Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Last night I finished up a baby quilt for a friend due in January. She is having a boy! I have to make another one for a GF due in April, but her shower wont be until Feb so i have time. And i just found out another GF is due in August!! it's a very exciting time and i am going to try to make some other baby items like wash clothes and burp cloths! neither one of them are going to find out what they are having so i am brainstorming ideas for cute gender-neutral fabric. i just dont like the green and yellow!
i would add a few other things that i recently made, but my mother was looking at the blog and i dont want to spoil anything!
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
every year that my mother hosted thanksgiving, she would have a craft for the ladies to do. sometimes, even the men got involved. well i didnt want to force "DIY projects" on my in-laws so i took the task into my own hands! i made hostess aprons for myself, my SIL and my MIL. my MIL loves syracuse so she obviously get orange and blue and my SIL love lilacs and the color purple. mine was made with left over fabric, but it happened to be pink so it was perfect!
here is the tutorial i followed. they took about 20-30 min each!
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
I made these the other weekend when my mother was in town
i had left over fabric flower petals from my bridesmaid hair pieces
i just singed the edges and layered them with a glue gun.
the middle piece is pink tulle gathered and glued
i hot glued a bobby pin to the bottom, but next time i think ill sew it on
they are quick and easy to make and small enough to add a few to your hair for a little something extra!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
Here is a little pic of the birdcage veil my mother and i made for my wedding. (i need the DH to take a better pic). i ordered 8" white russian veiling from housefabric.com ($4.95 for a yard and it ships out very quickly), a metal comb i took off another little veil but you can also get them at housefrabic.com, white felt (michaels), silk flowers (michaels) and beaded feathers (michaels).
i loosely followed the directions from OnceWed.com and was very happy with the results. my suggestion is do not sew anything until you are sure where you want the veiling to rest. we pinned it down to see how much puff and swoop we wanted. once that was set i cut the felt and sewed the veiling to it. the flowers we arranged several different ways until we finally hotglued them down and then placed feathers in random places also using a glue gun.
i put the birdcage veil on right before we got introduced. i didnt want to wear my fingertip veil all night, but still wanted some sort of veiling. this was a perfect option!
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Just a quick pic of our wedding "cake"
we did a cupcake tier instead and was really happy with it!
we ordered a mix of chocolate and vanilla cupcakes all with vanilla frosting from a local bakery that also rents out the tray. no this isnt a DIY project, but it would be if you have a helpful friend or family that loves to bake! you can rent the tier, buy one or i have seen people make them using antique plates and candlesticks ( click here for directions to make your own cake/cupcake stand).
Friday, October 2, 2009
Tomorrow marks the end of our 2009 wedding season! it will also end our three weekends-in-row wedding stretch! Besides our own, we had 5 weddings this year! We had the honor of witnessing one cousin and four dear friends tie the knot to wonderful men!! although it will be nice to have a free weekend, i wll miss the seeing friends and family, the dancing, the seeing new places, the excusses to dress up and the free meals (that include dessert)!
oh and tomorrow's is on the north shore on a beach. minor detail- it's supposed to rain! i'll be hanging my rosary beads for good weather!
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Ok so the week before my wedding.... the clovers died!!
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
it's not DIY- i went to a stylist!
Keeping with our garden theme- my fab mama made these for our rehearsal dinner center pieces. love them!
well, they have grown!
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
You now have out there 10,000,000,000,000,000 clovers all about a quarter of an inch high. HELP!!!
I think I need a gardening staff!!
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
i finally made my card box. i got the design from Heather Drive.
i basically used her directions and all her supplies.
it was a HUGE pain drilling and screwing those corner hooks!
FI did all the drilling- he seriously doesnt trust me with machinery!
i asked my mom if it was vain that we put pics of ourselves in there or should we just put pics of that cats? she said to use pics of ourselves. so we put in ones that remind us of good times- our trip to Italy where we were in a field of sunflowers in Cortona, along the westcoast in Big Sir, our first anniversary that we spent in VT and pic from the top of Mt Monadnock right after FI proposed!
i really like the finished product!! hope it holds up for another 2 months!
Monday, June 15, 2009
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
I love the look of birdcage veils, but i dont know if i can pull it off.
so.... i thought about making a little one for my reception.
http://www.oncewed.com/ has a great demo- its a perfect place to start if you are interested in making one. i ordered my fabric last night- ill keep you posted!
Monday, June 8, 2009
it's june in new england so i can finally feel confident we wont be getting any last minute frost. i planted some plants recently out on the porch- we are renters and do not have a yard so pots it is! usually i only do tomatoes and basil but this year i was feeling a little wild and got some peppers and cucumbers. we will see how they do!
Sunday, May 31, 2009
another amazing shower gift! my little sister gave me the giant cupcake cake pan and i used it last night to make a cake for my managers birthday!!
it only takes one box of cake mix- follow the directions on the back and split the batter between the two pans. i baked it for about 40 min, let it cool and frosted it! it was easy and is just too cute when its finished!!