Thursday, October 22, 2009

DIY Floral Hair Pin

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!

DIY Clothing Labels

Allyson Hill has an amazing titorial for DIY fabric labels!
I have Joanne's Coupon sitting at home waiting to be used!

happy printing:

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Pumpkin Muffins

It's that time of year! my pumpkin obsession is in effect!
the other night i refused to turn the heat on, so in an attempt to warm up i decide to bake!
here are some pumpkin chocolate chip muffins!

Friday, October 9, 2009

DIY Birdcage Veil

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 ($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, white felt (michaels), silk flowers (michaels) and beaded feathers (michaels).

i loosely followed the directions from 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!

DIY floral haircomb

here is my beautiful MOH, my sister! i started making my BM's hair pieces, but only made one and just didnt have time to finish them the week of due to everything else i was doing. sooo i returned from the hair salon the day of the wedding and my uncle and brother-in-law are sitting at the dining room table making the hair combs!!!! first of all, i dont think i would have finished half the stuff i did without my uncle and B-I-L! they are just amazing! so here is a pic of the haircomb. they are made with plastic haircombs from michaels, loose flower petals (michaels) and rhinestones (michael's). all of it was assembled with a gluegun. is there anything that cant be done with a gluegun!? the girls and i really liked them and it added some fun to their hair! thank you tom and jim!!!!!

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

End of the Season

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!