Friday, June 26, 2009

Mustard?! Now let's don't be silly.


A little birdie told me there was a party, a mad tea party, hosted by A Fanciful Twist...



It's a good thing I have the appropriate attire! My great uncle Heinz's hat...and he was a magician no less.






Hat? Check. Key to secret rooms? Check. Pocket watch dripping with tea and jam (because...that's how you fix it you know). Check. Unbirthday cake? Double check.






Someone shrank my unbirthday cakes! That's what I get for wearing a magician's hat instead of something more ladylike.













I also call this one my Frankencake. ;)












And because this is a craft blog: I made the unbirthday cakes out of garbage! Well it doesn't sound appetizing when you say it that way. Scrap cardboard, paper scraps, felt scraps and other fabric scraps literally dug out of the garbage (remember how I told you the people I was house-sitting for had an amazing quilting room? They had a really fun garbage can full of scraps too!) All embellished with glitter and rick rack and sequins.



Ready for the giveaway?

To win my "tea with cream" earrings (see full description here) just leave me a comment! To get another entry and my everlasting gratitude add yourself to my lovely followers. :)

Already a follower? You still get that second entry. Be sure to let me know in the comments if you're following/just added yourself to followers. Good luck!

102 comments:

Chrisy said...

oooh that hat of yours is covetable! Please drop over to my place to keep partying!

HurricaneKassi said...

Cute post thanks for sharing -HurricaneKassi

Moonfairys Dreamland said...

What a wonderful party. I love the cute little frog :)

parasols and maryjanes said...

thank you for the party. I loved your sweet cake, very clever.
Come join us as well...
Carol

The Gossamer Tearoom said...

Everything about your party made me happy! I loved the glittery cakes (and that they were made from scraps you found), the little crowns on the birds and the top hat! Very fun!!

Wishing you a magical day!

Betty

Skellyton Art said...

Thank you !oh what fun! It was a wonderful party! The birds are dressed so sweetly! Please come see mine.

Maggi said...

What a magical tea party, those cakes are fabulous! You're more than invited to join my little bit of mad at my blog, please drop by when you can!

Those earrings are darling!

Have a great weekend!

Carol R. said...

What lovely earrings, so appropriate for the Mad Hatter's Tea Party.

Christy said...

What a fun tea party! I love the cake!

shiborigirl said...

Oh, my - I've never had unbirthday cake that tasted so delicious! And so full of fiber! :D

Thank you for the treat. You have a beautiful blog.

Stop by my place for a Mad Adventure...

Kate

Charli and me said...

What a creative and magical post!

Lilly J said...

giveaways are great! :)

Runako Designs by Dee said...

what a great party, love love love the tea cup and saucer!

Betzie said...

LOVE your "garbage cakes"!!! Too cute and the earrings are too!
Have a fun day partying!!

Cori G. said...

Shrunken un-birthday cakes have far less calories so you can eat more ;-O!
Happy mad tea day and darling post!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

A lovely tea, indeed! Delicious garbage cakes! Have a nice day! Twyla

Diana said...

Thank you for the tea! And the cakes were lovely to gaze upon. Delightful! IdaClare.

vivian said...

great party post! love your beautiful teacup!
vivian

Melissa the Holiday Queen said...

A splendid time! And what a lovely cake. My oh my! Stop by my party later today. I'll save you a treat.

fairiemoon said...

What beautiful pictures! Looks like you had a fabulous time!

A Very Merry Unbirthday to you!

Erin :)
http://www.fairiemoon.typepad.com/

Heidi said...

Those "garbage" cakes are delightful! But I love the frog prince. Oh he is so cute and the pink ribbon around your magic hat is wonderful!

dawaioser said...

The picture of the tiny daisy flowers in the Chintz tea cup is adorable! Thank you for letting us be a part of your special gathering. :)

Vanessa said...

Oh now that is the perfect hat

Pretty Things said...

I LOVE the watch on the hat! And you put so much work into this -- good show!

I hope you'll visit my Tea Party and see what I'm decking out the party-goers in!

slommler said...

Wonderful party!! Glad to be a part of it!! Beautiful table settings!
Hugs
SueAnn

Rhonda Roo said...

Lovely pictures, and the frankencake is music to my tastebuds! :)

Yay for tea parties!

Jenny Fowler said...

Yummy yummy cakes I find over here! So happy to have stopped by on this festive day!

T=ME said...

According to your jam watch it was a grand time. Your cakes are to die for. Had a wonderful time and I'll be back!

Missie/Crafting with Cat Hair said...

Ooh, lovely tea party ! I adore your pictures and your "garbage" cake turned out awesome!

Carolee said...

What a magical party! And those earrings are making me wish I wasn't such a baby about piercing my ears, hehe....Followed your blog anyway though - it's just delightful!

~ Carolee

aforestfrolic said...

What lovely unbirthday cakes you've made with garbage ;-) Aren't those the best things to create with!? Please stop by our little 'Mad Tea Party' Adventure too when you get a chance and thanks for the chance at those beautiful earrings!

