Clever Charlotte

Summer Birthdays

In the Craft Room, Of NoteErin

Summertime is birthday season in our house.  Both JR and Nora have warm weather birthdays, and this year, I foolishly boldly scheduled both kids' backyard parties for the same Saturday.  Luckily it only rained for one of the parties, upping my success rate by a full 50%.

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Anywho..for Nora's party, I wanted to do something crafty and festive, girly and sophisticated.

Using Dana's skirt pattern as my inspiration, I made each partygoer her own twirly circle skirt from the ultimate in summer fabrics--seersucker.  I made 6 skirts in all--about 2 hours of sewing with the help of my serger.

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At the party, the girls strung mini-felt balls in an array of sherbet colors to make necklaces.

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party1

Meanwhile, I armed my trusty creative sidekick, Carla, with a hot glue gun and the fun (for us) really started.

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party7

We made these elaborate, garden themed headbands for each of the girls.

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The party ended with a mini photo shoot in the kitchen...

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party5

...complete with silly faces.

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part6

Happy #5, Nora!

~Mom

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