Thursday, October 29, 2009

Being Inspired!

The great look of the fall is so much fun! My favorite things I now see on clothing as well as jewelry. It's the mix of a modern look with a vintage flare! Lots and lots of lace, pearls and mixing chains! I just saw today at Old Navy that they had tank tops with ruffled lace and ribbon down the front of the shirts which brings me back to my point, mixed fashion is great!
In other News......
I will be doing some show early November if you would like to see more of my new creations.
Georgetown Chamber of Commerce Christmas Fest
November 7
from 3-8 pm
Totally free...I may even have some wine
Over 35 vendors!
Christmas Fest
First Baptist Church on HWY 29
November 12-14
from 9-4 pm
Over 65 vendors.....door prizes hourly and great big gift baskets that they are raffling to help raise money for my son's Mother's Day Out program.

So I saw on Anthropologie these great new necklaces that I was so inspired by that, that I decided to whip me up some for my shop to sell at my up coming shows. I tell you the price for a necklace on Anthropologie you can buy like 5 necklaces from my shop on etsy.
Plus mine are really handmade...I love how that's always added to the description, but yet there are probably thousands available.

Another Inspired creation..

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

What I have been up to Lately!

Roses are red... you know the saying! Well, I am working on a special project for myself, which I never do, so I am needing to make about 20 of these beautiful roses in two shades of red that I will be adding to a black scarf. I can't wait to see how they turn out. After I am finish maybe I will write something up so everyone else can make themselves one for the winter season...

I love poppies, I now will have poppy headbands at my two shows (look for details soon on the shows!) in November as well as poppy earrings, poppy necklaces, poppy phone charms, poppy hair clips and whatever else I can come up with that is poppy!
Happy Halloween, look at these cute little witches legs coming out of this fun pillowcase dress I made for one of my dear friend's daughter. It was so easy and fun, since I only have a boy and will only have boys is always fun to do some girly stuff, if you need anything just stop by the shop and make a request, I am always looking for new things to create!
Here is that sweet princess and her beautiful halloween dress! What a smile!
Anyone want to eat scary dirt! We went to our first halloween party of the year and I made some yummy dirt pudding! It's so easy to make and kids love the idea of eating all kinds of weird stuff!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Recycled Flower Pin

Handmade Recycled Flower Pins! Find some cute sweaters you don't wear anymore and start cutting them up into squares to have on hand. For an up coming craft show, I wanted to create some cute winter pins. Here a simple way to create them in less than 30 minutes!

Pick color choices for your pins, I pick some great colors for winter that will look great on any jacket or top!

Cut circles is to several different sizes so they will layer on top of each other. I use only 3 or 4 depending on the fabric thickness, otherwise your flower will be really large and sticking out too much on your jacket.

Here is the flower layered on top of each other.

Next pick a cute button to hand sew on top of the flower and through all the layers which will hold your pin together.

Next you will need a piece of felt, your color choice, I picked green so it would look like a leaf from the back. You will need a pin also that you can find at most every craft store.

I cut my felt to a round shape or you can make a leaf shape. Next cut to little slits into the felt and feed your pin through it. Close the pin so you won't have to worry about it fall out before gluing it.

Everyone loves Tacky glue and you know it will hold about anything together. So Add the glue to the back part of the green felt and pin.

I lay my pin closer to the top of my flower so it won't fall forward when I wear it on my jacket. Let it dry over night so it will be completely dry to wear!

Pick your favorite flower pin to wear and you got a really cute new accessory that will add fun to any winter wear!