I've been meaning to write about Violet's party invitations since we made them two weeks ago. It was her birthday on the 6th and we've had her party already - I'll write about what we got up to in a later post - today's about the invitations which regular readers will know I love making.
These are about the size of an average postcard and because we were celebrating by having a picnic in the woods I wanted to create something that reflected nature and outdoors. I spent a evening on e-bay looking at vintage postcards and found the two pictures above which I couldn't choose between so I used them both. I printed them on watercolour paper to give them a nice thickness and added gold foil print to highlight Violet's big event (I had to get this done by a proper printer-person). I was a little nervous about having 15 children outdoors given the English weather but we had the most glorious day of sunshine. I can't quite believe how lucky we were given that I'm writing this with rain and storm clouds outside.