Monday, March 26, 2007

    The Electric Age

    Electricians arrived today.

    All sorts of little anecdotes on how I could have killed myself ....
    ( but not a "Yassou!" all day .. and they vacc'ied afterwards .. )

    Birthday invites.
    Everything i've seen pre-made is naff. It's not a Pirate-party, it's not a Wiggles-Party, not a Pooh-party, not a Nemo-Party.

    It's a party.
    For a 3-yr-old.

    So i'm playing around. I like the bunting motif, as it's new ( to us ).

    I originally wanted the boy and I to do some 'art' cards together.
    Then i'd cut it, fold it, send it.

    But I think my 'manic' period is on the wane.

    My husband's been working 24/7 .. I tend to 'do stuff' when he's away.
    He'll be spending time with us soon, so all my little projects on the "H&B" blackboard will take a backfooting.

    I'm hoping I get my act together before the par-tay.
    I'll be baking my first birthday cake.


    Melody said...

    Great card idea!! I like a lot. And you've been busily blogging away, haven't you? Unlike myself...

    joanne said...

    sparky's that vacuum - where did you find those gems???

    Bunting very cute

    VictoriaE said...

    The bunting idea's gonna be a hit design.
    Good luck with the cake..

    Violet & Rose said...

    Good bunting cards! I believe it is going to be very trendy to do the un-themed birthday party very soon. What! No fairies or pirates! No, just a plain, good old fashioned birthday party! What a brilliant idea! Where did you come up with that one? Pure genius.

    Stomper Girl said...

    I always make my own invites too.

    I like the bunting very much.

    So are you officially rewired now? Cos I thought something that was costing you so much would take MUCH longer...

    Fairlie said...

    Careful now h&b...first muffins, now a birthday cake? Who knows where all this baking is going to lead you? :)

    The bunting idea is great!

    velcro said...

    cool card! I'd rather make my own cards too - I'm in the middle of designing the "welcome to the world baby" cards to send out. I really ought to get on with it.

    PS Loved the clip of you on Deal No Deal. I'm glad that they won some money.

    nutmeg said...

    First birthday cake - can I give you a tip a mucho experienced mum gave me? Well, two words - icecream cake. Very easy. Very delicious.

    Just buy premium vanilla iceream. Defrost until you can add and stir in small/chopped up lollies etc of choice. Place in dish and put in freezer a couple of hours. Before completely hard - decorate top with more lollies or other decorations of choice. Then freeze till hard.

    At the last party I did this - all eyes wide in amazement - all tummies full - no cake left. Took all of 10 minutes to do :-)

    But if you like baking - go for I say.

    Muzbot said...

    Wow Nutmeg - I hope you would serve all that tasty sugar just before the parents arrive to pick up their young ones for the ride home - buzzzzzz.

    Love the card. You're a mighty creative mum. I know you've mentioned "bunting" before, but what the heck is it? Did I live a sheltered life?

    h&b said...

    Stomper - still going. Will be done by Monday, I think ... and Joanne - yeah, this father/son team rock - will be recommending..

    Nutmeg - icecream cake is probably still a bit cold for April .. maybe when they're a bit older and the globe has warmed some more ( ha ! ).. but thanks :)

    Muz - it's just a line of flags. You also see it at sporting carnivals. I *think* if I googled it, you'd find it comes from a nautical background - you know, regattas and the like ?

    But yeah - it's just kind of festive and fun ! :) The boy calls it "party ! party!" anyway, so it seems a logical theme ...

    meggie said...

    Neat card idea! Go with the it.
    The cake...Icecream never seems too coool for kids, but if you want to bake, good luck.

    meggie said...

    BTW I guessing Eden?

    Gina said...

    Love, love the card. Must see photo of your cake. I know it will be amazing. (no pressure) Looking forward to pics of course. : )

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