Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Come Unto Christ 2014 LDS Youth Theme {studio file}

With the new year upon us, it was time to redo our Young Women notice board at church. We really wanted it to reflect the 'Come Unto Christ' theme for the year and decided that the logo should feature on the board. I have a Silhouette Cameo machine and I wanted to be able to use my machine to cut the logo from scrapbooking paper, so I re-created the artwork in the Silhouette Studio software. The completed project really does look lovely on our notice board!

I have included links to the file I created so that you can use it too, just click on either image to download the .studio file. Both colour and monochrome versions are in the same file.

Monday, 27 January 2014

Baby Shower

A little while ago I wrote about a gender reveal cake I made. Well now baby is nearly due, so we threw a baby shower for the Mum-to-be. I designed the invitations, then themed the party from that.

The cake is a black forrest gateaux, iced in buttercream with fondant figurine and laundry.

We tried to make the room really cosy, like a baby's nursery, and draped wash lines full of onesies across the room.

Individual squares for the cot quilt were made by different friends, then I took them all and assembled the quilt.

We had a 'design a onesie' station. There were some really beautiful onseies created!

Instead of a guest book, each guest was asked to write a message on a little card onesie, then hang it on the framed wash line.

We played various games such as "Don't Say Baby"

and "Name That Poopy" (various brands of chocolate melted into nappies,
you then have to try and guess what they are.)

Mum-to-be got a few penalties as she tried to guess what was in her gifts.

She had to eat a chocolate bar out of a potty full of apple juice....

...eat baby food and drink from a bottle.

I just loved this photo of Dad-to-be that I took at the end of the evening.

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Happy New Year!

The last few weeks have been wonderful! Here is just a short post to share some of the fun we have had over Christmas and New Year.

We went shopping where saw reindeer and listened to choirs singing carols.

I made lace ornaments...

...and painted our names on to slate ones.

Christmas cards were made and posted.

The tree was trimmed and the house decorated.

We had a hearty Christmas dinner...

...followed by a dessert of milk tart.

We went for long walks (the weather was very mild).

Winter Wonderland in London was fabulous!

And finally, to see in the New Year we partied with friends; eating popcorn balls...

...and playing some rather boisterous games of Rapidough and Apples to Apples.