Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Happy Birthday, Ava!
She looked so pretty. Doesn't she look like the sweetest little girl? She really is. Yeah, I coordinated her outfit with the party : ) All the way down to the adorable strawberry hair bow. I know I'm partial but I think she's just so pretty! Inside and out.
The cutest thing I made for the party was three fabric banners. I was so proud of myself. I cut and sew all the time on paper (obviously) but not usually with fabric. I was feelin' confident in my rotary skillz though since I cut out all the squares for Ava's quilt. So anyway, I went to the fabric store and just started grabbing random fat quarters of light pink, red, strawberries, lime green, soft green, you get the idea. I made a pattern of a banner out of paper and cut it all out with the rotary cutter. I had some wide polka dot grosgrain ribbon and laid the banners out in the pattern I liked then fabric glued them to the bottom half of the ribbon width. After the glue dried I took it up to my sewing machine and folded the other half of the ribbon down and sewed the ribbon closed. leaving long tails to tie to stuff. I was so happy with it. My MIL thought I bought it : ) Now I'm going to use them to decorate her room. I also cut and glittered some strawberries with my Cricut and arranged them on a pink Christmas wreath. I got a ton of stuff at Dollar Tree like these little straw bags with ribbon handles for party favors.
Just one more . . . the kids with our fur beast.