Troll Party – custom and reusable

I have been asked to do a Troll Party.  How Fun!!  After our initial meeting and an email or two, we have the list pretty well set.  Favors are always the big fun item:  felt hug time wristbands and troll hair headbands are the choice for handmade favor items.  So Cute!!  We found these on Pintrest.  Links to websites listed below for instructions if you find yourself unable to resist making these.

Pictured are supplies for the wristbands and table runners.  The white pieces are patterns I made from regular white paper.  It was perfect timing for Troll Hug Time wristlet supplies.  I found these purple and yellow sew-on velcro strips and glitter buttons on clearance!  Normally $3 each, I got velcro and buttons for .50 each.  That’s a saving of $12.50…love finding good deals!  Of course that savings is passed on the my customers 😉  Even though the wristband instructions call for stick-on velcro, I was already planning on sew-on.  I’m just like that.  I like to make things as sturdy as possible if it makes sense.

I’m very excited to be able to supply reusable items such as cloth table covers, cloth Troll table runners, small stainless steel forks and spoons, and paper flowers for wall decorations.  For added sparkle and shine there will be confetti tulle overlays on the food and gift tables.  We’ll be using a shiny stainless steel cake stand along with a large silver wrapped cake board to display cookies and acrylic crystal cut cake and knife server set.  All these items are rentable here at Kid Frolic Austin.

✤I’ll post updated photos during the week as all these materials get transformed into actual party goods.

Links:   at this site, search: DIY Troll Headbands


Pirate Decor update

The large pirate flag is coming along, slowly but surely.  The flag is 24″ x 30″, felt front with a black cotton backing.  I decided to hand stitch the skull and cross bones for the full handmade effect.  I’m thinking that I should have used the sewing machine :-/  it’s taking, oh… 1000 times longer  🙂  to get to the finish point.  It will have rope running along the top for easy hanging.  It’s going to look awesome when it’s done!  Will be available later this week on Kid Frolic Austin online store for rent (local) and for purchase (anywhere).  #pirate #pirateflag #piratedecor #pirateparty #partysupplies #skullandcrossbones #handmade

Pirate Party Decorations

I had a great time in Italy.  It was a well needed change of pace, after working hard to get the online store and studio in good order these past couple months.  Both still need a bit more attention, but the bulk is done, and things are moving in good directions. Now it’s time to refocus and get back to creating!  I’ll be working on pirate garland/banner/flags this week.

Kid Frolic Austin has handmade cardstock pirate garlands and felt pirate hats & eye patches made by Party at Your Door.  We’ve got pirate costumes for rent (or purchase).  We’ve got pirate paper plates, cups and napkins.  We need a few more options for decorations.  I love options!  Garland choices are great because a sting of color really does a lot to liven up an area and make it look festive.

Projects:   ✔︎ = done  ✤ = need to do

Large pirate flag –  ✔︎ make pattern for skull & cross bones,  ✔︎ press, measure, and cut all materials,  ✤ sew skull & cross bones to black material,  ✤ sew flag pieces together,  ✤ make fold over material to attach flag to string,  ✤ attach to string/rope.

Pirate garland –  ✔︎ Press materials,  ✤ cut shapes from pattern (previously made),  ✤ sew,  ✤ make long tape/string from material,  ✤ sew shapes to string.

These have been on the To Do list for a while now.  Must get these knocked out…

If you are in Austin, feel free to visit the studio during posted open times.  I’m always available by appointment if you are curious about Kid Frolic Austin or need some party supplies or costumes.  Check out the online store for handmade decorations, paper party wares, and pretend play fun stuff!