Monday, May 24, 2010

first birthday

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Picnik collage

Picnik collage

Picnik collage


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You fluttered into our life one year ago and things have never been the same.
We love you.

Winged Chandy 2


Butterfly Birthday Straws


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Regarding your questions about this post:

I made the chandelier and no, I don't sell them. Only made one. I won't be posting a tutorial because, quite frankly, I didn't photograph the process and it is a long process. If you really want to make one, drop me an email and I'll send you my phone number. I'll give you the specs.

I got the glass bottled soda at Von's Supermarket- not glamorous but true. If you live in the L.A. area, check out Galco's. You can also shop from them online. We make a trek up to L.A. about once a year to go to Galco's. It's great if you are into soda pop.

The little butterflies atop the cupcakes are just buttercream sugar cookies.

I bought the paper straws online at Hey Yo Yo. Love that shop!

I'd like to thank the good people at Martha Stewart Crafts for supplying me with two different butterfly punches, gift bags and cupcake flags. If only you had sent them to me for free...whatever, I'll give you credit anyway.

And I'd like to thank the Good Lord for supplying me with the gorgeous little girl in the photos, (yes, she's mine). She also didn't come free.

22 comments:

DomestiKatie. said...

Sister, you sure know how to throw a party. And grow a baby.

Look at that darling! She's perfect.

I am so inspired by you.

RiNNE said...

LOVE! Especially that beautiful chandelier! Did you make it? Happy birthday to your gorgeous daughter!

Jill said...

Holy Moley! You are amazing! The party looks like it was lots of fun! We love you Birdie! Can't wait to see you in July!

Hugs ... Auntie Jill

Jessica Munk said...

Happy Birthday! And I love the colors and adorable butterfly chandelier!! It brings feelings of excited nostalgia, spring, and summer at all once! Especially needed on this dark snowy day here in Utah!

Anj said...

I'm a fairly new follower of your blog (via google reader). I just had to stop by and say that your hanging butterfly decoration is off the charts! I'm swooning! You are so stinking gifted! Your blog is adorbs... Love it all!
anj.

Elizabeth said...

Happy Birthday, little Amelie!

Trina S. said...

What a beautiful party for a beautiful baby guuuurl! SOOOOO sweet! Where did the chandelier come from? love it!
Trina
www.mommeville.com(blog)

the emily said...

Oh how I love these pictures! Where did you get those awesome soda bottles?? And your decorations are just STUNNING. I am in love with everything you do. The flowers, the cupcakes, the flags, the chandelier (?), the gift bags...you amaze me.

Kari said...

Clearly, you were always meant to be mother to a girl.

Jessa said...

Yum!

And the food looks tasty too.

Amy said...

AMAZING! I would love details too...like where you got the soda bottles from and such!

margie said...

what an amazing day...filled with lots O' love and goodness...
lucky girl...
lucky family...
loves...
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Nuit said...

what a great party! and what a gorgeous little girl, congratulations! I am so following ya ;)

tollestrupfamily said...

Aprah - you outdid yourself again! It all looks good enough to eat!

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday to your little one. That chandelier is absolutely gorgeous! Becca :)

Relyn said...

I am completely stunned by this. What a gorgeous, amazing party. You have many, many talent, sister. Many! This part belongs between the pages of Martha Stewart. Does she know about you yet? She will. She will.

Carla Cavellucci Landi said...

With great sense of style, anything becomes special!! Love your party, the invitations are gorgeous, the girl is so sweet! Congratulations on everything and thank you for sharing these goodies with the world!

maren said...

April, have you ever heard of Japanese washi paper tape? I thought of you when I saw it...I can only imagine the fun things you would make with it.

Such a cute party. :)

http://www.happytape.bigcartel.com/

Megan said...

OH my dd's 1st is Saturday - I am just positively so excited. And so glad to find some last minute inspiration. Your so lucky you have little pigtails - I can still barely velcro in a bow!

Heather :: AFD Jewelry :: said...

Wow!! How absolutely gorgeous!

PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

Such beautiful pictures!! Adorable party!

amajorevent said...

Ok so I am a little blog dense.... I have searched and searched but I cannot seem to locate your email to ask you about the specs on this... Yes I know its 3 years after the fact BUT I saw girl inspired did you butterfly chandelier & what better way to learn how you did it if not from YOU!! This has proven to be an extremely expensive and time consuming project BUT for my precious miracle baby girl its ALL worth it & then some!! My email addy is oct12mom@gmail.com. I would SOO greatly appreciate it you could send me info as my daughters 1st birthday is coming up next month! THANKS IN ADVANCE!!!! :)