Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Art Birthday Party

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If you saw my post here, you know that Miss J wanted an "Art Party" with a ruffly rainbow cake.

Here are some photos from her super fun party!

Balloon Banner

Party Food

Rainbow Marshmallows



Rainbow Twizzlers
(a huge hit!  I had no idea how much the kiddos would like these!)

Aren't the clear paint buckets cute?  I am in love.

Assorted goodies

Mini Cupcakes

Bottled Water



I found the cutest art smocks here for everyone to wear-they got to take one home.

It was fun seeing everyone paint!

Lots of creativity, and lots of mixing colors!

We had a local face painter come, and it she did a great job!


I found this fun frame at Goodwill for a few bucks.  

After a quick coat of spray paint we had a fun photo prop!

Some fun shots:


No party would be complete without party favors!

Miss J wanted to include everything you would need to be "artsy" at home-a coloring book, composition notebook, markers, crayons, and a paint set.

Overall Jane & her friends had a great time!

Sources and Ideas:

Paint and No Spill paint containers found here and here
Kids art aprons found here
Clear paint buckets for food found here
Balloon Banner Tutorial found here
Rainbow Sprinkle Marshmallow idea found here
Ruffle Top Cake idea found here

I'll have another post up soon with free printables from the party! 

Saturday, July 16, 2011

{Modern} Monogram Quilt - The TUTORIAL!

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I am SO excited to be guest posting at UCreate today!  

Kari's blog is one of the first I started reading when I discovered this whole crafty blog world!

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It took me forever, but I got a tutorial together for my Modern Monogram Baby Quilt.  

Head over to UCreate for the FULL tutorial!

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Rainbows & Ruffles

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Miss J is 4!  
I can't believe it!

For her birthday, she wanted an "Art Party".  It was so much fun! 

My favorite part was the cake.  I haven't had this much fun making (and eating) a cake in a long time!

My inspiration for the cake was one I saw at Whisk Kid

Instead of making a cake from scratch, I just used boxed cake mix, and Wilton food coloring (aLOT of food coloring!).

Here's how my cake turned out!

I love how bright the layers are!

Here's the whole sha-bang:

Top of the cake:

I ADORE the ruffles.  Miss J seemed pretty excited too :)

To make the ruffles, I used Wilton tip #103(the rose tip), and made zig zags all over the top.

In the colors of the rainbow of course!

Crafty Mama was the inspiration on the ruffles!

More details on the Art Party to come....

Friday, July 8, 2011

How to be a {superhero}

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Make believe and dress up are a regular activity around these parts!

Miss J been requesting her very own superhero get up for a while. 

Who am I to say no??

Aren't they cute?!

The mask and cape were pretty easy to make. 

The pattern for the mask can be found here.

I made mine out of felt, sewed them together, added a little elastic, and voila!

For the cape, I followed the tutorial over at Puking Pastilles.

The applique patterns I used on the back of the capes can be found here.

Overall, it was a VERY easy sewing project.  I just used scrap fabric laying around. 

My niƱos are happy superheroes!