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Monday, 24 September 2012

Caelanzilla's Monster Birthday Bash

This weekend our little monster turned one! Can't believe a year has passed already, I don't know where the time has gone! I managed to pick up this little monster suit on Ebay for a couple of quid and it gave me the great idea to do a monster themed party!

I have been really busy for the last month so I didn't have any time to start organising anything until a week ago. After doing some research online, I came up with a master (monster) plan! If you fancy doing a monster themed party yourself, I highly recommend checking out Pinterest for some great ideas! Last week we had a little crafty session where we made some monster decorations, mainly monster feet made out of craft foam by my friend Lydia and a milk jug monster (which I nicknamed Chickenzilla) for which to keep sweets in! I found a great tutorial to make a milk jug monster here.

The next step was to make the Monstrous buffet. It was quite handy the wee man's Birthday being end of September as all the Halloween goodies are out in the shops. So loads of things like gummy eyeballs and body parts sweets etc. We had food such as cocktail sausages (monster toes), candy floss (monster fur) and jelly with body part sweets (monster goo). We even had monster punch which was made up of fruit juices & green food colouring and contained lychees (eyeballs) and a monster hand which was made from putting peach juice in a latex glove and freezing it overnight!

Last but not least there was the monster cake. I am going to put up a separate post detailing how I made that but have to say I'm quite proud of my first Birthday cake attempt.

So the day was a great success. We just invited close friends and family so it wasn't too overcrowded in our flat and everyone brought Caelan great presents. We were totally exhausted by the end of the day, although not too put off the idea of hosting a Pirate themed party next year. I will leave you with a picture of mummy monster, daddy monster and baby monster Caelanzilla!

Wednesday, 12 September 2012

The quest for greater order

I've not posted for a few weeks now but been having a mad, crazy month! Most of which I shall blog about in the near future. Although I am afraid to say it's not all been good creative fun!  Dull, frustrating tasks such as clearing out the spare room (dumping ground) of crap! Mainly unpacked boxes, decorating stuff, prams and many other items that we can't find a home for into storage and to the skip have been taking precedence lately. After we get through this annoying part then we shall have an empty blank canvas room with which to get our son's bedroom ready in time for his 1st Birthday... in just under 2 weeks now, yikes!
Seems like we're just getting through things in little fairy steps right now. But at least things are getting there slowly but surely. While I was going through things today I found a plastic tool carrier box I had bought out of Home Bargains for a few quid. Originally intending to store beads and the like when I bought it; I thought of a much better use for it today...

I turned it into an organiser for all my fimo, yaaaay! There's a little section for each of my colours and types, a section for all my cutters and there's even a compartment bit that holds all my tools! And best of all; it's all in a case that I can carry about and I can easily find and access what I am needing at the time! You probably think I'm totally sad for getting all excited about this! But I kept thinking about when I was wee and used to love fimo but had hardly any of it, not enough to get really creative, and certainly no tools to use with it anyway. Imagine how I would have felt if I'd have known that one day as an adult (well supposed adult) I'd have all this fimo to play with! I would have been completely over the moon! That's probably why it's so good seeing all my fimo organised and in one place! And here's too many more fimo endeavours... well after the wee monster's lair is sorted out of course, hehe!