Monday, June 18, 2012

Long live the King!

my King that is!
He is the guy I married and I wanted to give him a party.
I had fun preparing and this was the result.
Pretty cute I mean attractive set of cupcakes!
It was a nice family party celebrating our special guy! 
He smiled and so I think that is the best assurance of a success!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Preparing for Chess theme party

My sweetie is having a birthday soon!

Sometime it is hard to come up with something
cute attractive and fun for the one you love.  (especially a guy theme)
Lately he has been playing chess.  I catch him playing on his phone.
My daughter loves to play a game with him.  So there is my inspiration ~ CHESS!

I was lucky and found some fun links.

Here is the FREE clip art I used.

I made cupcake toppers and decorated the inside of my card with the clip art I found.

I used a FREE template for my cupcake wrappers.  I traced the template on black and
patterned paper.  I think it will look so sleek.  (Can't use cute for a grown man...)

Here is the FREE cupcake wrapper template.

For the cupcake toppers I punched out the clip art with a 1" circle punch.
Then punched out 1 1/4" circles to sandwich the toothpick between.

Played around on  Picasa to create a card insert sheet using chess clip art.

Found a bunch of great poems online.
I choose Battle Field of Life by anon for inside my card.

Here is where I found the poem.

My favorite line is

  ".. and I your Queen, a loving wife
shall guard my liege and raise my shield."

I hope my King enjoys his party!

Monday, June 11, 2012

9 patch summer sewing class

It's summer and tome for fun sewing classes! I invited each girl to pick a doll that needed a quilt. Then we determined the size and made patches accordingly.

Then I had each girl use a hand needle and sew the patches together. Once upon a time hand sewing was an art and tiny stitches were a girls pride. So practiced tiny hand stitching, running stitches.
They each had the freedom to pick fabrics from my cotton quilting fabric. I did go through it first and weed out any pieces I had big plans for. They loved being the one to decide what colors and where they went. 
I loved that we finished them in one day!

What you don't see is the finished quilt I haven't take a photo of that yet! We used the technique for self binding where you fold the backing over onto the front. You cut the backing larger than the front. Fold in the corners. Press then fold up edge and then fold over again over top pieced and pin in place. We zigzag stitched it on. You get lovely mitered corners that way.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Craft and Neon baby shower

Everyone loves "brown paper packages tied up with string"

A while a go I went to see my sister Lorajean and her new baby. 
These are pictures of the fun baby shower we threw her.
She has pictures on her blog here. (which look much better) and
I just couldn't leave this fun party off my blog.
We had so much fun putting it together for her.

Here is the mommy and her cute babe.
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