Friday, July 8, 2011

A Yellow Giraffe in a Pink Ruffle Tutu

We had lots of birthday fun here last weekend! Evie was all decked out in her pink ruffle tutu. I planned on making her a fabric crown inspired by this...maybe next year! 

I did have lots of fun planning and had some help and great inspiration from Leah of My Bride's Aide. She recently opened her event planning business so I thought I would take advantage of her expertise. She gave me the idea for these fabulous paper flowers. 

I am not a cake baker but I had lots of luck with this one! The last stacked cake I made was for my husband's birthday and ended up sinking in the middle and falling apart. This cake was Evie's cake :) It is 2 6" cakes. The icing is homemade buttercream frosting. The ruffles were actually very easy! I watched this video first.

For the guest cake, I made a cream cheese frosting (delicious!) on 2 9" cakes. I used the remaining frosting for the cupcakes.

I found this amazing shabby chic tier stand for about $40 on Amazon. LOVE it! I can use it for other parties and so much more.

The white picture frame was a $2 garage sale find, painted and distressed by me.

The ruffle was super fun to make! I found pink cotton fabric at JoAnn's. I first sewed pieces together and then gathered manually by sewing machine. I tried another zigzag gathering tutorial first, but somehow the entire ruffle came out:(

Evie's party invitations were my first project for the party. I think I started them when she was only 3 months old! The rest of the planning was inspired by this.

 I had plans for pompops and a more elaborate banner, but ran out of time.

LOVE these striped straws! I found them at various Etsy shops and others, but they are cheaper on Amazon.

Evie received LOTS of fun new toys!

This chalkboard from Spell it with Style is awesome! We are using it in our kitchen now.

 Kristi was an amazing help once the party started. I would turn around to go do something and she already had it done! She didn't even make me pay her that day:)

We had tons of fun and Evie did a great job!

Yep, we're proud:)

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Cassie & Joel's Vintage Wedding

Months before the bride and groom say I do, so much time, talent, and inspiration go in to planning every last detail of the most important day of their lives. Each element plays it's part in creating the particular look and style the couple is hoping to capture. The details may each be beautiful on their own, but when looking at them as a whole picture, the sight can be stunning.

So when Days Gone Design provides invitations or other paper goods for a wedding, it is always so exciting to see the photographs of our clients' big day and see how all the little details came together to create a wedding that is truly breathtaking.

Such is the case with Cassie and Joel's wedding. Photos courtesy of Red White and Green Photography.

I am currently working on their thank you note! Check them out:

I finally have all of Evie's 1st birthday photos ready so I will posting all about her pink and yellow party soon! Here's a little peak...

Friday, July 1, 2011

One Year Ago

It's so hard to believe that one year has already flown by since our baby girl was born! This time has been amazing for Matt and I as Evie grows and learns new things. Our love for her is unimaginable and really puts in perspective, God's individual love for each of us. Evelyn is totally unique, one of a kind and there will never be another just like her. She is one loved little girl! It blows my mind just home many people are so smitten with Evie.  She likes to show off her charm. She tries all her tricks at once so we have peek-a-boo, waving, blowing kisses and dancing all lumped into one. Pretty darn cute! 

We are planning a fun pink and yellow birthday party this weekend! More details and photos to follow!
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