Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Block One - Almost Done

 My first block of the SKoW Stitch-a-long is almost complete. This is my first attempt at needle turn applique. I am finding the curves quite difficult. My stitching needs improvement but looked alot better once I used thread to match the applique fabric.

I'll work on my placement for the next blocks. This one is a bit skewed. You may see a blue line around the applique - its a water based marker and will come out once complete.

I am having fun with it though. Now on to the next one.

Happy Stitching

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Scrapbooking Party and cake (again)

My eldest daughter turned 8 on Sat, such a cliche but really, where has the time gone since she was a bub in my arms? With a new renovation to pay for, any party was going to be low key (and relatively cheap), so we both decided on having a couple of friends over for a scrapbooking party.

The table was set for six friends and a little sister! There were dramas initially about how many people could come, she wanted to invite all of her friend and I know she had everyone's feeling's in mind but sometimes it just isn't possible to invite everyone.

We had a 'bits and bob's table' which housed some scrapbooking magazines for inspiration, a layout example, cardstock, papers, embellishments and other 'bits and bobs'.

Each child received a 'kit' which included their own cardstock (colour customized by the birthday girl), glue stick, scissors, rhinestones (each person had their favourite colour rhinestones) and speciality papers.

Photos were taken and printed as soon as the guests arrived - had to take one with brother and sister.

Loads of concentration........

Little Lily getting a little tired of scrapping after a while.......

Entertaining two yrs olds with chocolate was the only way to keep him away from the scissors and glue......

The final product from the birthday girl!

 And to top it all off - lollies and cake!

After making 52 cupcakes for school on Friday, a dozen cupcakes and the birthday cake for Sat (and another cake for the relatives on Sunday), I'm all caked out!

And the best part of the day? The birthday girl had a great time!

Party season is over for another year in our house. Happy Birthday for all of those to come.