Saturday, October 24, 2015

Birthday Cake On A Budget

I've become a pin addict.  Pinterest has become an almost daily activity. It's a brilliant forum for visual learners and puter-togetherers such as myself.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Creating a Patisserie for a Budget-Friendly French Tea Party

To make la table de dessert for Sara's french-themed tea party, I started with a light pink sheet bought at Goodwill for her three-year-ago birthday party, one of the table trellis's (how-to here), a white paint marker (this one), and two pieces of black poster board and a

Friday, October 16, 2015

Let's Play Dress Up...Kid Scientist

A few months back brother Jason asked me to put together a few dress-up outfits for my little foster nephew.  Brother Jason and Krystal-in-law have been parenting J for almost a year now. He is a sweet little guy, and copies everything niece Tessa does.

He is a year younger than Tessa, Jason and Krystal's oldest. (They are due to have a baby THIS Thanksgiving Day!)

Here are their kiddos...
Brother Jason said that J goes around wearing Tessa's princess dresses, and could I please make him or find him a few outfits that are not princess dresses.  And could I do that for around 30 dollars.

Of course I want to do that. How could any person not want to do that?

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Build a Table Trellis for a Party

I had this picture in my head of a table trellis decorating the table for Sara's Paris Birthday Party...the girls drinking tea, eating their sandwiches and cakes under a canopy of vines and fragrant flowers...and so I set out to make it happen.

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Make a Ruffled Tablecloth from a Bed Skirt...the easy way

Last spring, I began to share Sara's 11th Birthday Paris Party with you, and haven't gotten back to it. (First post, making invitations, here.)

Today I'll do that by sharing a few photos of the tablecloth-making process.
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