Friday, December 31, 2010

New endevours for Strawberry Fields


2.Perfect Parties in a Box

4. A colaboration,with Vicky Rudd

Custom TUTU'S and Hair accessories,made for your child.

5.Kids Eco parties


6.Eco loot bags

My 2011 inspiration

Beautiful color scheme
A place to beautify
Room with a view
So chic
Heather Bailey

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

New years eve inspirations

I love Peonies
Black and white and bow ties
Stars and silver
Soft colors and whimsy
What does everyone do for New years now? I used to go out all dressed up and drink champagne,as a mom I am lucky if I make it to midnight in New York! I used to be able to trick my daughter into thinking she had stayed up but know she really wants to stay up till midnight.We stay in and watch movies and eat shrimp, cracked crab and artichokes,weird mix I know but it is delicasy night. Then we wait through tired eyes till the ball drops and go straight to bed covering our ears from the sound of fireworks!
One good thing about it,I don't start the New year off with a hangover any more..totally worth it!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

There is a fairy at the bottom of my garden?

I am planning a fairy party and this is the inspiration I will be using.

What a great party,thanks to paper and pigtails

The invitations and seals are delightful

I love the gnomes

Paper and pigtails

Monday, December 13, 2010

The hills are alive.....

The biggest component of the party were the costumes. I decided to make green and white curtain outfits for each of the children attending. If, for some strange reason, you've never seen the movie, there is a seen where Maria (Julie Andrews) makes play clothes for all the children out of old curtains hanging in her room. I was ecstatic that I actually found green and white toile curtains at the Alameda Antique Fair a few months ago. Even better was that it was enough material for all the little outfits! Because the children attending Pen's party ranged from age seven months to three years old (and because each kid in the movie has a unique outfit), I decided to pick a different pattern for each one of the birthday outfits. 

For the backdrop, I stitched various fabrics into this Alps scene. The cupcakes were topped off with images of "Favorite Things."

The party gift bags were also simple references to the brown paper packages tied up with string.
Here's Penelope in her costume. I pieced it together from two patterns. One, a vintage shirt pattern from the 1970s. The other, a modern dress pattern.
And finally, all the children in their costumes:

The sew weekly

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Two Crafty Girls

My daughter and I out on a crafty day of shopping!

  Some of our favorite vendors!