Friday, August 27, 2010

One Sandy Chick

I have one girl who tells me she doesn't want to go to the beach because she doesn't want to get sandy, and another who...

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Basket Liner Tutorial

Go check out my basket liner tutorial over at Noodles & Milk! Sabrina was also nice enough to do a feature on my Etsy shop, Honeyjane. Pretty exciting!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Grandma's Dress

My mother, Natalie's Grandma, is an amazing seamstress. She taught me to sew when I was about 10 years old, she made me Easter Sunday dresses, she made my wedding dress...just very talented. She pays attention to detail, so her end products are impeccable (wish I had inherited this!). I was amazed by this dress she sewed Natalie for her fifth birthday. It's gorgeous, and we both love it. Thanks Grandma!

Friday, August 13, 2010

A Party Fit for A Princess

Natalie has been planning her 5th birthday party since October last year. Every week, it was a different party - a butterfly party, Chuck E. Cheese, Barbie Three Musketeers, etc. Finally, the last couple months she settled on a Princess Party. So we decorated in pink and purple (Natalie is all girl!).

The girls decorated their own crowns with foam stickers as everyone arrived. These crowns are just foam sheets cut in the shape of crowns, hole punched in the corners, and elastic threaded through the holes and then sewn securely.

Natalie made this rainbow decoration for the party, so of course I had to find a place for it amid the pink and purple. Turned out cute, I think.

For the party favors, I just took plain brown bags and glued scrapbook paper to the front to make them pretty. I filled each one with crayons, a notepad, a pencil, a japanese eraser shaped like a high heel and some candy.

I got Natalie a special birthday crown from Claire's to wear to the party. All the girls came in princess cute!

Princess Annie

While the girls colored princess pictures and finished up their crowns, I had two Young Women from our ward come and paint the girl's nails, put makeup on, and put stick-on earrings on(Thanks Brynn and Cass, you're the best!!). Then, I took a picture of each girl after their makeover.

For snacks, I had mini bagels with strawberry cream cheese, yogurt stars from Trader Joe's, Kettle Corn, and pink lemonade.

After makeup, we went down to the garage to play Pin the Crown on the Princess, and The King Says (Simon Says). The girls waited so patiently for their turn.

"The King says everybody smile"

Candy for everyone, we didn't want anyone to feel bad for not winning!

Then, back upstairs for cake and ice cream. The cake was supposed to say "Happy Birthday Natalie", but this is what we got...oh well!

Caught ya Ann!

And then opening presents, all done!

I thought this picture was adorable.

I think the girls had a great time, I'm happy with how it turned out and can't believe my little girl is five years old!

Sunday, August 08, 2010

This Little Girl

Is not so little...she's 5. Happy Birthday to our sweet girl, we love you, Natalie.