We had a new wooden fence put up all along the back line of our property. The girls are more than thrilled about the new found freedom and we're excited about the privacy it provides. Circle A Fence Company did a wonderful job.
Friday, September 12, 2014
Here are photos from the baby girl fishing shower that I coordinated for a couple at our church. The parents-to-be love to fish. The colors were bright pink, orange and shades of blue and grey. The party decorations were based on the invitation design. My favorite part about the decorations were the floating fish. At one point in the evening they were actually traveling around the room! Too fun!
I created this "guest book page" and framed it (putting the glass behind it for the event). Guests wrote messages inside the little fish. The top says "Blessings for ______". Download your own copy here.
The fish were made following the "Koinobori-Japanese Flying Carp DIY"
tutorial from Squirrelly Minds.
The cake design was inspired by the invitation design and was baked and created by Barbara Watts.
I created the water garland using crepe paper streamers. I cut into the streamer about 3/4 of the way in on one side while it was still rolled. Then as I unrolled the streamer I twisted it. I gathered the pieces together and tied them with blue ribbon at the corners and in the middle.
Filled little metal buckets with Swedish Fish and Gummy Worm candies.
I've created a template of the fish (download here) so that you can make your own. It's best to buy colored paper stock that is double sided because the fish spin and move when hanging from the balloons.
Church members were asked to bring "fish theme" related food items.
Here are two super creative ideas!
Thursday, September 11, 2014
free pattern to assist you in making your own felt fox pattern. A few tips: Sew the white piece on the front side of the tail before sewing the two tail pieces together. Elastic is a super easy way for kids to dress themselves in costumes. The black portion of the ears should be attached so that it peeks out above the top of the ear. Glue it down and attach the white portion of the ears before sewing the ears together. Hot gluing the ears to the headband before sewing them together helps hold things in place. These ears are similar to the cat ears we created one year for Halloween. We followed this tutorial. Perhaps it will help you. Enjoy!