Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
We bought our first home 1 year ago. It was a short sale (which is the step before foreclosure) and not in very good shape and with all of the little home improvement projects we never got around to having a house warming party. This is something that we really regret and so we decided to have a party celebrating the one year mark. We called it a House-iversary Party!
A few weeks ago I won a blog drawing hosted by Paper Glitter. I was so excited!! I got to pick some printables out at her fabulous Etsy shop. I spent a ridiculous amount of time looking it over and deciding what to get. There are so many cute choices. One of the kits I finally decided on was the Kawaii Sweets Birthday Party Kit. It came with sooo many cute pieces! I picked out some of the non-birthday specific parts of the kit and worked my theme around them.
For example, I used the printables to make little signs for the food:
One of the highlights of our party (to me, anyway) was our ice cream sundae bar. I made a couple of different chocolate sauces, a caramel sauce, and a marshmallow sauce. And I used the Paper Glitter printables to make cute labels for the jars. I wanted to do all homemade ice cream, but knew that it wouldn't stand up to the summer heat (it gets REALLY hot here), so I satisfied myself with just making the sauces.
I declare the party a success!
Thursday, June 17, 2010
I was part of a superhero party a few weeks ago. I can't disclose the details because of the top secret nature of our mission. I can, however, show you the cupcakes Abby and I made for the event. The toppers were made using the superhero printables generously provided by Living Locurto.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
I have been doing lots of sewing for little girl birthday presents. Sadly, I have been taking very few pictures of it all.
Here are some pictures of an outfit I did for one of my Utah kids, Taytum. I bought the yellow outfit at Target and then had some fun with applique. Most of the rick rack came from my grandmother's house (Taytum's great-grandmother) and was probably left over from some project by my grandmother or one of my aunts many many many years ago. I love that the rick rack lives on in projects a few generations down the line.
LBB's Sienna Pattern. It is my favorite of the few that I've made. Can you believe that Taytum is 2 years older than Abby?
Update: Someone asked for a closer crop of the applique, so I've added one. Any more questions? Just ask! :)