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14 Apr, 2012

Birthday weekend is here

Posted by andrea tomkins in: File under crafty|Publishing/writing/career stuff

Today is Sarah’s 11th birthday party. It going to be at Funhaven (!) and she is pretty darn excited. As for me, I am still sick with a weird cold and have completely lost my voice. Not a great way to be during a children’s birthday party, is it? Gah.

I will be writing more Sarah’s birthday later, but in the meantime, let me show you how I cheaped out on wrapping paper this year. :)

DIY wrapping paper

Making your own wrapping paper is a practical and economical art project for kids of any age. You can get the whole scoop over at the Canadian Family Magazine website.


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1 | Alex

April 15th, 2012 at 5:31 pm

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Happy birthday, Sarah.:)

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