For those whose High School Spanish is as rusty as mine is, or never took it, Mariposa means Butterfly in Spanish.
As mentioned in a previous post, Friday was MiniAxelgirls Birthday. She was 5. The plan was for Axelgirl (and us) to go to the family party on Saturday, Sunday I would take Axelgirl to the kid party. Yesterday, she gave her the main gift, which is a promise to spend time with her and take her to the mall to 'shop'.
We decided to go with a Butterfly/Mariposa theme for the gifts today, as she loves butterflies, and we knew she would be receiving a doll she would name Mariposa. Most of these items were made to match the theme. Much of it was from items I already had a s well. I think we spent less than $7.00 on new items. (this doesn't count embroidery files, and they don't count anyway). Here is a picture of all of the new items. The water bottle and spring themed sillybands are from Dollar General.
Quillows are 15X20 fleece, pockets are cut 6" square. I have embroidered a design on each of the pillow squares, then they are sandwiched together so no back side of embroidery shows. The one for Mariposa has an M and a butterfly on the other side. For her other doll, named Rapunzel has a flower and an R. Not sure what the font is, embroidery designs are from Designs by Juju
Beaded socks. I already had the beads and socks, so it is a pair of simple crocheted socks with little butterfly beads, and small round beads. All beads are plastic.
Butterfly catching outfit. Her mom came over and embroidered a unicorn and butterfly on a short set earlier this week. This is my attempt at duplicating it. Because the unicorn design was to big for a doll, I put the butterfly on it instead. This is the same butterfly used on the hair clip and Mariposa's quillow. Outfit is from a Simplicity pattern for 18" dolls. I did shorten the shorts about an inch. and cut over an inch to lower the waist, as it was REALLY high. The shirt I altered the pattern slightly as well, and cut up a tshirt to have ribbing at the neck. The butterfly net is an inside of a wooden embroidery hoop, a dowel rod, and some tulle. If I have time, I will try and type up the steps for a tutorial if anyone is interested.
And of course, the clippie keeper from the other day.
I hope to get to do some other sewing this week.