part 1: handmade birthday party for the baby

{image belongs to sweets indeed}
Audrey is turning a year old next month. I can't believe my baby is going to be one! For a while, I had been going back and forth with the plan of whether to throw her a birthday party or not. Now I am certain that I am going to host a lovely birthday party for her. Audrey's family in NY/NJ will be throwing her a Korean birthday bash in NY --- it's a Korean tradition to have a huge 1st birthday party. Well, certainly, I am not going to throw another Korean birthday party here. I want to do something different (of course!!). Audrey is going to have a sweet and lovely handmade birthday party. It'll be a small birthday party. We'll invite close friends. Hopefully it'll be something that everyone can remember for years to come.


vintage inspiration

I came accross that lovely pic above while browsing around apartment therapy's site. Don't you love it? I love the "handmade" side table. I might just have to copy that look for my own bedroom. I happen to have a vintage suitcase (ivory) that I can use.

Gosh now I want to revamp my place. But I am on a budget. I still need to find 2 white bookshelves and a white dining table (to serve as large work area) for my sewing studio. I did find a super cool white dining table from overstock a while back but then it sold out a week later. I am still kicking myself in the butt for waiting too long to purchase it. Such a great price too ($168 + free shipping!!). I might hit my favorite vintage shop in town next weekend. Who knows I might find a cool one there.

Also, few weeks back, I bought a couch from Craigslist. It is a lovely light blue couch. Came from a good home. I am happy with the purchase. I love the couch but not the pillowcases that came with it--such boring plain pillowcases. So, my hands are itching to make some handmade pillowcases for my lovely blue couch. Will post the before and after pics once I am done. For now, I have some zipper pouches to make!!