Jul 24, 2009

Alexia's Quiceañera

I thought that I would let you know what I have been up to. These are party favors. My intention is to incorporate traditional latin traditions with other things that we so much heart.
I loved these silk fans. At first I thought they were paper, and that is why I wanted to paint the flowers on them. I am glad they are not paper because I had a hard time with the paint spreading. It would have been worse if they had been paper. I am still very pleased with them.

I made 100 of these cones (with Ezri and Alexia's help), but it is the letters that is taking me longer than I expected. I like that they are all different, though. They look a little brighter in real life.

This is my beautiful niece, Zinnia. She did not want to take the photo since she had just woken up after staying up all night talking and laughing with Alexia. She cannot take a bad photo, no matter how little sleep she's had.
There are six green dresses for the damas, they play the role of bride's maids, for the Quiceañera. Now I have to start on Alexias dress.

This is the back of the dress. The brouche is one of the ones I found in an antique shop in Bethany, OK. At first I wanted the bow in the front, but they carry a small bouquet, so the bow would be hidden there would be nothing in the back. I will have to show you pictures of the party.


  1. Wow, you are so talented! The fans are beautiful and those cones are just adorable. I love the color of the dress and the bow is perfect. I can't wait to see the other dress. :)

  2. ¡Hola Carolina! :)
    That's so nice, everything! You're really talented, I have to agree with Bella. The party favors and the dress look so professional... Hope to see more party photos soon :)
    Best regards,

  3. That is a lot of work! But they all look so beautiful. I'm sure your niece/daughter will feel very special that her aunt took so much time for her and her special day. Is the 15th for your daughter or neice?

  4. I'm sorry! I just reread the title and realized it is your daughter's 15th birthday. Many blessings on her special birthday!

  5. your work is superb..wish to your hands:)

  6. Hello, I wanted to leave you a comment because I've found your posts really interesting - sometimes they are topics I know little about and we can all learn something new everyday !

    Your pictures are simply amazing. So thank you for taking the time to share them and your lovely writing. Best wishes

  7. beautiful fans and party favors, Carolina! Your niece's dress is lovely, and is she! gorgeous colors. :-)

  8. Such a beautiful party theme - how lovely are all the handmade favors..

  9. Green is one of the best color for sweet 15 celebration. I really like the fan.