Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Baby Bretton's First Birthday Banner

 Happy Tuesday !  Last Friday was the youngest grandsons first birthday, so I made a banner for him with my cricut.  I used 5 x 7 photos, one from each month to do the banner.  I got the scalloped squares from the storybook cartridge and this is the football svg ..  I added his name on the bottom and how many moths each photo was.

 I was going to use big tulle blue bows on the ends but it looked too girly. I ended up just making long chains with yarn and my crochet hook , and making pom poms in blue , red, and brown.

I stapled ribbon to the tops for hanging and added a red check bow to the top of each one.

They hung it across their sliding glass doors  ( it was hard to get a good photo ) but they are having a big birthday party in a couple weeks so hopefully I can get some better pictures then.
The birthday boy :)
He loved his new Little Tikes car .. 
On Easter we stripped off his clothes to color Easter eggs.. He had a great time doing it !
I made a cream puff cake for dessert on Easter.. I just made the normal cream puff dough, baked it , then after it cooled made the cream puff filling ,cooled it and put it on top of the dough. Then whipped up some heavy cream with a little sugar. It is so good! Next time I think I will add some sliced strawberries to the top.
 It was actually nice enough on Easter , 57 degrees ,that we went for a walk , Daughter in law, daughter, #2 sons girlfriend , oldest son... 2 grandsons and all the dogs ..It is back to being cold again , even a few snow flurries !
My #2 sons creative photography..
Hope you have a wonderful week , Thanks for stopping by and your nice comments :)

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Kris said...

I saw the banner on IG. I am glad you put them here too, so I could see them better. Love it! So clever!!!
Hope the flurries fly away fast. Yesterday was cool and windy here, but today is sunny and nice. I have clothes on the line, and have a lunch date planned with a good friend.

Barbara F. said...

This banner is so cute and so creative, Priscilla. Happy Birthday to that cute baby boy. Your cream puff cake sounds wonderful. xo

Carol said...

What a great idea for a baby's first birthday, Priscilla--they sure do change a lot in those first 12 months! Bretton is adorable--especially love him in the pumpkin :)

Your Easter weather sounds much nicer than ours--glad you go the whole gang out for a walk... You probably all needed the exercise after that yummy looking cake!

Catherine said...

What a fun project! Happy Birthday to the little cutie!

Paisley said...

Fun stuff! Your cake looks delicious!

Barb said...

The banner is a wonderful idea!! And what cute little boy!

ornate splendor said...

This banner is genious! What a great idea - this could also be used in many ways - anniversaries, for example. Thank you for sharing your banner. Very inspiring! Catherine

Unknown said...

Great Banner. Very imaginative and dynamite execution. Glad I found this post at Share Your Cup Thursday

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Priscilla, the banner is so cute and oh my gosh the baby (I mean big boy) himself is a doll! Thanks for sharing with SYC.