Apr 27, 2009
First: Ever wonder what it is like to craft with a one year old? Now you know. I sometimes have people ask how I can get things done. Well I usually do most projects while small fry sleeps or daddy is home but occasionally I try and do something while she is awake and this is what happens. I try and craft and keep her occupied with whatever will grab her interest. The garbage can is my best resource. She unloads it all over my craft room floor and I get in 15 minutes of craft time. There, now you know my secret.Second: Dear Martha Stewart,
I love everything Martha and I am a big fan. Of course I would buy any of your crafting materials, that is a no brainer. But alas, I must post my beef with your so called "permanent glue". You tell us on the back of the bottle that it works on a "variety of crafting materials." I have tried this on felt, fun foam, buttons, ribbon and fabric and guess what? It has not made a single one of those things stick to anything. Martha what you have here is glue that holds paper together, that is it. I think you should change the label to say, "permanent crafting glue that can be used on a variety of crafting materials, but really it is only going to work on paper." At least that way we know what we are getting.
A concerned customer.
It turned out really cute. Here is a picture of Zach and Small fry at the end of the party. I just had to post this picture because I would want to poke my eyes out too if everyone wanted to play with my new toys and small fry wouldn't hold still so I could give her a kiss. We had a great time at the party.
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I cut them up and put them in this handy dandy pail
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Step 2: I used felt to make the liner part of my cupcake. I roughly traced the bottom of the cupcake onto my felt and cut it out. You want the top part of the felt to come up higher than where the imaginary top of the liner would be. This way your cupcake top can overlap with the felt. I used a regular old glue stick to attach the felt. Step 3: Trace the top of the cupcake onto a patterned paper. This time trace around the whole top. Cut this piece out and glue it to the cardstock.This is what it will look like. From here what you do to embellish it is totally up to you. I used a small price tag that I had on hand and stamped "Thank you" on it and attached it with sticky tape then glued a little bow on. I also traced the inside of the card on another piece of patterned paper and glued it to the inside.I love these so much I am going to make another set to use in a give away so stay tuned for that coming up. Enjoy!!!
Apr 15, 2009
The cookies decorated by my extremely talented brother. You can check out the blog he is starting here.
The "Happy Birthday" banner I made a month or so earlier.
Small fry's cake. I just made her a jumbo cupcake and frosted it with cool whip and sprinkles. I am sorry but I just couldn't justify giving her a whole cake covered in sickening sweet frosting just so she could smash her hands in it.
But after one little taste she figured out it was pretty good and ended up eating 1/2 of it. And she didn't even get very messy (she takes after her mommy)
She even shared with mommy. Afterwards we opened her gifts and in classic one year old style she was most thrilled with the bows and packaging. She got tons of cute clothes and some great toys. I will post pictures of her with those later.
Daddy and small fry wearing their camo hats getting ready to go have lunch.
2nd: The next day cousin Kylie came and played with small fry so that my husband could do some much needed outside work and my brother and I could get the party treats ready.
Here is my fantastic brother frosting the farm animal cookies. Thank heavens for him. I finally turned the job over to him completely after I decorated 2 dog cookies that looked more like sickly yaks. Here is a sneak peak of the treats.3rd: My parents arrived late Friday night and my aunt and uncle came the next afternoon. We decided to take a little drive out of town to look at some ancient Indian cliff drawings.4th: My wonderful sister in law planned a little Easter egg hunt at my mother in laws in the afternoon so we went and took that in. Small fry knew exactly what to do because she practiced a few days before at the church Easter egg hunt. She didn't want the egg hunting to end. I think we may play Easter egg hunt outside for months to come now because it was such a hit.She did so well walking and just holding on to one of daddy's hands to find the eggs.
Cousin Zachary hunting his eggs.
Grandpa Sam helping with the egg hunt.
The 3 cousins together with all their eggs.
5th: Small fry chilled out and played with all the company while we had a nice dinner and visited together. The next day would be Easter Sunday and the big party. She had no idea what was going to be happening.