Saturday, November 28, 2009

My Daughter's 5th Birthday Party!!

Paper doily bunting

Cookie crayon packs with note book

Treasure Hunt bags with intial

Lolly bags

Treasure Hunt bags Other Side

Treasure Hunt

Fairy Cake

Desert Table

My daughter with her cake

I have not been on my blog for over a week now. Have been VERY busy with all the preparations for my daughter's party. It was yesterday, and as the back yard is still in need of a lot of attention, we had it at a local hall. It was again a hot day as well as windy with a dust storm!

Made the treasure bags big enough so they can be used as library bags when they all go off to school next year. Packaged up the crayon cookies with a note pad in a small bag and these were the musical statue prizes. The children had fun playing all the party games. Did not have time to wrap up a pass the parcel so decided late last night to get one of my daughter's princess dolls and they could play pass the princess, it was much easier.

So after a late night preparing and an early morning from 6 am to get it all together. I think it all went well. The main thing is that all the children had fun!!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Fabulous Friday Fabrics!

I just love designer Heather Bailey. Her designs are so fresh and modern.
Another hot day is on the cards. Went to Spotlight last night to get the fabric for the treasure hunt bags. Got several shades of pink and I was thinking of sewing on some pretty ribbon bows on the bags and maybe some hearts and butterflies. Better get busy!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Think Pink!!

I have been busy getting my daughter's party invites out. Now looking at the calender and just realising how much time I do NOT have in getting everything ready in time. Better get busy making the bags for the treasure hunt. Not sure I am going to make the skirts now. Will have to see how much time I have. Been cutting the paper doilies in half for the bunting at the party and I think it will look quite good. Going to have a desert table at the party and the theme for this is PINK - her favourite colour!! In fact most things at the party are going to be pink.

Going to Sydney today to pick my Mum up from hospital and bring her back to the Toronto Private hospital to the rehab here. Her recovery has not been perfect. She needed to have a blood transfusion after the operation and she has been feeling quite sick. It will be much better when she is closer so I can go visit.
Have not even started my Christmas shopping!! That will have to wait until after the party at the end of this month!!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

An Award For You And Me

There are 7 Kreativ Blogger Award Rules to follow;

1) Thank the person who has given the award.

2) Copy the logo and display it on my blog.

3) Link to the person who has nominated me for the award.

4) Name 7 things about myself that people might find interesting.

5) Nominate 7 Kreativ Bloggers.

6) Post links to the 7 blogs I've nominated.

7) Leave a comment on each of the blogs to let them know they've been nominated.
Thanks Sandy from a real thrill to be nominated.

Seven things that you may not know about me.

1) I have been married for 10 years and have 3 beautiful children.
2) I have a Bachelor of Business Degree, majoring in Marketing and a joint study in Psychology.
3) Before going away on holidays I have to thoroughly clean the house, as I cannot stand coming home to mess.
4) I would love to start a website selling children's clothing and wooden toys.
5) At present I am a cricket widow, my husband plays cricket weekends and is playing again today. We lived in the UK at Ormskirk for a cricket season with my husband playing cricket.
6) After I finished Uni, I worked night shift as a process worker at Edgell's Factory during the corn season, then moved to Sydney.
7) I used to be a professional gift wrapper at David Jones Elizabeth Street Store in Sydney.
I would now like to nominate 7 other Kreativ Bloggers:

Paper Doll Invitations

Here is a work in progress. Started with some white cardboard and cut out the paper dolls. Cutting fabric for the dresses and some felt for the hair. Drawing on the faces but I think I need a little practice on the facial expressions. Might use a bit of lipstick for the cheeks and lips to brighten them up a bit. Writing the details of the party on the back. I bit of fun and my daughter loves them so it's worth the effort. Enjoy the rest of your day!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Fabulous Friday Fabrics!

I got back last night from Sydney. Mum's operation went well. She had her hip replacement operation on Wednesday morning and Thursday morning they had her up and walking down the hallway. I must say she was very tired afterwards. Amazing how fast they get you back up and into it.
I have my daughter's kindergarten orientation today. She is very excited!! How fast the last five years have gone.
Got to finish her party invitations over the weekend and get them out next week. Will show you when they are all done.
Love this fabric. This is by Jennifer Paganelli - I posted her fabric last week but just love all the colours.

Sunday, November 8, 2009


Silicon moulds and crayons.

Break up the crayons and pop into the moulds and bake until melted.

Cooled and ready - Multi coloured heart shaped cookie crayons for drawing NOT eating

I was reading a beach vintage blog the other week when Simone posted on the crayon cookies. Have often looked at them on etsy. So her post inspired me to make some for my daughter's birthday party.

Thought some heart and star shaped crayons would be a nice idea for some prizes or in the party bags. Made some up last night and I am really happy with the result. They are really easy and quick to make. Great way to use up old crayons.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Fabulous Friday Fabrics!

Not sure where the weeks go these days. I was busy organising the shopping night at the pre school, which went really well. Now getting ready for the Coal Point Fete tomorrow. Just hope the weather holds out and it doesn't pour with rain. The wooden toys I had went really well so have been busy re-ordering during the week. I also had some beaded coat hangers which where very pretty and a bit different. I had sold all the pink coat hangers at the shopping night so had re-ordered them as well. The fairy dress-ups have arrived just in time. The stall is going to be jam packed with lots of different things.
Next week I am taking my Mum to Sydney for a hip replacement operation which she has been putting off for ages. Hope it all goes well.
Then at the end of the month I am having my daughter's 5th birthday party, starting on the invitations which are going to be paperdolls with fabric dresses.......stay tuned for some photos. I might be buying some paper dollies to use as bunting, will have to experiment a bit with that to see if it will look OK. Thinking about making some tulle skirts for all her guests but my husband thinks I have gone mad!!!May have to tone it down a bit.
I love this collection of fabrics by Jennifer pretty!!