Well, I've been having fun not sewing lately, but planning a little party for a certain soon-to-be 5 year old.
We used to throw a big party each year for Natalie's birthday, but as things have gotten busier we haven't had a big party for her the past couple years. A few things I've tried to keep in mind while I've been dreaming up ideas for Natalie's party was to:
a. keep it simple, it's so easy to go overboard
b. make sure to include things that she really likes with things I think are reasonable
c. invite just a few friends
Natalie's into anything pink and can often be found in a totally pink outfit from head to toe. So to make the party less sugary sweet (and NOT completely pink) I chose yellow and pink as the colors - a pink lemonade party!
The Gilded Bee (I'm planning to use them to decorate the cake). She runs a super cute etsy shop based in Iowa. I love finding great shops like The Gilded Bee and when they're relatively local, it makes it even better!
I'm definitely not skilled at making jewelry, but these were just so fun and Natalie loves chewing gum. You can follow the Valentine Gumball Necklace tutorial over at One Charming Party.