April Finds

 
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I recently went to my sister’s open studio in Elliot, Maine and along with her beautiful handmade ceramics she had other vendors selling goods like this watercolor print.

I fell in love with this print when I saw it on her instagram post about the event. So I had to get one. I still need to find the right frame for it. I was thinking a thin wood frame.

This print is by the artist Leah Bares from Violette Tide Studios

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I also recently found this cute coolor tote at Target on clearance for $2.98. I love having these for baseball games, trips to the park or when I take the kids on a long drive.

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I also picked up these mini pictures for my gallery wall in the kitchen/sitting area. I have been collecting small art to cover the wall around the tv.

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These cute mini wall hangings were only a $1.80 at Target. They are magnetic and also can hold some faux flowers or maybe pencils.

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My sister gifted this hanging planter to me. You can visit Elizabeth Benotti Ceramics to see all her handmade ceramics.

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She gifted this to Weston for his first birthday and its so soft and she knows how much we love camping. This is by The Bee & The Fox.

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and this super cute and large tea towel was also a gift. It would make a great wall hanging also! you can find these here at Hearth and Harrow

I am working on finishing my craft/workspace to share soon. I have more home projects in the works.

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Wild One First Birthday

 
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Our baby boy turned one already! His first year went by so fast. I will share some pictures of his first year and favorite baby products soon. Today I’m sharing his first birthday party.

I really liked seeing the wild one theme on Pinterest and using the more woodland/camping ideas. The lanterns were actually after Christmas find from two years ago and added that camping touch.

The balloon garland was a must, I have been wanting to make one for some time now. I went with this tape to make it and these balloons for the color scheme. Along with these dark balloons.

I have to admit it was a long process to make the garland. My fingers hurt so bad from tying and the light green balloons were so hard to tie. I did use a balloon hand pump which was very useful.

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He loved his cake.

The fabric I used to make a tablecloth for our hall table is a soft flannel material I picked up from Joann fabrics. You can find it here. I plan on turning it into a blanket also so it was not used for just one day.

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Here he is really enjoying his cake.

The chalkboard I have had for a few years now it was actually a mirror that i painted over. The one balloon was from the party store. I made the hanging backdrop from cute paper I bought at Michaels and hung them on the antlers hiding behind the balloons.

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I was very proud of myself for how his cake turned out. This was the first time making a naked cake. I used a smaller deep cake pan and i freezer the cakes so i could easily slice them to make a 4 layer cake. I used a whipped frosting which was easy to spread.

Have you seen naked cakes on Pinterest? There are so many pretty ones.

I used my Silhouette cameo machine to cut the Wild One cake topper. I just use the software and connect the font together so it cuts one piece all together. I really love having that machine for making things like this.

The slice of wood can be found at craft stores.

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We made cupcakes for the guests and also had ice cream cake because we celebrated Harper turning 4.

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The cupcake toppers match the invitations I ordered on Etsy. They were a digital file and I printed and punched them out and used craft sticks and hot glue to make them into toppers. You can find them here. The invitations I used are here.

The little trees and the wood grain cupcake wrappers are from amazon.

The stand I used was a freebie I picked up and painted gold a long time ago.

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The invitations I used. It was digital file you could edit yourself and I had them printed at staples. I really love the trees and colors on these.

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My handsome little guy! He was excited for the party and woudln’t sit still so i could get a picture of his shirt. It says wild one with an arrow and a bear. I order here.

The party was great. I kept the gust list low because Weston is still in the stranger stage and although he had no problems with everyone watching him eat cake and open presents.

why do they have to grow up so fast?

I also wanted to say thanks for reading my first post in a long time. I have had some hard days and great days and I missed writing, crafting, creating and sharing my ideas. I plan to get back into posting a few posts a week, updating my website and getting my etsy shop back up with new items as well. I do not plan on selling clay tags like i did before right away. Thanks again!