I promised more, didn’t I?
Here they are!
I knew we were going to do a painting project, and I didn’t want anyone’s clothes to get ruined (AND I’m so over the traditional favor bags, and I thought this would be a practical and fun replacement. I’m not sure all the kids felt the same way!) so I decided to make aprons for the kids. This is an example of how I really don’t remember much of anything. I first went to my craft room, found a pattern from my grandma and looked it over. I love this pattern, because she made one for Charlie when she was 2. However, it was just too involved for what I needed. So then I started searching on the internet for a quick and easy apron for kids. Found a couple of different patterns for dishtowel aprons and decided on that. And then….looking through my pins found that I had one pinned the whole time.
So here’s my pin:
I didn’t follow the exact directions. I really wish I had used my serger (that I don’t know how to use…or even approach). Nevertheless, I’m very pleased with how they turned out.
I do wish I had made the ties longer. I used my kids for the sizes, but I messed up somehow because they were all too short and had to be knotted not tied. I was so worried I was going to run out of the rope stuff I used…and I ended up with an extra spool. I searched all over for ribbon I wanted for these. No luck. This is after going to 8 or 9 different stores looking for towels I wanted/could afford! I ended up getting them from the very first store I went to. I would have rather had a towel more like the pin.
Next up: I really, really wanted to a bunting (banner) for Ben’s party. I just love them and have never made one. I thought I was going to make one out of fabric, but I used scrapbooking paper and I am in LOVE with it. Every time I see it, it makes me happy.
Here’s the template I used:
This is going to sound totally entitled and awful and everything like that…but I really could have used a photographer at the party. SO many things didn’t get photographed, and if they did – not well. Considering we’ve never even had family pictures by a photographer – this was not even a remote possibility. Oh well!
And finally: the crafts we did at the party!
I think the butterflies would have been better for an older crowd…but oh well. It was fun!
That was long! Thanks for reading!