New Years Eve Glam!

>> Thursday, December 30, 2010

Instead of wearing one of those awful tin foil looking tiaras this New Years Eve make yourself a quick glam hair accessory!  The crafts stores have a fabulous selection of feathers and even some of these large feather pads lately.  All you need is an old sparkly earring, a feather pad, a hair clips and some glue.  Poke the earring through the feathers, bend the post over so it doesn't poke you and hot glue a hair clip or hair comb to the back!  You can whip this up in no time and I guarantee you will be the best accessorized lady at the stroke of midnight!


Holiday Giveaway!

>> Thursday, December 9, 2010

What holiday wouldn't be better with a mustache necklace?  Well I'm giving away this super cute handmade deep brown acrylic mustache necklace to one lucky person this week!  Wear it around your neck then pop it above your lip and give yourself a fun "stache" at any given moment :)  Comes on a 18 inch silver snake chain and it will be the hit of your holiday festivites.  Leave a comment here or on my facebook page (or both for more chances) and let me know your favorite holiday party idea and one winner will be selected Sunday evening.  Good luck!


Stache on a Stick...who knew!

>> Sunday, December 5, 2010

I clearly underestimated the popularity of a mustache on a stick.  Last night I was set up at the Holiday Artist Market downtown and instead of having a candy treat at my table for the holiday festivites I decided to make a bunch of "Stache on a Stick" fun to giveaway.  Well holy moly...the town went mustache crazy.  I had heards of folks rushing my table asking if I was "the mustache girl"  which was both cute and odd at the same time!  Everyone wanted a free litttle stache and I was out of them 2 hours into the night :)  Needless to say the world is a much funnier place when you're town is wearing mustaches on sticks all night long. What a blast, I think I may make it a regular thing at all craft shows.

And yes many folks also bought the flask to go along with the up necklaces!


Quick holiday gift idea!

>> Monday, November 15, 2010

These adorable wine charms are sure to be a hit at your holiday parties.  Imagine giving your friends these sweet little festive baubles to use during the season...they'll love them!   All you need to do is find some cute little ball ornaments, beads, ribbon and hoop wires (earring section of the craft store) and there you have it!  These charms are simple to make, cute as can be and a perfect last minute gift idea. 


Handmade Pincushion Gifts

>> Friday, November 12, 2010

Here's a fun holiday idea!  I always try to think of new handmade gifts for my family and friends (they can only get so many flasks and retro flowers you know) and this year some of the lucky sewing girls will be receiving these little cupcake pincushions.  They are a snap to make and look so sweet!  Take some small bowls (these are from Pier 1 Imports), leftover scrap fabric or felt, a handfull of poly-fil stuffing and pretty ribbons and make your own cute little pincushions for your friends and family! 


Easy Sweater Clip Tutorial

>> Thursday, November 4, 2010

I just adore the “Emma Pillsbury” look from the show “GLEE” and here’s a super simple way to make those fabulous vintage style sweater clips for yourself!

You’ll need – a pair of fabulous clip on earrings, approx 5 inches of chain and jewelry pliers

Step 1- Open up one end of the chain and attach it to the back of the clip on earring

Repeat with the other side

Here’s the back view

See…just like Emma!


Fall Shoe Clip Tutorial

>> Tuesday, October 26, 2010

I love fall accessories and I want to share this super cute and easy wool shoe clip tutorial with you!  These are fun for a fall night out and you can whip them up for cool Christmas presents too!

you'll need-
two strips of wool blend felt 5 in x 2 in
two strips of tulle 5 in x 2 in
two small strips of felt 1/2 in x 1 1/2 in
shoe clips (or clip on earring backs will work too)
hot glue

I know my friends love to dress up their tootsies so I'm making a bunch of these to give this season!


Channeling Emma Pillsbury...

>> Tuesday, October 19, 2010

I am a gleek...but mostly just to see what Emma Pillsbury will be wearing every episode.  I am in LOVE with her style and I am now adding some accessories to my shop which are totally inspired by her look!

I'm starting with sweater clips...omg how much do I love these.  You can make your own super easy with a pair of clip on earrings and a little bit of chain but I am adding my fabulous fabric flowers and vintage rhinestone to the clips in my shop.

More Emma goodies to come!


Retro Lego Cufflink DIY

>> Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Looking for a cool and unique gift for the men in your life this holiday season?  Well here it is...retro lego cufflinks!  You know your husband, dad, brother or boss most likely played with legos so this is a fun nostaligic gift to give :)

You'll need-
matching block lego pieces
cufflink blanks (search etsy in "supply" section, or check local craft store)
sturdy glue (gorilla glue is good)
little tin for gifting (I get these in the bridal section of craft store...they come in pack of 20)

This couldn't be kids can even do it!

