Friday, February 25, 2011

Another Felt Flower

These pretty little flowers have been popping up all over blogland lately, so I had to try them out. Especially now when we could all use a little POP of colorful bloom to remind us that spring is on the way.

1. Cut out 6 flower shapes in the same color about 2 or 3 inches wide.

2. Cut out a square about 2 in. and two leaves.
3. Place a dot of hot glue in the center of a flower and fold in half.

4.Place another dot of hot glue in the center and fold again.
5.Repeat #3 and 4 using the other flowers.

6.Glue the two leaves onto the square.

7. Take two of the folded flowers and glue together on the straight edge, then glue the other straight edge to the square.
8.Continue gluing the folded flowers around the square squeezing the top together.
9.Cut a smaller piece of felt, place on the inside of a clip. Cover with hot glue, and place face down onto the bottom of flower.
10. Lastly, you can choose to add a button or pearl to the top of the flower, or not. Your choice. Both ways are super cute!

You can clip these flowers to purses...

Or to your sweater....

Or to your belt...

And they make great gifts!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Luc's Party Part 2: friends & the birthday boy!

I really love this picture of Luc. My friend, Sarah, gets the cred for it. (Thanks!) Soooo, it's been a couple of days since I posted Part 1 of Luc's party, but in my defense...I was hit with a stomach bug. Yuck. Yeah, so I didn't really feel human for a few days. Once I recovered, I had to get ready for my mom's arrival. (She flew into town yesterday! WHooHOo!) Needless to say, things have been crazy. Anyway, here are some picsof Luc's buddies and the birthday boy, himself, enjoying the festivities.
Luc at home the morning of his birthday opening one of his presents.

He loves his new rain boots from Granny V!

The infamous "Toss the Candy" game. Big hit with the little folks.

This year, Luc didn't grab the flame. No tears were shed during the birthday song.

Cash and Finn give their "super silly" faces.

Luc welcomes newcomer, Jaxson, to the Crosby party circuit.

Luc and Flori share the same birthday, but Luc is a year older. Aren't they just too cute?

Good times.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Luc's Party Part 1: Decor, Food, and Games

Ok, so there is too much to show in one day. I thought I would spread it out a little... Today I will present you with, as the title states, decor, food, and games. Tomorrow I will post pics of the birthday boy, and guests. (If you are a guest and don't want me to put up your's the time to say...)

Let's get started. Here is the lollipop invite. I wanted to use mostly blue and red, so my lollis were all one of the two. This is how they looked when I gave them out.
Once you take the ribbon and wrapping off, you can see that there is another part of the invite.
Well, it was a candy theme. I now know that I bought too much candy. I admit it. Don't tell my husband that I admitted it, though..ok? It's sooooo hard to measure....Anyway, I didn't go over budget, and that's what was important. Back to candy. and food....
Candy consisted of Pretzel M&Ms, Twizzlers, Dum Dums, Gummy Bears, Gumballs, and a Kiddimix that had all kinds of stuff. I didn't stray to far from sugar with the rest of the food.... rainbow cupcakes, oreo truffles, chocolate covered marshmallows, and popcorn. yum. I also made a flag banner to hang across the two tables using scrapbook paper and yarn.
I used my own and some borrowed big glass containers, and labeled with ribbon and tags.
A fan of cupcake toppers, I couldn't forget them. I made three different ones and alternated the background circle of scrapbook paper. Ah! They were really cute.
The popcorn cups also had the same labels as the cupcake toppers.
Another banner hanging above the table....
Close up of rainbow cupcakes...yummmmmy
Of course, everyone got to take loads of candy home with them using cute favor bags....

I asked my friend, Kristy, to sew me some rice bags for the "Candy Toss" game. She did such a great job! Soooooseeewww cute! The kids loved playing this game. I forgot to take a pic, but I just used a big galvanized bucket and tied a bunch of blue/red ribbon on the handles. The kids would have done this game ALL DAY!The other game we played was a pin the tale on the donkey game, except it was pin the lollipop on Luc. I drew and colored this big poster of Luc (used the elmo at school), and printed a pic of a lollipop to use. The kids weren't super excited about being blindfolded, but they were all good sports...well, most of them cheated, but they did let me blindfold them. :)

It turned out to be a great party. I wish my pics were a bit better, but of course, I was running late still putting decorations up when guests started arriving. Once I finished, I ran around again trying to take pictures so I could start the games with the kids. Other than that...successful afternoon. Everything looked and TASTED great, and Luc had a fabulous time. You will see tomorrow when I post all the cute little pics of him and his friends. :)
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