Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Haunted House

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There's a house upon the hilltop
We will not go inside
For that is where the witches live,
Where ghosts and goblins hide.

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Tonight they have their party,
All the lights are burning bright,
But oh we will not go inside
The haunted house tonight.

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The demons there are whirling
And the spirits swirl about.
They sing their songs to Halloween.
"Come join the fun," they shout.

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But we do not want to go there
So we run with all our might
And oh we will not go inside
The haunted house tonight.

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~Jack Prelutsky
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HAPPY HALLOWEEN
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Sunday, October 18, 2009

A Fashion Patisserie Party

The Invitation...

The Party...

Last Saturday we celebrated my granddaughter turning ten with a funfabulous fashion patisserie party.
Sixteen of Emmalyn’s friends and classmates came to an evening of music, food and crafts. The party theme was Fashion Patisserie inspired by these digikit-fashion-patisserie-labels, party colors were lime green, orange, pink, and turquoise blue.

PhotobucketThe party table was set in lime green, Emmalyn’s favorite color. Instead of name cards, paper Hermes Kelly purses were placed at each seat; I found them on the Hermes website during the summer. Inside the purses, I tucked beaded bracelets and flip-flop rings.

Green paper lanterns hung over the table as well as large green and blue flower fans.

(The purses are no longer on the site but if you would like one I can email a PDF to you...)

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The crafts...

(colors of paris cowgirl bags)
After pizza and the opening of birthday gifts, we made fashion crafts.
We had two tables with different accessories to make.
Table 1 had Paris Cowgirl bags, I was so busy I did not have time to snap a picture of these, they came out so cute.
The bags were made from orange, hot pink, turquoise blue and lime green bandanas.
We used two colors of bandanas for each bag.
Directions here ...



Tags I made for the bags


I printed out tags with the girls names on them so that the bags wouldn't get mixed up...
The dyed in coffee and vanilla tags came from magic moonlight studio. The girls had fun smelling these tags... they were a big hit..... guessing what the tags were dyed in became a game ......
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On Table 2, we had Feather Head Piece, the girls loved doing this craft, we showed them this you tube video first.
All the guests looked so cute with these feathered barrettes in their hair. They decided to wear them to school on Monday. Every girl in the fifth grade of this school looked like they spent the weekend in Paris.

The Patisserie...

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My daughter Willow, Emmalyn’s mom made all of the bake goods,flower cookers, brownies, cake pops and birthday cake. Look at that cake it was just beautiful and tasted so good …
Willow spent many late nights baking, because
she returned to teaching this year after being a stay at home mom. In fact, half of the party guests are in her class. I was told I could not spy and asked her students questions about her as a teacher. I had to laugh because I did have a plan and I did try but got caught… teachers do have an extra pair of ears and eyes in back of their heads…even when it comes to their moms....


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At the end of the party, each girl was giving a pink bakery box to fill up with all the yummy goodies from the patisserie table …Bakery boxes are from the Country Kitchen and the Blue Raspberry rock candy I found at oh! nuts.

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This party took months to plan and put together…

The pictures do not do this party justice, the presentation looked so much better…
A lot of hand work making tags, bakery box labels, paper purses, cookie bag toppers , party favors and precutting
bandanas for the bags …Add to that the baking and set-up…
In addition, the shopping on the internet as well as local party stores….
My daughter and I make a good team. She was especially sweet doing this party because she knew I had a version and she worked hard to help me achieve my party dream.

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The big hug and thank you

that the grandmother got....

In the end, what it equaled to was a priceless smile on my granddaughter's face…


Happy Ten Emmalyn,
Wishing you a magical year….

P.S.... one of the girls asked if she could adopt me as her grandmother....she said it was the best party ever...

Monday, October 12, 2009

A little bit of luck.....



A few weeks ago
Chrisy of artdecadence hosted a photo give-away for Tim Irving.


and I won ...
above are the three I picked....
I can wait to go out and get frames for them....
The p0lka dotted dress is called The Dancing Dress and is
so wonderful, the image you see does not do it justice...
To see more of his fantastic work go to Tim’s Etsy Store.

Thank you Chrisy and Tim I love my photos...
Do any of you watch Project Runway?
I do all of the time; one of my favorite outfits from this season is this wonderful paper dress.
Some how I missed the fact that these dresses are
auctioned off after the show.....I would loved to have had this one displayed somewhere in my house .....projectrunway.auction.

I had a few paper dresses in the sixties. I wore one to school once I was so worried that it would tear that I never wore one again.

I would have worn this one when I was younger, it is not paper and look at those wonderful boots...

Saturday was my granddaughter’s tenth birthday party,
it also had to do with fashion…
This party was so much work, but worth it in the end.
It was a great party.
As soon as I get the pictures from my son-in-law, I will post them…

Friday, October 9, 2009

a touch of New England

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Wishing you a magical weekend…..
Picture of little girl from Pringle Hill Studio

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

OnE, tWo, tHree

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Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted. Albert Einstein

more Mimes and NUMEROLOGY with the Three Muses.