Tuesday, August 4, 2009

A weekend of parties

Our weekend was pretty delightful as it was full of birthday parties and wonderful family time. We hosted one of the parties and had some outdoor activities planned. It was rainy though so we stayed inside, but everyone just chatted and played which was still really fun. The birthday and mini pennant banners I made for this party showed up again in a new way.

I love these little colored beeswax candles from here...they're so cute! Of course, a party isn't a party without the tablecloth getting dirtied up a bit with the yummiest chocolate cake ever from here :).

Some of the colorful doilies from this Antique Weekend found their way into the decor too...along with some soy tealights and glass cup vases.

For one of the birthday boys I decided to make another pencil case like this one but I started it the morning of the party, which is not terribly unusual for me unfortunately. :) My sewing machine kept acting up and I was getting really frustrated because we had to leave for the party soon. SO we now have a new rule in our house that presents (since we try to mostly give handmade ones) have to be finished at least two days before they are to be given. Otherwise, the projects are not to even be attempted. It's a good rule, and honestly it's going to be really difficult for me, but I'm going to do my best to follow it. I just get too frazzled under the time constraints when I (or the sewing machine:) mess up and it takes alot of the fun out of the whole process. The pencil case did end up really cute though and the birthday boy liked it alot, which made it all better :). So do any of you have a similar rule you've made for yourselves?

By the way, thank you for all of the sweet comments on Lovebug and her fall! She's doing great and it's healing well. And to the anonymous commenter, YES we are actually filling the darn sunken living room in! It's been on our to do list for quite some time now. That Lovebug incident moved it up to the top for sure and will hopefully be done ASAP! Thank you for offering that idea though.

Well, we need to pack up soon and head out to a friend's to celebrate yet another birthday! :) Have a great day.


Maria Rose said...

Sounds like a lovely weekend. I am glad to hear that your beautiful Lovebug is on the mend!

Robert Mahar said...

Thank you for the lovely little shout-out for our beeswax birthday candles! Much appreciated. =)

Jessy, Greg, Grace, Jack, Nora, and Lexi said...

I totally understand about the sewing machine thing. I am about a month behind on a birthday gift I was sewing because my machine is being ornery! Luckily it's for a little family member who is being so graciously patient. I definitely need to implement some sort of "no procrastination" rule when it comes to home made gifts. I'm thinking now would be a good time to start on Christmas stuff! ;)

Dallas Shaw said...

all of these are simple and so pretty, great job!


jen jafarzadeh said...

oh, I love the flag bunting!