Daily Archives: November 9, 2012

Dirk’s 1st Birthday- The Set-Up- Tiny Sailor Theme

The two banners were made from craft paper and gray yarn.  Just used some hot glue to attach them- relatively easy, except for the whole burning the thumb process.  The gray yarn, is the same yarn, that I used to wrap the over sized letter “D”, for the life-preserver wreath, and the small wood letter “N”.  The yarn was under 99 cents with a 40% off coupon I had from Hobby Lobby.  I didn’t buy one thing, including the invitations, at full-price. They were all either in my possession from teaching, or were bought with one of many 40%/50% off coupons at Michaels and Hobby Lobby over the course of three months(plan ahead of time to reduce overall cost).

This project consisted of going through picture books(easy), cutting a bunch of scrapbook paper(easy), and pinning them both to a  board I had from teaching(easy).  All-in-all, this project was extremely time-consuming, but well worth it for me.  I loved how it turned out and I plan on saving all of the pieces for baby 2…


Ahhhh cursive…. why did we need to learn you? AHA- for writing ineligibly on a chalkboard.  PERFECT! 
Quote: “If you want to know how much we love you… just count the waves.”

Jar of Rocks- Come from a beach with a ton of family memories.


Heart garland from paint sample swatches… YEP. “D” with wrapped yarn.  Re-used bottle from cooking that we painted with food coloring.

There should be a warning sign that says, “MUCH HARDER THAN IT LOOKS.” Seriously.  I almost had a break down…. had to call my mom and ask, “REALLY?!? HOW CAN IT BE THIS HARD?! THEY KEEP TANGLING!!!”



Crab got my lip… perhaps this is lack of sleep? No?
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