Saturday, February 15, 2014

Last of the Party Preps, today is the big day!

I finally finished the last of the party preps today, a tower of cupcakes with toothpicks covered in washi tape formed into flags.   An imperfect chocolate birthday cake covered in icing and perfect M&M's thanks to Pinterest and this wonderful blog of ideas from Sweet Ideas Blog (though hers is MUCH more gorgeous, I love the pastel colors she used).  And finally some marshmallows smothered in melted white chocolate and adorned with heart sprinkles, idea from Glorious Treats!

The real test starts in 1 more hour, here's hoping the girls have a lot of fun and the treats all taste yummy.

Art themed Birthday Party

Marshmallows dipped and sprinkled, funny face photo props!

Imperfect chocolate cake with perfect M&M's

The paints and flowers

The cupcake tower!

Marshmallows in a mason jar filled with conversational hearts.  

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Party Prep's

Big day is almost upon us.  Technically I have 1 more day to go to pull off this Art themed party for my oldest daughter.  She's excited, as am I.  Hoping that the girls will have a lot of fun.

To make the day a little special, I made each girl the art rolls (Which I made a tutorial for here) and I finally finished up aprons that each girl will get to take home after they use it to protect their clothing while creating their masterpieces.

For some added pizazz I created funny facial features for the girls to cover their faces for some funny photo shoots.  I made these with cardstock and just hand drew each piece, attached it to a wooden dowel with some glue. Hoping that they stay.  Until next time, stay creative friends!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Fiber arts

Not much to say today, other than it feels good to get a little sewing in while the clouds let loose and water our trees and flowers.  Little guy spent some time with his friend this morning which allowed me the opportunity to finish up another seahorse and take better pictures than an iPhone will allow.

These creatures are all probably going on bags/totes but I'm thinking of making some to put on headbands.  How unique would that be?

I love how the black free motion stitching makes the creatures pop.  The color is fun to figure out but it's the stitching that really brings everything together.  I even enjoy looking on the otherside of each creature as the stitching without color remind me of many wonderful tangled drawings/illustrations I admire.

I'll post again when the creatures find their new homes, be it on what it may, bags, pouches or headbands! Have a wonderfully creative day!