Well hello everyone! Or any of you that are still out there… 🙂
I’m not sure if this is the longest I’ve been away but it definitely feels like it because I’ve had so many things I’d like to show and tell you about. However, I’ve had some personal problems that really cast a shadow on how I’ve been feeling and so the only thing I want to do is work. It keeps my mind off of things in a way that writing, even a blog post can’t.
Still, I’m deciding to push past all those sad feelings and be happy. There are many things to be excited about, especially this little baby that is on the way who is quite a little ball of joy already. There isn’t a minute in the day when I don’t feel him and I’m really starting to wonder if we’ll have any rest once he arrives. 🙂
On other happy news, I had the happy honor of hosting my Mother-In-Law’s 60th Birthday party at my home this past weekend and it was fantastic. My husband’s sisters and I pulled together and it was really a lovely little get together. We wanted it to be a very cozy gathering so there were only 10 people and it made for a wonderful party.
One of my husband’s sisters and her husband are a baker and chef, so needless to say, the food was unbelievable! I was in charge of decor and we decided on a sort of tea party idea that ended up turning into a colorful mad hatter type tea party in the end.
Of course, I had to involve some letterpress into the equation. I decided to make my Mother-In-Law a print to commemorate her 60th. I was quite happy with the way it turned out. Since this was a surprise party and it was so small, we decided invitations wouldn’t be necessary, but with Christine’s wonderful food, I thought a menu would be a lovely treat to adorn the table. So I pressed it and decorated with colorful doilies and some baker’s twine. It added a nice pop to the table settings.
Here is the complete set I worked on for this party, including a custom coaster. Nothing fancy, just a colorful, sweet set of stationery to celebrate a wonderful woman.
This was a much needed distraction and has made me want to start sharing again, so I’m planning on a special post about my son’s third birthday party, which was also a couple of weeks ago and I had lots of fun working on as well. Hope to have that up soon too.
Thanks again for sticking around and I hope that I’m able to show you more as my mood has improved and the situation settles itself. Till next time!