The party preparations continue for Bea's 1st birthday. I always have good intentions of keeping things simple – it is, of course, the first of many more birthdays to come. Along those same lines, however, it is her first birthday after all, and I have to make it great!
The favors thus far are handmade alphabet coloring books with each child's name and letter printed on the cover. They are very simple to make – I just copied the interior pages on white text weight paper and then printed the covers on a heavier weight, bright yellow cardstock. Then, my husband (the seamstress in the family), stitched each book down the center with a sewing machine. A box of colored pencils will accompany each book.
My next project was bumblebee hair clips. I first made three different sized loops of grosgrain ribbon and secured each with a drop of hot glue. I then made "wings" using a translucent white ribbon and more hot glue. I made a little bee "head" with a smaller piece of ribbon, tucking two pieces of waxed twine inside for the "antennae". Next, I covered a silver clip with ribbon, attached the "bee" to it, and Voila!....charming little "bees".
I was quite proud of the end results.