Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Bday Bonanza

Happy Belated Birthday to me :)

I had some of my crafty girlfriends over last night
to help me celebrate my 33rd year of life!

In lieu of gifts I asked them each to bring fabric scraps & buttons & doodads. They brought tons of fun stuff & I had them each make me a fabric triangle (or 2 or 3) & embellish it. Jamie sewed them all together connecting them with vintage '60's pom pom trim & I hung the garland over my studio window! Soo much fun! I think we're instating a once a month craft night!

1. Birthday Garland, 2. Birthday Garland, 3. Birthday Garland, 4. Birthday Garland, 5. Xmas Garland, 6. Crafter, 7. Vintage thread, 8. Bday Cupcakes, 9. IButerfly contender, 10. Banner in the making, 11. Toucan, 12. The Good GIrl & the Revamper


My mom made caramel frosted cupcakes & homemade fudge (yumz!), Jamie made guacamole & the cranberry thumbprints that I had made for her before. Add to that some vino & a grapefruit vodka concoction my friend the ex-nun made & we were having a grand 'ol time!
I even squeezed in a trip to Anthro before the festivities! Best Birthday ever :)

Best quotes of the night:
"I went with quantity over quality", "tell us Johanna's birth story...no, not HOW she was conceived...{sheesh} ", "your cheese is stinky but it's a good stink!", "these cookies are like crack but legal & with cranberries!", "I'm not picking a crafty winner but if I was, you'd sooo win!"

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Thanks for all your birthday wishes! I'm hoping to pop in tomorrow with some pics of my treasure hunting finds from a quick trip to the coast! My dining room table is covered with jewelry as I type this :) Here's a sneak peek of a very special treasure....

A Fashion Academy Gold Medal charm
Circa 1950!

I also picked up this cutie as an early
bday present to myself for $4!
S & P shakers...adorable!

Did you all have a very merry Christmas? Did santa bring you your heats desire? I certainly hope so! Santa (mom & dad) brought me a vintage celluloid 1800's collar box full of vintage & antique collars! Pictures coming! What did you get for being such a good girl ??

XoXo's
Johanna

7 comments:

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Happy Birthday Sweet Friend! What a fun party idea...love it! Those were some great quotes...wish I was there, I'm sure I could have added a few more...I'm quite famous for saying, well...stupid things! lol

Can't wait to see your new treasures and the charm is fabulous!!

WOWZA! The box and collars sounds spectacular, do show some pics!

I'm still pooped from the holidays and I've been working like a mad woman to try and open an Etsy shop...finally!

Love and hugs,
Karyn

Valerie said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful birthday and had good fun with special crafty friends. Love your new treasures and gifts! A lovely end to 2009 and lots of positiveness for entering 2010!
Val x

Distressing Delilah a.k.a. jenn said...

Happy belated birthday!!! I have been wanting to do a monthly craft night for a while..just have to convince the girls!! Love your garland!

alexkeller said...

I'm sorry I missed your birthday - Happy belated! And your party sounds like so much fun - the crafty part, the vodka part, oh, and the Anthro part :) If I ever to get to Raleigh (we have some good friends there) we'll have to meet up! So fun to meet other Etsy people:)

Kate said...

Oh, my little Jo, I'm so happy you had a fantastic birthday! I'm sorry I missed it. We have to meet up one of these days...it'll happen. It has to.

Happy happy birthday to you and hope you have a very happy new year!

Alisa said...

Happy Birthday!
Happy New Year!
Happy Happy!

Emily-Claire said...

I am glad to hear you had a wonderful birthday! It looks like you guys had a lot of fun! What great idea for a party. :)

I am absolutely in love with the salt and pepper birdies.

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