Archive for July 2012
Jemma and I both love pretty gift wrap. I have a friend (Hi Sara!)who has always delighted me with her gift wrapping and I almost get as excited about seeing what she has done as to what the package holds inside.
Back in May my 2 nephews and niece had a combined baptism as they are all born very close together.
I made my Nephews a personalised Typographic Print each with bedtime verse and the details of the baptism….
…and got my Niece the same Freshwater Pear Bracelet I purchased for Esmae’s Baptism from this shop
I wrapped the bracelet by sewing 2 paper doily’s around it after being inspired on Pinterest. (sorry I cant get this image to turn around!)
And for the 2 frames I just added some tags, string, and ties.
Now I wish I had done something a bit more spectacular…like some of these fund gift wrap ideas:
wordsearch from here
and this is a cute idea for a pocket to hold the card, found on martha stewart here
more martha goodness…very cute! Find those here
And I just love Ellinee printable paper bows you can find here
Now there is a sensible part of me that thinks that giftwrap is really wasteful and that we should stick to no giftwrap policy, using newspaper or children’s artwork to recycle or putting gifts in reusable bags or cloth….but the crafty side of me loves the idea of spending a bit of time to make the parcel pretty!
I have already shared this image on facebook but for those that missed it here is some photos from Sabre’s 6th birthday recently held.
My inspiration came from the stunning Tina Givens Elephant fabric (hoping to get some summer dresses made in this fabric). I was also very drawn to circus parties, especially the vintage look. So I sort of went mostly with a colour theme, Pink and Gold.
I made the star cupcake toppers with glitter card, the girls helped me cover some card stars in glitter for a fun but very messy craft activity. I used photo shop to make some pink striped paper bunting and folded some handmade popcorn boxes. I also made the raggy garland on the table with fabric scraps, and of course the birthday girls outfit.
The cake was an Ombre 3 layer vanilla cake and I kept the decorations on it fairly simple.
Lots of work was involved but I started about 2 months before so there wasn’t too much pressure at the last minute.
We love these knit wraps and think they are so fabulous we want to giveaway two of them to one lucky person so that their ears will always been warm this winter.
The wraps are so versitile and make a great alternative to a beanie. With an adjustable button they can fit an adult and a child, so you can share yours with your daughter, or with our giveaway of 2, she can have her own.
To enter all you need to do is enter via Rafflecopter below: