Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Little Miss and Mister Men 5th Birthday

I have been terrible at updating this blog!  Had a wedding and now a baby on the way so that's my only excuse ;)   I had a fantastic time planning the wedding - will do a blog post on everything I made one day!  My photos are all jumbled and my laptop takes forever to go through them all so it puts me off but today I have finally got round to sorting out the Little Miss and Mister Men party photos from last year.

 Eliza's birthday cake

 Mr Men cheeses

 Cannot believe my little girl is 5!

 I originally made her outfit for World Book Day at school but they told me that week they were having a pirate theme!!  Very annoying last minute theme when I had been prepared early for a change - so that decided Eliza's party theme!
 Colourful party table
 Lots of sweets
 And some fruit :)
 Simple decorations this year with my wedding a couple of weeks later I kept it quite tame with shop bought Mr Men decorations

All the sweets were part of my sweety table for the wedding - you will be glad to know the kids didn't eat them all :D

Paper lanterns with felt Mr Men faces 

She only kept her outfit on for a wee while but she loved her Spanish high heel shoes!

I loved making the party bags for this party - my favourite felt decorations! 

 For every bag I gave a Mr Men or Little Miss book and matching felt toy

And put them in a matching coloured bag along with the usual sweets, cake and balloon.  Great fun! 

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Golden Christmas

The last couple of years I have been changing my Christmas style from tacky and cheap to gold and beautiful!  I just took a look through my previous Christmas posts and I am much happier with my decor this year :) I think I was trying to fit in too many pinterest projects into my unsuitable space. This year I put out all my Christmas junk as usual but after a day I had to have a re-do.  I hated all the red.  My tree is gold again like 2012 but I have no second tree for all the red stuff so I tried to use it all in the livingroom and it looked ridiculous.

  I bought a wicker tree basket after that ridiculous tree box I made that year haha.  I love the basket it was from my favourite shop Cox and Cox and I added my hessian bow.  Much better :)

I was given the crate from one of my friends and I still have no idea what I am going to do with it I just know I love it - but saw it sitting in my lobby with nothing to do and had a brain wave to put all my wrapped parcels in it.  I <3 it!!  I had envy from my sister's sledge she has laid out in her new livingroom with presents on it but I don't have enough space to have it laid out flat so this will have to do until I get a bigger house :)  

 My fireplace is much less cluttered after my changes thankfully

 With my garland and some lights I allowed some red to stay

 I have been doing some crafting - I do love a finger puppet!  Some felt Christmas puppets I made for Eliza.  I also made a set for my three Canadian cousins.
 Here is a little sample of my obsession from this year - china sets!  This one is not like any of my others so it sits away by itself but I actually like the gold - it matches my decorations all year round.

I have shared my favourite tree ornaments before but I got this new glass reindeer one today - I love my tiny glass collection!  Eliza was delighted too she loves those ones.  

 Here is her tiny ballerina
 A very dainty star
And a beautiful gold christmas tree.  

 I was in a little Danish Christmas shop the other day and they had tons and tons of trays for sale but all far too expensive for me - I found this one in a charity shop for £2!!!  I just added some of my Christmas and every day decorations and I love this.  Who needs a £40 tray??  I love charity shop finds!
 I bought some more gold baubles this year so I would have plenty to display.  I am not quite finished getting ready but it is only the 4th December.  I still have time :)

Already tonight I have taken the lids off these and added more tiny baubles

Here is a little look at my china collection - this is so pretty on its own I have not Christmased it up at all.  I love every piece on here - most of it came from my sister earlier this year for my 30th birthday but every weekend I have been to a charity shop and bought a jug or a few cups to add to it.  I also got a great bundle from someone selling their collection they had used for their wedding so I have lots of teapots now too - I think I will probably use these for the wedding next year but I have not totally decided.  At least I will use the cups for the present showing - vintage tea party how exciting!  Next year is going to be so much fun!

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Under The Sea Party

My little lady is now 4!!!

Her favourite film is The Little Mermaid.  Her request was for a mermaid on a cake - it's July the best weather in the history of Scotland I want to be outside!!!   I am not good at fondant modelling and my sister and me gave up on the cake business - too time consuming and not fun anymore!  So I went for the theme of under the sea with no mermaid...am I cruel??  I think I have set myself up for a lifetime of obscure cake requests now she thinks I can do anything she wants

She was pretty happy with this but I think because she was very ill she didn't notice the lack of mermaid

 Back drops really let me down I need a better place for the party table in the kitchen.

I made a tutu type decoration because of my obsession with tulle a couple of years ago when I thought I needed it in every colour - I do love a tutu!

 I had lots of fun for this party despite the weather being so good - a basket of flower shaped watermelon

 A fish full of prawn cocktail skips

 A starfish full of chocolate krispies
 Sea turtle and fish jellies
 Fish grapes
 Treasure lollypops
 Colour themed bonbons
 Pink shrimp sweets
 Clam biscuits (my sister made these I love these for this theme!)
 Sea snail marshmallows
 Meringue shells
 Trusty top hats - they appear at every event ;)
And a treasure chest full of diamond rings, gold coins and edible jewellery

Another of my drinks dispensers - acrylic this time for the kiddies party and blue juice is hard to find!  This is bubblegum flavoured Barrs.  It looks amazing this colour for an under-water themed party.  Again with the juice though Eliza is not allowed to drink.  This is for the adults and much older kiddies :)

I didn't buy any of the dishes specifically for the party - I found the fish dishes and star dishes in the Next sale at some point over the last years and I was given the treasure chest box for my birthday year's ago.  I don't like to buy specific props for a party I just like to shop my house and my stash of weird items I have collected over the years.  It is so good when it fits a theme...or did those fish dishes start off my theme?...
And I borrowed these tiny buckets from my mum got Grant to make me some flags and filled them with sand :)
 My finger puppet obsession came to light too - and at my birthday I got a new sewing machine!  Woohoo!!!!  (Right after the Nerf Party where I was sewing ammo bags into the little hours before the party - Grant didn't think to give me the machine a week early even though he had it in the house :o  haha)
 So I got to practice with my sewing machine - much faster than hand sewing but I need to get neater!

Everyone got to take home a party bag with their three finger puppets, a lolly, a bag of sweets, a bit of chalk, some treasure, a Wham, a rubber and a loom band - I learned the inverted fishtail so I practiced lots in the nights leading up to the party 

Not sure what next year's theme will be especially as after my poor ill Eliza on her birthday went to bed Grant proposed!  We are getting married on the 1st August next year just two weeks after Eliza's birthday!  I will have a very busy July - it is also Grant's birthday the day after Eliza so lots of celebrating!!  I will still have a party for Eliza though - I should start sewing tutus and finger puppets now though but I won't I will wait until July and sit up all night stressing about how much stuff needs done - that's how I roll :D