Archive for January, 2011

Farm Chic Fabrics…

I get a lot of questions about the fabrics I used for Ava’s party…

The 4 Below were all from Tanya Whelan’s Darla Line

I couldn’t find them locally but as always Etsy came to the rescue!!

janesfabrics

sewdeerlyloved

sewgoodfabrics who is sadly closing her fabric shop…

The solid aqua and the pink gingham, were from Walmart of all places…the one closest to me is one of the last few Walmarts to have a big fabric department!  The Aqua Gingham came from Joann’s Fabric

So while I am photographing my new collections and working on all my custom parties…I’ll be putting together a quick tutorial for the rosette hair clips and the No-Sew Fabric Banner…stay tuned!!!!

qua Basket Liner, Apple Basket Bucket, DIY Red Tanya Whelan Darla in Rosie Flower Rosette Hairclip Button with Farm Stickers

DIY Fabric Bunting with Tanya Whelan Darla Fabric, Ribbon and Tissue Paper Flower


Farm Party Findings…

I have been meaning to write a more detailed post about all of my Farm Party Findings and with all of the ones I am working on for clients I thought I better get to it!!

Farm Chic Birthday Party

This was originally a frame I had in Ava’s room and I thought it would work well for the party…I got it at Home Goods and just gave it a couple of coats of Krylon Blue Ocean Breeze I got at Michaels

I also used it to paint her big letter A…which of course I got at Home Goods (I also got the Beverage Dispenser there too!)

Farm Party, Red Wagon, DIY Glassine Bag and Red, Pink & Aqua Twine

Pink Gingham Tablecloth, Hot Dog Buffet, Pink Lemonade and Sweet Tea in Beverage Canisters, Popcorn and PB&J in Galvanized and Fabric Lined Buckets, Custom Bottle Water Labels

The 2 Galvanized Tins that held the water and the PB&J’s were actually from Lowes Home Improvement in the Paint Isle!!!

Farm Party, Red Wagon, DIY Glassine Bag and Red, Pink & Aqua Twine Balloons

The 2 Red Wagons I found at my local Drug Store!!…They were in the seasonal isle back in August, about a month before the party, so I snagged them up fast…I have since seen the small one it at Michaels when they had their fall decorations out.  They were originally a dirty orange color but a quick can of Krylon Red Spray Paint fixed them right up!!

I used Mason Jars with handles from Hobby Lobby…gosh I love that store…too bad the nearest one is an hour away!!  They go on sale alot so watch for them to be 50% off!!

Speaking of Hobby Lobby, that is where I found these wooden crates I used under the cupcake stand and for the hot dog rolls…They were given a few coats of Kryon Satin Ballet Slipper

Pink Gingham Tablecloth, Hot Dog Buffet, Pink Lemonade and Sweet Tea in Beverage Canisters, Popcorn and PB&J in Galvanized and Fabric Lined Buckets, Custom Bottle Water Labels

The Cupcake Stand I found at The Christmas Tree Shop and the 2 Stands holding the Caramel Apples I made were from Home Goods…They were already pink and the Krylon Satin Ballet Slipper Spray Paint I used for the crates were a perfect match!!

The giant Mason Jar was from Target!!

Aqua Basket Liner, Apple Basket Bucket, DIY Red Tanya Whelan Darla in Rosie Flower Rosette Hairclip Button

The Favor Baskets came from Michaels..and they also go on sale often!!  They were bigger than I had originally planned…The ones I wanted were the same baskets from Hobby Lobby but much smaller…I made 3 trips out there and they never had enough for everyone (I needed 24!!)…So I found these at Michaels and they worked out well…I gave one to each family, almost everyone was a brother and/or sister pair so the basket had to hold 2 Caramel Apples, 2 Old Fashioned Party Crackers, 2 Rock Candy Swizzle Sticks, 2 Farm Stickers and a Farm Board Book for the little ones…Each Basket was lined with fabric (which I’ll list in the next post:) that I cut up with a scalloped rotary cutter and I made the Fabric Rosettes, which were also Hair Clips!! (Quick Tutorial Coming!!!)

Custom Old Fashioned Party Crackers Favor with Farm Shaped Silly Bands Bandz Tied with Aqua Ribbon

The Old Fashioned Party Crackers were made by me and I will have them in my Esty Shop (if you need them now, just convo  or email me!!)

Along with all of the other paper details you see like the cupcake wrappers

and Water Bottle Wrappers & Stickers…I’ll be putting up a list of all of the Custom Favor Packaging I can offer in a bit…

Aqua Red and Pink Striped Custom Tractor Party Tags, Aqua Lunch Bags, Custom Child Water Bottle Label

The Lunch Bags were from Party City…They originally had handles, but I just cut them off!

Next up is the Fabrics….


{Client Flutter} All Pigs Are Beautiful…

I had the pleasure of working with Jenny to come up with a pig inspired baby shower for her sister-in-law.  She wanted to incorporate the colors white, pale blue and navy with a touch of gingham and a silhouette of a pig.  The whole shower had a sweet country fair feel to it!  The guests were asked to bring a book to the shower so she sent along the custom bookplates I had designed along with the invitation to personalize her nephew’s new library.

I LOVE the onsie bunting she made, so cute!!!!!

Party Crackers filled with farm animal stamps for the little ones…

Look at the toppers turned into fair prize ribbons!!

Jenny sent the pig silhouette I designed to Two Sugar Babies and had these adorable cupcake toppers made!!

And she had Cake Pops from Terri’s Treasures on the dessert table

See the rest of the beautiful shower on Jenny’s blog!!

Crossing The Bugger-Dixon Line

Thank you for letting me share Jenny…I loved working with you!!!



the parties are coming…

I am bleary eyed from looking at my computer but so excited about all of the parties that are in the works…I still have a ton of photographing to do on the actual invitations and party details, but I want to get some sneak peaks out there!!!  All of the parties in my shop will be available in fully printed and assembled packages along with 2 DIY options including Printables!!!

The Dinosaur Party is available in Custom Colors to give you the chance to personalize you party.  Below are some custom color examples that have been requested, it gives your little one the chance to have the party that they want with the style you want!!!

Stay tuned for more!!!

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