Design Crush: Angie Makes

Just wanted to share these gorgeous freebies that are making my broke mom heart happy. I was set on designing Ella's birthday cake topper myself to customize the store-bought rainbow cake we are picking up the day of the party, but I needed a way to make it a little extra special. Not the usual dots and stripes. Since I've been kind of obsessed with watercolor lately, that's what I searched for on Pinterest—and that's where I found Angie Makes.

Found: a Practical—and Pretty—Princess Costume

Joining what seems to be the majority of girls under five, my daughter asked to be Princess Sofia the First for Halloween. She has fully, undoubtedly, and, it seems, inevitably entered the princess phase.

For perhaps an hour or so, I entertained the thought of making her a costume from scratch. I knew I could get tulle, after all, and there are all these fabulous tutorials for tulle toddler ball gowns online. How hard could it be?