Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Catching Up



Here is my big girl, Emma. We had her "make your own pizza" party last Friday and it was a lot of fun. A lot of work, but fun. I had made chef's hats for the kids, too. That is the weird white thing hanging on her chair. Emma had a great time and is, naturally, already thinking about next year's party!



Here's the cake. I thought she'd want a cake that looked like a slice of pizza, but she said candy corn, so , there you go. She is DEFINITELY my daughter, huh? This was also a big hit because there were candy corns all along the bottom of the cake, too.





After a party, you've got to have thank you notes, right? So, I made pizza chef thank yous. I know, I know, pizza chefs don't toss dough with the toppings already on it, but I hope that the 6 and 7 year olds recipients don't notice ;) Where'd the pizza stamp come from, you might ask? It is the mini oval from the A MUSE A PALOOZA 2007 release! I used the rock and roll technique for the dough and cheese, then drew in the rest.




And, finally, here is what I have been trying to get done at the sewing machine lately. My kids decided to be Harry Potter and Hermoine Granger for Halloween. I am making up their school robes with no pattern or anything, which is hard for a novice seamstress (I use that term very loosely!) like me. This is the first time I've done sleeves, lining and a hood, so I am way out of my element here. My husband keeps reminding me that it will be dark and the robes are black, so mistakes are unnoticeable. I figure, hey, if the kids are happy, I should be, too. That, and I didn't have to pay something along the lines of $25 per costume. All the materials for this so far total about $17. I have one more to make before Halloween, so wish me luck!

card info: notecards, images and sentiment by A Muse, ribbon by May Arts, Prismacolor markers-black, crimson red, raspberry, walnut, Copic marker-baby skin pink, Making Memories ribbon slot punch.

8 comments:

tracy said...

Hey Elena! What a great picture. Your daughter is beautiful. And your cake is yummylicious. =) Would you adopt me? Cake, costumes, cards... you do it all!!

scoopy (Emily) said...

Cute photo! Love your pizza guy card! Good job on the HP costume!

PennyH said...

Wow! You are so awesome you clever girl!!! The pizza made from the oval stamp is so clever and cool!!! The cake is so cute...Love it! I bet it would have looked cute as a slice of pizza too. And the costumes?!...wow!!! You're such a talented person. Your children are very lucky to have such a cool mom. TFS!

Connie said...

That pizza card is awesome. Nice work all around on the cake and everything!

lexi said...

cute kid, cute cake, cute card! i love a successful bday party! and great job on the costume! colleen is dressing up as hermione this year, too, but luckily it's just one for me and the target costume made her happy!

Heather said...

That pizza is too cute! Great job on that!

And wow ... what a cute cake (and great Halloween costumes too)! You're one talented gal!

iott said...

Everything looks fantastic! Way to go! What a gorgeous girl Emma is. You knocked yourself out with that party and cake. You have reminded me that I still need to make halloween costumes...

tami w. said...

Hi Elena
I just wanted to let you know I love your blog for the sweetness factor and you are SO creative too!

THANKS FOR SHARING ALL YOUR BEAUTIFUL ART. I HOPE TO MET YOU SOME DAY.