We had a birthday last month...with a cowboy themed party... can you guess which one of us it was?
No! It wasn't me! ;)
Wy turned 1!
I sewed a bandana tie and some denim (from scraps from a denim shirt-turned-apron) onto a plain onsie we already had for a cowboy outfit.
And to complete the outfit, Grandma found a cowboy hat that fit perfectly.
We tried to leave it low-key with a pot luck get together, cupcakes and no gifts.
Somewhere I have better pictures, but since I can't find them, these will do. Michaels had tissue paper with cow print, denim and a bandana print (score!) that I used to make pom poms (see them hanging there above the island?).
Michaels also had a large assortment of colorful bandanas. A few pinking shear cuts, felt letters, glue and twill tape and a Happy Birthday banner was done.
I, of course, needed an apron for the occasion and World Market had a perfect set of dishtowels to make one. I roughly used the pattern in Apronology (one I think I will return to again and again).
Wy LOVES bubbles (in fact bubbles was one of his first words), so i really wanted to have bubbles as favors to have out for people to use during the party and after. I had the hardest time finding small containers of bubbles that weren't wedding favors. In fact, I didn't find any other ones so I tried to disguise the wedding part with start stickers and by putting them in glass jars covered in cowboy scrapbook paper. I'm not sure if people bought it, but they did blow bubbles and that's all that really matters I suppose.
More on my extended absence soon - just have to get pictures uploaded!