Happy birthday Mandy

My one year old son and I decided to make my sister in laws birthday card together.

I went out and bought lots of craft stuff including paint, paint pots, a messy mat, letter stickers, beads, faux gems and a few other pieces.

We got Ben to use his hands and feet and make some prints, and then I added some gems and the foam letter stickers.


Also with the craft pieces there were letter beads and some accessories to make a bracelet or jewellery. So I decided to make an auntie bracelet just for fun.


And here’s the finished card, many thanks to Ben Ben for helping me 😊

1st Birthday Cake Smash

We decided to do a cake smash ourselves instead of paying a photographer, not just for cost reasons but I thought my son would benefit from the comfort of his own home because of getting overstimulated and upset.

He didn’t quite smash up the cake like I thought but he enjoyed it.

We thought we got some good pictures and with some cropping we are going to print some lovely pictures.

I made his cake too which I love to do and I’d love more practice and to do a cake decorating course.

I decided to design a Winnie the Pooh cake

And this was the finished cake

This was part of the cake smash, my son was wearing a cloth nappy with a birthday pattern on.


I also made his birthday card.


I made it using patterned paper for the background and I specifically bought foam dinosaur stickers. And some sparkly happy birthday stickers.