I have carefully kept all my baby's first items such as her hospital wrist band and cot card and I had been wondering for a while how to create a little display.
Well, this is what I came up with and I can honestly say I am quite pleased with how it turned out. It is now in my daughter's bedroom and it is a sweet reminder of those first few instant when I finally met her.
I have used an Ikea deep frame to gather a picture of her little feet, the wrist band, the cot card and a ribbon with her name that I use to mark her clothes.
I used leftover wallpaper for the background (it is from Laura Ashley). The buttons are spare buttons for her baby clothes. And the fabric flower is from a scrapbooking supply shop.
That's it, my little girl is officially ONE ! It was a lovely day and Chloe seems to have really enjoyed her first ever cake....
She looked gorgeous in her T-shirts, although the pictures do not do her justice. Try to get a one year old to stand still for a minute !
I made some carrot cupcakes with cream cheese frosting (I will be posting the recipe tomorrow).
I don't usually make cupcakes but I anticipated they would be more practical for small hands, and so they were... I enjoyed decorating them even if I have a long way to go to make them beautiful... I shall practice then, and I'm sure nobody around here will complain !
My baby girl is turning ONE tomorrow !!! I can't beleive this year has gone so fast...
As it's just going to be the 4 of us tomorrow, we are not having a real big party this year.
However, it still has to feel like a special day for Chloe. So we are having a little cupcake celebration in the afternoon and I have made a couple of items for her to wear.
I made a couple (I do not expect the white shirt to stay clean all day !) of applique T-shirts following the advice on Crap I've Made.
Hi, I am very excited to finally start this Blog ! I have been thinking about it for a while but with two little girls, well, time is limited !
This blog is the result of a very exciting craft year for me ! Two main things happened last year "craft-wise" ! A passion for cake decorating was ignited after taking a begginers course in April 2009, and my staying at home for a year after the birth of my second child meant more time for crafts... After giving up any type of crafts for years, I decided there was only so much rubbish TV I could watch and that I should use my spare time better. I use to cross-stich when I was younger, and I remember spending a whole summer renovating old furniture for my first student flat. I hadn't done anything like that in a long time, and I have to admit, I am so glad to now take the time for things I love doing.
I hope you will enjoy this blog. There will probably be a lot of cake decorating here, but I hope to also share some other exciting projects.