Thursday, December 31, 2009

Place Card Inspiration

Today I found out about this blog, Blomsterverks, via Pure Style Home, and am enjoying looking at all of the beautiful eye candy! Even if I can't read most of the posts because they are in a different language!

I really liked her place card idea:

Isn't it pretty? It looks so put together and creative, but yet it is simple and a perfect addition to your table! I just love it! Imagine the table setting you could make complementing these!

Aren't these chair decorations just beautiful as well? I can imagine them at a fancy party or at a wedding.

I think that this is really pretty. I love how she decorated the pot up with the music sheets and a little bit of green and twine! And then the air plants in them!! So cute! I will be collecting air plants when we go to Florida now, I have to try this!

Wouldn't a centerpiece of peaches be adorable for a Summer dinner? So simple but sweet!

I will show you just one more before I make you go over to her blog and look for yourself!!!

Another darling centerpiece!!!

Now...go!! And if you happen to want to come back to my blog afterwords, let me know how much you liked it!

All images from Blomsterverks

Monday, December 21, 2009

DIY Christmas Gift Wrapping

Christmas Gifts by you.

I had fun wrapping gifts for my Riding Instructors and thought I would share with you!

For C's gift, I used some snowflake paper and tied it with sparkly yarn then printed out a deer from Bambi and Venner found via Creature Comforts on white card stock and then got out my glitter and sparkled it up a bit! I am loving how it turned out...what do you think?

L's gift turned out super cute as well, I thought! I loved the Pear wrapping paper download from Creature Comforts! I then added a brown ribbon. I also added a little pair gift tag that was also in the printable set, I used green sparkles around the edges of the pair. It turned out really cute! One tip though - because the paper is printable it is somewhat difficult to wrap a large present with. So, before wrapping be sure to tape all of the pieces together very well! I didn't do that, and regret that I didn't! I did tape them together - just not enough! It was rather hard to maneuver! However, if you have a small gift, it would be perfect!

Tell me - how do you like to wrap your gifts this year? Are you in a certain gift wrapping style mood this year? I am loving the craft paper gift wrap, however, we ran out on the first gift!


Creative and Unique Christmas Trees

Tis the season for Christmas Trees! There are so many unique ideas and I have seen a few trees that have swayed from the traditional path, but still look lovely! Take a peek:

Pink Christmas Tree

I will admit - I usually think pink Christmas trees are somewhat cheesy, however, for some reason it "works" nicely in this room! From Making it Lovely

Why not a Christmas Tree out of ornaments? Found via automatism

A stick tree instead of a traditional Christmas tree! Again, it really works for this room! And it is very unique! The next picture is a view of it during night:

See it reflecting on the ceiling? This tree is from Made By Girl

This is lovely....

A very green and original Christmas tree! Plus - I love the purple! LotusHaus Blog

And last, but definitely not least... Dottie Angel's lovely tree!

This is another one I found VIA LotusHaus, however, it is Martha Stewarts fab idea!

Asian-Inspired Christmas Tree

Which tree is your favorite? I think that Dottie Angels tree might be mine!


Friday, December 18, 2009

Spool No. 72


Thanks to Tonya from Kotori blog I found out about an amazing shop called Spool No. 72! My oh my! They have some beautiful pieces! I hope you enjoy :)

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Peppermint Stick Holiday Frock GROSGRAIN GIVEAWAY!!!!

I would LOVE to win this dress, and I suppose I'd better let you know about the contest as well.....

Peppermint Stick Holiday Frock GROSGRAIN GIVEAWAY!!!!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Win some Fabric!


RetroMummy is giving away 12 fat quarters of his gorgeous retro fabric! Be sure to go check it out! Here is a link!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Perfect For An Outing


I just had to show you this simple t-shirt that Dear Lizzy embellished and turned it into something gorgeous and perfect for a day out!

Be sure to read her tutorial on how to make it!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Ruffle Shoe Tutorial

Ruffle Shoe Tutorial

I've been seeing these adorable ruffle shoes all over, Delias, Jcrew, and other stores. They are so cute! However, at Delias they are priced at around $44, kind of pricey for my budget. So, I decided to make my own! I used plain black shoes that had a hint of sparkle to them from Target and black with white polka dot material for the ruffle. They turned out even better than I had expected and I LOVE them! So, I will share a tutorial on how to make them for you! If you make a pair, please email me so I can see how they turned out!

Oh, and I'm sure you wouldn't do this, but please do not resell the tutorial or the shoes that you created! Thanks!


I forgot to take pictures for the tutorial after number 16, I guess I was too excited to get it done! All you do after you complete the steps below is hot glue the ruffle to the shoe, let dry, and repeat the process on the other shoe, oh, and enjoy wearing them! Don't forget to take a picture so I can see!


Click on Images to see better detail

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sewn Jean Dress

I finished sewing this dress a while ago, I think about a month, actually, but here are the pictures!

It is a jean dress, it turned out very cute! The one thing that I am sad about is that it turned out sort of short, I'm thinking about adding a ruffle of sort under it so that its longer.

As you can see, I haven't put the eye hook in the back yet, so it is not closed at the tip top yet....the rest is a zipper.

Do you like how it turned out? If you would like the pattern number, let me know!

DIY Wall Decals

Have you ever thought wall decals like these:

Cherry Blossom Wall Decal, White

Five Birds Sitting on a Cherry Blossom Branch - Wall Decals
Dali Decals

Are very pretty and maybe even dreamed of having one in your own house, but then started having second thoughts about it all when you saw the price tags on them?

You can make one yourself. Yup, I'm not lying! Out of felt! Compare this:

Flowering Cherry Blossom Branch - Wall Decals
Dali Decals - $85.00

To this one:



I actually think I like the handmade one better!

DIY Tutorial can be found here!

If you make this, please let me know, I would love to see how it turned out!

Turn a Tank Top Into A Purse

Tank top totes - after

Aren't these adorable? I especially love the one to the left with the flower on it! Cute! Would you believe they were made out of old tank tops? Tomorrow I'm going to the thrift store to find something that I could use to make one similar! Tutorial here!