Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Lil' A as Sorcerer Mickey

Hello!  Good Morning!

Today I wanted to share a very easy, very quick Halloween costume that you can easily duplicate for your little Mouseketter!

Lil' As school doesn't allow Halloween costumes on Halloween - hey, that's cool - instead, they had Disney Day!

Which floats my boat...

Since we're HUGE Disney fans, I loved this idea as did Lil' A.  The only negative was that I got a phone call/message from the Principal on Sunday night saying Disney Day was going to be the following Wednesday!  What?!  Somehow, even though we love Disney, we don't have many Lil' A sized Disney dress-ups... we could've sent him to school in a Disney Hat and t-shirt, but seriously, would I ever do something that easy?  No way.

I called/texted friends and family that I thought might have a costume for us to borrow... we were in luck because Lil' A ended up with 2 full blown dress-up options... either Tigger or Buzz Lightyear.  We also had Mickey Hands and the Mickey Sorcerer Hat but no robe.  Can you guess which one he choose?  Do you think he choose one of the ready to go, didn't have to do anything besides put it on, costumes?  Nnnooooo.  That would be too easy.

He choose Sorcerer Mickey.  And since we don't do anything half-way around here (silly Big A actually said "Just send him in regular clothes and the hat/hands" - it's like he doesn't know me at all) - I bought red velvet and made him a robe so his look would be complete.

I used the Beach Robe Pattern from MADE...

and turned it into...

I had to make a few changes - the Beach Robe pattern is made to be short with short sleeves so I had to lengthen everything.  I measured Adam from his shoulders to his ankles (I originally went to the floor but then thought - Playground.  Boy.  5 Yr. Old.  School.  Bad Idea) and added some length to the pattern.  I also added length to the arms and made them wider at the opening so they'd hang a little more like Mickey's.

I was taking the easy way out, so I only hemmed the sleeves and the neckline.  I used an iron-on hem tape and then sewed the hems.  Nice, quick and easy.

And, just like magic, Sorcerer Mickey appeared!  Can you even tell which is the real Mickey?

The robe took  me under an hour to make, including cutting and hemming.  And he was so cute!  I bought 2 yards of the velvet from Joann's using a coupon so it was under $5!  I wish I would have put a hook and eye at the top and middle of the robe, it would've been easier for Lil' A to keep on - next time, next time!

Have a great day!  Hope it's full of magic!

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Will A Card Make it Better?

Or do you want roses?  Cookies?  I've been neglecting our relationship... I know.  You're not surprised, are you?  So lets start fresh... until I get overwhelmed around Christmas time and neglect you again!

Good Morning!

Thanks for visiting today!

Let's do a quick catch-up, shall we?

Penelope Lane Boutique was A-MAZ-ING!  So many excited, fun, sweet shoppers, getting to see my girl, Crystal, From The Lil' Cupcake, purchasing a tee pee for Lil' A from Bubba's Basics and stopping on the way home at Cheesecake Factory with a happy glow made brighter with the "Adam's Peanut Butter Cup Cheesecake".

I also had the California Utah Woman's Conference this past Saturday.  It was my first time and I loved walking around the HUGE boutique, seeing all of the amazing products from such a wide variety of vendors.  I was also fortunate to be next to 2 sweet and friendly vendors, which always makes the boutique more enjoyable.

There's been lots of life stuff in between each of these boutiques, lots of projects, a fun new garland, Disney Day and more, that I'll be sharing soon!

But today, I wanted to share a fun, Birthday card I made using a sketch from the Silhouette Blog and my Silhouette Cameo.

and here's the sketch...

You can find the entire post here.
But let's break down the card I made.  I completely formatted my card with my Silhouette Studio program, which makes it easy for me to know that all of my elements will fit exactly where and how I want them!
I wanted the card to have a lot of dimension, so I embossed my matted piece of blue card stock before adhering it to my bass.  Instead of using plain squares, I grabbed some of my birthday "Polaroid" files.  I didn't want my Polaroids to be blank, so I formatted hearts and clouds to fit in each.

I used a postage file for my banner and ticket.  I turned my files into print and cut files, printed the celebrate, happy birthday and candle before I cut them with my Cameo.  I couldn't leave well enough alone, so I added some dimension with crystal lacquer and sparkle with my glittery Stickles.  Every piece is popped up with foam double sided adhesive.

I saved this card for future projects - it would sure be easy to turn it into a holiday card, wedding card, anything really...

So I hope we've made up, I'm going to do my best to post regularly, but this is the crazy time of the year and I can't make any promises... because we all know I'll probably break them!

Have a great day!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013


KPS SALE!!!  Everything in the shop is ON SALE!  And not a little sale, at least 25% off... some more!  Help me make room for new products!  Visit the shop at - let me know if you have any questions!
Have a great day!