Category Archive for: Crafting

The Night Circus In Town for Anya’s 13th

If you haven’t read The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, we sincerely think you should. It’s one of my favorites, and it’s one of Anya’s favorites (you know … because she has such great taste). Featuring a magical black-and-white circus, this book gave us plenty to work with for Anya’s 13th birthday this year. The…

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Bringing the Book of Life Party to Life

Here are the photo galleries that show the work that went into the crafting Anya’s Book of Life Party. Hit play on the video for a song and check out the images!   Manolo’s Guitar Music played such a huge part in this movie, we wanted to feature Manolo’s guitar (and his less-often-seen ukulele). [Best_Wordpress_Gallery…

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Anya’s 11th Birthday: Crafting a Book of Life Party

Back in April, Anya and I started making some sugar skulls, figuring they would have an easier time drying in the warm Seattle summer than in the gray fall. My husband dutifully took photos of us making the sugar skulls. Said pictures, however, are now nowhere to be found. Instead, he made this picture of…

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Fear the Baking Dead

When EA asked if for his 13th birthday this year, he and his friends could film a “trailer” for a fictional zombie movie, I thought it was an awesome idea. They’ve been learning to do techie things in Tech class, and godbless’em, they can out-tech me any day. When the time came to start planning…

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Making Up Some Liquid Luck

My crafting continues for Anya’s Harry Potter party. Today we experimented with pyrography on the tags for Liquid Luck – Felix Felicis labels and vials.

Harry Potter Party – Our Magical Wand-Making

So, every year, Anya plans what she’s going to want to do for her birthday party … two years from now. I kid you not. The child plans her birthday parties two years in advance. A girl after my own heart. Her birthday is a week before Halloween, which tends to lend itself to plenty…

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Maleficent Party

Anya’s Maleficent party was a huge hit!

The Nightmare Before Christmas Party

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