Wednesday, October 26, 2011

One Beautiful Baby Shower

I had the great privilege of organising my sister's baby shower recently. It was such a fabulous morning and I want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who helped make it special. We started with a colour theme (Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder, Lucky Limade and Whisper White) and the feel we wanted for the day and rolled on from there...

The food table
Flowers (courtesy of a friend)

My first piped cupcakes - thanks very much to my special friend for teaching me (you know who you are)! 

Mini-bunting using Perfect Pennants Die

Yummy fruit with Greek Yoghurt (courtesy of my Mum)

Scrumptious bircher muesli (courtesy of a friend)
The bunting and favour table

Special thanks to my husband and the mum-to-be for helping me out with 30 favours!

Special treats inside each favour... yum yum

Just one of the many gorgeous single stems (courtesy of a friend)
The radiant mum-to-be (with her Tanzanian Kanga tied and holding the balloon baby at the back - one of the great African-flavoured games. Such fun!!)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Christmas Blues (in a good way)

With Christmas just around the corner I did a bit of the old 'use-up-what-you-have-on-hand' and made a stocking out of scraps of blue Stampin' Up! ribbons, white felt and assorted buttons (which originated from my Mum's collection). Next time I think I'd just do all of it on the sewing machine as the blanket stitch edging, while effective, took white a long time. And if you know me well, you'll know I like things quick and easy! Anyhow, here's my prototype for our upcoming Christmas Craft night with the gals...

 


Thursday, October 13, 2011

Hawaiian Notebook

I recently made up a little notebook for guests at a friend's bridal shower to write encouraging words in. Since I didn't have any notebooks to cover I did this one from scratch! It was a bit of a challenge having never done any tropical-themed creations before but I had a lot of fun.

The flowers are stamped on watercolour paper and coloured in with Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight and a touch of Early Espresso. Blender pens make a novice look like a pro don't you think! Ahh, so deceptive! I also added some shimmer paint to give it a bit of glow.

I didn't photograph the inside but the pages are made of Naturals Ivory cardstock with a layer of stamped Calypso Coral at the front and back. And apologies for not-so-good photos taken inside at night...



Needless to say I had wonderful feedback from the bride-to-be and the book (well, the words in it really) has already become something very special to her. In a little while I'll be able to post some of the photos of decorations I've been doing for her wedding. In case you're wondering about my lack of posts, there are many celebrations coming up and you'll get to see everything before Christmas! Hmm, Christmas, just 10 weeks away.