Jamie :)

Deborah said...

Beautiful photos! LOVE lOvE the little birdies...too cute. I greatly enjoyed my tea with you. Do stop by and visit me, but watch out for Alice. **blows kisses** Deborah

Different Dog said...

Love your little cakes...so cute and they look yummy. Hope you have a great tea party! It's so hot!
Love your giveaway too! Please check my party at noon!

Gabrielle said...

I love the hat and all the tea party beauty!

Kristal said...

Can't believe I haven't visited your blog before, you have so many fun things that I love! Can't wait to look around and see all the fun, crafty things you've done! My party will be later today (is it still fashionable to be late? :0) Great giveaway, BTW, and I will definitely love to be a follower!

Whimsical Road said...

A Merry Unbirthday to you! Come and see my party, too!

hearts ablaze said...

i loved your party,you look very snazzy in your top hat

Dina said...

Happy Tea Party day! Your blog is wonderful!

michelle said...

What a fun party you are having! I love your hat too, it is all adorable.Love to enter your giveaway too!

marie*jolie said...

Very pretty earrings, and lovely tea party!

Polka Dot Moon said...

A magical visit filled with delightful goodies! Thanks for letting me pop by :)
Denise

Lovely Earrings too :)

Cottage Way of Life said...

Thank you for having me to tea, it was truly scrumptious! Stop by the Cottage if you still have room for a few more treats!

TattingChic said...

What a cool hat! Love the photos! Your earrings are very nice. That is sweet of you to have a giveaway for the party. :)

shari said...

i would love to win your "tea with cream" earrings!! they are lovely and so is their name... yum! your tea party was fabulous, i had a great time! thanks for having me over...although i'm quite jealous of your beauteous tea cup. and i'm love with your frog prince. (tea party envy...i'm quite green today)

shari said...

oh for crying out loud!!!!! it went away be itself during my lengthy apology/explanation...
humblest of apologies...

trisha too said...

beauteous!
:)

•¦Amy¦• said...

everything's so wonderful!
i love the cakes <3

visit my mad tea party for some extra fun if you've the time :D

shari said...

i'm sorry i'm trying to learn something new and buggering it up. so i apologised but then the lengthy apology/explanation went away, as did what i was apologising for. SIGH!!!!

the ungourmet said...

Everything is so darling! I can't tell you just how much I LOVE that teacup and saucer! It's so beautiful!

Love those earrings! :0)

TesoriTrovati said...

Something from nothing? That is my kind of crafting. Great hat!

I am having a giveaway on my blog...come by and say hi at
http://treasures-found.blogspot.com

Enjoy the day!
Erin

*~*TWo PiXie DoLLs*~* said...

Your party was so fun! Thank you for a lovely time! Those earrings are stunning!

XO,
~Krista

toopixiedolls@yahoo.com

P.S. I'm having a giveaway at my party, come visit if you have the time!
http://twopixiedolls.blogspot.com

Daydreamer :) said...

I love the hat!

gemma said...

Wonderful to find all the ingredients for your cake
in the garbage. It looks delicious.
:-)

turquoise cro said...

Your cakes are Beauty Full!!! Love your hat! Please visit mine!

Cre8Tiva said...

i'm here at last..tea with cream for me...i will add you to my follow list...i am enjoying the parties and dancing my day away...i am having my tea by the sea...with flowers in my hair...come join me...hugs, rebecca/cre8tiva

Renee said...

You have a wonderful blog.

By the way, I like how you have done your eyes.

The earrings are amazing and I love that you call them tea and cream.

Renee xoxo

Stepping off the edge said...

How lovely. the party, the earrings- the hat! The fact that you oh so really really do love books! I have followed- I will be back to check up on your reading list! Always looking for additional suggestions!
Have a great day!
>:0)
Tracey

Bella Dreams said...

What I fun fun party! I spied your kitty cat on your side bar! What a cutie.

Shell said...

I enjoyed your party especially the Unbirthday cakes.

Sarah said...

Love your hat and your unbirthday cake. Your great uncle had good taste in cakes and such a great name! Great Uncle great name I suppose!
Thanks for a lovely time and I love those earrings!
Sarah :)

Nicole said...

BEAUTIFUL Party! That flower tea cup is so rad! You have a lovely blog!

Karin said...

what a fun time!

thank you!

karin

Linda said...

Amazing Party, and Terrific cakes, do drop by my party if you have a spare moment. Lindax

Cat (darklingwoods) said...

So cute, and thank you for the low calorie cake ;)

Cheers!

Cat

58 Cherries said...

Cute! Reusing that trash was very green of you - and so sweet looking. My top hat came from my father who is also a magician. LOL

If you haven't already, swing by my tea party, and join my giveaway, too.

Nicki
58Cherries

Distressing Delilah a.k.a. jenn said...

Lovely post! Your garbage cake looks yummy! The earrings are way cool also!

apparentlyjessy said...

