Friday, September 9, 2011

Birthday Preparations

So what do you do on oh say Tuesday before you're having people over on Saturday for said daughter's birthday party? Do you finish sorting the piles of clothes from all the closets you drug out and put all over the house? Nah. Do you clean the bathrooms, mop the floors? Nope. Do you start making table runners in the colors of Curious George because you don't like the cheap (but expensive) Curious George decorations from the party supply store? Ding, ding, ding, we have a winner!

I bought a few Curious George things but the thought of spending much more on stuff that would ultimately go in the trash didn't sit well with me. So I went to my stash - hear that - stash ONLY, bought nothing! And pulled out some primary colored fat quarters and got to work, sewing after bedtime and during naps and l-a-t-e into the night on Friday night. But hey, the wise words of Larissa kept me going, "sleep is for quitters". Teehee. The runners were done, the house did get cleaned up (the only reason I ever really invite people over? Because it forces me to clean the house!) and we had some REALLY yummy cupcakes.

Not the most beautifully styled shot but oh were they YUMmy! These are the peanut butter and chocolate cupcakes from Our Best Bites. The only thing I did differently was to double the chocolate frosting and use just it instead of swirling the chocolate and peanut butter like they did - lovely but would a 2 year old really appreciate it? Mine was just happy to find the peanut butter cup hidden in the middle!

Next up - my For the Love of Solids Swap project - hope everyone has a great weekend :-)

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