Man, the people over at Martha Stewart are brilliant - there are so many amazing ideas on their website for party ideas, it's making my head spin. I just saw over on designmom's blog that a new mini-issue of Martha Stewart Kids is out, focusing on kids parties. (some images from designmom's site & the others from marthastewart.com)
I love the polka-dot themed parties w/the padded envelope purse favors & polka dot personalized cds in the baby shower section.
This blog is really bad for me and my A.D.D.-like tendencies w/hobbies. I see they're now selling Gocco printers on paper-source and I really want one! Big Daddy refuses to let me screenprint shirts at our house since it's incredibly messy, not that I know how to screenprint, but if I was to learn.....
what is gocco?
in the 1970's noboru hayama, a printer and the japanese inventor of the
"print gocco" system, wished to develop a quick and easy household
color printing system. cleverly combining the basic priciples of
screenprinting and rubber-stamping, "print gocco" is a clean, easy, and
fully self-contained compact system that exposes and prints all in one
unit. using flash bulbs similar to those found in old cameras, an
original image is thermally imprinted on a master screen. next,
colorful prints are made by pressing the ink-applied master screen
against a sheet of paper placed on a sponge pad.
the simplicity in making a screen, and the low cost of
production makes the gocco system attractive to professional
screenprinters, artists, and designers, and enables even a complete
novice to begin printing immediately.