Saturday, 3 July 2010

A night out with the girls!

Last night a group of us girls met up to go for a meal at International Starters, Leith, Edinburgh. You had a choice of starters from around the world in these categories: Mediterranean, Asian, The Americas and Scotland. From these categories we all chose differnt foods from these categories. I was Americas and picked the loaded potato skins here is the menu which will be easier to understand rather than my daft explanation! It's a fabby idea I think! The meal was delicious as was the company!

The desserts looked scrummy - I didn't try any because I was too stuffed with what I'd already eaten!

Thursday, 1 July 2010

Congratulations to Leanne!

All wrapped up with bow and gift card:
Almost complete - as you can almost see, some of the "ingredients" which are
discreetly hidden by nappies and muslin squares:Yay - the satin ribbon/bows + ribbon teddy topper in situ:
A close-up of hand made ribbon bow + Sizzix baby carriage die-cut gift tag:
Gift tag only with Sizzix Sizzlet "Cherish" alphabet used:
I'd received a phone call last Friday from the secretary from Alwynne's primary school with a request to make a nappy cake for one their members of staff, Leanne. Leanne has a lot of patience and is indeed a lovely lady who normally cares for a special needs kiddy at the school. The nappy cake was to be made in time for her finishing up work to go on maternity leave today [which is also our end of term]! Usually I prefer at least 2 week's notice but I made an exception seeing as I had been all organised with making the teachers end of term thank you gifts.

Instead of the usual "neutral" colours such as pastel yellow. mint, cream tones, I wanted something a little more modern and used chocolate brown and a pale mint shade.

Now, there is an error here [which has now been rectified], I wonder if any of you will have noticed it?!

The Teachers Thank You Cards

Both Miss Marr's and Mrs Mistlebrook's "Thank You" cards:
Mrs Mistlebrook's card - a combination of scalloped and layerd edges + machine stitching:
[sentiment from Stampin' Up!]
Miss Marr's "Thank You" card - close-up of dimensional adhesive pads in use: