A Mickey Happy Birthday

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I love to help out with event planning or just help out if someone asks me to  it’s  my passion. So a few months ago I was asked to help a co-worker of mine to do a few things for her sons first birthday.  I was delighted to help and totally honored since I love kids.  She told me that it was going to be a Mickey Birthday party for her son, and that she wanted a banner made to hang up at the birthday party table to show his pictures from New born to 12 months. I have to be honest I was a little nervous to do this since I have never made one of those before, and I wanted to make it perfect. So Of course I had to go on pinterest to get some ideas and think of what I really wanted to do.  I remembered that I had tons of felt from some previous projects that I have done in the past so I was going to use my Cricut , but we recently had a terrible storm that it was not working right ( I got it to work now thank Goodness!) I got a tracing of Mickey from the internet printed it up and traced it on Freezer parchment paper.

I swear by this stuff Just trace what ever it is you need to trace and then use a iron on low heat.  You want to make sure you lay the shinny side of the trace paper facing down on the felt fabric.  Just iron over the paper and you have it stuck to the felt.  Once that is done just cut around the tracing and you get your patterns.  mickey-felts

Once you have all the patterns cut out you can use a glue gun to attach the felt together. The process takes awhile, but it is easier than to sew the whole thing.  I was thinking of doing that, but realized that would take to long. The next step was To stencil the Patterns which was pretty easy to do. I had some stencils and fabric paint. When you use the fabric paint just remember it sometimes takes 24 hours for it to completely dry on the fabric.   The next idea I was thinking  was how is she going to attach the photos on this banner??  I thought I can just add to the banner tiny cloths pins which I had, but realized they were a little to big for the banner.  So I went out to Joanns and bought some tiny wooden cloths pins. the results are in the next photos.

 

I had so much fun doing this, that I realized I think I need to make more of these especially for one of my friends who is having a baby soon. She is a HUGE Disney fan so Finding Nemo is my next project.

 

Besides making the banner for the party I was asked to make my sugar cookies and she wanted me to make Mickey Mouse Cookies. Once again I have never made Mickey Mouse Cookies so I did go and buy a Mickey mouse Cookie Cutter to do this for the party ( One awesome Cookie Cutter to add to the rest of my other Cookie Cutters). I found them on Amazon and got them for a really reasonable price.  mickey-sugar-cookies

I had bought the Food Coloring gel online through Amazon as well,but I would prefer to use Wilton cake Decorating gel.  The Gel that I used was a little Glossy to me and that was not what I wanted to do, but in the end I think they turned out.  So I am thrilled that I got to do this for a little one’s first birthday it certainly turned out cute.

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Dia De Los Muertos

Day of the dead

Dia De Los Muertos is coming up and I can not wait! What is Dia De Los Muertos

Day of the Dead (Spanish: Día de Muertos) is a Mexican holiday celebrated throughout Mexico, in particular the Central and South regions, and acknowledged around the world in other cultures. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died, and help support their spiritual journey. In 2008 the tradition was inscribed in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.[1] You can read more about it at this link https://en. wikipedia.org/wiki/Day_of_the_Dead.  I myself am not Hispanic, but last summer when my husband and I went to Mexico for vacation I loved learning the history and their Culture. So let’s just say I am obsessed with Sugar skulls, and anything that represents Dia De Los Muertos.  The meaning behind it I think is a wonderful way of remembering your friends, and family members who have died,and celebrate new life for them. So I  became crafty this year and made felt sugar skulls. It was not really that hard to do I found a template of a sugar skull copied it and then traced it on Freezer paper. Freezer paper is the stuff you can buy at your local supermarket. It is awesome to use cause once you cut out the tracing that you made on the freezer paper,  then you can use an iron on low heat and iron the freezer paper on the felt! It makes life so much easier to cut the object out of felt since the freezer paper sticks to the felt after you iron it on.

Next I just used Jewels and puffy paint and designed each and everyone of them differently by hand. After you design them let them sit for a couple of hours to dry. ( opps almost forgot to get the jewels to stick on the felt use fabric glue or a glue gun on low heat.)    Day of the dead 3

The last thing I did was add thick twine to the back of the skulls with a glue gun and made them like a garland to hang. There you have it Sugar skulls garland to represent Dia De los Muertos. Day of the Dead 2