Posts Tagged ‘Handcrafted’



Felty Sandwich

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

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Ever since my experiment with felt I’ve been enamored with all you can do with it. How freakishly cute is this little sandwich by Myrtle & Eunice? I can’t really figure out what I’ll do with this once I make it, but that’s beside the point! I can imagine that this furry treat would bring a smile to my face every time I looked at it, and to me, that’s priceless. I’m heading to the fabric store shortly so I can whip up one of these swiss, lettuce and tomato sandwiches. Nom, nom, nom… See more pictures and get the complete felt sandwich recipe here.

Found via: WhipUp.

*Sad update to my Felt Rosette Pillow: Apparently a handmade, time consuming, 100% wool felt pillow is dog for chewtoy. See my precious little pups path of destruction here ūüôĀ



Dip Dyed Windows

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

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I get so much joy from reading all of your comments and it gives me an opportunity to discover new blogs each and everyday. I find myself so enthrawred and litterally unable to keep up! It’s so exciting to know that there is so much to be discovered each time I sit down to my computer.

My latest find is the delightful Grate Full Day blog. Lindsey stole my heart with her recent post about Anthropologie’s summer Dip Dyed Windows. As most of you know by now I have a thing for Anthropologie, a crush as it were. Their collective genius is endless and this seasons merchandising is no exception. From the Anthropologie’s Facebook Page:

”¬†Each is a joyful tribute to summer color‚ÄĒfrom pineapple gold and purple basil to crustacean red and saltwater teal. Each, too, is a testament to the passion and drive of our visual team‚ÄĒfrom scouring thrift stores for fabric scraps to dip-dying and drying, it was quite a process.”



Sew in Love

Monday, May 18th, 2009

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I’m fortunate to work with so many talented people but the true surprises are the receptionists in my office. They each are not only fantastic at what they do on a regular basis but they happen to be some of the most creative people I’ve ever met.

This project was inspired by the ever-so talented Elatia. I saw her “sewing a letter” to a friend and was completly blown away. I was so intriqued by the idea that I wanted to try something similar. I decided to send a little love letter to my husband and base it off of white college ruled notebook paper. Since I’ve never sewn type, I kept it simple for this first attempt. Many thanks to Elatia for the constant source of funny and inspiration!



A Summer Wedding

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

With summer approaching I thought it would be fun the share some details from my sister’s 2006 wedding.¬†My sister Allison and her husband Ryan found an outstanding outdoor location to host their celebration just outside of Bellingham, Washington. This beautiful natural environment surrounded by mountains created the perfect setting for their rustic northwest wedding.

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I simply adored all the details that my sister incorporated into their event. She made dozens of pinwheels which were placed throughout the grounds. The tables were decorated with handmade paper bouquets and the table cloths were embellished with buttons! If that weren’t enough, the favors were¬†miniature¬†mason jars filled with homemade strawberry jam. She topped these off with an assortment of fabric squares and custom made ribbon with their names and the wedding date.

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Every aspect of their wedding had a personal touch and really made it a joy to to be a part of. Our parents made a full dinner for the 100+ guests. Two of their dear friends provided¬†homemade¬†beer, another grew the flowers and created each of the bouquets for¬†the¬†wedding party.¬†Ryan’s father took the wedding photos, another friend made their delicious cake and I designed the invitations and details.

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This was a beautiful wedding that¬†reflected¬†Allison and Ryan’s taste¬†perfectly, I’m so glad I could be a part of their celebration!



Wedding Pew Cards

Monday, April 13th, 2009

I hope everyone had a lovely Easter Holiday! I spent the evening with my family enjoying a spring inspired meal. I forget how nice it is to have a home cooked meal at my parents house. Doesn’t happen¬†often¬†enough, that’s for sure!

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Besides bunnies and chocolate I’ve had weddings on the mind lately; partly because I’ve been drooling over my latest Martha Stewart Wedding issue and mostly because I’ve been working on a few wedding pieces for a freelance client. It seemed fitting to start the week off with a wedding related¬†post. I think you guys will find this project very¬†charming and original.

This¬†fabulous¬†idea comes from the¬†the lovely Ellie of Mint who happens to be getting married in less than two weeks!¬†These pew cards will be passed out to guests that require a reserved seat so that they can simply show them to the ushers to make seating a little smoother. Be sure to check out Ellie’s blog for more of her great ideas and inspiration and you can see more pics of these pew cards here. Thanks Ellie for the inspiration and congratulations on your upcoming wedding!!!

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