July 12, 2010

Thank You, Disney

I chose this photo from her blog, with the word HAPPY on it because that is exactly how I feel every time I visit her site!

I just needed to write a post praising Disney for all the inspiration she has given me, and so many others.   Her beautiful personality was able to shine through with each and every post.  Her ability to share her talent with so many people was amazing.  Her style was stunning, beautiful, and sometimes just fun!  She gave so much of her time and creativity to us.  My most favorite part of her blog were her amazing photos.  I LOVE her pictures.  She continues to be an inspiration to me and I thank her for that.  

Without being asked, she linked to my blog in it’s beginning stages and really helped me out—more than I can say.  She was just being herself—a giving, caring, sweet person.

I’ve had an idea for a belt for a few months, that was inspired by Disney.  It was inspired by her scrunch belt that is so cute, and is made in a similar way, with elastic.  But I lacked motivation to ever make it and wasn’t sure of all the details.  After her post, I was trying to think of something that would show her how much I appreciate her help with my blog and for all her awesome creations.  And I was finally motivated to create the belt. 

Disney, this belt is my tribute to you.  You’ve sparked my creativity in so many ways.  So here it is:  The Disney Belt. 


You’ll need:
1/4” wide elastic x the measurement around your waist (measure comfortably around your waist)

fabric:  8” x 1.5 – 2 times the measurement of your elastic

bow or flower

2 hooks and eyes

Take each short edge of your fabric, fold over 1/4” inch, then 1/4” again and sew.

Fold in half the long way, right sides together, and sew 1/4” seam.

Turn right side out and maneuver the seam to be in the center.

Your elastic will be threaded through the middle.  So along either side of the seam, making sure that your elastic will be able to thread between your lines.

Here are my sewn lines along either side of the middle seam.

Thread elastic through.  Sew elastic down to make it stay on either end.  (I actually threaded through until the other end of the elastic NOT attached to the safety pin was about to disappear, and sewed that end down before threading the elastic through the rest of the way.  That way it wasn’t going to get lost in there.)
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Sew the hooks onto the bow (or flower).  Sew bow onto one end of the belt.  Then determine where you want the eyes and sew them onto the other end of the belt.  OR you can just safety pin it like I did for the pictures ;).
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Thank  you for all you’ve done to inspire so many people, Disney!  You are a beautiful person, inside and out :).   I know we’ll still see you around. 

P.S.  I in no way created this belt to get traffic to my blog.  I would hate to think that anyone would assume that, since I think I’ve got some pretty sweet readers, but I just want to clarify that. 

It is simply my way of saying thank you to Disney.  Because she deserves it.


  1. The Disney belt is fantastic! I love it. What a great tribute! I will miss Disney posting and her pictures were my favorite part too. I wish I had her talent and yours for that matter.

  2. too cute Christie! this is great, and Disney of course will be missed in the blogging world.

  3. Aww, this is so lovely! Disney is one of my favorite creative people. I think this is a wonderful tribute. You rock!

  4. I love that you did this. And I am sure Disney would love it as well.

  5. Love the picture of Disney, and LOVE the belt. I can't believe she's not blogging anymore. So sad :(


  6. this is SO Disney!! LOVE IT!
    Such a sweet post :)
    I am going to miss her greatly!!

  7. LOVE this post...just shows what a caring, sweet person you are, too.

    I actually found your blog through Disney! She shared it with me one day and I had to see it!

    Love the belt!

  8. What a perfect tribute! I know I will miss all the wonderful inspiration she has given me. The belt is fantastic. I love the texture and color.

  9. That is so cute! I wish I could pull off a belt. What a sweet tribute to Disney.

  10. I love the belt! Very Disney!!

    I'm going to miss her. <3

  11. You are so sweet. Great picture that you shared.

    I really admire her and the courage she has to do what she is going. I am sure it is hard!

    I LOVE this belt.

  12. Awww, I love this! I'm going to miss Disney so much too. I heart her. I love that you did this tribute - so sweet of you Christie!

  13. Love the belt. Wonderful tribute.

  14. Super cute belt! I will also definitely miss Disney's posts too.

  15. The belt is so cute! What a great tribute! She will be missed!

  16. It's adorable.

    What a sweet tribute. Everyone loves

  17. I just love this! I was sad to read she was stopping her blog since I've only found her (and you, and all of these amazing craft blogs) in the last couple of weeks. Your Disney belt just captures the essences of who she is: Graceful, beautiful, feminine and ruffly.

    Well done!

  18. Aww, that's sweet. It's a perfect tribute. I'm gonna miss Ruffles & Stuff!

  19. Great job on the belt! Its so cute!

  20. This belt is a beautiful tribute! As I started reading your post, I thought that this Disney lady had died! I went to her blog and realized she is saying farewell to the blogging life. I bet she will be back soon. :-) Have a great day!

  21. Christie!! I am just catching up on all my favorite blogs, so this is the first I've seen of this post. Thank you SO much. I am so honored that you dedicated this to me! You are incredible. :O) And this project was perfect, it is SO me!! :O) I'm going to have to make ten of these for myself. :o)

    You make my heart melt. :o) Thank you.

  22. Super cute belt Christie, and I can't remeber if I said this or not but I am so glad the challenge got pushed back, now we can enjoy our summer and still have something to look forward too in the fall!

  23. Christie, I LOVE this belt, gonna make myself one! Great tribute to someone special! I just came bag from holiday when I found out that disney was quitting her blog, such a lost in blog land! Glad you feel the same way in inspiring your creativity... she did it with me as well...
    i will miss her great findings and tutorials...

    but... we must keep up and create!

    \Love miranda

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  25. This is so cute! What type of fabric did you use? Thanks, Aimee

  26. OK I need to make one of these. It is fantastic

  27. I just saw this! Love it! I made a belt just the other day....and wish I'd seen yours first! Maybe I can alter mine a bit to make it scrunchie! Very sweet!


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