|A glimpse of our birthday bash|
This being the month of my birthday, I, like Julia Bobbin, indulge a little more in honor of growing a year older. First, I indulged in an INSANE amount of dessert when we held a shared birthday party with friends at our house. Because the month of may has us celebrating many friends' birthdays, this year me and my boyfriend decided to throw ourselves and some of our friends a joint birthday party. What can I say: it just seemed like the natural thing to do! I found some cute yet simple party decoration ideas on the web to add a more festive touch to our small apartment. The guests brought yummy nibbles while my boyfriend and our friend Michel provided an wicked soudtrack for the shindig. Birthday boys and girls each chose a cake for someone to make. I had my dear friend Mélanie bake a classic Québec dessert : a "Reine Élisabeth" cake. It's basically a moist date cake oozing with a sweet brown sugar coconut sauce. Also on the menu: hazelnut meringue cake, Josie's decadent carrotcake cupcakes with cream cheese frosting as well as an Amaretto cheesecake I made. It was all so, SO good, and we had a blast: so much so I forgot to take pictures!
|Gotta love garage sales...|
The list:Burda: 7135, 7062, 7069
McCalls: 6657, 5525
Simplicity: 4498, 2846,
Simplicity Project Runway: 2812, 2922
New look: 6178, 6509
Vintage: Simplicity 2135 and 4448, Weldons 287 and 379, Advance 2824
Indie: Cambie pattern from Sewaholic
This added-up to a whopping 22 new patterns in my sewing librairy. Yes. I now officially have enough patterns and sewing books to proudly say I own a "sewing librairy". How cool is that? I became aware of this fact when I tried to find space for my new stuff in my already crammed shelves... Suddenly, it seems urgent I set up a cute sewing corner in my office/sewing room. Maybe I could paint a wall, add shelves, do a bit of decoration... something to make this space more inviting and creative. I'd love to display my old patterns instead of just keeping them in a box. How about you? Do you have a special way of displaying your stash? Let me know!