It started out with pretty invitations that came through the mail. You know it's going to be special when the invitation comes through Canada Post.
There were pink and white polka dots everywhere! And the food! Not your run-of-the-mill party food by any stretch. There were big, fat strawberries stuffed with cheese cake filling. Sorry, no picture of those. Too slow. :( Cupcakes! And fruit salsa with cinnamon tortilla chips! And a dill pickle cheese spread. And Jelly Bean Bark. There was SO MUCH delicious food. And you know what's really amazing? One woman did it all by herself. Oh, yeah, and that one woman is the mother of a one-year-old (the guest of honour!). We are amazed that she found the time. And we are amazed at how well she pulled it off. She could do this professionally. That's for sure. See for yourself. Here's the party table. There was more stuff on the counter behind us.
And we made cookies, of course. 'Cuz if you're in Grandma Coco's good book, you get cookies on your birthday.
|Polka Dot Cookies - Happy 1st Birthday!|
And this is what we made for the birthday girl .....
Isn't that just the cutest monkey you ever did see? We can say that because it's not our design we're braggin' on. This knitted monkey was designed by Annita Wilschut and the pattern is available from her Ravelry store. It is extremely well-written and very, very clever. We can't recommend it highly enough.
Now that we've had a day to recover we're linking up to the Needle and Thread Network.
If you'd like to see what other Canadian crafters are up to,
just click on the link.
...who are now
all partied out!