17 November 2009

November Happenings

A quickie cake, if you can believe it, for the family function for Miss Seven's birthday. My sister and I did a collaborative effort on this one. The birthday was well and truly stretched for maximum party fun. This cake was constructed from a bought block cake and jam rollettes, hmmm, weird, but yummy.
Miss G's quilt is finished. Needs an iron and the pic is a tad crap, but hey crafters photographing a quilt is hard.Some lovely press from the lovely Julia from rudy and the dodo. As I am a tad slack on the marketing front, Julia's marketing skills and getting my stuff out there is much appreciated.
Have you been to ikea recently? They have the cutest fabrics and am just loving them. This hat is made with the pink and green fabric that has foxes, squirrels and deers. So damn cute!
Talking of fabulous materials. Newcastle has finally got some decent fabrics coming out of a little shop up the road from me in Hamilton. Sew City has been taken over by a lovely lady called Sharon and she is getting all the best fabrics in. Amy Butler, Michael Miller and Saffron Craig are just a few. I have been travelling far and wide for decent fabrics so hopefully I'll be able to get my fabrics a bit closer to home from now on. Sharon is even hosting the Amy Butler Trunk show from Monday 23rd November to Saturday 3rd of December. A select range of Amy Butler patterns and prints will be made into gorgeous items. Then she has a special night on Wednesday the 25th of November from 5.30 to 7.30 to celebrate the trunk show and her new ownership. So all you Novacastrians out there show Sharon some support and get along, she's also offering 10% off all fabrics and patterns on the night with lucky door prizes and giveaways.

07 November 2009

Lolly Buffet - Part 2 - The Main Event

This is my sister's piece de resistance of birthday parties so far. Takes the cake and the kids were jumping for joy. They were a bit scared at first to hook in, but once silver shovel in hand they scooped away with gay abandon. Oh the joy to be seven and come home with your little mates from school to be greeted with a lolly buffet- heaven!!!! Happy Birthday Miss Seven. Kiss, kiss, kiss, kiss, kiss, kiss, kiss!

04 November 2009

Still Partying!!

My sister has gone all Martha Stewart/Amy Atlas and made these caramel popcorn cones herself. How cute and clever!!! The border on the popcorn stickers she got off the Martha Stewart website and she whipped up the stripes herself in illustrator.

My sister is putting on a shindig 'lolly party buffet' for my niece who will be turning 7 in 4 sleeps. The countdown started last year so you could imagine the excitement around here. As a lolly lover, miss six and 3/4 is getting a lolly a-la carte buffet to rival the local lolly shop. Argh, my teeth are hurting just thinking about all the sticky goodness. Don't worry I'll take plenty of pics for all the other kiddies out there to drool over. I was a chronic lolly lover as a kid and remember one time I had a stash under my bed in a big glass jar that I secretly made my way through. The secret lollies were soon found and emptied by my guts-ache brothers. I think! The frustrating thing about it was, I could never question any of my brothers and sisters because it was illegal lolly to start with.