Today is my baby girl’s first birthday! It’s hard to believe she’s a whole year old today!
Maybe you’ve heard that we threw her a birthday party last weekend ;-) We did a You Are My Sunshine themed party (check out my Pinterest inspiration board HERE), and it was a great success! If you haven’t already, take a look at the Cupcake Cones that I made for the party. I’m hoping to put all of the party details into one big post sometime next week!
Since today is Addy’s actual birthday, I thought I’d share with you the Birthday Board that I made for her. I’d seen them on Pinterest and Etsy lots of places and thought I’d try my hand at creating one for her in Photoshop myself. I am pretty pleased with how it turned out!
I used it as part of a photo display table at her party.
The onesie was a labor of love. Though they are super-adorable, the personalized birthday onesies on Etsy were just more expensive than I could justify on an outfit that would be worn for a few hours, tops….so I set out to make one myself! Of course, solid-colored onesies are nowhere to be found, so I dyed it myself using RIT dye in my washing machine. It sounded intimidating at first…but it was SO easy! Then I created the design and cut it out of iron-on vinyl (a Pick Your Plum deal from a few weeks ago!) and ironed it onto the onesie. I was pleasantly surprised with how simple it was to complete, and how well it turned out!
I also made her a tutu using this tutorial from Paige and Brooke. I needed exactly 6 yards of tulle (2 yards of each color). I cut the fabric in half long-ways, so for each color, I ended up with two 2-yard strips of tulle…then I cut those into 6″ strips and looped them around the elastic. The tutu was probably 4-6″ too long for a baby…but since she was only in it for a few minutes for pictures, I didn’t bother trimming it down.
And what birthday outfit is complete without a party hat? I mostly followed Alison’s tutorial over at A Glimpse Inside. I used spray adhesive to attach the scrapbook paper, cut out the “1” using my Silhouette, and added a piece of a craft boa on top for a little something extra :-) If you’re making a party hat, check the ribbon-by-the-yard section of the fabric store for fun kinds of trim! I love the little turquoise flower trim I found for the bottom of the hat.
Happy Birthday, Sunshine!
(photo by Amber Roy Photography)