Every Child is Gifted, They Just Unwrap their gifts at different times. -Unknown

Monday, July 8, 2013

Cami's 6th Birthday and a new bow holder

So, my daughter, Cami, came to me today and asked-mom are you finished making that? I told her Almost. She came back 15 min later and said, oh man now what are you making?!  Evidently I have been making, crafting, or playing a bit too much for her.

Last week, Cami turned 6. I started a tradition with my kids- birthday breakfast. They get to pick what they want to eat the next morning. After they go to bed, I decorate the kitchen for the next morning.  When they wake up, it is their own special celebration. We can even do this on school mornings. 

This year Cami is very much into Barbie dolls.  She told me she wanted tons of them for her birthday. So to decorate for her birthday breakfast, out came my Cameo.  

I downloaded a girl silhouette with a ponytail from the Cameo Slhouett online store.  Then sized it, and cut one out of vinyl to put on the table cloth and others out of pink and black card stock to place on the table.  The vinyl silver polka dots were left over from another project.  

I also cut out the letters for Cami is 6 to hang from the ceiling. I took the out outline from the girl that was left over and put it on pink polka dot card stock. I used cute fuzzy pink yarn to hang it with.  

Cami was very excited when she woke up. She loved eating rainbow sherbet for breakfast!  

The next project was for the kids bathroom.  The girls have tons of hair bows, since I changed up the decor, I decided we were in need of a new bow holder.  I have collected several old frames over the years. 

To make this I painted the brown frame black, got out the hot glue gun, and chevron burlap ribbon.  I turned the frame over and hot glued the end of the ribbon to one side, mashed it down into the glue with scissors to make sure it has a good hold, after a few moments. I pulled the ribbon across and glued the other side. I made sure it was tight enought that it did not sag.  I continued for the other rows. It does not have to be perfect, as you can see below, because most of the time it is covered by bows.

This is with only one clipped on. 

This is the finished product. Can you tell, I enjoy making bows too! I think it may be time to go through the bows and only keep my favorite. 

My beautiful friend, Libbi married Jacob this past weekend.  She had two ring bearers.  She was asking us what to have the three year old carry.  Here comes the Pinterest- "Libbi have you seen the signs that say here comes your bride?" So after a quick trip to Joann's Fabrics to find a light weight piece of plywood, and more vinyl for my Cameo, and black paint- this is the sign he carried.  The little boy was so cute! It had black ribbon for him to hang it around his neck. He moved it back and forth, swung it, and wiggled it! Some could say he stole the show, but my beautiful 6 year old was the flower girl and she was a Perfect princess, and there was also a bride. I forgot to take a picture of the finished product.  Holes were drilled into the top, black ribbon slid through and knots were tied to hold it. to make it look cute on the opposite side, I tied a short piece of ribbon to it so it would look decorative also.  Congratulations Jacob and Libbi!  

This sign was from the Gorgeous bride, Katie, at Decorate my life. You can see more of her amazing DIY wedding on her blog!

Have a happy happy sunny July,

1 comment:

  1. Love the rainbow sherbert for breakfast. Love the sign. And thanks for linking to me! Now where are the pictures of the flower girl???