I’ve become addicted to Pinterest. A million projects and so little time. I think I’ve probably done 8 things from Pinterest (half recipes and half crafts) in the last 3 weeks. Fortunately for me I found Pinterest a few weeks before Oren’s birthday, which has allowed me to complete a couple of projects that will be for his 1st birthday party. It’s going to be a very small party just his close family and the Moons, who have a daughter who is almost 3 and a son just a few months younger than Oren. I’m sure Mom and Dad are looking forward to it more than Oren is, but I think he’ll enjoy pizza, cake and presents. I imagine having other kids to play with or being the center of attention will also be favorite perks.
I wanted to find favors that would not just be junk, wouldn’t be overly commericial and would be appropriate for all the kids. It was harder than expected until I had a look at my Crafts board on Pinterest and decided to adapt a felt owl ornament pattern into a small stuffed animal. I’m going to have a hard time letting go of these. They are fast, fun and adorable. As a plus I already had a wide selection of felt that I got when I decided to make Oren a birthday crown. The crown is just waiting to have its elastic attached.
Another just in time for birthday project was an all occasions cake stand. I’m test baking cake 2 today. Hopefully this one will be just right.