Monday, 24 September 2007

Aidan's Birthday Banner


Aidan turned 1 last Friday! i made him a banner with his name on. something light and not as fragile to bring to my sister's in UK where we celebrated his 1st birthday. more on it on our other blog aidantje.




We didnt go for any theme in particular. i just thought it'd be nice to have a mix of everyone's choice. but i quite like a sailor-ish kind of theme. found an anchor cookie mold at one of the baker's shop in Mannheim, Germany last month. for those who cant really draw and dont have steady hands like me, these molds acts as useful templates.





Downloaded some alphabets templates (they are really really useful for almost every craft!), cut them up, paste them on a contrasting paper, stick on your anchor and use those tiny little pegs which i love so much to hang them up on the rafia string.





We hung the banner at my sister's living room with another birthday banner they bought us together with a couple of helium filled ballons (which baby Ferran love so much!) Now that we're back home, i'm gonna hang them up in Aidan's room, hopefully he will know how to spell his own name soon!


A keepsake, something we can keep and hopefully Aidan can show it to his children one day, telling them that this was what their oma did for him on his eerste verjaardag!



14 comments:

Wiz said...

Hi Zaza, I left a comment in the april issue on your wedding favours. I was afraid that you might miss it. But if you have read it then it's ok. Just hoping...really hard.

rini said...

I love the colour combination !
Lucky Aidan, his mum buleh buat macam macam for him !

Kalau u dekat dekat sini, mmg I gik tempah dengan u ajer lah, everytime I ada party or mejelis.

ummi said...

CUTE!

Aidan's Mama & Papa said...

wiz: i've read your comment. will reply lepas ni k? loads to write. perhaps its best if we email tak?

rini: kalau ramai orang macam you nak order untung i, boleh beli gunting kain yang i nak kat hobbycraft! saving up ni!

ummi: thank you! and thanks for dropping by! i cant seem to view your blog tho ;)

Wiz said...

Thanks Zaza, sorry to bother you. Sokay take your time k. I was a bit jittery then, but now dah ok. Takut you tak baca je. Anyway, do take a breather and reply me whenever that is convenient to you. I'll wait.

Regards
wiz

Rita Ho said...

Nicely done as always, Zaza. Being an avid sailor I especially love the anchor! I bet the banner will become one of Aidan's best treasures in life. Nothing like something special made by one's mom for your first birthday. :)

Lollies said...

That is a great banner! Really is. I love the colours.

Aidan's Mama & Papa said...

wiz: no worries. shall we exchange emails instead of writing them all in here?

rita: you sail? wow rita! yes, i do hope he'll keep it, if i can keep the cake i would too!

lollies: thank you lollies. i love the colours too! matches aidan room!

Rita Ho said...

Yes, Zaza ... I love to sail, used to race at RSYC Port Kelang. We have a small boat here named "Sirius Lepak". :)

Aidan's Mama & Papa said...

rita: serious lepak? sooo cute laaa!! i've never had a sailor friend! how often to you sail rita?

jo ayee said...

cantiknya..nak tanya, cam mane u keep all your craft? there must be thousands of them. i suka gak membuatnya..tp bab menyimpan..tolak tepi la

Aidan's Mama & Papa said...

jo ayee: i keep all of them in boxes. riboons kotak lain, papers kotak lain, flowers kotak lain.. it'll be easier to find them whenever you need em'!

Anonymous said...

loved the banner. as you can see [for hubby's birthday] i had to buy one sebab so tak de creative bones haha. if you were near i'd have sought your services! btw seri muka + thai basil chick looks so enticing.

tw

Aidan's Mama & Papa said...

tw: those banners sold at shops lagiiii lawar! especially the ones in the uk! how was his birthday?!