Saturday, April 21, 2012
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Once we really get the ball rolling Craftaturday will have its own blog!
Thursday, April 5, 2012
500 bunny faces ready to be colored by little fingers.
Egg hunt eggs and prizes bagged, boxed and labeled for each hunt.
Bonnet making supplies cut and packaged into "packs" so guests don't have to wait to make their bonnet!
Painting two new game boards
This is only a small glimpse at what I've been doing. I am keeping my fingers crossed that the day will be wonderful for the guests that attend!
Sunday, April 1, 2012
The invitation design was one that I adapted from an invitation I did for my niece almost 10 years ago. The great thing about doing it again now is HOBBY LOBBY. That place is amazing and I found so many fun things to use to make the invitations.
I started with a piece of stiff felt, added some tulle with sparkles on it, embellished it with trim and jewels and topped it off with a glitter covered flower at the waistband.
The party information was on the back.
The birthday girl loved her invitation and told me I needed to make lots more - she wanted to make sure everyone had one.
As a surprise I decided to make tiara cookies. My friend Jessica gave me a great recipe for a cut out friendly cookie dough and my husband was awesome to help me. Neither of us had ever done these types of cookies before so we just started and figured it out as we went. He rolled out, cut and baked all the cookies.
What a guy!
After the cookies were baked I outlined them in hot pink and Michael filled in with white icing. I then added the pink pearl decorations, one by one, with tweezers!
The finished product!
After the icing dried, we bagged and tagged them and they were ready to go!
At the party I placed them all on a tray which the birthday girl used to share her cookies with her guests at the end of the party.
I also dipped pretzel rods in white chocolate and rolled them in pink and purple sprinkles for the Princess Wands and blue sprinkles for the Magic Wands.
I printed out these labels for the baby water bottles that Krista had already purchased. I think Molly liked seeing her face on all the water bottles!
For decorations I made tissue paper puffs and we had lots and lots of balloons. Yes, that's my husband manning the helium tank in the background of the balloon picture. He is the best helper!
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Left to Right: Husband-Michael, Father-Ron, Brother-Chris
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
This patch of flowers is outside of the entrance.
The Stone Barn and it's lovely tree.
The Italian Garden in all it's tulip glory!
The Italian Garden
The Italian Garden - This is the favorite wedding spot,,,you can just imagine a bride walking towards you!
A close-up of a fully opened tulip.
Weddings occur under the dome at the top of the picture.
The Italian Garden overlooks the Japanese Garden which is down at the river level.
A path up from the Italian Garden. Everything is so green!
Looking out into the Italian Garden. I love the columns!
Looking back towards the Italian Garden from the path. That arch is one of my favorite picture spots. That is the end brides start at as they walk towards the dome.
Love the color of this flower!
Simple white flower over flowing onto the original walkway,
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Friday, March 16, 2012
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Monday, March 12, 2012
I bought my holder at an antique store but this weekend I saw this one at Walmart and it would work just as well! And, it was only $5.00!
Sunday, March 11, 2012
To add further insult to injury the Bradford Pear trees in our front yard have decided, in a show of solidarity with the Crocus (who made their appearance back in January!) and Daffodils, to bloom at least three weeks early. Mother Nature was cruel to me this winter but good to our power bill...I'm trying to find the positive where I can.