See...perfect for the cool guy on your gift list!


New Favorite Martini

>> Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Orange Creamsicle Martini

 This DELICIOUS martini recipe comes from "The Hungry Girl" website.  So many fun, tasty and easy recipes there...check it out!
Seriously tastes like a yummy!


4 oz. diet orange soda, room temperature

1.5 oz. orange-flavored vodka (like Smirnoff Twist of Orange)

1.5 oz. Sugar Free Vanilla Syrup

1 tbsp. Cool Whip Free

Place all ingredients in a martini shaker, but DO NOT shake (or the carbonated soda will explode!). Mix thoroughly with a spoon until mixture is mostly lump-free. Add about 1 cup ice (crushed, if you've got it), and stir until mixture is cold. Then place the strainer on top and pour into a large martini glass. Enjoy!

PER SERVING (entire recipe, 1 martini): 109 calories, 0g fat, 69mg sodium, 2.5g carbs, 0g fiber, 0.5g sugars, 0g protein -- POINTS® value 2*


Holiday Gift Set...

>> Wednesday, September 29, 2010

10 cool retro gifts for under $90!  I just listed a holiday gift set in my etsy shop that includes 5 vintage style damsk flasks and 5 matching steel money clips!  They each come individually packaged for easy gifing.  Just think how much your friends, family, co workers,or bridal party will love a cool retro present that is unique and useful!  Even makes great host/hostess gifts during the holiday party season. 


Whoopsie Winners!

Congrats to Becki who loves a ruby slipper drink (and I'll need that recipe by the way) and Molly Spence who is torn between a dark and stormy or a cosmo!  Email your addresses to me so I can send you your fabulous flasks! poppychic(at)comcast(dot)net

Next time I have another whoopsie I'll let you all know!  Cheers :)


Whoopsie Giveaway!

>> Monday, September 27, 2010

Whoopsie Giveaway!  Being the perfectionist I am if it's not 100% perfect I will not sell it.  But I'll give it away!  I have 2 whoopsie 4oz retro flasks up for retro owl girl flask and one pinstripe suit  guy flask. (they each have a small crinkle in the acrylic...but only if you look super close)  tell me your favorite cocktail below or on my facebook page and 2 winners will be chosen Wednesday!

Good Luck :)


DIY Martini Olive Hair Clip

>> Monday, September 20, 2010

Are you looking for the perfect gift to make your girlfriends?  Well here it is...the martini olive hair clip!  You could whip up a bunch of these and they're less than $1 a piece to make.  Hello, now that's a fabulous holiday gift budget.  Simply wrap it in a cute box with your favorite martini recipe and voila...a lovely thoughtful handmade gift.

You'll need -
olive green clay (mine is sculpey "moss")
flatback red crystals (I used Jolees Jewels...not plastic)
alligator hair clip
hot glue gun

Trust me these will be a huge hit for the holidays...or any day!


Channeling Martha...

>> Friday, September 17, 2010

It's no big secret that Martha Stewart is amazing...and if you haven't played with her product line (Available at Micheals Craft Store) you're missing out!  The brilliantly crafty folks over at Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia can totally rock a holiday like Halloween...but with their products so can you!  Think outside of the box and be creative.  I'm making these halloween happy hour flasks as favors for our halloween party this year.  A mix of Martha Stewart papers, glitter, borders and jewels make these super festive and totally fun.  Hope my guests like them!


Guy Time

>> Wednesday, September 15, 2010

My husband never really asks for much when it comes to my crafting.  So when he said  "can't you make something retro cool without any flowery crap all over it"...I knew I had a challenge.  Trying to fit some guy style into my line that's dedicated to bringing out the retro glam in the everyday girl, well it took me a minute to digest.

Then I realized most of my glam girls have dapper I'm working on a retro collection for those guys!

Why not have a little man chic right?

My dad loves the money clips...

And the guys at my hubby's work love the flasks.

Hopefully my man is happy now :)


Trash to Treasure...

>> Tuesday, September 7, 2010

These fabulous faux enamel flower earrings are made from...soda cans!  Yes folks turn those empty cans into the hottest flower accessory in just 3 simple steps!

It's that simple...and you can use all sorts of fabulous flower punches.  The ends aren't sharp but you can run a file around them if your punch is pointy.  (the paint a sealer dull the edges too)

Endless possibilites...