Day 13 in my 30 Days of Outfits Challenge: November 13.
Lil Tot’s 5th birthday party! I finally finished up the cake. My first time using pre-made rolled fondant – I think it turned out pretty well!
Today’s was a bit of a throwaway outfit. I had to wear something appropriate for a kid’s birthday party; something that allowed a lot of movement since I would be running around after the kids, doing set-up and clean-up; and something that was easily washable
if when I get cake on it.
The jacket I made last year for a weekly challenge in America’s Most Stylish Blogger Competition. That was the week my ranking in the challenge finally jumped two spots ahead – so maybe a lot of people liked the jacket?? 😉 (My tutorial on how to make it is here, BTW.)
The leggings I made by doing a ruboff of a pair I already owned; I’ve also bought Easy MCCall’s M6173 pattern and can’t wait to see if a pair made from a store-bought pattern fits better.
The necklace I made: a heart-shaped pendant with little rosettes of faux “whipped cream” and Swarovski crystals. Unfortunately the chain makes the whipped cream dirty so I have to figure out a solution before I can sell these.
The birthday party was a success; the kids all had fun and Lil Tot was so happy to spend a non-school-day afternoon with his friends. The cake was a hit too!
We had a visitor in the evening who ate all the cat food Hub left outside. He’s getting bolder and now comes right up to the window to eat the food (the visitor, not Hub). We’ve had many arguments about not leaving cat food outside for the neighbor’s cat since it is, well…the neighbor’s cat. And there are two raccoons who come together to steal the food, and it’s obviously encouraging them to get increasingly familiar with our home. (The other one is just outside of the frame.)
In other news, Lil Tot has a 103-degree fever today (Sunday), so I’m not sure how my outfit will turn out for today, or even if I’ll be able to wear something nice with all the worry and running around. We’ll have to see! 🙂
Acording to the cake, you should make him a gift like this: http://www.spritestitch.com/?p=2670 😀
Happy Birthday for your little one.
In that last picture, you look like you are in the middle of doing a flamenco dance 😉
the cake is so cute, i love mario!
your jacket came out so well, and i love your booties!
Chic on the Cheap
oh,no! my son can't see that cake b/c he'd want me make him one for his bday coming in December.
@ByeByeSoccerMomAck! Sorry.:-) Making the cake wasn't that hard, if it's any consolation…I just bought pre-made fondant from Jo-Ann's and used some pf the techniques from the book “Hello Cupcake!” to create the parts and affix them to the cake. I think it was the brightly-colored fondant that really made it!
@SandyOhmygosh! That is just awesome! I saw that ThinGeek was selling Mario World decals for the wall (http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/stickers/a6d0/)…had a weak moment and was thinking of buying them when I realized there's nowhere in my house where they would go…
This mint green bathroom with flowered border?
The lavender living room???