Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Quilts are Finished

Pin It I finished 3 quilts for a customer.  She ordered two small identical ones made from her twin girls clothing and a larger quilt made out of the girls clothing.




Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Purse from upcycled Jacket and Shirt

Pin It               I really would love to make a purse out of an old leather jacket of mine that has a rip in it, but before I go cutting up my beautiful leather jacket that my Grandmother gave me years ago I wanted to practice.  So here is a purse I made from my daughter's old jacket and shirt.

I think it turned out really cute, but I definitely need more practice.  The zipper is a little crooked as well as the handle.  I'm working on some quilts for a customer right now so as soon as I get those done I will be working on more purses!

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Sam, A Preschool Class Mascot

Pin It I had the privilege of making Sam into plush form for a preschool class. Here's the photo I used and the completed Sam. 







Isn't he so cute!  
If you would like to purchase a stuffed animal created from a picture or drawing, click here to be directed to my etsy shop.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Plush Toys made from Childrens Drawings

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Here's one of my favorite listings on Etsy Your child's drawing turned into a cute little plush toy they will treasure. I use quality cotton fabrics, felt, cotton thread, pipe cleaners, polyfil stuffing etc... to make the plush toys. It will be approximately 12" long.

Please email (lotsacutesies@gmail.com) me your scanned drawing before purchase to be sure drawing is suitable for making a plush toy. I haven't had any problems yet. : )

After I receive drawing, please allow 1-2 weeks for me to make plush toy and I will send it priority mail.

My daughter Jessi made this drawing that I turned into a plush toy.
Here's one drawn by my daughter Ashley.

Here's one drawn by my niece Katie.




Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Rainbow Theme Birthday Party

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Our daughter, Ashley, turned 8 and she requested a rainbow theme birthday party/slumber party so, of course, that's what she got.  Our children are a little spoiled : )


I made her a rainbow doodle cake for her birthday which you can find directions for here http://www.whisk-kid.com/2009/08/say-it-with-cake.html and I just added fondant to it with this recipe http://thecookduke.com/fondant-recipe/ and let her color on it with food color markers which were bought at Wal-Mart.  This was my first time making and eating fondant.  It's not very tasty, but it can be peeled back if you don't like the taste.  I didn't really like the buttercream icing either that the recipe calls for.  If I were to make it again, I would just use box cake mix batter and color that and use canned frosting.  I think the kids would have liked it better that way.  Btw....yes, I did put my rainbow colors in the wrong order.  I guess I got tired, lol.
Here's the Birthday girl with her presents from her family.  I got the wrapping ideas from pinterest. You can find them on my pinterest board "gift wrapping" here http://pinterest.com/tanyalmyers/gift-wrapping/ 
I added food coloring to wedding bubbles to make Rainbow Bubbles.
We made Rainbow Popcorn for a snack while we watched movies.
We made this Streamer Rainbow Backdrop.  Ashley made the Pot of Gold herself.  I found a tutorial here http://getcreativejuice.blogspot.com/2012/03/tutorial-rainbow-party-streamer.html 
The kids had a blast playing Just Dance on the Wii!
Here's a Rainbow fruit tray with marshmallow clouds and Rolo treasure for breakfast.


All the kids had a blast!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Welcome!

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Hi and Welcome to Lotsa Cutesies!  I'm starting this blog to show my work to the world and help find new customers to my etsy shop.  I make and sell custom made quilts and pillows using up-cycled clothes such as baby clothes or tshirt quilts, plush toys made from children's drawings.  I also have a made by kids section of my shop where my niece sells loom knit baby hats and my daughters sell perler bead magnets.

I plan on adding tutorials for the plush toys and quilts that I make.  I will also post about other things I'm interested in such as Birthday Party's for my kids.  My soon to be 8-year-old will be having a Rainbow Theme Slumber Party for her birthday this Friday so I should be posting on that soon.  Other interests include making Halloween costumes for the kids, creating things with perler beads, crocheting, crafts, etc...

I hope you enjoy my blog and thanks so much for visiting!