Lil Blue Boo was featured in the Desert Magazine today. That’s Boo and I on the cover! About a month ago photographer Taili came and took photos for the spread. My Lisa came and took behind the scenes shots!
Looking through my photo archives last night I came across Mr. and Miss Roboto. I completely forgot about these! Last year I appliqued the robots to dresses and shirts and made interchangeable hair bows for Miss Roboto and ties and bowties for Mr. Roboto. I loved them…time to revisit!
Stephanie Corfee drew up this “lil fashionista” illustration of a slightly older Boo for my new business card! I love everything about it…..the hair, the Lil Blue Boo dress, the mismatched socks….she nailed it! But it gets better…..
I made these awesome glitter shoes for Boo today using Extreme Glitter. The result was a rich, patent-leather-like, glittery pair of shoes!
An easy, inexpensive project you can do in almost any glittery shade…for any age!
I started with a pair of canvas shoes (these were from Target, but Walmart or Payless are other good places to find an inexpensive pair of shoes).
And I used Plaid’s Extreme Glitter paint in Rose (click here for the color palette available):
I applied a thick coat to all the exposed areas of the shoe:
I used a smaller brush to get the paint right up to the edges of the rubber and metal parts:
I applied a second coat after the first coat was dry and even applied a third and fourth coat in places:
They dried really quick! Stay tuned for my pair….I’m looking for my old, dull flats to spruce up!
Lisa and I spent all day yesterday shopping in L.A.’s garment district. We had a great time despite the 100 degree heat! Our first stop was Michael Levine’s Loft:
The Loft is located above the Micheal Levine home decor fabric store:
And it is indeed a loft…..no air conditioning and VERY hot when it is 100 degrees outside!
But it is my favorite kind of store….lots of hidden treasure and you pay by the pound.
Be prepared to dig to the bottom of the boxes…..
……that is where the good stuff is!
The main Michael Levine store is across the street:
My Lil Blue Boo card!
Here’s Jonathan…..he helped us cart bolts of fabric on multiple trips to the car….he was the best!
There are blocks and blocks of fabric stores in the area…..and some great steals:
After 6 hours of shopping we made it home with a huge stash of great inspiration I can’t wait to start digging into for some fall designs!
P.S. A HUGE thanks to my bestest pal Lisa for taking the trip with me…..she was my friend, personal assistant, moral support, treasure finder, photographer, map reader, delivery coordinator, purse holder all wrapped up into one!!! You rock Lisa!!! Love you!!!
P.P.S A HUGE thanks to Dana for taking the time months ago to write out my itinerary for me She has a post now on her blog you should check out!
Short and sweet……a few beautiful photos taken by photographer Kristina of her daughter wearing Lil Blue Boo:
The Twirl Skirt is finally available! This is a 16-page PDF tutorial with 10 pattern pages and includes ALL of my tips and tricks for sewing knit fabrics on a regular sewing machine as well as a serger.
Some highlights of what you’ll get in my original PDF pattern & tutorial:
:: 16 pages of easy to follow step-by-step complete sewing instructions
:: 41 full color images, diagrams and drawings to demonstrate pattern specifics
:: 10 pattern pages which include separate patterns for each size
:: Options for adding maternity waistband or lengthening the skirt and an idea book
The sizes included in the pattern are:
12-18M, 24M/2T, 3T/4T, 5/6, 7/8, 9/10, 11/12
Women’s XS to XL
Doll size patterns for 10″ and 15″ Waldorf dolls (Bamboletta, AppleTreeHouse, Dragonsfly Hollow etc), American Girl, Pottery Barn or other similarly sized dolls.
Make sure to add photos of your finished skirts to the Lil Blue Boo Flickr Gallery!
Some fabulous photos from Olivia Hooper Photography (who also just happens to be a tester too!):
Don’t forget to join the Lil Blue Boo Patterns Facebook Page….set up specifically to share sewing tips and photos of what you’ve made!
I post so many photos to the Lil Blue Boo Facebook page during the week I’ve got to play catch up on the weekend! Here are a few favorite images and fan photos from this week:
“Nookie Scooter” herself, wearing a Lil Blue Boo birthday dress:
Boo in her Matryoshka Pirate dress before school….here is a link to the graphic if you want to make your own!
Ugh, did I mention we had a big earthquake? The center was right next to us too. It felt like the house was going to come down and huge waves of water sloshing out of the pool. Boo was at school down the street…..I literally was out of the house in seconds even leaving the back door open. Everyone was okay, just shaken up. A reminder to restock my disaster kit again!
Hope everyone is having a great weekend! I’ve been working on some little shorts/tee matching lady bug sets to upload to Big Cartel sometime on Monday. Then I’m going to retire the ladybug until next year! Check the Lil Blue Boo Facebook page for listing times!
As soon as I saw this bottom print on a dress at the thrift store I knew I had to have it to pair with Stephanie’s “I Grow Up” print….and who better to model it than Grace! An elephant ear dress with an empire waist….upcycled from thrift store finds: a dress, 2 polo shirts and some silk screened and tie dyed yardage. Eclectic, one-of-a-kind, bohemian…and totally green. Stunning photos by Monika McSweeney Photography. Enjoy!
I couldn’t imagine if we lost Li’l Sally (our 10″ AppleTreeHouse Waldorf doll). Boo would be traumatized, I would be traumatized, and my wallet would not be happy about having to replace her! These dolls are so popular now (along with Bamboletta and DragonFlysHollow dolls) and almost impossible to get. There was a discussion on the LBB Facebook page the other day about the horror of losing one of these dolls and the idea of an I.D. tag necklace or bracelet came up. And so, a distressed identification tag was born for Li’l Sally:
This tutorial is almost identical to my wooden pendant accessories tutorial. But here are the directions again…..
Step 1: Create your text in a word program or Adobe Photoshop and reverse the text so that it prints backwards. (if you are using a word program you’ll need to save the text as a picture first and then import it back in so that you can reverse it). Print it out using a laser printer (which uses dry ink, an inkjet will not work) or send your printout through a black and white copier.
Our tag reads: Li’l Sally, if found call: xxx-xxx-xxxxn (I blurred out my phone number).