Crafty Birthday Party

craft birthday party ballet skirts tulle

Me and my 8 year old daughter Betty got lots of ideas in Paris and decided that we should throw a craft party when she celebrated her birthday in the middle of February.

I made lots of tulle skirts in red and black and filled a large table with lots of materials from my stash. Ribbon, ball fringe, beads, plastic diamonds, jewelry parts from the 50′s, plastic flowers, Indian small mirrors, hairpins parts, brooch parts, mobile jewelry parts, felt flowers, felt leaves, glue,  everything I could thought about possible to make something with. It was just to go ahead and decorate skirts and make jewelry and brooches for dear life :)

We invited the whole families for food, cake, wine and goodies for all ages. The invitation said that the party was two hours long but after four hours everyone was still in full swing :) Even our youngest, Mimmi (3 years old), glued diamonds onto felt and I helped her sew so that it became hairpins.

I took Betty to a wedding shop in Paris run by the Tati department store chain (at metro Barbès Rochechouart). We bought a lot of fun beautiful fabric bags for the party candy and decorations for the table etc, which you normally use at weddings. Here they are – look at this shop! It’s a dream for a 8 year old :)

tulle ballet skirts
A mountain of red and black tulle ballet skirts ready to go! :)

decorating skirts craft birthday party

crafting galore

decorated tulle ballet skirt craft party
Beautiful result!!

Decorated tulle skirt

Skirt and a bracelet in glitter gold :)

I was soooo much fun! And all the parents said ”we need to have a craft-party only for grown-ups soon” and take all our sewing machines and such. I’m looking forward to it!

All the best!
and lots of crafting
Inger Carina

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An inspiring trip to Paris!

Paris view
Me and my oldest daughter got a trip to Paris from my husband for Christmas. Wow what a gift! We went in January, and had great fun. Paris was a bit cold but it was nothing in comparison with back home in Sweden :)
During our four days there we did lots of fun stuff. We went shopping of course:) and visited museeums. It was an incredible fashion exhibition that showed high fashion (haute couture) from Year 1990-2010 at Musee de la Mode et Textile at the Louvre. Amazing garments from among others, Alexander McQueen, John Galliano & Vivien Westwood. I was not allowed to take photos inside the exhibition… sorry.

tulle dress paris inspiration

macarons in Paris

We took photos of shop windows with wonderful tulle dresses and got really inspired to work with tulle and Betty my daughter wanted ballet skirts i all colours :) When we got home I bought 40 meter tulle and made her and her friends a craft birthday party! But that is a hole own post fore later.

Ispiration dress tulle paris
feather boa paris inspiration
Oops, I sneake-took a jewel photo at the Louvre….sorry

I had a art studio scholarship in Paris 2001 so I always miss one of my favorite cities :) I found two short mentions in my blog here and here in this blog from back in the days. :)

À bientôt!
/Inger Carina

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