Friday, July 1, 2011

The Kids

last Sunday my sister had a party combining the birthday of her 12 year old and the graduation of her 18 year old. and i was happy to finally get my "all the kids" picture. not an easy thing to do in the middle of a party. if you tell one kid to go sit on the couch and they don't see anyone else there. they just walk away. here are the kids. standing: Gabbi holding Frankie. Brianna (bff of Gabbi). sitting: Shannon (bff of Nora). Nora. Giovanni holding Logan. Giancarlo holding Vito. Franco holding Giulia.craft-y-wise i made a birthday present and a graduation decoration.i made the Origami bag from Style Stitches. the XL size. i found this Twizzler print & used a very old strawberry print for the lining. didn't piece the outside. & didn't topstitch near the zipper. i plan to make a few more. i also made Candy Cup Cap decorations found on the Bakerella blog. these took me forever to make since melting chocolate and assembling food is just not my thing. 34 sticks filled 2 glass containers.perhaps this is where i would insert pictures of what my sister made for the party. but it doesn't always work out that way. so that's my job at the next party. she made 7-layer salad. she made oatmeal squares. she made carrot cake. she made a large cupcake cake. oooh. all that & dinner too. she's very crafty in the kitchen.do you have these signs where you live? homemade signs all over the place. thank you Sal's Mom for being crafty. & thank you Sal for sharing your sign with Franco, Josh, & Elvis.

5 comments:

Jackie said...

Yes, quite a feat getting everyone in a photo sometimes! This is one to cherish for a long time to come!

Des said...

Okay, these are the greatest names ever!!!! I've never known a Franco, Elvis, Sal, Vito, etc.
This is how stupid I am.....are you italian???
Messy Karen has never had an Italian ring to it.....
Please share your genealogy!! :)

Corrie said...

You're looking pretty crafty in the kitchen. Those pops turned out great. mmmmm, I do like licorice.

Houseelf said...

Hia Karen,
I'm back! Great work with the choc decorations. Yes taking photos of children is a bit like trying to photograph butterflies. Congrats to your family. Laura finished A levels this year too- uni next if she has made the grades.

Doris said...

Those kids have awesome names! What a bunch of cuties... Fun graduation favors, too!