics, one is the pirate map fabric, the other is a parchment-looking scrap I had in from my Fat Quarter Shop grab bag. I sewed them right-sides together, left a hole, turned the right way and top stitched. I thought about adding a ribbon to tie it up like a crayon roll would have but my kids are 3 and can't tie. I might add a grommet or a loop and snap so they can attach it to their bags or something.

    Anyway, fun easy project which I think my kids are going to love.
  12. dianemom2

    dianemom2 Active Member

    Our favorite resort has always been the Wilderness Lodge. We just love the theme. Plus, I like the size. It isn't overwhelmingly huge. My in-laws just adore Coronado Springs. That's where they want to stay every time they go. But this time they are staying at AoA with us.

    Triple, super duper HOORAY for a contract on the RI house! You've been waiting forever for that. And how ironic that after all this time, there was bidding war. Now, I will be praying that everything goes smoothly from here.

    Sorry that tuition went up.:headache: Makes me glad that mine are in public school and I don't have to worry about that. But Sara is heading to high school next year and we just had to sign up for her classes. That was overwhelming. There are so many programs and classes to consider. Luckily there aren't too many choices that MUST be made for 9th grade. Most of the AP tracks start in 10th grade. We got advice to have her not take an AP class as a 9th grader so that she has time to adjust to high school. I think it was a good choice because she needs time to mature.

  13. aboveH20

    aboveH20 Active Member

    If I'm not on dis a couple time a days for hours (okay, I've been know to exagerate) I get hopelessly behind and just give up. Here's an attempt to not give up.

    Your model looks terrific and the dress is great, too. What a great show for kids to see and be a part of.

    I love your quilts. They look so child friendly and inviting. In the winter I go to a church quilting group where they make small quilts for kids in distress. I want to scream at some of the quilts sometimes because they look like mini-quilts made by old ladies, not a quilt that a sad child would want to wrap up in.

    Isn't it nice to "meet" with people who appreciate your fabric selections? I love the variety you have.

    Wow. Followed by wow, followed by wow. I love everything, but especially the coordinating dresses for the girls.

    So cheerful and I :lovestruc the dresses you made for the launch. Your sewing machine must love to see you coming.

    cristyhas3 -- Your free motion quilting of Mickey and Minnie was neat! I'd love to be able to do that, but I'm pretty sure I don't have enough patience to practice, practice, practice.
  14. aboveH20

    aboveH20 Active Member

    I've been skimming, but I think someone answered. If not, there's a pillow thread on the Big Give board.

    50% of my family is now in Queens. :cool1:

    My husband went down to help senior son with a mini film shoot. Maybe your husband can keep an eye out for them. :magnify:

    :badpc: Computers, who needs 'em!

    I always read where people are from and I was going to say that Chilliwack sounds like a neat town to be from, but then I wondered if it's the real name or a "pseudonym." :confused3

    Maybe I'll just put this in my signature. ::yes::

    That does look like a fun project and something my sons would have liked.

    Good to know. I've eaten at the Wilderness Lodge a couple times (and it looks like we have lunch there on the upcoming Backstage Magic tour). Since I live so close to the Adirondacks it seems too close to home, like Saratoga Springs. I live in Saratoga country so SSR would seem like driving up the highway a couple exits.

    I'll sleep at Wilderness Lodge eventually. :squirrel:
  15. pyrxtc

    pyrxtc <font color=deeppink>Married 10-5-02<br><font colo

    They came out nice and the boys will love them. They look like something fun for a pirate to have with them on Halloween too.
  16. PurpleEars

    PurpleEars Active Member

    So sorry to hear about your computer problems. Hopefully it will be fixed this time!

    I am sorry to hear that you have been sick. It sounds like you have a very nice machine. Did you give it a name?

    I tend to go with patchwork type outfits with my 4x4 machine since the size is so limited. I just throw embroidered blocks on shirts and do a simple satin stitich around the blocks.

    We haven't tried Caribbean Beach because of the number of bus stops. Since we tend to go when it is hot, we also make good use of the pools and the slide at Coronado Springs. I think the quiet pools there use bromine instead of chlorine so you don't get the chlorine smell in you hair.

    I totally agree on your statement about spending money, though I may change it to Disney and sewing-related items!

