Tuesday, February 9, 2010


For Miranda's Annie production, I was in charge of decorating the lobby table.
I wanted something that represented some parts of Annie, so I found a cute "Sandy" stuffed dog, wrapped a box for the raffle drawing for a t-shirt and... created a mirror with vinyl letters with a famous line from the play...
"You're never Fully Dressed without a smile!"
The original plan was to make these to sell at concessions, but it just didn't get approved and ready in time.
Maybe next time!

Butterfly Cake

Normally when someone is having a baby girl you would think of PINK!
When I received a baby shower invitation for a friend and it said her nursery colors were Deep purple, Grey and Black I was a little perplexed and not sure how to coordinate the diaper cake with her nursery.

So I headed out on a quest for purple and black... anything purple and black that would work for a baby.

I ended up finding a purple frame and a black and purple clothes pin photo holder... The frame worked perfectly after I distressed it using black paint.
I was well on my way, but what about a purple and black blanket to put on my diaper cake???

I discovered a set of blankets that had purple in it, but also pink... well, it would have to do.
One of the blankets had butterflies on it so I figured that would be the way for me to tie in her colors. So I cut out many butterflies in different sizes in purple, black and grey.
Here is the final result....

I wanted to personalize the frame a little, so I found out what she was naming her baby and cut out vinyl letters to place on the glass.... I printed a b&w photo to place inside and voila... a finished frame. Now remember I also found a clothes pin that matched.... well, here's what I did with it....The clothes pin was already the right colors but I wanted to fancy it up a little so I added a ribbon and flowers. I purchased a Target gift card and covered it in paper from her invitation then adhered it to a card that was held by the clothes pin.
So there you have it... a completed coordinating set to match a purple, gray and black baby nursery! I don't even think you notice the pink too much either :)