Monday, 18 November 2013

Mia's Rainbow Party

WARNING: this post is very picture heavy. But hopefully all the prettiness will be worth it :)

On Saturday, the 16th November was Mia's birthday. She is my youngest, so my baby. I always feel the change from 2 to 3 is a very big step. They change from baby to child and from their 3rd birthday on, everything changes. So I wanted something very special to mark this great occasion. And Mia is a very happy and cheeky child, who makes me laugh a lot. Therefore rainbows were the perfect theme. I also have seen so many beautiful blogs with posts about rainbow parties. Such eye candy!

Enter the party through the balloon rainbow!

This wooden ring with candles is a tradition in our house. Every birthday, it comes out ad gets lit in the morning when the girls are coming down to open their presents. I love it as it reminds me of Germany and the traditions I grew up with.

My lovely friend Julie from Mademoiselle Poupette made the beautiful rainbow bunting for me. I literally decided two weeks before the party on the theme, so was pressed for time. As I am working like crazy on my own christmas orders, she was so kind to make me one. I also have now clue how to make bunting. Dolls are no problem, but bunting? Scary lol

I took the rainbow theme very serious ;)

Rainbow cups.

Rainbow Skittles and Smarties...ok, at this point a friend of mine said that it is borderline I love to be organised haha.

Rainbow napkins

Rainbow party bags with handmade stickers.

I made these Cake Pops that very delicious. Covered in white chocolate (my favourite) and covered with colourful sprinkles. Perfect!

The cake! I have seen a similar cake online ages ago and saved the image but can no longer find the link.

Everything was rainbows :) But it was so lovely and bright and happy!

And here is the birthday girl in her dress made by me :)

And on her tippy toes, eyeing up the jelly Beans.

Sisters: Lucy and Mia together in their Mummy made dresses :)

 Blowing the candles.

And here is the very impressive inside of the cake. I was not very happy with the outcome of the outside as it looks like a child had wrapped play doh around it and in my perfectionist mind that was just not good enough. But the inside had the very desired wow effect. And it tasted scrummy, too!

Some playtime with the new toy and friends :)

And then it was Pinata time! And all the children had lots of fun and there were no fights over the sweets, which was great.

Lucy with her treasures :)

Mis is enjoying a Cake Pop

And the children all found a way to get the sweets haha. But best was that they all took the cups of the table, put the sweets in and had a picnic under the table lol. the result was that the amount of sweets eaten was not monitored anymore and they all ended up veeery hyper. We had to remove all sweets in the end.

So, that was our rainbow party. It was so much fun to organise and see it coming together. but the best was the children's reaction to it. I would definitely do it again.

Therese xxx

Friday, 8 November 2013


This week was very emotional for me. It was tough, sad and at times overwhelming. And progress was very slow. But I was glad about the task ahead of me and grateful and I have to admit, it made me feel special. Special, because this lovely family put their trust and faith in me to create something truly special for them. 

Last year, I had a lovely lady ordering three dolls of me. When I changed my business name, she followed me to my new page and sent me a lovely message at the start of September: 

"Before my husband & I had our 3 children pictured in my profile picture we very sadly had another little boy who passed away - every year we buy a new Christmas decoration for him for our tree but this year I had a thought if you could make a boy doll with angel wings to sit at the top of our tree? "

I was very touched by this request and of course agreed. The result of four days work is this:

This task was extra difficult for me as I have my own experience with Christmas and death. What I am about to tell you, is very personal, but I feel like sharing it.  

There once was  a man in my life, who meant the world to me. His name was Marcel and he was my father. Sadly I didn't have him in my life for very long. When I was only 12, life became overwhelming for him and he no longer could bare the thought of living. So in the night from Christmas Day to Boxing Day, he took a rope and with that rope his own life. What was left was a horrible, deep and very dark hole that took many years to get a little brighter. When I was a child, I imagined that he was my special angel, my guardian angel, who watched over me and protected me. And many times in my life I felt protected, so maybe it is true. 

Christmas has been a tough time for me ever since. Every year I do feel pain but this pain is getting easier to deal with. Now, I can enjoy Christmas again and thanks to my girls I even feel excitement. 

This little angel is called Jake. He was only little and should not have left this world yet. 

I really wanted to give him a very special set of wings that will carry him forever and can wrap around him when he is in need of a hug. 

And all i want to say in the end is this:

Rest in peace little angel and may the big angels be at your side forever.

Therese xxx