    What a neat idea Jen! Thanks for sharing. I hope your boys will like them!

    Chilliwack is real for sure, though I haven't been there. :)

    Andrea - I lost your quote but congrats on the offers on the house! I hope everything will work well and the house will sell!
  17. disneychic2

    disneychic2 DIS Veteran

    Wrong information alert!!!

    I'm so sorry, but I don't remember who I advised to try a little canned air to clean out her sewing machine. BUT DON'T USE IT!!! Since I've been sick, I've been hanging out on utube watching all kinds of sewing/embroidery demos. Well one was how to clean out your machines and they said canned air has moisture in it, so it could be harmful to use.:scared1: I don't think one use would hurt, but it would be more a continued use of it that would gum up the works. So sorry to have given wrong info!!:blush:

    Where do you usually buy your fabric? I have been looking online and it's just so hard not to actually touch the fabric. But I have seen a lot I would love to have. Any thoughts?

    Also, is the bus strike over yet? And how have you been feeling?

    These are so cute! I'm sure the boys will love them! It would also be a great project for someone who is new to sewing. I also like that fabric that's under them!

    Our DS just moved to Ft Myers last May. He loves it down there...especially now when he would be "enjoying" all our cold weather and snow! :rolleyes1

    Also, you reminded me of our very first trip to Disney staying on property. It was at All Star Movies. We absolutely loved it there! Loved the theming as well as the larger than life icons.

    We stayed at Wilderness Lodge in 2011 and loved it. Our one and only stay at a Deluxe. But it was such a wonderful resort! Loved the boat ride to MK and how quiet it was at the resort.

    No stomach bug, but more like you with the nasty cold and cough. I'm feeling better today really for the first time. DH went to work yesterday, but his boss sent him back home. He's now on antibiotics. I'm so glad you're getting better. Even sick, you were cranking out sewing projects! That's amazing. And I like the idea of the road map to use in the car.

    You were smart to stay away from your Mom, but it must have been hard. I hope her surgery goes well and she recovers nicely. My Dad was in and out of the hospital during my illness and I have yet to see him.

    I was thinking of naming my machine "budget buster", but thought she wouldn't appreciate that. :rotfl: When I look at her, I just think "Beauty" so that's her name.

    Yep, Disney and sewing-related items are quite the drain on our budgets. I don't think any of us would have it any other way, though.;)
  18. DMGeurts

    DMGeurts Never open texts with the "Hand Sewn Button" attac

    I am so sorry that I am so far behind... Life has been a bit crazy lately...

    Andrea... I just wanted to say that I am so happy about the RI house! I hope this is the end for it!!!

  19. cogero

    cogero Active Member

    I buy a lot from Etsy and fabric.com and fatquartershop, One of the things is to find designers and manufacturers you like. I am a huge Art Gallery, Michael Miller and Riley Blake fan so I know I will be getting a quality product. Even when I am in Joanns I buy from the designer quilting fabrics which generally run at least 9.99 a yard so if I am going for that I would rather go with one of my favorites and find a coupon and get free shipping.

    Thanks for asking The bus strike ended last Friday and the busses resumed on Wednesday when we went back to school. It has honestly been a huge relief to me. I am feeling pretty good. I will admit it has been hard being pregnant this time around.
  20. TarzansKat

    TarzansKat <font color=deeppink>I may be TarzansKat, but I lo

    Got behind on the thread, wanted to say I love the pirate maps! Such a great idea, I hope I can find fabric like that to do for my boys for our next trip. :goodvibes

    I'm trying to get back into the swing of sewing, as my knee is pretty much healed up. It still gets stiff if I'm in one position for too long, but a little ice and ibuprofen and I'm on my way.

    Hopefully I'll have my big give items to share with you all really soon! Which I totally intended to use fabric from my stash for and as it turns out, I didn't have enough of any one fabric to make what I wanted.

    So I had to go out and buy some more. :rolleyes1 Such a hardship to go to Joann's! I almost got sidetracked by all the pretty spring fabric, but I held strong! :lmao: We'll see how long that lasts. ;)
  21. Those are really cute maps. I know a couple of little people who would really like those, I'll have to keep an ey out for map fabric.

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