Saturday, 10 September 2011
Creating birthday gifts
Recently I have been trying to make a lot of presents or buy them from artists rather than buying from shops. I don't know why but I don't find much excitement in high street shopping anymore (unless it is whilst pottering round just looking at things whilst chatting to friends or family).
With my ickle Sister's birthday coming up I had to put my thinking cap on as to what she might like. She recently popped over to give us a training course on how to ice cupcakes properly so cupcakes was one idea. In fact she had bought me a day out with her in London to decorate cupcakes with her but I chickened out :-( I don't know why but my confidence levels drop sometimes and the old shy me re-appears for some things - my sis is really understanding and let me chicken out - I love her so much for loving me for who I am (oohh soppy moment there lol). Isn't the brain a funny thing - there are so many things I am confident about and people who know me probably wouldn't believe how shy the inner me is sometimes (especially when sleep deprivation takes hold) - I have to fight her quite often :-)
The kiddies loved their Auntie showing them how to ice with a piping bag and we made some funky retro cakes.
Here they are next to our retro phone which we are still loving.
So a little box of cupcakes it was. I had a little brain wave to add love hearts on the top of them and some pink sparkly sprinkles. I had to go through all the love hearts though as some of them were mean and not nice with things like 'grow up' written on them - when did that happen?
I then found some wonderful little cupcake boxes in Sainsburys to set them off nicely.
Now as you will know if you read my last blog post, my Sis loves tashes! Not sure why but she does so I set about making her a key ring of moustaches that she could use for any occasion :-)
There were curly ones, little ones and long ones ......
I then I added a cute little heart with some ribbon on that I bought a while back especially for my family. My Mum always tells my kiddies that she loves them 'this much' with her arms out so when I saw this ribbon I had to have it :-)
Just look at that cute girl in her hoody with her arms stretched as wide as they can possibly go :-)
Some time ago she asked if I could make her one of my daisy chains for some festivals she was going to so this was another pressie. There is something lovely about making something for someone when you know they are going to get so much joy out of it - you smile all the way through making it :-)
Last but not least I ordered her a Scented Sweetpeas bath bomb box from Caroline's Creations, it must have been the best smelling item I have ever received through the post!
Thanks for all your lovely comments on my last post, I really do love reading them and they always make me smile - thanks for spending your precious time doing that. x