So TDMM turned one!!!! It is a bittersweet moment for me, as much as I am loving all the new stages and watching her explore her little world. At the same time, my little baby girl is growing up all to quickly and I'm afraid I will miss something or I will forget these wonderful moments! I digress....
This birthday has been months in the making. I knew my theme would be Ladybugs, I have scoured the web for crafty little ideas, fabric, foods and how-to's. In the end I succeeded!
I started with her little birthday dress. I used a tutorial from 7LayerStudio, it had the perfect amount of ruffles and the challenge of learning how to shirr for the first time, a skill I will forever overuse and adore! I purchased my adorable fabrics from bugfabric.com. Oh, am I talking too much? Where's this dress you ask?? Okay, okay, you twisted my arm, I'll show you!
|I heart ruffles!|
From the dress I found a tutorial for a fabric party hat that was to die for!!!
Here is my translation:
|with marabou fur!|
So what was next?? Well she had to have a cake smash shirt, because I'll be damned if she destroys the cute little dress I slaved over with frosting and cake! SOOOOOO.....thanks to a white $1 Garanimals turtle neck and some iron-on letters and rhinestones from a local craft store we have a smash shirt I'm okay with tossing:
|Ladybug overload?? =)|
What is a birthday without food? I mean really, no one ever accused this Diva of missing a meal or a slice of cake so I again put finger to keys and found some snacks fit for a Ladybug Picnic!
|Rainbows & Ladybugs go hand in hand!|
The smash cake & cupcakes were also rainbow cake but were more tye-dyed:
|My dainty smasher!|
I hope I haven't bored you with all my fabulous craftiness! I just have to show off my Mini Diva's big day! I will leave you with a photo montage of some of the highlights of the day as I see them!
Thanks so much for coming to our Ladybug Picnic post!
|Isn't she a beauty!|