Thursday, January 28, 2010

Minnie Mouse's Birthday Party

Josie had her party on her actual birthday this year. She's quite the Diva and I didn't want her thinking she got more then one birthday a year, lol! Once she put on her dress in the morning to get ready, she was no longer "Josie" she was "Minnie Mouse". "Momma, I want a snack..." me - "O.K Josie, just wait a sec"... Josie "Momma, I'm not Josie, I'm Minnie Mouse, and Minnie Mouse would like some juice too please".

I made a dairy free cake, it turned out really yummy! Minnie Mouse, on the other hand, looked a bit sun burned. I don't know what I was thinking when I dumped in the amount of "soft peach" wilton food gel coloring. I was very tired, and for some reason I figured, since the color on the jar was so light, that was the lightest it would come out no matter how much I put in, WRONG!.... I didn't have any extra icing left at that point either, crap!

Terrible lighting, but if you can imagine, it only got worse after I put it in the fridge for the night... like she stayed up in a tanning bed while we slept.

This was not what I had originally planned to do, this was my "Oh my god it's 2am and her party is tomorrow morning!!" make due thing... I had wanted to cut out a whole bunch of circles like I did for Ellie's sign, but time slipped away.

This was her Halloween Costume, when I made it I had this party in mind. She LOOOOVES Mickey Mouse Clubhouse with a passion, she'd watch it from the minute she woke up, till she went to bed if you let her. Ellie was Daisy Duck for Halloween, and I wanted her to sort of be a toned down version of her at the party, but I couldn't find the beak and headband with bow I made her at Halloween.... but that's what's up with the crazy yellow tights.

We had quite the turn out though, it was a great party!
And she didn't take that dress off for TWO days! She'd still be wearing it if I hadn't wrestled it off of her for her bath, LoL!

Felt Playfood

It was my older daughter's 3rd birthday on Tuesday! My mom sent her some Ikea dishes for her play kitchen, since she loves to "make us cakes" all the time. I made some felt items to fit perfectly into the pans for her. I left them kind of plain so she could "decorate" them herself with scraps of fabric or other play food.

It was my first attempt at felt food. I don't have any of that lovley wool felt, it was just plain old polyester felt from Michael's (if that's what it's made with?)

Friday, January 22, 2010

A Giveaway at The Provident Woman...

The Provident Woman is having a knife giveaway! I signed up for Tasty Kitchen (PW's site!) and she popped up with a message like two seconds later, I'm not sure how she did that, lol, but I'm glad she did. I haven't had much time to check her site out yet but I'm off to do that right now.