Now I just need to spend the morning cleaning the house and getting everything really ready!
In my quest to really do better at creating handmade gifts for occasions other than Christmas this year, I made sure to give Emmy a couple "handmade" (more like upcycled) gifts for her birthday this year. Since her room is going all "woodsy" on us, I was ecstatic when I found this adorable large scale trinket holder at the Salvation Army! And you see that price tag- yes I paid a whopping 75 cents, friends! It's my favorite thrift shop for fun little vintage oddities.
Now, Emmy also loves to help in the kitchen. Middletown offers a variety of "Mommy & Me" cooking classes for her age group. So for her birthday, I let her choose the class she would like to attend with me (We are going to baking fun!), and I gave her some cooking tools to go with it. She received a couple mini pizza pans, some aqua spatulas, a red flipper with a dog on it, and these wooden spoons which I painted for her with acrylic paint, and then wiped some polycrylic on (just the handles) to protect them as well as food.
Let's check out POWW faves, shall we! This week there were some fabulous striped projects, so let's check out some of those first! And I really am just blown away by the wealth of creativity out there. This week again, was one of those where I wanted to feature pretty much every piece. You are all freaking amazing.
Love love love this dresser from my friend (in real life!) Kathy from All About Vignettes. The colors and design are awesome!
And Sue at Uniquely Chic created this gorgeous beachy dresser! How fun are those starfish?
And some striped-y honorable mentions go to....
June & Bear and Fab Rehab
I love love love the color (love it- did you catch that I love it???) on this amazing vintage desk from Emily's Upcycled Furniture!
My pal Ann Marie is always SO good. You need to go to Twice Lovely to see this fabric covered piece!
And Finally, the girls at Design Par Deux are always rocking my world with their fresh and modern style. They know how to update a vintage piece... just check this one out! Oh, and I am referring to the desk, but they did the awesome chair, too! Design times two, Style times a million.
Happy Happy Weekend! Wish me luck as my house is about to be bombarded by 20 children!
And I also want to say a very very happy birthday to Cora, who turns 2 today and is doing well, though still confined at home for the most part. If you have been following me for a while, then you know about Cora's battle with Aplastic Anemia, a life threatening disease. You know about her super hero older brother who saved her life with his bone marrow. And if you don't know all about it, check out her blog, pray for a continued path to health. And you know that she is blessed and lucky to be celebrating her second birthday today. I wish I could be there to celebrate with her, but germs must stay away from their home for Cora's continued health. Heather, I know you read this, I love you! We all wish we could be there celebrating with you. I will be lighting an extra candle today for Cora on Emmy's cupcake, and thinking of you all.
I created some handmade gifts for Cora as well that I will be sharing next week. She loves horses, so it's all horse related!