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My (Almost) Girl Power Birthday Party

November 25, 2013
In: Everything Else

Last week* was my 32nd birthday. I really wanted to do something nice, with decorations and party favors and a theme! Oh boy, did I want a theme. I really wanted something that would mean something to me personally.

I decided to go with a “Girl Power” theme, with some of my favorite strong female figures, like: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the Powerpuff Girls, Elle Woods (from Legally Blonde) and also Alicia Keys, Beyoncé and maybe a few others.

Unfortunately, I’ve been having quite a busy month, and didn’t have enough time to get everything ready. So instead, I was left with some very pink and girly decorations and party favors, but I don’t think the guests minded too much.

Napkins & Vegetables

Menu

  • Vegetable sticks with tehina(sesame paste).
  • A basic vegetable salad with cucumbers & tomatos with some radish for added interest (and taste) and a lemon-olive oil dressing.
  • Tomato & mozzarella salad with a basil-olive oil dressing.
  • Grilled peppers (yellow & red).
  • “Surprise” salad: green leaves, pairs and sugar coated pecan with a honey-mustard dressing. This salad was an absolute hit – everyone loved it (don’t tell them it’s the easiest salad to make).
  • Some (store bought) whole wheat bread and home made garlic bread.
  • Vanilla sponge cake with chocolate frosting (yum!)
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Crochet Winter Hair Band Birthday Present

December 24, 2011
In: Crochet

For my friend at Muffashionista. Happy birthday!

Crochet Winter Hair Band with Flower

The flower was made using this tutorial over at LollyChops.

The head band was made as follows:

With worsted weight yarn and a 5 mm crochet hook, ch 12. hdc in 2nd ch from hook. hdc across (9 times), ch 2, turn. [10 hdc, ch 2, turn] until the band reaches the desired length. For a nice finish, ch 1, and sc evenly along the long side of the band. When you reach the end of the first side, bring both edges of the band together and slip stitch across through both layers to join. Continue sc evenly around the second side.

Crochet Winter Hair Band with Flower

Keep your ears nice and warm stylishly during the winter!

Mini Crochet Birthday Cake Tutorial

September 21, 2011
In: Crochet

I just thought I’d make a small something for my mother’s birthday tomorrow (well, really – in about 30 minutes). I won’t be able to see her on her birthday, but a bit of cake would be nice, right?

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