thank you for the kind words of comfort about our family dog. shea lived a long, full life with lots of love and happiness. he spent his last few days in better spirits and comfort thanks to a very good veterinarian. having the weekend to say good-bye to him was a gift.
so here is another attempt at catching up on blog posts. last month was giavanna's fourth birthday. and at casa hart, we are fans of a birthday party. although simple in terms of scale and budget, we do put some real effort in making the day special. i love celebrating their little lives this way.
we decided upon a nutcracker ballet birthday party for our gia-bee. she loves ballet. loves loves loves it. since our party was not going to be just a group of little girlies ga-ga for pink, a nutcracker party was our brilliant compromise. and our household was a bit nutcracker obsessed last month anyway. battles with the mouse king around every corner and visits to the land of sweets aplenty.
for these invitations, i started by flipping through tracy porter's book inspired gatherings to get the creative juices flowing. (do you know her? i love her style.) then i gathered a slew of stuff from the stash that seemed to say ballet and nutcracker. the floor was piled with random little pretties. i played around with it until something crazy cool was created.
evergreen cuttings from our christmas tree
circle hole punch
black ink pad
i think they turned out great. better than great really. maybe my most favorite invitations ever. and that is saying alot, because i have been making invitations longer than almost any other craftiness.
i love that there was no real rhyme or reason to these. i just had fun.
(and you should have seen gia's face the next morning when i showed her the finished pile.)