It has been a week two weeks since Aden's Octonauts party and I think I have recovered enough to post about it. Special thanks to my sister for gabbing my camera and my MIL and SIL for their cameras, as I didn't take any all day!
Aden is a massive Octonauts fan! So when he didn't go for my initial plan of a 'Monsters' Party ( too scary Mummy!) we decided on Octonauts.
I did a lot of Internet searching and looking at a lot of Pintrest posts to gather all my ideas together.
There was lots of party food including Octonaut Cupcakes.
And a Kwazii cake as requested by the birthday boy!
We also had yellow/green/blue jelly cups with turtles in them and smarties cookies. As well as regular party food and hot finger food for the adults.
We had balloons, a birthday banner and streamers.
The oldest child at the party was 4 so there was no one to show them what to do with party games, so we had lots of outside toys and I made some play dough, which all the kids had fun wit…
It seems that there are a few stashes out there that are out of control....mine included! So after a chat with some online quilting/sewing ladies I've decided to host a stash busting effort for 2013.
The aim is that you make something (and finish it WIP's don't count!) out of you stash and that the out going fabrics are more than the incoming 'must have' fabrics.
I just can't put a ban on fabric buying....what if the BEST fabric ever is released this year and I miss out! So this will hopefully keep a lid on it!
To help keep track of that fact that your stash is shrinking I'm going to suggest that your count in Fat Quarters.
Backing and binding for quilts is easy to calculate.
Quilt tops can be more difficult. You can use the pattern requirements, if you use a pattern, to help work it out, or measure what is left of the fabric yardage/FQ's that you used, or you might like to weigh your finished top and use that weight of it to guesstimate how many FQ&…
Okay so technically I made this last month to send to a sweet new babe with his quilt.
But I haven't blogged it yet so it counts for this month right?
Aden saw this sweet little dino on my Pinterest board and asked if he could make one. It is child-friendly-ish but at 4 he is not ready to make things on the machine on his own!
The fabric and ribbons were all his choices though!
Mummy did the tricky sewing and Aden was able to help with some of the stuffing...truth be told he just liked sword fighting with the knitting needle!
Little dino has been on Kindy visits and sleepovers. A big hit with my dinosaur loving boy!
You can see the ribbons are a bit closer together and a little smaller for the gift version I sent.