I hope everyone had a great weekend! I’m still recovering from running around getting everything ready for Molly’s party yesterday. It ended up being a great time and Molly was such a trooper. We only had about 10 or so guests which made things a lot easier for me and a lot less overwhelming for Molly.
We went with an owl party because Molly’s nursery is woodland themed and we just love owls. I decided this would be the perfect opportunity to round out the year with our little owlet!
I got the inspiration for Molly’s invites from this Etsy shop. Her invites are beautiful and perfectly cut. I did all mine by hand with scissors while watching The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. I think it’s time to invest in a Silhouette or Cricut. Me want.
Here’s a close-up:
Check in tomorrow for a tutorial and my very first giveaway!!
Michael’s was having a 50% off sale on all their Halloween and Harvest merchandise. I snagged a huge pack of these foam owls and hot glued “Happy Birthday” ribbons on them. I had them all around the house during the party. Now that the party is over I’m thinking of creating a banner with them and hanging them in Molly’s nursery.
A tutorial to come and maybe another giveaway? I had so much fun making this tutu (while watching The X Factor). It turned out great!
I had a 12 month plain white onesie that I decided to spruce up. I found the owl iron-on at JoAnn Fabrics and I used some extra fabric from my bunting banner to create the 1. I found a font I liked on Microsoft Word and printed it out (be sure to make it big!). I pinned the 1 on the fabric and cut it out. I then hand sewed the fabric number 1 on the onesie and stuffed it with a filling I snagged from an old pillow. The onesie creation was quite a tedious process, but I didn’t feel comfortable doing it on the sewing machine.
Here’s Molly in her onesie and tutu!
TADA! The cake I spent hours working on! It turned out so great.. with just a few minor flaws. I didn’t realize how sad I would be when it was all gone. Typically when clients pick up their cakes I am not sad to see them go, but this was my first tiered cake and my baby’s 1st birthday cake — I guess I was a little sentimental. The good thing was that everyone enjoyed it!