These hydrangeas are from our garden. Seriously, fresh cut flowers have the ability to brighten the dullest of days. Sometimes I feel that particular blooms are just begging to be brought in & cheer up our tables, mantles, and desks. I am loving the color of these ones from our backyard today. Goodness! Also below, more chalkboard signage for this (& this) wedding posted earlier. How great are those log slices?
Category Archives: Creatives
This week, Liam got a little blister on his toe from all the jolly jumper excitement. Not a moment too soon, I decided he needed some shoes to wear (they will likely help him hop to unprecedented heights). The pattern is from Twirlybird on etsy, and was so easy to follow. I made them out of some denim I had from a pair of old jeans. I am dying to make her hightop boot pattern, too. That little boy might need a few pairs of each!
This was my evening snack last night. Vanilla ice cream with sprinkles will always be one of my favorite indulgences. I love when the colors start to dissolve and create rainbow swirls. Just MAGICAL.
For my cousin’s fiance’s bridal shower yesterday I made a custom return address stamp & a wreath with their house number on it. I used a similar technique as my christmas ornaments from this year, except that I crocheted with jute on a masonite ring instead. It was a bit tricky since the jute has so many loose fibers, and doesn’t slide easily on the hook, but I like the natural texture look much more than yarn.
This week’s pinterest creation- a sewn stash basket! That purl bee site seriously has the best projects. This was so simple, and was just what I needed as I sat around with Liam in the air conditioning. The grey fabric was left over from his rocking chair cushion. This is my first attempt at keeping his toys and teethers contained, a battle that I’m sure will prove nonsensical.
We’ve been preparing for Liam’s baptism, and thinking of nice things to make for our small brunch afterwards. I’ve seen so many sweet little buntings around, and thought I’d take a stab at one. The fabric is a mix of some that I’ve had since I was young & some that I bought for the hexagon pillow I made this summer. For the back I used a light blue color linen, because I’m totally enjoying linen right now, but also because I had some lying around. I plan to hang it in the nursery afterwards. Buntings are a complete labor of love.
These are some of the last creations of this year, so what better time to share them than on the last day of 2011? The table below is one that I refinished for a most wonderful aunt. The color of the top is best seen in the photo from a few posts ago.
And a final custom calligraphy piece. I wish the metallic inks translated from my scan!
So excited to share some new projects of 2012, including a few wedding ensembles, printable invitation templates, desktop wallpaper calendars, and my greatest creation yet! :)
Happy New Year!
Here are a few things that I’ve managed to get together before the Annual Winter Crafts show at RIT tomorrow. It will be in the SAU and fireside lounge from 10-4pm, so stop by if you’re around campus!
Still brainstorming my banner on this wreath. I am thinking “be joyful”.
Ok, so this won’t be with me at the booth – it’s a sneak peak of a new piece of furniture I’m working on.