Saturday, September 11, 2010

Austin's 3rd birthday

As featured on Babyology!

Have you ever seen those pictures of impossibly glamorous party tables with colour co-ordinated cupcakes and napkins and party favours? Well, I gave it a go. The theme was red, white and (two colours) blue bunting. Thank you to Creature Comforts Blog for the printable cake bunting and cupcake toppers (which also went on the party hats and party favour noodle boxes), to Sally of Tiddalids  for the beautiful fabric bunting (look closely  - or click on the picture to make it bigger - to see it in the tree behind the table), and to Kate Landers Events for the printable "happy birthday" bunting strung between the cake stands.

Tablecloth from Ikea, balloons from Balloons and Blooms, Crows Nest, noodle boxes and party hats from Spotlight, cupcake wrappers from Iced Affair and Kitchen Capers and paper plates from Woolworths (home brand!).

Saturday, September 4, 2010

A pettiskirt for Darcy

It turns out that Darcy's birthday is the same day as Austin's, so that seemed like as good an excuse as any for making her a pettiskirt. And I figure the more I make the easier they get????? So much so I have gone back and revised my original tutorial...

My earlier attampts were never as full as the ones you can buy, and the only way around this is to make the bottom layer longer. In my original pattern I had 6 pieces in the bottom layer - ie about 9.6m of fabric. This time I put 8 pieces in - ie 12.8m. The only limitation is the amount of fabric you have and your patience.

You are rewarded with a lot more swing:

And the happy recipient!