Monday, September 20, 2010

MIA - Enchanted Woods 2nd Birthday Party

So, I have been MIA for a little while now, and here is why. An enchanted woods 2nd birthday party. Many late nights were had by me by it was well worth it to see the happiness and excitement on the birthday girl's face. Much fun was had by all. (Apologies for some of the bad lighting, that's what happens when you run around in your pj's taking photos before the party begins praying no-one arrives before you have time to get dressed!

Frog in a pond
Pinyata (I forgot to leave a hole to thread the string through, but I did finally get a chance to use the lovely dragonfly ribbon I'd had for ages)
Bubbles outside for the kiddies to play with (hard to find games that 2 year olds can understand and enjoy)

the mandatory fairy bread

more mandatory birthday food, chocolate crackles

Lolly Bags

Table Decorations

Mushroom Lollies (they were on clearance at Coles, unfortunately I don't think they will be stocking them any longer)

Hedgehog cupcakes (Tutorial at

Birthday Cake (apologies for the bad lighting). Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting, decorated with mini bunting and mini toadstools.


Sparklers (if you do this, be careful that the shredded paper doesn't catch on fire)
Toadstool Table Decorations

Cake Ball Owls (Inspired by

Birds Nests


Hope you enjoyed "sharing" the party!

Have a lovely weekend.


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Love the Way You Lie - Rhianna & Eminem

I found this absolutely fantastic acoustic cover of "Love the Way You Lie" on youtube today.

Hope you enjoy it as much as I am.

Mary xxx

Monday, September 6, 2010

Another Giveaway "Chic Little Shop" on Etsy

Ok, so I have another giveaway for us all to enter. It's over at

You have the chance to win THREE gorgeous Parisian inspired cushion covers. There are a total of nine designs with three below for you to check out.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Giveaway at CraftyCrackPot

Some things are fortuitous. In my last post I showed a fantastic hobby horse. I believe I may have mentioned how I was getting sick of being the "horsie" for my daughter and having to gallop around the house. It's fun for us both to start with, but this horsie is UNFIT and nobody likes a wheezy, wobbly and red horsie.

Now, I have just discovered a super-generous blogger who is giving away this very cute hobby horse.

If you have a little person in your life that would enjoy this guy, get over to

Friday, September 3, 2010

Friday Finds on

My finds this week seem to be baby/children's themed. This wasn't planned, it seems that there are just so many gorgeous children's products out there.

I love this little blue onsie. Perfect for any little rockstar! This onsie is printed with eco-friendly non toxic inks and the 100% cotton onsie has come from a Fair Trade organisation. Take a peek at this seller's store for lots of other gorgeous designs. You can find this onsie over at

As a Mum to an almost one and an almost two year old, I know how difficult it is to stay stylish with babies. This gorgeous cover goes over most of the major brands of baby carriers and gives you a lovely stylish finish. Treat yourself or a loved one (they will be incredibly grateful, I promise). Check it out over at from seller Missimoomoo.

It was love at first sight for me when I saw this divine hobby horse. I love toys that encourage imaginative play for children. My older daughter is right into imaginative play at the moment, only I'm the horse, encouraged to gallop around the house.....tiring work. Might be time to hand over the reins (pardon the pun) to this gorgous guy. I also love the fact that this is an eco-friendly toy - not a bit of awful plastic in sight, yay! Check this handsome guy out at by seller Bursaria Designs.

There was something about this pair of birds that caught my eye. I'm not usually a brooch person, but this lovely piece may have just changed that. This pretty little piece makes me think of spring and love and peace, all the good things. Check it out over at by seller That Vintage.

This lovely baby quilt/playmat ticks all the boxes for me. Educational (letters), modern, practical and pretty. When it comes to children, you can never have too many blankets. Little people have an amazing ability to create mountains of washing, often in mere minutes. This would make a lovely gift (for yourself or a friend) :). Check it out at by seller Christopher and Me.

Remember, Christmas is sneakily approaching. The decorations may not be up in the shops yet (although it won't be long at all), but those clever folk amongst us know that the more time you give yourself, the more time you have to a) find the perfect gifts b) buy unique presents and c) you don't end up feeling the pinch all at once.
Have a lovely weekend and I hope all the lovely father's out there get well and truly spoilt on Sunday.
xxx - Quilt by seller Baum Textiles Co.