The 365 Day Challenge

My goal is to create something every day using something from my craft cupboard. I am a self-confessed fabric addict and just love to fossick through thrift shops and find treasures.

So here goes. Live, love, recycle and get crafting.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Day 113 - Birthdays

Birthdays are such a special time for children, but since I became a Mum I've also realised how very special they are for parents. I love the ritual of making a birthday cake the night before, and reflecting on the lives of my 'little people' and how much I have been able to learn from them already. I always get a bit emotional the night before one of my kids is turning a year older, and last night was no exception.

We rarely buy wrapping paper in our house so today's craft is wrapping related. We wrapped the presents with plain white craft paper that we have a huge roll of, and then I made some potato stamps to decorate the paper. I made a card for the birthday boy in the shape of a paper hat, decorated with pirate stamps. Then I added a little flag using a toothpick and some paper.

Here's the cake.

And the yucky green potato being converted into a stamp.

The paper pirate hat.

Then Miss Juliet wanted a pirate hat too, so I showed her how to make one, and she added her usual level of bling to it.

Lastly, here's a naughty breakfast muffin. Well, it's only once a year.

Now I'm off to play with fire engines and superheroes. Have a fantastic day everyone.


  1. Wow shaz everything looks amazing! HAPPY BIRTHDAY Aidan! Have a wonderful day. Love Lilybellexxxxx

    1. Thankyou! He sends you a hug and kiss and is having a wonderful day.