Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Party Time!

Wow, so much to tell you but where do I begin?

I think I will start with the slumber party on Saturday night.

A cherry themed slumber party. Five eight year old girls and my two oldest daughters. Fun!

They arrived at 5pm, made pizzas, ate icecream, played outside, watched a movie and giggled endlessly.

Making Pizzas

Their party bag was a little denim tote lined with cherry fabric with their initial on the front in more cherries.

Chloe's party bags

In it we put cherry earrings, cherry lollies, cherry note pad, pen and a little elephant stamp and stamp pad.

Chloe's party bags

The girls were thrilled.

Chloe's party bags

The earrings were a big hit and apparently make one look like a teenager! They even got teased by the nine year old boy next door over the fence.

Checking out the boy next door!

They thought it was 'the best party ever'!

The morning after

I have also had the most wonderful few days at the Stitches and Craft show. The stand was amazing and the staff just fantastic!

Stitches and Craft Show

I got to meet so many of our clever local crafty girls who were not only inspirational but just completely lovely.

Living Creatively

And I can't believe how many craft bloggers came in for a visit over the four days. Friday was like a huge ongoing blog meet and I was able to put a face to so many of my favourite reads.

Our bloggy visitors

We saw Jo, Tamara, Stacey, Corrie, Jodie, Annie, Donna, Tracey, and Kellie. And we shared the stand with Jenny, Fiona, Angela, Kristin, Kris, Amelia, Virginie, Bianca and other amazing crafty girls.

We were even brave enough to be interviewed on stage every day and some of you may have even caught us on Kerri-Anne Kennerley on Friday morning.

Interview time

Interview time

It was a really wonderful and rewarding experience in so many ways and I'm just so glad to have been offered the opportunity. We also got such positive response regarding 'Audrey and Maude' our new sewing pattern concept and loads of inspiration for patterns. Better get on with it then!!

36 comments:

amy said...

i love those bags! what a great party favor. you know we girls love bags!

Ali said...

Wow, you've been busy Louise!

Florence said...

That sounds like an amazing couple of days. Your party bags were gorgeous! x

Thimbleanna said...

Oh Louise! What a fantastic party -- and those bags!!! They're just adorable! The best party ever, indeed. And what fun you must have had at the craft fair. How on earth did you keep all the girls straight?

Suzie Sews said...

what a fab post...what a great pparty, what a great craft time!!!

Chookyblue...... said...

OMG how did you manage the party.......did you walk around like a zombie on Sunday lol.....or were you on a little craft high

Cathy said...

what fun you and the girls had. I am surprised you made it to the stand on Sunday. those bags are so cute.

Go Audrey & Maude!!!!

Violet & Rose said...

You are a wonder woman! I am in love with those cherry bags. And so happy for you and Cathy (and Audrey and Maude).
And very happy that the birthday girl finally got to celebrate her special birthday with such style.

A Spoon Full Of Sugar said...

We love those party totes - the cherry fabric and cherry party goodies was such a great theme - perfect for 8 year old girls! You sure have been busy this week! Good luck with you Audrey and Maude venture.

Tamara said...

Happy Birthday Chloe. Hope you had a wonderful party.

It was great to finally meet you Louise. So glad you girls had a great time.

Corrie said...

oh those bags are just so cute!!!! looks like a great party just like the show was.....wowee what a lot of bloggers in one place!

Corrie:)

...Sarah said...

What a lovely idea for the girls. I am imagining the giggles at the boy next door. My daughter (3 and a bit more than a half) loves waving at the 12 or 13 buy next door. Why does it have to happen so young?

Katie said...

everything sounds like so much fun! that slumber party looks like the best. i will be so happy when i can do this with my daughter! those bags are so sweet!

Jelly Wares said...

What a gorgeous idea for a sleepover... Your girls friends must LOVE coming to your house to stay for the night... LOL!!!
All of your pics of the craft expo are GREAT!!! I'm definately going to have to pencil that one in to my diary for next year, it sounds like everybody that went had an amazing time...

Jodie :)

Nikki said...

Lovely to meet you at Stitches and Craft. Can't imagine how you had the energy to host a party - I was wiped out after a few days at the show. All the best with the new venture...

Jodie said...

Oh my , we look like we are leaning over the back fence for a natter. Why has no-one posted a picture of me with my mouth shut, looking all demure? Why?
I love the cherry bags, you must be in dire need of a rest by now.

dizzyjadey said...

The tote bags are are fab idea. You've been a busy bee along with the craft show, too. You all look to be having a fabulous time. Hope you make it up to Sydney for the craft show, too. :-)

AnnieB said...

love the party bags!

dontlooknow said...

I'm pleased that everything went well at the show and it looks like Chloe had a fabulous party! And I'm pleased to see the bags finished & looking just too terrific. Have a great Easter & enjoy the school holidays ... are you at Amitie in the next 2 weeks?

A glance at my world said...

The bags are so cute! The party looks like it was a blast! :)

Anna said...

Hi Louise, thank you for your participation on the stand. It was nice to meet the gals behind Audrey & Maude in person. You're both adorable and it was great having you on the Living Creatively stand tirelessly promoting your new business as well as craft and creativity in general. It was lovely to see, two eager beavers starting a new venture that will encourage beginners to sew stylish things. You are everything that Living Creatively stands for. Thank you and I look forward to seeing you next time I visit Amitie.

Stacey said...

Those bags are just gorgeous - so much nicer than the usual party favours. Lucky, lucky girls!
You are a great Mum to have all those girls in your house - the noise would drive me insane!!

Ragged Roses said...

Hi Louise, it sounds like you've all been having fun. Love the idea of a cherry party, great idea. Wishing you all a Happy Easter
Kimx

Kristin said...

Congratulations on the wonderful opportunity at the fair and all - you have done a wonderful job with it all!! :)

I am LOVING the party bags, and it looks like your beautiful little guests did too! :)

Blessings!
Kristin
http://homegrownrose.com/reclaimingthehome

Mytutorlist.com said...

Wow, I have to agree with those girls that it was the best party ever! What fabulous treat bags. You really have outdone yourself. Your daughter is so lucky to have a talented mum like you.

Felicia said...

Looks like a good time was had by all. Love the party bags :)

peppermintpatcher said...

The little bags are stunning! What lucky little girls!

a friend to knit with said...

louise, i read this last week, and got called away, and didn't get a chance to comment.
what a fantastic party!!! lucky girls to receive those adorable bags!!! i love the big letters!

Katy said...

w I'm just far too jealous that I am A; too old to have gone to the slumber party, B; too far away in the miserable cold of the UK to hang out with the Melbourne bloggers at the craft show!!!

pinklemonadeboutique said...

oh you are such a good mom!

mellyandrosie said...

What a fabulous sounding party!! Just reading about it brings back all the warm gushy memories of girly slumber parties! Can't remember even getting such a gorgeous party bag though!! DOH!

crafty said...

Wow, that is a fabulous idea for party bags.

Your stuff is all very beautiful.

Lindsay said...

What fabulous bags! What lucky party goers!

susan said...

wow! sounds like you had a great time at the show! i wish i could have gone. those bags are so sweet. how thoughtful of you. im sure the moms appreciated the time and effort you put into them.

nimpi said...

Hi,
I just discover ur blog and like it very much. congratulations. Your sewing and patchworks are very beautiful.

Annie said...

That party and those bags look like so much fun,and those boys over the fence!!! Nearly as much fun as us "girls" had meeting you all at Stitches and Craft.