Toddler Tinkerbell Costume

Well folks, I can’t help it…I have to show off my daughter’s Halloween-costume-cuteness.  Here’s our beautiful little Tinkerbell!

DIY Toddler Tinkerbell Costume

 

Tinkerbell was her favorite out of all the characters she met at Disney last month, so I decided to attempt to make a toddler Tinkerbell costume for her.  Here’s the pattern I bought to use for the costume.  Definitely more time consuming than her no-sew little black cat costume I threw together last year, but it’s just so stinkin’ cute!

 

DIY Toddler Tinkerbell Costume

I am a complete sewing novice, so I enlisted the help of my mother-in-law (who is an amazingly talented seamstress!) to guide me along the way!  She helped me select the right fabrics and notions, cut out the pattern, gave me chunks of sewing “homework” that I could handle, then came and helped to get it all assembled.  I certainly couldn’t have done this on my own!  But I am proud that I had a hand in sewing it. :-)  And I learned a lot along the way!

 

If you’d like to see how the pieces of the costume came together, I posted some photos on Instagram using the hashtag #addyshalloweencostume.

tinkerbell-instagram

 

Using some leftover fabric, I sewed a simple drawstring bag (all by myself!) for her to use as a candy bag.  Of course, I couldn’t resist using my trusty dusty Silhouette to cut out some heat transfer vinyl and dress it up a bit!

 

DIY Toddler Tinkerbell Costume - complete with "fairy dust" candy bag made with heat transfer vinyl

There was a pattern for wings included in the Simplicity pattern, but I was concerned they wouldn’t be sturdy enough…so I found these wings on Amazon for a great price.  They were perfect!

 

DIY Toddler Tinkerbell Costume

 

It was totally worth the time put into this costume to see her face light up when she gets to put on her Tinkerbell dress.  I have a feeling this one will be a dress-up staple until she outgrows it!

 

DIY Toddler Tinkerbell Costume

 

Happy Halloween from our little Tinkerbell!  Hope you and your family have a fun one!

 

What did your kiddos dress up as this year?

 

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Keeping an Eye on my Little Monster and Monster-to-be!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Levana. All thoughts and opinions are 100% mine.

I have a little monster at my house. Her name is Addy, and she’s 2 years old. And she really is the cutest monster you ever did see. (Well, her Mommy thinks so, anyway!) Case in point – here is her “ghost face.”

We have another little “monster” joining our family in January. (And no, we don’t know if it’s a boy or a girl, we are waiting for life’s greatest surprise!) But I will admit, I am starting to get nervous about doubling our number of children…just when I am starting to get the hang of one, I don’t know how I am going to handle two!

 

We went relatively “low-tech” with Addy and had your basic sound-only baby monitor, which worked fine…but we were also in a much smaller house, and only had one kiddo. Now that we’re in a bigger house and adding a baby to the mix, it was time to upgrade! The Stella Video Monitor (2 Camera Set) by Levana arrived a few weeks ago and I couldn’t wait to get it out of the box and set up.

This thing is ridiculously amazing. I started listing off the specs to my tech-savvy husband, and even he was excited about it. It’s a 2 camera set with one handheld video monitor, so I can put one camera in each monster’s room to keep an eye on them. The cameras have remote pan-tilt-zoom (which is completely silent!), night vision, talk-back (which I may or may not have used to whisper things to my 2 year old to try to creep her out a little…Halloween fun for mommy!), and it even has a few lullabies you can play remotely for baby! It’s got a Smart LED volume indicator as well as a surprisingly large 4.3″ display. I love the “peep mode,” which shuts of the display until your kiddo starts making noise, so it conserves battery to last up to 36 hours without having to plug in!

