Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Happy Birthday, Stister!

My "stister" hit the big 3-0 last week! It was so much fun to gather with our whole family and a lot of her friends to celebrate this milestone birthday...and she was definitely surprised!

The whole family!
My brother-in-law's cousin had a condo in Jersey City that he let us use with an amazing view of the New York skyline and the Statue of Liberty. There was lots of food, friends, and good times.

Party time!
When I asked Kyleen what she wanted for her birthday, she said she would love to have something I made. I knew she also wanted some placemats and napkins, so that's exactly what I made! I wanted something to go with her Fiestaware dishes in Peacock and Scarlet and I LOVE the Amy Butler fabric I found for the placemats! It had both the teal and red and a pop of yellow, Kyleen's favorite.

The finished product!
I love the way they turned out! It was the first time I've ever used piping, and it really wasn't too difficult! I used a different color of piping for each placemat. I also made some coordinating napkins and I really love the fabrics I used for them too! I had a lot of fun creating a table setting using the linens, dishes, and some other decorative items she had around the house! Kyleen folded the napkins and I think it's just so cute and colorful! It helps that these are some of my favorite colors. :)

Love the pewter pieces and yellow candles!
Yellow napkin! 
Red napkin!
If you know my sister, you know that this is so fitting for her bold personality! I'm so glad she loved the linens and that I've been able to make so many fun and special gifts lately. Happy Birthday, Kyleen! I love you!


  1. The pictures do not do justice to how adorable the placemats and napkins are! I'm putting in my request right now for a set for me! I'll even send you the money for the fabric! I am so proud of your domesticity. I keep thinking that maybe someday I could learn to do something creative like that.

  2. I agree. Those placemats are awesome! I keep thinking about buying a sewing machine and picking up some of these nifty crafts you seem to be excelling at, but then I remember I can't sew in a straight line. The only sewing project I ever finished was a piano book bag... I wouldn't even let my piano teacher see it when I was done. I left it in the car. :)

  3. Haha Kara, that's amazing. I can't always get a straight line either! My stuff is nowhere near perfect, but fortunately I only give it to people who don't mind! :)


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