After that Alison and I visited the newly built 99-cent store close to where we live. I went there for some wrapping paper and a bow for the party tomorrow (I hate spending a lot of money on something that is just going to get torn up and thrown away and the dollar store always has pretty paper and bows) and ended up leaving with said items as well as a few other things including fuzzy bunny ears for Alison. I really love the 99 cent store, you can buy dumb stuff that you don't really need and some stuff you do need and not feel at all guilty about it.
I also finished making Alison's fairy costume! The birthday party tomorrow is a fairy theme. I finished the skirt last night so I was able to try it on Ali. Here she is with the skirt on as well as the bunny ears (I couldn't resist):
The ears have wire in them so they are posable (yea!). She is going to be the cutest bunny at church come Easter Sunday.
The fairy skirt is a no-sew tutu, I used the directions from this informative youtube video. I did however use a different material that has sparkles already in it. I used Fray Check on all the edges because this material, although really pretty and much softer then tulle, frays pretty easily. I used one yard of fabric spreading it out evenly along the ribbon and I think it makes it look more like a fairy skirt then a tutu since it has more room to hang. Also Alison is pretty small around the middle! I do wish I would have cut the edges into a point instead of leaving it squared, I think that would have made it look even more fairy-esk.