We’ll be moving Addy to her big girl room soon (stay tuned for lots of great DIY details coming on that!), and she’ll be going directly to a twin bed…so I am so glad to have a video monitor for that transition, to be able to spy on keep track of her when she has the freedom to get out of bed whenever she wants to! And of course, this will be wonderful to have with a newborn…I’ll feel so much better putting baby to bed in the nursery on the second floor and then heading down 2 floors to the basement playroom with Addy, knowing I can easily keep an eye and an ear out with the Stella Video Monitor. My craft/office space is also in the basement, so I’ll have much more peace of mind with my video monitor in hand while I’m working during nap time. Did I mention it has a digital wireless range up to 750 feet? That means I could even be outside enjoying the sunshine doing a little yard work while the monsters are sleeping, too!

Want to win a set of your own? Of course you do! To enter, head over to the Levana Facebook page during the month of October and post a cute photo of your little monster in their costume, or post a photo on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #Levanaween – it’s that simple! More details on their Facebook page here. Good luck!

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DOUBLE Portrait Giveaway!

Your chance to win has doubled - it's a double Portrait giveaway on unOriginal Mom! Enter 10/17-10/29

I am THRILLED to be bringing you a giveaway for not one, but TWO Silhouette Portraits!!

**Does a little happy dance**

That’s right, folks, I’ll be selecting TWO winners from the Rafflecopter entries below to each win their very own Silhouette Portrait!  Eek!

 

You can read more about my take on the Silhouette Portrait HERE.

 

And check out some of my most recent Silhouette projects…

"Made with Love" Mason jar gift tags - perfect for handmade gifts or homemade treats, especially around the holidays!

“Made with Love” Mason Jar Gift Tags with FREE cut file

 

Make glowing Halloween paper bag luminaries with your Silhouette in less than 10 minutes - great front porch decor for Trick or Treat night!

Halloween Paper Bag Luminaries

 

Make your own magnetic traveling farm toddler game using DVD tins - use your Silhouette or just buy premade magnets to fill them!

Magnetic Traveling Farm Toddler Game 

 

 

Enter below for your chance to win your very own Silhouette Portrait…good luck!
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Note: Open to those 18 and older with a US or Canada mailing address only.  Two different people will be selected to win one Portrait each. (In the event that the same person is chosen twice, another person will be selected for the second prize.)  Read the Terms and Conditions in the Rafflecopter widget above for complete giveaway rules.

 

I SO wish I had a Portrait to give away to each one of you!  But if you don’t win, you should know there is a great promo deal running right now on Silhouette Portraits!  For $149.99, you can get a Silhouette Portrait along with a dust cover, printable gold and silver foil (they are my FAVORITE specialty media items!) and a pack of vellum.  This is one Christmas gift you’re definitely going to want to get for yourself early so you can use it in all your Christmas crafting!  Head over here to see the deal.

 

October deal on Silhouette Portraits - only $149.99 when you use the code UNORIGINAL

 

Thanks for stopping by…I hope you have a great day!

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Mason Jar Gift Tags with your Silhouette

"Made with Love" Mason jar gift tags - perfect for handmade gifts or homemade treats, especially around the holidays!

 

Confession:  the cookies in the photo above may or may not have been made with love.  I bought them from the bakery at the grocery store, so I cannot confirm the state of mind of the baker who made the cookies.  Sorry, this tired pregnant mama wasn’t going to make a whole batch of cookies just for a blog photo.  Just had to get that off my chest right off the bat…’cause I’m definitely not a homemade-cookies-in-the-cookie-jar-all-the-time kind of mom!  Just wanted to keep it real :-)

 

But I DID make the “made with love” mason jar gift tag!  I actually made it a few months ago as part of a gift tag exchange with my beloved Silhouette Challenge Facebook Group.  I whipped up 30 of these puppies, sent them off to the lovely lady coordinating the exchange, and then received 30 unique handmade tags back a few weeks later!  I figured especially with the holidays coming up, it was high time to share them with you so you can whip up some of your own, if you’d like!

