Monday, November 22, 2010
Here are my pretty Christmas decorations I've got happening in my busy kitchen. Rather than spend a fortune, I decided this year to work with what I've got! I've got quite a few cupcakes stands, so I put them to good use!
So beautiful, and with $3 LED battery powered lights from Kmart, they look super special.
Thursday, November 18, 2010
I've been busy lately, end of year approaching, working lots but fitting in time to make stuff!
I made this colourful button necklace for myself and I just love it.
this purply pink one was a gift
and this purply blue one was for my Mum.
new cupcake wrappers, really like these, these cupcakes went to kindy
decorating the dinner table with old china and doilies for fun
Fathers Day pavlova
made lots of beach towel shorts for fun
possibly the most awesome useful beach bag in the whole world with unreal Ikea stripes. This thing is lined with the same stripes, has a pocket, a key loop and extra reinforced straps. Fits everything we could possibly need at the beach and is easy to wash. Very happy with this bag, have needed one like this for ages.
a couple of cute appliqued suits for a little baby born recently
my favourite little bird.
Friday, October 15, 2010
Here is Lilly's bookweek costume from last month.
We did quite a bit of recycling and reusing for this outfit.
The red cape was mine when I was a little girl and is in super condition considering its 30 years old! I lived in this thing, it was actually a super hero cape that my Grandmother made me and in later years she added the hood when I needed a bookweek costume.
We used some cute red embroidered ribbon on the hem too. And made a simple basket liner which Lilly wanted to fill with cookies for her classmates.
Monday, October 11, 2010
It didn't take the kids long to gather the items. We scattered around a few feathers for them to find as well.
Here is the line up presenting their bags and me checking the items. I think I gave them a freddo frog each for all items, some big kids were sent back to get the correct stuff!
And now the birthday cake, the brief was lollies, milky way tiny teddy cars, soccer, aeroplanes!
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
As requested I made a pinata for Joey's birthday party. This time, I allowed enough time to get it dry between layers of newspapers instead of putting the wet mess every night in the bathroom with the heater light on as I had to do for Lilly earlier this year.
I did this pinata properly, adding the rope to hang it between the layers of paper. p.s. I use newspaper and pva glue watered down to make the pinata over a big balloon and for the last layer, instead of the glue, I make a thick floury paste to coat the newspaper. This makes it really hard, you can see the coating of flour in the pic above. When its dried well, you cut a small opening and pop the balloon and do your best to remove the balloon bits.
Then add lollies, wrapped ones are best since they'll be heading for the ground!
This is a photo inside the pinata. Then seal up the trap door with some more paper and glue and allow to dry. Joey decorated his pinata with streamers and his sister made some cute signs to go on it, see pic below.
Here is the birthday boy in the park with his pinata.
He loved it! I loved it, so colourful!
You are too cute Joe boy! I love yoU!
Time to smash it!
All the kids got a go of giving it a good whack with the soft baseball bat.
Joey got the final hit making a big hole in the side.
Scavenging for lollies!
These things cost next to nothing to make and are way better to smash up than the bought ones, they do take time to make though but well worth it.
Stay tuned for the party food segment and the awesome party game segment...
Friday, July 2, 2010
I decided to make aprons and bunting to decorate our school fete cafe!
I think I am a little crazy!
The fete is not for a few more weeks, but Joey turns 5 this Sunday and his park party needs this bunting.
So, together with Lilly and Joey, we made bunting! Lots and lots, about 25 metres I think.
It looks awesome here in our lounge room. I moved the sewing station upstairs for the ordeal, too cold down in the garage at this time of year.
I need to thank a couple of people/things...Lilly and Joey for being so well behaved while I sewed and sewed and my bias binding maker for assisting me with the 30 odd metres of white bias we made together!!
I took a break mid-bunting yesterday, to make this cute cord skirt for Lill.
I sewed on a small granny square I had laying around, it looks very cute.