Feb 18, 2011

Mr. King Pin

Today it is time to VOTE over at American Crafters. This weeks theme is vintage.
voting closed. results in. sigh. mr. king pin didn't make it.
OH WELL, I still think it is just about the cutest.

This year my oldest is have a retro bowling birthday party. Imagine my delight when the theme for this week's American Crafter contest was vintage. PERFECT. Two birds with one stone. Finish birthday party outfit...yes sometime I make those...AND finish this weeks project.

I started with the fabric palette. LOVED the chocolate and burnt orange. The retro prints didn't hurt either. Then I found a chocolate brown fedora at a local craft store for $6.50. Woohoo! I love when the party gods are on my side. Then I started brain storming on how I could make him a retro shirt. Luckily I found this plain white shirt at Old Navy. Then all I had to do was go buy some coordinating solids.

I added 3 brown diamonds, applique-style, to a solid orange stripe. I sewed that stripe on one side of the shirt. I added a biased tape border on the top of the pocket.  Magic! Now I had a perfect bowling shirt for my Little Man's party.

BUT I couldn't stop there. I HAD to make a retro bowling bag.

It is made from chocolate felt, orange fabric, white piping and none girlie purse handles. Setting aside the handsome Little Man in the photo...it is kind of my pride and joy.

I am pretty thrilled with how the look pulled together.

I can't wait to pull the rest of the party together. Luckily it is pretty low-key since the broken arm saga has definitely slowed things down.

Okay so go and vote. PUH-lease. I have barely been pulling through. I need all the help I can get! Voting starts today 10 am MST and ends Sunday night.

Thanks my bloggin' friends. Love ya!

Linking here:

Feature Yourself Fridays: Fingerprints on the Fridge
Show and Tell Saturdays: Be Different, Act Normal
Weekend Wrap Up: Tatertots and Jello
Making Mondays Marvelous: CRAFT
Made By You Mondays: Skip to My Lou
Just Something I Whipped Up: The Girl Creative


Amanda said...

you rock. Seriously.

Emily said...

I voted - by FAR the best project in the bunch!

Taylor {Sew Much Love} said...

I voted for you! I also thought yours was the cutest!

By the way, you could (if you really wanted to) do a tutorial for that bowling bag. I seriously want one for myself. Like for real!

ColleenandKendra said...

Maybe I'm blind, but I didn't see a link. I can go back to old posts, but might be easier if you had it. And it is adorable!

ColleenandKendra said...

Oops. I did say that maybe I was blind, and clearly I am. I was looking for the link at the bottom, which is what you usually do. Sorry! I voted!

Holly said...

What? It's your birthday too?


Thank you for all you do and for sharing your fun projects with all of us.

Shabby Soul said...

oh my word! That is too cute! Your pics are great, too!

chris said...

Such a fun idea! Good luck.

Meredith said...

yeah, you do rock. it's been said but i'll say it some more. love this!

Heidi Dyk said...

That is so, so cute, Larissa. I love the idea of a retro bowling party. Seriously that bag is adorable. Nice work!

Melanie said...

This is just too cute! I really love the color choices. I found you from Skip to My Lou. I would love for you to check out my blog!



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