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It’s a Party Celebration

52 Create is a month old today!

How time has flown by. Thank you to all my lovely readers. It has been such fun sharing all my projects.

In honour of the anniversary I thought I’d share photos of a party we recently had chez nous.

There is a little someone with a bit of a Hello Kitty infatuation. She can hunt out a Hello Kitty from a mile away, no joke. I have no idea how this love affair started. She doesn’t watch it, we have little contact with Hello Kitty but somehow the clever branding has entranced my daughter’s psyche.

So to delight and captivate her for one day we went Hello Kitty crazy.

Here’s the evidence:

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I decorated a lampshade a la Hello Kitty.

We had pin the bow on Kitty and of course she had to take cupcakes to her childminders the next day.

Breakfast table:

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For her 1st birthday my maman made her a dress. Last year I made her a 1960s style red dress. Think Kennedy children:

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This year I added, you guessed it, Hello Kitty to a dress pattern.

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I will make her dresses each year until the lures of Topshop win her over.

I keep each one pressed in tissue paper once she has out grown it. If one day she has her own daughter they may get more wear and gather more memories.

Final photos of our window display:

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Phew. That’s a lot of photos.

♥ Thank you again for checking into my posts ♥

Hopefully soon I will post a knitting project…

♡ naomi

Hot Air Balloon Craft Project

Today we finally finished our Easter project! We made a sweet hot air balloon for Minou’s room. I wish I had taken photos of the process. I will take you through step by step.
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Materials:
→balloon
→paper
→glue
→water
→paint
→matches
→ribbon or string
→egg carton
→little people/figurines to go in the hot air balloon basket!

1. Blow up your balloon to a size you like. Diddie or huge.

2. Mix glue and water. I think I did about 1:2 ratio. To be honest I don’t think it matters too much.

3. Tear up smallish pieces of paper. It will depend on the size of your balloon. For a regular sized balloon I used paper about the size of milk carton lid. We used our old IKEA catalogue.

4. Dip each piece in the glue mixture and start covering your balloon. Cover around the knot. We did about 3 layers but it could have done with a couple more as the IKEA catalogue is fine paper. It can help to use different colours for each layer so you can tell where you have covered.

5. Place your balloon in an airing cupboard or somewhere toasty warm overnight or until dry.

6. Burst the balloon (snip the knot and keep hold of it) and gently pull it out of the botton where the knot originally stuck out. I then quiclky covered the hole with a couple more layers and left to dry again.

7. Have fun painting it lovely colour and leave to dry.

8. Cut the two ends off your egg carton lid and stick together. I found blue and pink egg boxes in ASDA and Sainsbury.

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9.String your ribbon through the egg cartons and tie a match stick to the end This is so that you only have to make a small hole in your papiermache balloon and the match will settle horizonatally and will be secure.

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I dabbed a little superglue so that I knew the ribbon wouldn’t budge when I pushed it through the hole.

10. Make two holes in bottom of balloon and thread the match sticks through.

11. I used fishing wire/thread to then use another matchstick and hole in top to ham from the ceiling.

12. Place your little person inside, hang and enjoy. We spent a while blowing it and watching Kitty and Mimi in their balloon. She’s already looking forward to bedtime!

Enjoy
naomi ♡