It's been a little quiet on my blog lately as I have been working so hard on getting ready for Sister's fifth birthday party. My sweet girl had had a very specific party theme in mind: Fancy Nancy Art Party. She based this on the book Fancy Nancy Aspiring Artist (affiliate link), which is her current favorite book. Who is ready for some pictures?!?!
The original plan was to have one main party on Sunday, but she came down with a flu bug. So on Sunday only the grandparents and aunts came over to love on her and enjoy the food we had catered. Then on Wednesday, her best friends came over for an art party!
Last year for my birthday I received the Oliver + S book, Little Things to Sew (affiliate link) from a dear friend. Sister and I simply love looking at the projects and dreaming how the projects will turn out! The art smock is one of her personal favorites and she had been asking me to make one for her for months.
For Sister and Brother's art smocks, I used the pocket pattern from The Cottage Mama Sew Classic Clothes for Girls (affiliate) book. Sister simply adores the large pocket and having a pocket to hold all her supplies.
When the Michael Miller Color Me fabric was released, I just knew it would be simply perfect for art smocks! I purchase almost all of my fabric from Whimsical Fabric and solid fabrics are simply top notch from this shop. The Riley Blake and Art Gallery solid fabrics are superb to work with and the colors are amazing!
My original plans included a darling shirt and capri set for her birthday, but I ran out of time to get those completed. However, my favorite bow designer, Little Bow Pat made me this simply adorable bow that matches the theme of the party perfectly!
Her bows also come with a coordinating accent clips, but I just couldn't figure out where to sneak it onto this busy hairstyle! The coordinating clips are perfect for girls growing out bangs or girls with toddler hair that requires a second clippie to help hold fly-aways.
Now onto the pictures!
The art smocks also came in handy when it was time to color Easter eggs! I found a really neat low mess egg coloring tutorial that I think will for sure be our new tradition for the next few years. Set up took about a minute and clean up took 3 minutes at the very most.