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If I’ve said it once I’ve said it a thousand times. I love being able to use something more than once. This especially includes holiday specific clothing. It is one of the main reasons I love hand-made items so much, they tend to fit longer and be able to be used longer than most store bought items. The majority of Lila’s wardrobe is either made by me or boutique items that run much like the things I make at home.
This particular dress was from Sparkle in Pink last year. I think I found it right before the end of the year for a major deal which was good because if she was only going to be able to wear it a couple of times I didn’t want to spend a lot on it. When it arrived it fit but was a little big which ended up being great for this year. I tried it on Miss Lila at the beginning of December when I got out our Christmas decor (yes, I pack their holiday specific clothes away with the decorations). When I realized it would still fit well I did a little investigation into the #5 and realized that since it was done in sequins it would be very easy to remove without leaving a mark. Using a tiny pair of scissors I snipped the clear threads from the inside of the dress and the sequins fell off one at a time and in the end you would have never known it was there at all.
While we had a lot of family in town for Christmas my mom brought her new Cricut Explore Air so we could play with it a little bit. I’m telling you right now, I have loved Cricut for a LONG time but this machine had me swooning, no cords, it works with an app!!!, it’s amazing. I need one! We didn’t have a ton of time to mess around with it with everything else we had going on but we did have some time and in that time we cut out a 6 for Lila’s dress from Cricut iron on vinyl. The vinyl matched the pink at the neck of the dress perfectly, it was so nice that I had it on hand so I didn’t even have to run to the store. While we were at it we cut out 2016 twice for my two cute nieces to have on their shirts. Little Luna is wearing a shirt I made a couple of years ago with a gold heart I cut out at the Cricut Explore Launch Party, we just added a 2016 to it to make it festive for the evening. Aurora’s you can’t see as well because she was more than a little obsessed with her baby doll and the toy lion.
I hope this works, I am posting the animation google photos put together of us trying to get a photo of all 3 of them, it makes me giggle (it’s working on my end, I hope it works for you too). We need to work on those 2 year olds!!
I am more than a little obsessed with iron-on vinyl, there are so many possibilities. Have you used it? What was your favorite project. If you haven’t used it what project would you make with it? I wanna know!!!
Have a great day!