Saturday, January 30, 2010

Happy Birthday Sabrina!

9 years old, it's hard to believe!

There was a great party with her best friends from school,
including pizza and cake.
Then presents galore!

And, lots of girl talk!

What a haul!

Bye for now!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Party Favor Bag Tutorial!

The past couple of weeks I've been getting ready for my daughter's birthday party,
and I wanted to share with you some fun things that I made.
Not wanting to spend a lot of money, I came up with a party favor bag that
I could make out of things I already had.
I used brown paper lunch bags, pipe cleaners, crepe paper streamers, glitter,
and card stock.
The only thing I had to buy was the card stock.

Step 1:
I opened two paper bags, and stuffed one into the other to make one thicker bag.

Step 2:
I marked about 2 to 3 inches down on each corner and cut a slit to that mark.

Step 3:

I folded down each side about half way.

Step 4:
Then I folded down again.

Step 5:
Once they were folded down I stapled them in place.

Step 6:
Then I trimmed the edge of each fold down with a decorative scissors.
You could also use pinking shears too or leave plain.

Step 7:

I punched a hole on the two short sides to make a handle.

Step 8:

I threaded each end of a pipe cleaner through the holes and

curled the tips to keep them in place.

Step 9:
I sewed together two different colors of crepe paper streamer
together ruffling as I went along, and then glued that to the paper bag.

Step 10:
My daughter and I cut out flower shapes in different colors,
glittered them, and glued them together.
I used a flower punch to make the shapes, but you could
easily cut your own.

Step 11:

Then we glued our flowers to the bags, and added the girls

names with glitter glue.

Step 12:

Now all we had to do was add the gifts and some tissue.

We didn't spend much on the gifts either.

Just a little candy, one thing each from the dollar section,

a bracelet that my daughter made,

and a spool doll I made.

( I will show the spool dolls in an upcoming blog.)

I hope you liked this tutorial, we sure had fun making them!
Bye for now!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Meet Mimi from Posytown!

Today, we shall meet Mimi on our visit to Posytown!
All of the posies have a special talent. Mimi is sophisticated and loves growing flowers. She has her own little perfume shop called "Heavenly Scents".

She also loves to dress up, and her favorite accessories are hats, like this jaunty beret.
Come see her latest portrait at my Etsy shop!
It's painted on a wooden plaque and is ready to hang.

Please stop buy to see it on display, Mimi is so excited!

By for now!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Mai Oui! She is indeed from Posytown!

This graceful girl is named Mai, and she is one of my "Pretty Posh Posies". All of the posies live in Posytown and each has a special talent. Mai is very smart, and writes wonderful books for children. Bye for now!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Strawberry Makeover!

Well, after a day cleaning my office, (which isn't done by the way),
I thought I would share some pix of a new little friend I found on Ebay.
This is a vintage Strawberry Shortcake, that is in pretty good shape,
except that she needed an outfit, and something to tame her hair!

So I got out some felt, scissors, needle and thread and some imagination and,
I like how it turned out, but I would like to try making a hat some day.
I gave her a tour of my play house and she had a nice little tea!

And, I found a friend for her, Blueberry Pie. Stayed tuned for that makeover!

Oh, and of course, Smoke had to say hi from his cozy spot on Sabrina's bed!

Bye for now!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Meet Michelle from Posytown!

This graceful girl is named Michelle, and she is one of my "Pretty Posh Posies".
All of the posies live in Posytown and each has a special talent.
Michelle is a creative, and loves to sew and design clothes for her shop.

Bye for now!

Monday, January 11, 2010

I'm Featured on Papercakes!

I am so extremely excited that my "Pretty Posh Posies" have been featured over at
Papercakes Finds blog!
Please check it out to see the post which includes some other wonderful art and goodies!
Thanks Chelsea Ann!

Saturday, January 09, 2010

A Trip to Posytown and Shop Update!

You may have noticed that I've been a bit absent from my blog,

but I have a very good reason.

I took a trip to a place called "Posytown".

It's very far away, but it doesn't take me long to get there.

And, it's such a wonderful place, that I really hate to leave.

Would you like to visit Posytown?

Then come with me!

Posytown is nestled in a misty valley between the Sleepy Mountains and the Inspiration Sea.

The inhabitants seem to be stuck in time,

for they have looked the same for many years.

They don't have "jobs", but instead they use their talents

to make their own special contributions to the community.

For instance, our first visit is to meet Lark.

Lark is a sweet girl who lives on Elm Street.

She has a talent for speaking to birds and taking care of all the animals.

While she may seem shy, she is a fierce defender of all things small and gentle.

I hope you enjoyed your first visit to Posietown!

We will be back again to meet more of the merry inhabitants!

Before you go, I wanted to let you know that portraits have been done of

some of the Posytown pretties.

They are available at my shop on Etsy!

First, is one of Lark who you just met. I titled this "Tweet Heart".

Next, is a lovely girl named Mai, so her portrait is titled "Mai Oui"!

And last, but not least, is the lovely "Michelle".

I hope you will check out these Pretty Posh Posies, as I call them,

at my shop!

Bye for now!

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