Thursday, April 22, 2010

{shari} tallit for sadie

When working on a quilt, I do a lot of scavenging through my stash. Over the past few months, anytime I ran across a fabric I liked for Sadie's tallit, I set it aside. If I didn't, it might be months before I found that particular piece again. Really. Here is a small collection of fabrics, yarns and trims to use (or not) in Sadie's tallit. I'm really fond of the hand dyed velvet and the navy with "waves" of stripes cut on the bias. How Sailor Glam is that?

Here are a couple of other tallits that I've made.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

{sadie} lamplight

these would be cute to just be hanging up outside on the porches!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

{shari} glam net

Thinking about sailor knots has now evolved into
thinking about netting.
Wouldn't it be cool to dye muslin various shades of blue,
tear it into strips and make a big net?
I know just where I'd use it.
Now, I just have to figure out how to make it!
Look at this video I came across. It's mesmerizing .

{shari} beyond sprinkles

Don't my little sailor friends look smart in their party hats?
These are the cupcake liners we'll be using for Sadie's party
cupcakes. They came from Sur La Table.
Thanks for the heads up Ann.

Serving cupcakes for the party is an easy call when your best running
pals just so happen to be phenomenal bakers!
Look at these fantiastic cupcakes that Sue and Ann made for Sophie's
bat mitzvah. Delicious and elegant, dusted in sugar and topped
with a single pink jelly bean.
Using a venue that allows outside food gives your friends and family
a way to contribute to your party in such a helpful (and tasty!) way.
Thank you girls... home made is always best!
A note on the flowers:
I handmade all the paper flowers
from Martha Stewart kits. I used them in various places.
Every Sunday paper for a few months I would
clip the 40% coupon for Michaels arts and crafts store and
buy another paper flower kit. They were tedious, but so beautiful.
I didn't regret the time spent making them.

Ann writes a wonderful food and photography
blog. She's an incredibly talented home chef and artist.
Go over and say hello right here.

Monday, April 5, 2010

{sadie} flaggy flaggy flaggy flag.

Decorations are a big deal. they pretty much make the theme. my sister's bat mitzvah theme was pink, so it wasn't to hard to comprehend the idea..but i will have to try to get across the theme from just the visuals. So i love these flags. my mom makes these really great triangular party flags, that we could probably do with these same patterns.

and since that is the sailor alphabet, we could spell something out having to do with the bat mitzvah. and since the patterns are so simple, i think it would be pretty easy to recreate.

and on a side note having nothing to do with my bat mitzvah, i think this is funny.