>> Wednesday, July 28, 2010
As you may know by now I love unique accessories and I'm totally inspired by the 1960's cocktail vibe lately. Well what do you get when you combine the two...a chic girly cocktail flask necklace! I added these beauties to my new line and I have to say sometimes just knowing there's an ounce of pink grapefruit vodka (ready for a quick martini) around your neck can be quite fun!
>> Saturday, July 24, 2010
Never underestimate the confidence boost of a cute shoe clip. I just love to dress up my tootsies, it makes me feel ultra girly. Here's a fun tutorial for these glam shoe clips!
18 inches of tulle
2 cute buttons
hot glue gun
shoe clips (you can use clip on earring backs too)
So have fun creating and glam up those tootsies!
>> Thursday, July 22, 2010
I was just playing around the other day and came up these cute vintage style clay purses! I used a ball of polymer clay, pearl x shimmer powder and two 3 way floral necklace connectors and some paint for "antiquing". You basically just shape the clay into an oval then take the connectors and smoosh then into the top 1/4 of your oval. You can flatten the bottom of the purse by gently sitting it down on a flat surface and lightly puch it down to flatten. Then rub it with pearl x and bake as directed. Once it cools paint the metal and rub off excess with a paper towel to give it an antique look. I think it turned out pretty sweet...
>> Monday, July 19, 2010
Welcome to my new line of Cocktail Chic Accessories! I just love the 1960's retro cocktail vibe lately so I decided to create a line inspired by my those times! Fabulous and fun for girls night out, bachelorette parties or bridesmaid gifts. Available online today!
>> Thursday, July 15, 2010
Next time you have a bunch of friends over make these simple fun wine tags in a snap. You can use solid colors, or maybe pretty patterns...you can even write the names of your guests on them. This is super easy to make and they really look cute when everyone is walking around with little flowers on their glasses!
different color cardstock
one large flower punch (mine is 2 inches)
one smaller circle punch (mine is 1 inch)
and wine of course!
>> Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Before I became a crafty mom I was a dancer. I loved it, every second of it. From the countless hours of rehearsal as a kid in a small studio to performing professionally on grande stages across the globe. All of this was possible because of my talented, loving,wonderful dance teacher, Tom Waters. This friday night some of my Poppy Chic goodies will be a part of the silent auction at the Gala for Tom
An evening to honor and celebrate one of Frederick’s most beloved dance educators.The evening will include a silent auction and screening of the documentary “A Gift of Love: The Legacy of Thomas F. Waters.” There will also be several special performances by family and friends. Light hor d’oeuvres will be served from La Paz and a cash bar will be available.
There will be a silent auction with lots of great items from around Frederick. Proceeds from ticket sales and silent auction will go towards a memorial fund in Tom’s name to aid dancers in our community and to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association to help find a cure for the disease that has claimed Tom far too soon.
Tickets are $25 and can be purchased through the Weinberg Center Box Office by calling 301-600-2828.
If you care to make an individual donation to the Thomas F. Waters Memorial Fund, they can be mailed to the Community Foundation of Frederick County at 312 E. Church St. Frederick, MD 21701
Thanks for everything Tom :)
>> Wednesday, July 7, 2010
I love a big bold ring, especially when it looks like a big glam rock of a gem! I thought I'd share my fun and unqie way to create a faux rock of your own. The best thing about working with clay is if you don't like the way it's turning out...you can smoosh it up and try again. Have fun and be fabulous!
Hope you enjoy your new chunky gem!
>> Monday, July 5, 2010
I love using wool felt to make flowers, but I really like my flowers to have some dimension. Flat flowers just don't seem as happy to me! I found a way to make a pretty popped up flower and it's super simple too! Thought I'd share it with you...
6 felt circles (5 for the flower, 1 for the base)
hot glue gun
pinback or bobby pin if you wish
>> Friday, July 2, 2010
I will be wearing my red, white and blue on Sunday to celebrate the 4th of July...but Saturday is all about pretty colors. I'm having a little garden party with some of my friends and I've made a bunch of pretty flower corsages as party favors for them to wear while they're sipping white peach sangria and to take home when they leave! I've made several colors so I'm hoping everyone finds one they like. It's fun to surprise your friends with pretty things. Happy holidays and have a safe weekend eveyone!
>> Thursday, July 1, 2010
I'm looking forward to the 4th of July holiday weekend! Bring on the BBQ, pool, family, friends, blueberry lemonade and of course some red white and blue fashion. I found this simple navy blue tank at the store for around $3...hello love that! I had this cute red checkered fabric and decided to make my own holiday shirt!
It was super simple and only took 5 minutes to complete. Cut 3 strips of fabric (I used one soft cream colored strip for contrast and 2 of the red checkers) all 14 inches long. The width of the cream strip is 4 inches and the 2 red strips are 2.5 inches and 1.5 inches. Simply layer them one on top of the other then sew straight down the center (sewing them all together) on your machine. Pull the thread (the bobbin one) to ruffle and secure the ends. Then hand stitch it to your tank and Happy 4th of July!
There are so many fabulous ruffle tank tutorials out there...google yourself silly and happy crafting :)