Friday, February 18, 2011

My first blog entry!

Hi and welcome to my very first blog entry! 
I'm new to this whole follow/comment/create/write kind-of blog thing.  After following several awesome creative blogs, I felt inspired!  Inspired to create something of my own.  I have an interior design degree but have been out of the field for several years now.  
My design interest and drive will always be within me to create a beautiful space.  But recently that interest has been awakened after following such wonderful ideas and projects created by some very talented people.  I thought to myself.....I could do this!  I am a talented person!

Now that I have a family of five, I need to be creative in pursuing my thoughts and ideas.  The creative part is something new to me.  Yes I can draw, paint or create a pretty bedroom for my girls, but making something out of something is a new idea for me.  With a child that has diabetes and 3 out of the 5 members of our family with celiac disease, the budget is stretched thin.  I'm ready to begin my creative discovery in creating warm and inviting spaces on a budget.

So with that being said let's kick off my first blog entry with a party! 

My daughter's 9th birthday party!

My daughter is a very bubbly and colorful not-so-little-anymore maturing girl.  I wanted the decorations to capture her personality.  I found felt cupcake pinwheels on Etsy that started my thought process.  The colors this seller had were not what I had in mind.  So I picked up 6 different felt colors sheets at Micheal's and got to work. 

As I'm working I thought I could make bigger pinwheels for a center table decoration.  I wanted to be very cautious at my waste so I wouldn't have to go back out and buy more. 
Well, I had enough.  I even had enough left over to make a banner with her name and a banner for the front door wreath (Sorry same Etsy seller....I'm using your so super cute idea!)

I wanted to make a big number "9" for the center of my banner wall, but I didn't really have chipboard on hand.  Instead, I used a side of a cereal box, printed off a number 9, traced it, and cut it out.  Then I used my Martha Stewart glitter that is awesome!  It covers so well!  I absolutely love it! 

I'm sure this idea is nothing new and has been done before, but I was pretty proud that I recycled and reused something to make something else.

Next, I found a tutorial on Martha Stewart for making tissue pom-poms, you can find it here.  They were super easy to make.  They added so much color and made such a fun and whimsical atmosphere.  I always buy balloons whenever we have a birthday.  Well no more balloons!

These are now my go to decoration instead of balloons!

I bought several packages of tissue paper that had 8 sheets each at Walmart for a $1.00.  I did follow one of the comments that someone left and accordion folded 12 sheets of tissue paper instead of 8.  I would suggest doing this because it made them nice and fluffy.  I then decided to make smaller ones that I hot glued on painted green dowels.  All my pom-poms are kept in a trash bag in the basement.  Next party we have I can pull them out, re fluff, and hang (Sorry hubby more wholes in the ceiling.)

So there it first blog entry is done!  Whew!  I feel nervous and a little bit relieved.  Maybe I am one tiny step closer in joining some super talented people out in blog land.  I believe these decorations could be used in any color for any celebration.  So just maybe I inspired someone. 

Thanks for stopping and come back soon!

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  1. What a great party!! I love all the bright colors, especially at this time of year!

    Found you on Just a Girl and just wanted to stop by and say welcome to the wonderful world of blogging!


  2. very cute! we are celebrating 9 here in a little over a week. love the sparkly 9.

  3. hiya! :) these are such cute, colorful and creative ideas - great job! i am your first follower! welcome to blog-land!

  4. Very cute! I am working on my daughter's 3rd birthday party right now! Found you through Fingerprints on the Fridge. I am a follower now, feel free to check out my blog and follow back! :) I am pretty new too so I know how nerve wracking that first post is!


  5. What a cute birthday party. Everything you did was fab! Welcome to blogland! :)

  6. Wow, what a great b-day and I love the wreath. Aren't those yarn wreaths fun but so time consuming? I just made one too and it was for me. Keep blogging. So glad I found you.

  7. Welcome! That party looks like a girls dream! I am following.

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