First of all, I want to say a big thank you to all of your wonderful e-mails and comments about my new adventure in photography. Thank you so much for your support and sweet compliments. It really means so much!!
And now for the birthday post. The big ONE year old birthday is worth celebrating. Especially when it is your last. Everything seems more fun this time around because of that. I had fun scheming up some plans in my mind for Ady’s birthday. It was even more fun to see them come to life and rewarding, I might add, since I stayed up into the wee hours of the morning putting it all together, because I am a procrastinator you know. :)
Walking out into my kitchen made the lack of sleep all worth it.
It was Ady’s Birthday!
I tried to keep things on the simple side. I made this hat out of leftover fabric I had from her birthday shirt. I used an inexpensive birthday hat as a template. Cut out cardstalk in the same shape. Stapled it together and then hot glued the fabric on top of that. I then hot glued a strand of pom poms to the bottom and ric rac on top of that. I cut out a page of an old book into a medium size square and folded it accordion style and then spread it out into a circle and hot glued the ends together. I typed up ‘Birthday Girl’ on a scrap of cardstalk, snipped the ends and hot glued it to the paper circle. You can see to the side of the hat, I also made a paper chain out of old book pages. The book pages are probably one of my favorite things. It was a little unexpected touch.
I had lots of fun with pom poms. I loved mixing the pattern tissue paper in with the solid. I loved the banner. This is one of the things Andrea whipped up for me while she was here. There are 12 pennants and a photo of her from each month of her first year. I will use this in her room.
I used things that were from her bedroom. Like the letter ‘A’ and picture frames.
The tulips in the center piece are from her bedroom too, as well as the pink tin.
It was easy enough and inexpensive to plop extra pom poms in these for fillers. Beth, does the white bowl and stand look familiar? It was from your wedding. I love it and use it all the time for holidays!
Andrea added the ‘ONE’ out of ric rac on the table runner she made me. I love details like this.
Cupcakes are just plain cute!
These plate stands are glass candle sticks from the dollar store glued onto old plates I bought from a thrift store for $1.00 each. I hot glued them on incase I want to switch them out. (another idea inspired by Andrea) I have them all over my house right now with pumpkins sitting in them. So fun!
We kept the breakfast nook festive like this all week long. And just so nothing went to waste, I re-purposed some of them in Ady’s room.
I hung a few of the pom poms in an empty corner.
And hung her banner below her name.
Now I get to stare at this cute face everyday!
That’s a rap on the big ‘ONE’. I can’t believe it’s over!
Have a wonderful weekend and a HaPpY HaLlOwEeN!