My friend, Trisha, has a birthday coming up on St. Patrick's Day and invited a bunch of gals to her birthday party today. What a totally fun, happy day! I don't remember the last time I went to a peer's birthday party! Above is Miss Trisha decked out with her birthday princess "tiara", wand, pin and 2 boas!
We carpooled toWaxahachie, a little town east of Dallas, and first stop was at Mosaic Madness, a do-it-yourself mosaic studio. We each chose a project, broken china pieces and tiles and proceeded to cut, smash and glue down lots of bits and pieces. I chose to do a small bird house shown below. It hasn't been grouted yet as the mortar has to dry and cure for 24 hours. I will grout it tomorrow and also paint the bottom.
After a fabulous lunch at the Dove's Nest just down the street (the cutest ever restaurant combined with a fantastic shop), we then convened on the Crafty Scrapper next door. This is the greatest scrapbook/stamp store ever. They are fully stocked and even had lots of new winter CHA products. We made a canvas project with new house stamps from Paper Artsy (from England) and each person could personalize it with their own house number. I just love this piece!I'm sorry for the glare in the picture. Those hearts were punched from art metal. The corrugated metal "fence" along the bottom are some kind of corrugated fasteners from the hardware store. The plaid layer behind "home sweet home" is fabric.
You also can't see the sides of the canvas in the first photo, but we handprinted "As for me and my house...we will serve the Lord." The house numbers were inked and then outlined with dots using a black glaze pen which you can see in this closeup shot.
But we still weren't done! We had red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese frosting complete with a shamrock on top and then received goody bags. Look at all the goodies Trisha managed to stuff into this bag! She decorated the paint can which held lots of the embellishments, made the bag topper for the green M&Ms with the new SU Top Note Big Shot die and even covered the pen (on the far right) with green ribbon, topping it off with the white and green ribbons and shamrocks on top.What a fabulous day! I am overwhelmed at Trisha's generosity and for inviting us to help celebrate her special day. There's nothing better than being with girlfriends and arting the day away!