Tuesday, April 3, 2012

A Party!

We went to a party on the weekend and what a party it was!!

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!


  1. Wow, i can't imagine doing up a party like that even not working! It's gorgeous! The monkey is really sweet too.

  2. I love that monkey...so darn cute:) I also am in awe of the icing on the cookies...wow.

  3. now that's a party ..... and such a pretty one at that.
    cute little monkey.
    He even looks like he enjoyed the party.

  4. I love that adorable monkey! That's quite a spread for a 1-year-old! We managed to bake my daughter a cake and that was about it.

  5. The party table looks amazing. I think your birthday cookies are beautiful and don't get me started on that sock monkey. I adore sock monkeys!

  6. The monkey is indeed cute but those cookies are a work of art!

  7. Wow! Not the party of my childhood! Looks like it was so much fun. Your cookies are perfect and how cute is that monkey!!!

  8. That sock monkey is adorable! I may need to look up that pattern and give it a try!

  9. what a cute monkey! the party looks pretty cute too!

  10. The guest of honour is obviously well loved; that's a beautiful spread, and your cookies are perfect. Love the monkey - I would have been tempted to keep him for myself :)

  11. Love the monkey and cool dot cookies too ;).
    Stay inspired!

  12. That's the cutest critter I've seen in a while - and I am usually not fond of sock monkeys. I love the variegated yarn you used.

  13. there are 12 comments ahead of me telling you how great both the cookies and the monkey is and I am certainly not about to disagree...What can I say that is different? I do wonder how one is able to knit the rather narrow tubes for the arms and legs? Maybe I should go read the pattern...


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