**Giveaway is now closed**
Hello again! I can not believe how fast the weeks are flying! I feel like I just posted my weekly post, and here we are again. As I enter my 30th week of my pregnancy, and another week of temperatures over 100 degrees here in Arizona, I'm not too sad that time seems to be flying. :)
This is a special week in the history of our blog. If you all continue to view our posts, we should hit our 5000th view sometime this week! I can not believe that! It has been so fun to stretch myself creatively and to have an excuse to stay better connected with my sisters. So to celebrate this milestone, I'm going to have a giveaway that will start today and end tonight! It's a quick one. That's because I think we may see another give away from another crafty sister...
When I had my daughter, it seemed to ignite the crafting gene that lay dormant within me for thirty-one years. As her first birthday approached, I began to scour the Internet in search of the cutest ideas, most creative favors and most beautiful cakes. In other words, I totally stressed myself out, trying to make this birthday (that she wouldn't even remember) the best of her life. Here's some of what I did.
For Isla's birthday, I decided on a princess theme. The cake was pink, the decor was pink... lots of pink. Probably my favorite part of Isla's party, was the party favor that I made for each of the kids that attended. I found this wand online and thought it was adorable! I considered putting together a tutorial of how it was made, but the one I found here couldn't have been easier to follow. I LOVED how they turned out, and the kids seemed to enjoy them too.
A month later, I threw a baby shower for my good friend, Chiara. She and I had talked about different themes, but I was secretly pushing a flower garden theme so that I could share my new favorite craft. But before I got started on the decor, I had to focus on the invitations!
I had seen this invitation idea before, but wanted to make it my own. So I came up with a template and started to play with the decorations. I love how they turned out and was so glad that Chiara liked them too.
So there you have it! Some of my favorite party ideas, mostly "borrowed" from other people. :) Those are the best ideas. So now to the fun part...
Alright... here's the deal. You could take home these three adorable little wands for the princesses in your life, if you leave a comment below on the following question:
Why do you like to craft/create? If you don't like to craft, why?
This is a question I've been thinking about a lot lately, and would love to hear your thoughts. Comments left before midnight tonight will be entered in a random drawing for the wands. Don't forget to sign your name to your comment. Good luck, everyone!
Etsy shop grand opening & Saturday's Market
One final announcement before I end this eternal post. Five Crafty Sisters has officially opened their own Etsy page! Some of the crafts/projects you see on our posts will now be available to buy (in case you'd rather buy them than make them.) So far, Sara and I are the only sisters selling, but we're hoping to convince the others soon. Here's the address if you want to take a peek:
We will also be opening a "Saturday's Market" soon. This will be a post on Saturdays that will either feature items that we're selling on Etsy, or introduce new items that will be available in our shop. We're excited to take this new step.
Thanks for reading, and I hope your Summer parties are fun and full of great ideas! Have a great week!!