Oscar Gift Lounge

>> Saturday, February 27, 2010

Okay, I'm so excited to have some of my sweet little flowers included in the 2010 Oscars Gift Lounge!  It's pretty cool, will aa fabulous celebrity pick up one of my flowers and fall in love, who knows...but I sure hope so! Honestly I'm just thrilled to be asked to have my flowers there in LA.


Somewhat obsessed with fabric scraps...

>> Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I am constantly trying to find new ways to use the random strips of fabric that are leftover from my flower creations.  I just love creating cool unique accessories and most recently decided to try some wire word writing.  But I added a twist...fabric wrapped wire!  Of course I also added a little bloom too!


Shabby Chic Anyone?

>> Monday, February 22, 2010

I just love, love, love anything that combines a natural rustic feel with a touch of glamour.  I'm creating some new shabby chic spring flowers to add to my line of hair flowers.  The best part is these sweeties are made from recycled fabric scraps.  A sweet mix of wool felt, tulle, lace, fabric and a little rhinestone glam combine to create these little beauties.  Hope you like them as much as I do ♥


Favorite Things - Pincushion Rings

>> Monday, February 15, 2010

I thought I'd share some of my favorite things...first up Pincushion rings.  Seriously how many times did I drop, misplace, lose, or vaccum up my needles.  Well I decided to bring the pincushion to my finger tips...literally.  I use pincushion rings!  I make them from wool felt and a nice sturdy metal ring base, design them as pretty flowers and BAM no more lost needles.   


Fabric Wrap Bracelet Tutorial

>> Friday, February 12, 2010

My first tutorial is here!  These cute little bracelets are super sweet and fun to make too.  Whenever I wear one people always ask where I got it... well now you know!

Gather some scarp fabric, 1 metal bangle (thin) scissors and a little sparkly button with a shank.

Cut a 2 inch by 18 inch strip of fabric

Now to start wrapping your bangle leave about 2 inches as your starter the neatly wrap the fabric around the bangle

Keep wrapping the bangle giving a little "tug" ever once in a while to tighten the wrap...

Tie the remaining fabric in a secure double knot and even up the edges...

Use a hot glue gun or fabric glue to put a drop of glue into the crevice of the knot (this is where the shank of the button will push into)...

Add your sparkly button and hold in place for a few seconds...and YOU'RE DONE!

Play around with different fabrics, you can make them a bit longer 2 inches by 26 inches) to tie a bow at the end too.  Be creative, it's a sweet thing!


Tutorials Anyone?

>> Monday, February 8, 2010

I always have people ask me "how did you do that"?  Well this week I'm going to start sharing!  I'll be including tutorials for handmade pretties that make me smile...first up Fabric Bracelets.  Stay tuned :)


Snow Baby!

>> Sunday, February 7, 2010

I love snow!  We just got 32 inches of it...even though it's beautiful, I guess that's a little much.  Being snowed in is really fun though, all of the baking, crafting, snuggling...it's very calming.  I'm finding my self inspired to create new goodies and have the time to work on my "back shelf" projects too.  Here's my Vintage Snow Hair Flowers to celebrate the blizzard!


Bring it on sewing machine

>> Saturday, February 6, 2010

Okay so I asked for a sewing machine for Christmas...2 years ago. I got it, and immediately tried to sew. I was not blessed with the sewing gene that was bestowed upon my mother and grandma, apparently it skipped right on past me. I started with the instruction book, it was like reading Japanese. I had so many projects going on at the time I ended up packing it up for a later date.

It's now a later date and I am determined to conquer this thing. So far so good...I made a ruffle necklace!!!!!!! I am so proud, seriously. I vow to continue to post my sewing projects and inspire other non sewers out there!