What's a Mud Pie Bakery without chef hats?
I fell in love with the fabrics I used for the Mud Pie Bakery party.
My children don't get to dress up for Halloween at their schools. Instead, around here, we have the Literature Day Parade. A day to dress up in a costume of a character from a favorite book (coincidentally timed right at Halloween!). It's always fun, but this year, I think we have what will probably be my favorite DIY costume of all time.
All of the treats we served at the A is for Addalyn party started with the letter "A." It was a fun way to play with the theme.
Sometimes it's tough to find just the right ribbon. And sometimes I just don't feel like making another trip out, especially when it's summer in Phoenix and I'll do just about anything to avoid having to get in the car.
I have always been a sucker for beautiful stationary. The pretty papers, the coordinating envelopes, all beautifully packaged in an elegant box. I lvoed it all. When I was seven or eight, I was given a wax seal set. It had a mauve wax seal candle, a glitter gold one, and a metal seal with an impression of a butterfly. I adored dripping the wax on the envelope, quickly pressing my mark into the goo, and creating a seal that made me feel like I was a character in one of my favorite fairy tales.
Building on yesterday's post, today I want to show you another project I did using the same watercolor techniques--but this time with a fun twist. Thank you notes featuring a watercolor wash and a wax resist technique.
I'm actually going to show you three different ways to get this look. Choose the one that works for you!
The A is for Addalyn first birthday brunch featured many watercolor elements through the whole event--the invitations, the nut cups, the sugar cookies, the thank-you cards, and even the ribbon used to wrap the present.
The first time I made my miniature gumpaste tea set cupcakes, I covered the entire cupcake with a circle of gumpaste so it resembled a tablecloth of sorts.
And that worked acceptably well. But the cupcakes were kind of domed, and even with a bunch of buttercream icing beneath the gumpaste tablecloth, my surface was rather rounded and difficult to work with.
Although I would dearly love a Silhouette/Die Cut/Letterpress type machine, alas, I have not gotten around to purchasing one yet. But sometimes I need those kinds of cut-out shapes, like for the lettering on the feis bucket (tutorial from yesterday).
What's a girl to do without one of those clever devices? Improvise!