I love your top hat, and the story behind it! The cakes are lovely too, I am amazed at what they are made out of!
Jessy

tunibug said...

What an fabulous cake!! Fun times!!!
Stacy♡

tunibug said...

What an fabulous cake!! Fun times!!!
Stacy♡

Dajon said...

What a lovely blog.
I am lokking forward to visiting
again for longer.

I have just become a follower.

Great party post

Dajon xx

natalea said...

such a fun party! xo natalea

LaLa said...

The tea and treats were very sweet! I love your hat and froggy feet!
The kooky cake was mad indeed. Thanks for the bit o' shine, in my time of need!

Love LaLa

she dreams big! said...

Too, too lovely! Please sign me up! I am also a follower so sign me up twice! uffda_68787@yahoo.com

Kat said...

'made out of garbage' OH! I do that too! I have bottles and boxes that I collect to make things with. Your cakes are so creative!

femminismo said...

Lovely hat with the watch! Adore the "garbage" decorations. You've done wonders with found things. Great earrings. (And I don't have any on today. I could use some.) girls should get to wear magician's hats, too, and not just get cut in half!

Coastal Sisters said...

The hat is amazing! Wonderful photos of such a fun time!

Love the colors in the earrings :)

LuLu~*

Lanimoz said...

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*:*:*:Make and make-believe! Such a lovely:*:* *:*party!! Your "reclaimed" unbirthday cakes are divine!!*:*:*
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KarenHarveyCox said...

Wow, faux cakes, an enchanting frog and a totally perfect Fedora! Your party is excellent, and your photographs are too. Happy Mad Tea Party!
Karen

Her Art Nest said...

Great show! The photos are perfect, and that hat is just too cool. Love the frog....have to keep my eyes open for one of those! You did an awesome job for your party! Loved it. ~Nan

MagicMarkingsArt said...

simply gorgeous.

Beckie Holso said...

Your party looked sweet - loved that felt cake!

Jen said...

I loved attending your party and seeing your beautiful cake! I'm so exhausted from partying- I bet you are too!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Molly,
What a delightful post!!! Great job! Love it all!
Also, I wanted to tell you how great that garage sale shelf turned out that you painted black. It looks great...and it's so useful too!

Kristy said...

HOLY COMMENTS BATMAN!!!!
*falls off chair* Well, have fun reading these! lol I do believe I followed you correctly (I tried at least) I suppose if you get to this comment let me know if I did end up following you or not <3

mythoughtsmyvoice said...

Hello.

Isn't it perfect for you to have just the right hat for the event? And thanks for the tip on how to go about fixing a watch. Have to try that next time LoL Since this is make believe - I'll have me a piece of the cake please :-)

I'm new here and I just came from Vanessa. I has so much fun with her tea party that I was curious as to what others are up to :-)

The Artful Paper Doll said...

What a beautiful place you have here. Loved you tea party photos especially that purple cake. OMG!! Thank you for a delightful time.

Sending fairy wishes for a .•*˙˙*•.magical.•*˙˙*•. day!

Cheers! =D
~Kitty Kellie
The Artful Paper Doll

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What fun this has been! Love your blog and I hope you will follow me, too!

3rdEyeMuse said...

what magical unbirthday cakes!! (and the earrings are super pretty, too).

thank you for your lovely hospitality. wishing you wonderFULL wanderings throughout the Mad Hatter weekend!

Robin said...

I'm so sorry to be so late.....so many tea parties to attend. Along the way I fell down the rabbit hole and somehow got lost at the bend. But if I may, I would love a cup of tea. All that running around has left me so very thirsty.

Well, it has been splendid but I must be going. I have many more tea parties to go to still.

May the day ahead be a beautiful one for you.

daylily777 said...

Hi Molly,
Happy unbirthday to you. I loved your party and that was a nice hat.8-) You are invited to come by my party.
~Myrna

Laura B said...

Thanks for inviting me to your tea party! I love your recycled cakes, there is beauty in everything :)

Kaye Barley said...

It was a lovely party! Thanks for having me.

a fanciful twist said...

SO SWEET!! Thank you for being a part of the mad Tea party!! ;) :)

Brittany said...

I love that hat!!!!

Great pics, Molly! :)

Barbara said...

great cakes!!

Jade said...

You sure did get a lot of comments on this one.

BunnyKissd said...

BEEEE-you-tiful earrings, but I LOVE that pocket watch and the cup with the daisies! Very pretty! Thanks so much for having me!

Maria-Thérèse said...

What an elegant party!

Victorian Lady said...

Your little cakes are so cute! :) Good party!

I am having a party too...a video where Alice loses her temper! lol

You, of course, are invited! :)

Mere

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

Your unbirthday cakes are absolutely adorable...you've got some skills girl!

And those earrings...divine.

~Amanda

Deirdra Doan said...

I like your cake....tea and strawberries are at my party.

a fanciful twist said...

You are such a cutie ;)

I love your wee cakes and your fabulous hat!

Magical!!