Sunday, October 27, 2013

Willow View Farms

We were on our way to a Thanksgiving meal and had picked up "Grandma Ethel" along the way. I asked if she wanted to go to the apple farm with us, and said unfortunately I was not giving her much warning. She said "No problem, I'll be ready before you get here." When 'A' was an infant, she gave 'A' lots of attention at church. I think this is such a sweet picture.

O's 5th Birthday

Inside favor bags: Cheetos, of course!

For the cheetah heads above, I got a free pattern from this cool shop for a tiger, enlarged it, print it on card stock, cut it out, folded according to lines, but backwards so that I could make it look somewhat like a cheetah instead of a tiger. 

'O' enjoyed helping decorate his cake. 

This picture kills me. 'A' looks so funny!

Monday, October 14, 2013

A's Birthday

The birthday invitation. This is such a cool idea (from here), but to be honest, it didn't work out very well. I glued the tops down too tight, so they didn't send confetti and the invite flying through the air like they were supposed to. Oh well.

My sweeties. O insisted on being in the picture (it was just supposed to be of the birthday girl) and I'm glad he did. So handsome he is (says his mother). I made Amelie's top with a See Kate Sew pattern.

See what the cake was supposed to look like, here

These cake pops were made from a kit I found at Walmart around Valentine's day. They came together better than I expected!

I made 'A' a doll diaper bag with fabric diapers, a change mat, and wipes case. This is possibly the most gratifying project I have ever made because A absolutely loves it. She plays with it all. the. time. It was so worth it.

To continue in the tradition of giving credit where credit is due, here is the inspiration (okay, exact copy) for the pinata. 

Pinata loot. I had fun putting this together. And look, hardly any candy (there are some in the bag, though)!