Saturday, March 10, 2012

Owl Birthday Party

Look who is turning two....Cali that's who!  My niece Annie and sweet toddler niece Cali came to CA for a visit and while they were here we got to celebrate Cali's second birthday a couple of weeks early!  

It's Owl-ways fun to sit on a tiny toadstool at a party.  I wish I was tiny enough to sit on them too!
So glad I could reuse these little stools I made for Jaina's fairy party!

I was a hoot making this banner out of felt and cutting out fabric owl appliques.

These little hats were fun to make.  I bought some cheapo paper party hats on clearance and unfurled them for a pattern.  Then I cut pieces of felt the same size and sewed it onto the cardboard hat. I added some ribbon bling and more owl appliques!

Lots and lots of ribbon pieces tied onto a wire form wreath ...easy but time consuming;  good thing  I already had the owl! 

All of the littles got a cute little owl I made from felt and fabric.  It's a parliament...did you know that is what a group of owls is called?  Well now you do!

As you can see the party hat was a huge hit with the birthday girl....haha!

But my nephew Gavin and niece Jaina got into the spirit of things.

And eventually Cali came around to the idea!

How about a little owl sticky darts anyone?  Jaina had a good time running around and giving everybody a chance to throw the sticky darts!  Also a little Tic Tac T-Whoo.  Gavin discovered that you could twirl the little shapes on the board that were stuck on with velcro.  The little flowers twirled just like a steering wheel so he spent a lot of time "driving" the flowers....Vroom! Bloom!

Lots of fun coloring owls!

And who doesn't love a big colorful tube to crawl around in!

Plus all you really need at a birthday party is a couple of little cousin friends to pal around with!  "Try to remember that next time Auntie Molly".  OK Gavin I will!

Owl you need is love!
I wanted to make some things for Annie to take home and have a little owl party for Cali and her friends in Pennsylvania, so I had that in mind when I made the felt banner and made 10 more of the little owls.   The next day I made  this little picture with paint and fabric pieces for her to use as a centerpiece....small enough to fit in the luggage.  I thought it turned out pretty cute too.
Happy 2nd Birthday sweet Cali!  Thanks for coming to visit us!

Friday, March 9, 2012

It's Curtain Time!

My darling daughter Becky is a senior in college and is enjoying living in a cute little apartment in downtown Fullerton.  Becky calls it the burrow..a reference to the Weasly's home in Harry Potter.  I call it the tree house.  It's a teenie tiny little place up a few flights of stairs with a little bitty kitchen and living room and a tiny little bedroom on top of that.  Every level has an outside balcony and above the bedroom balcony is a ladder up to a private roof area where she has made a little make shift garden hang out place.

Anyway the inside is adorable with the exception of three windows over the doors that were covered by simple panel curtains made out of old bed sheets apparently....or just really ugly fabric.  With Becky's pleading juxtaposed with my desire to be more creative and crafty, I agreed to sew up a few simple curtains that turned out really cute and brightened up the place.

First we trekked over to Joann's fabric to find some fabric she loved.

A little cutting.....
 A little ironing......
 A little sewing......

And voila!  Cute little curtains where ugly ones used to be!  Happy daughter and proud of myself Mom!