 

I created these gift tags using a super cute mason jar printable from Angie Makes.  They are seriously adorable!  Head over there and pin them for later…you know you want to!  I traced the basic mason jar shape and modified it a bit to work a little bit better with a sketch pen, then added some text.  I used the offset tool to create an outside cut line, and also added a heart to tie onto the gift tag separately.

 

"Made with Love" Mason jar gift tags - perfect for handmade gifts or homemade treats, especially around the holidays!

Using the Silhouette sketch pen holder, I used a fine point gray sharpie to sketch onto chipboard.  Do you know the popsicle stick trick?  You need to make sure your pen tip is high enough off the mat that it won’t draw when it’s lifted up, but low enough that it will draw when it’s lowered.  The width of a popsicle stick is perfect for this – just place it underneath your marker and lower it until it touches the stick, then tighten into the pen holder.

 

"Made with Love" Mason jar gift tags - perfect for handmade gifts or homemade treats, especially around the holidays!

 

I was able to use scraps of chipboard leftover from other projects to create the tags.  First I sketched the interior lines, then removed the marker and replaced it with a blade (without unloading my mat) and cut the outlines.

 

"Made with Love" Mason jar gift tags - perfect for handmade gifts or homemade treats, especially around the holidays!

 

I added some twine through the top holes of the tags, long enough to wrap around a mason jar, of course!

 

"Made with Love" Mason jar gift tags - perfect for handmade gifts or homemade treats, especially around the holidays!

 

After that, I cut 30 little hearts out of red card stock.

 

"Made with Love" Mason jar gift tags - perfect for handmade gifts or homemade treats, especially around the holidays!

 

Here are all the pieces, ready to go!

 

"Made with Love" Mason jar gift tags - perfect for handmade gifts or homemade treats, especially around the holidays!

 

I finished assembling the tags by using red baker’s twine to tie on the little hearts.  Aren’t they just adorable?

 

"Made with Love" Mason jar gift tags - perfect for handmade gifts or homemade treats, especially around the holidays!

 

These are really versatile little tags for any kind of gift, anytime of year.  You could use green twine or ribbon to tie on the hearts for Christmas gifts, or dress them up a bit by using different colors of sketch pens or cutting them out of different colors of cardstock. The heart cutout could be replaced by any little shape you want…a leaf for fall, a little turkey for Thanksgiving, evergreen tree for Christmas, Shamrock for St. Patty’s Day, Easter egg or bunny for Easter, a graduation cap for a grad gift…the possibilities are endless!

 

"Made with Love" Mason jar gift tags - perfect for handmade gifts or homemade treats, especially around the holidays!

 

Would you like the cut file to make these yourself?  Click HERE to download it!

(or, if you don’t have a Silhouette, you can download a printable PDF version of the gift tags HERE)

Fine print:  This design is for personal use only.  I’d love for you to follow me via FacebookPinterest, Instagram, or Twitter in exchange for the download…of course, it’s not mandatory, but very much appreciated!

 

"Made with Love" Mason jar gift tags - perfect for handmade gifts or homemade treats, especially around the holidays!

 

A Silhouette Promotion

 

If you’ve been on the fence about getting a Silhouette of your own, there is a great promo deal running right now on Silhouette Portraits!  For $149.99, you can get a Silhouette Portrait along with a dust cover, printable gold and silver foil (they are my FAVORITE specialty media items!) and a pack of vellum.  If you’re not sure of what the difference is between a Portrait and a Cameo (or which one to choose), here’s a helpful post I wrote about the Portrait.

October deal on Silhouette Portraits - only $149.99 when you use the code UNORIGINAL

 

This is one Christmas gift you’re definitely going to want to get for yourself early so you can use it in all your Christmas crafting!  Head over here to see the deal.

 

Handmade gift tags add such a nice touch to a gift, don’t you think?  Will you be making any for your holiday gift-giving this year?

 

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Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post, but it does contain Silhouette affiliate links – that means if you click on the link and then make a purchase, I earn a small commission on the sale at no additional cost to you. Thank you for supporting this little blog!