Tuesday, October 16, 2007
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.