Unicorn and Rainbows Birthday Party (with free printable)

When I was a child, my birthday was the best holiday of the year. I loved having something to plan for, especially when I got to do all the choosing. I loved my birthday so much, that I talked at my mom about it for most of the year. After my birthday was over in September, my mom had about five months of peace until Valentines Day. As soon as Valentines Day was over (I liked planning our Valentines Day party), my birthday was “coming up” in September and I was “almost” nine.

I mostly grew out of my birthday obsession habit. I am an adult now and I have more important things to focus on during the year than my next birthday party. I grew up so much that I only get excited about my birthday ONE MONTH in advance! I don’t think I can get any better than that.

On Pinterest, I found a recipe for unicorn poop. Looking up unicorns on Pinterest, you will be accosted with all forms of unicorn bodily functions. The internet is filled with unicorn poo, farts, and barf… But, do not fear, only good things can come from a unicorn. This is why unicorns fart rainbows and poop cookies.

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Necktie T-shirt Refashion

This necktie refashion is the first sewing project I made off of a Pinterest search. I have been collecting ideas and patterns since 2010 when I made a mini skirt out of ties. Looking for patterns became sort of an obsession since. I love the sophistication that goes with updating men’s fashions for women. This project came from a tutorial by Mckell’s Closet titled Ruffle Necktie Tee Tutorial.

My necktie t-shirt came out differently because I made bigger ruffles, used a t-shirt with a shorter V neckline (I think hers may have been a scoop neck), and may have used a wider tie. I stitched both sides down (and did some fancy work to stitch under the ruffles and hide my stitch lines), which flattened the folds. McKell simply stitched straight down the middle, making her ruffle tie fluffier.

Although it was not mentioned in the tutorial, I cut open my tie (where it’s stitched closed) and removed the thick interfacing, making the material easier to fold and lay down. Different ties have different consistencies. Some ties need their interfacing removed, and others are thin enough with the interfacing; feel the tie before making a decision to remove its insides.