Friday, August 7, 2015

Nifty Fifties!!

Animals is the theme over at Cut It Up!  Yay, who doesn't love an animal cut project?  This is waaaay too fun!  We have a great prize sponsored by As Cute as a Button!  So, head on over to Cut It Up for all the details on this challenge!

My little grand girl was watching PBS one day when a sewing show came on after her regular line up of educational tv.  I went to change the channel and she quickly said, "Hey, I'm watching this!"  I set down the remote and watched with her.  About fifteen minutes into the show she announces, "I want a circle skirt!"  We immediately went to the craft room and sewed a circle skirt for her doll.  

Of course, then she wanted one for herself!  This challenge was just too perfect for a Poodle Skirt to make my little Lu's dream come true!  Her birthday is later this month; so, this 1950's outfit is part of her birthday!

The skirt is made from pink felt using Simplicity pattern 5401.  This sweet poodle cut is from Cricut Nifty Fifties.  I added Blumenthal Lansing-Favorite Findings Sew-On Round Gems-Black to the dog's collar and used another for his eye.  The leash is Glitterspun Onyx Cord.  The dog is cut out of Soft Felt - 9" x 12" - Brights.  I was able to cut the pink and black felt using the Cricut; however, for some reason the white felt was a bit of an issue. So, I cut the pattern for the white pieces and hand cut them using my patterns.

My faux saddle shoes are made from inexpensive canvas tennis shoes.  I used a Sharpie to outline the parts I wanted to paint black.  I then painted. My laces are scrap hem tape I had from years ago.

I picked up a little sparkly top for her to wear with her new skirt and shoes.  The polka dot ribbon is a head band for her.  .......and here is the picture of her in her new outfit!

Ok, what animal inspires you?  We can't wait to see what you create using an animal and a cut!  Come share with us at Cut It Up!  Thanks for visiting today!  Please make yourself at home and peruse other posts if you like.  If you would like to see another post using this same poodle from Nifty Fifties, please go HERE!


  1. You are a fab grandmother! Your dgd is precious and looks so pretty in her nifty circle skirt. Terrific inspiration!

  2. Oh. My. Gosh!!
    What an amazing project. Lucky granddaughter (cute, too!)
    I can't believe those "saddle shoes" are sneakers! WOW! Nice job.


  3. OMWORD!! This is simply AMAZING!!!! What a Lucky Grand Daughter you have! She has an AMAZINGLY Crafty Grandma!!! The outfit looks adorable on her too!!! Sooo Cool!!! LOVE this!! :)

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  4. Oh, such a DARLING poodle -- and your granddaughter is even sweeter!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  5. This is just the cutest poodle skirt ever!! And she looks toooo sweet wearing it too!!

  6. So darn cute! Wow, does this ever take me back. Love the skirt and the shoes (I loved those shoes when I was a kid).

  7. Your granddaughter looks awesome in her new outfit!!!! You did a awesome job!!!!! Have a great day.

  8. OMG! This is too cute! What a great project to see on the DT. Thanks for the inspiration.

  9. What a fabulous project! The poodle skirt is such a super sweet and fun gift! Your model looks awesome and so happy wearing it! Thanks so much for sharing!