All the family were together last month to celebrate Isla's 3rd birthday and my parents 50th Wedding Anniversary. Mr. Margie, Leiny, Mel, Chris, and I "pulled put all the stops" and put together a garden party for 65 people. Leiny went in to baking overdrive and gave the two ovens a good workout in the days before the party. The sun shone all day and everyone was in high spirits.
The Gustavian bench Mr Margie and Lein designed and built when Isla was born was dusted off and taken outdoors
My collection of white sheets were used to cover chairs, and the arbor took a central place in the long garden
Car boot sale garden furniture were given an upcycle and my singer sewing machine was whirring and humming making covers
Leiny made paper roses from her fav book pages as well as a wreath and two balls which were hung in the trees along with my homemade bunting and paper lanterns
There were 400 cupcakes of various sizes and shapes, hand iced and filled (all vegan)
My collection of vintage cups, saucers and plates were laid out on polka tot table cloths and the tea party was set
I am a community worker I was working full time until my cancer diagnosis in October 2013. I have been interested in crafts all my life. I am always knitting or sewing. I love the different seasonal crafts and spending time with family and friends.