Well our Christmas vacation is finally coming to an end - tomorrow Carter heads back to kindergarten, and Courtney returns to preschool on Wednesday! And with this comes a return to our routine. I have big plans for adding regular craft time back into my own routine!
My cardmaking has been pretty much nonexistent for weeks now, but I thought I'd share the one crafty thing I did do! Carter turned 6 over the holidays, and this past Saturday we had his birthday party with friends. We did a bowling them, so I just had to decorate a shirt for him to wear!!
This was completely inspired by this awesome shirt I found on Etsy. I picked up the jersey t-shirt at Sports Authority for $7.99. Perhaps a better deal could be found elsewhere, but of course, as always, I decided to do this last minute, so there was no time to shop around. :-) And I just cut out everything for the bowling pin from my stash of felt - it always feels so good to actually USE the stash! I added stitching around everything after I took the photo above, and of course you can't see the detail below. Ah well, you get the idea! When I showed Carter the shirt, he said "I don't like it mom, I LOVE IT!" Yay!!
Here's a little montage of photos from the party. My boy was so happy to see his friends after missing them over Christmas break!
The bowling cake was from Kroger - they did a really great job with it! And I pulled together some fun bowling-themed favors! I found these mini bowling sets (which the kids LOVED, by the way!), wrapped them and then cut out the little bowling pins with my Silhouette. The "thanks" was stamped, a hole was punched and voila! Bowling pin tags. :-)
Now it's time to shift gears - Courtney's birthday is in a few weeks and she's requested a repeat of last year's princess party theme! I love birthday parties. :-)
Tomorrow Melanie is sharing more of my guest design cards, I'll link you up then!
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