Saturday, June 25, 2011

Fruit Punch With A Side of Cuff!

Isn't this the perfect Summer Set! I wanted to do something different but that still went with everything. I grabbed some silk chord and fringe and went to work! I wanted to make sure I could wear this with any of my summer outfits so I went to my big mix of beads! I braided the fringe and silk with chain to help balance the weight of the stones. It will look great with a sundress or a
t-shirt and jeans! I love it!

I do not usually make cuffs, but I saw a cuff similar at the Anthropologie and I had to have it, but I did not want to pay the Anthro price, so I made one of my own! It is a mix of jaquard ribbon, silk yoyos, buttons beads and a little bit of everything! I pretty sure my sisters will be asking for one these!!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Vintage Summer!

My friend Jeanne came up with this amazing idea to take vintage hankies and doilies, and make them into fabulously unique headbands and clips! We paired them with silk rosettes, vintage buttons, and lace.I just love them. Enjoy

The following creations are not made with vintage hankies but they are still pretty fabulous!!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Crazy for Cupcakes!!

So as most of you know I have totally jumped on the cupcake craze! This past Friday my design class went to Washington, LA . We started the day off by visited the yard sale at the Old School House that happens twice a year! I was on the hunt for some old plates andcups to make a tre' fab cupcake stand, and of course I was on the lookout for buttons :) Luckily I was able to find exactly what I wanted...

Here's How I made my cupcake stand!!

Some pretty glass plates and cups!
One of them is a cake plate I got for $2
This one is my favorite with the fleur de lis detail!

Epoxy each layer together according to the directions.
I used a 2 part epoxy.
Finished and ready to dry! I thought I needed some cupcakes for my new stand

How cute are these...dollar
spot at Michael's

Classic Vanilla Cake with Vanilla Buttercream...

Friday, February 11, 2011

You Gotta Try This!

So I don't usually post tutorials on my site, but I had to share this one! The other evening I made these fabric wall decal frames. I found the perfect place on a
skinny wall that really serves no purpose!
Click HERE for the link.
I thought I'd share a couple of non-jewelry/hair projects I have been working on. This is the arrangement over my bed. I wanted something that took up the whole wall because my bed is not centered on wall. I repurposed 3 odd rectangular canvases in the middle. I covered one in burlap and attached a modge podged J, another in burlap with a birdie on a branch and the other painted with a doily. I love odd and ends so I attached some keys to canvases I found in the Michaels discount section. I found a door knob on sale at hobby lobby (but I think I hung it upside down!) My great grandmother made the large doily and my mother had it in a trunk for years. So I lightly modge podged it to a painted canvas. I also threw in some buttons because they are a must in practically every project I do! I made the large button fleur about a year ago and placed little button on a couple of the other pieces.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Fun in February!

Last weekend was a cold one here in Louisiana, and the perfect time to catch up on some crafting! A trendy fabric flower bib necklace and matching headband! And a personal favorite is the mixed gemstone necklace :) Let me know if you need pricing info!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Cute As A Button!

This weekend some friends and I hosted a "Cute As A Button" baby shower for my sister Sarah. I am sure you all know by now that I love buttons! So this one was especially fun for me!! These are the pictures from my camera and as soon as I have my hands on everyone's pictures I will post them!!

I love the cricut!

Homemade cake pops, lollipops and vanilla
and peanut butter buttons!

Vanilla and peanut butter packs of buttons!

The food!! Yummy
Sinckerdoodle Cupcakes with Vanilla Frosting
and Edible Buttons!

Peanut Butter Cupcakes with
Dark Chocolate Frosting!

Strawberry Lemonade, Coffee and Cream Punch
and Lemon Water.
An edible fruit arrangement I made.
It was a lot easier than you think!
The boutineer made out of baby socks that I embellished.
We got the sock flowers from a store and I added the ribbon, flowers, feathers, and of course buttons!