Crochet hair ties

My daughter recently celebrated her birthday and asked me to make these crochet hair ties as party favours for her girlfriends. Was a really simple pattern, quick to make and they look so pretty

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Cardigans

Recently 3 out of 4 of my nieces & nephew had birthdays. One thing I try to do every year is to knit them something handmade by their aunty. This year I decided to knit my 3 nieces the same cardigan but in their favourite colours. I really liked this Loren cardigan pattern

My daughter modelling the purple cardigan

Crochet clutch bag

I wanted to make something for a little girl’s birthday present. Her mummy gave me some white yarn which she originally wanted to make a blanket for this little girl but it never eventuated so I wanted to make something to gift her with this yarn and voila – a crochet clutch bag

Girls cape

A friend posted a photo of a turtle neck poncho by The Velvet Acorn on my Facebook page and I fell in love with it. I decided to knit one for my little girl with a modified neckline as she’s not a fan of turtle neck. This is my first time knitting without a pattern

Nerf bullet holster

My son has been invited to a nerf gun party so we’re in search of the best ways to store his bullets supplies. 

I found an incomplete knitting project where I had a 3 inch piece of ribbing (k2 p2). So I decided to try to use it to create a cross body holster. crocheted and made the individual bullet slots.

Outdoor movie party

We recently celebrated my son’s birthday with a backyard outdoor movie! I had so much fun organising this evening. We had all the treats that goes with a movie night – popcorn, lolly bar, chips & party food

Signs were printed in & put in photo frames for effect

Candy bar

We used a white queen sheet as our screen

Dora birthday party

I love celebrating but it’s always a juggle to keep to budget. One thing I do to cut cost is by hand making decorations. There’s so much you can do with coloured paper & colour printer.

My daughter turned 4 earlier this year and all she wanted was a ‘Dora party’ so off I went in search of templates online that I can use to create the Dora theme.

I found a couple of sites with downloadable templates to print invitations, cupcake toppers, banners, water bottle labels, etc

Simple table setting in colour theme

I was thrilled that I was able to use my crochet bunting again from her 1st birthday party

Water bottle labels were printed on paper & glued over existing labels. 

We had the party at the park and I decided to try my hand at making a cupcake birthday cake. I was so surprised at how convenient it was, especially at the park

Birthday cupcakes- found cake toppers on ebay for $5