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New Items: "Be Mine" for Valentine's Day

Sunday, December 30, 2012

I've just added lots of new items for Valentine's Day! If you were planning on surprising your sweetheart with a cake, make it extra special with a bunting in red, pink, heart prints, and florals. 

Fabric Cake Bunting Decoration - Cake Topper - Wedding, Birthday Party, Shower Decor in "Cupid" Valentines pink, red, hearts, dots, floral Fabric Cake Bunting Decoration - Cake Topper - Wedding, Birthday Party, Shower Decor in "Sweetie Pie" Valentines pink, fuschia, dots, floral
Cake toppers in "Cupid" (left), and "Sweetie Pie" (right)

 Embroidery hoop sets make the perfect gift for the one you love (they'll last longer than a box of chocolates). A sweet gift for Valentine's Day, or the perfect decoration for your handmade wedding.

Embroidery Hoop Wall Art Set of Two - "Be Mine" in blueberry - blue, navy, lilac purple, Victorian Valentines Day gift, wedding decoration
"Be Mine" : one 3-inch hoop with hand-embroidered lettering in shades of blueberry and lilac, on pale blue cotton fabric; and one 4-inch hoop with a navy and lilac Victorian-style rose print.

Embroidery Hoop Romantic Wall Art Set of Two - "Sew in Love" in red and pink, hearts, Valentines Day gift, wedding prop, holiday decoration
 "Sew in Love": one 4-inch hoop with hand-embroidered lettering in shades of red and pink, on pink cotton fabric; and one 5-inch hoop with a red, white and pink heart print fabric.

I've Been Featured!: Ring in the New Year

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Teri from This Handmade Life just let me know that my cake bunting in "New Year's Eve" is included in her latest post Ring in the New Year.  Thanks a million Teri and Happy New Year!

Winter Flower Arrangements: Daisies and Hydrangeas

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

I made these winter flower arrangements in small vintage vases, from just two bouquets that I bought at the supermarket.  Though I love larger arrangments as well, there's something about these small groupings of individual vases that I tend to gravitate to.  I like how each little vase has its own style.  The flowers I used here are white daisies, carnations, green mini mums, and pale blue hydrangeas, along with some lacy greens (cedar or juniper?..I'm not sure).  I think they would lend such a light and pretty air to a winter wedding.

I've Been Featured!: New Year's Eve Wedding

Monday, December 24, 2012

Elvira from the 3D Memoirs blog included my bunting in "New Year's Eve" in her post for a glamourous and fun NYE 2013 wedding celebration! Thank you!!

Featured!: "Merry" Embroidery Hoop

Monday, December 24, 2012

My "merry" embroidery hoop was featured in this post on decorating the nursery for the holidays, from the Babble blog.  Thank you!!


A Very Merry Christmas!

Saturday, December 22, 2012

This year I decided to decorate for Christmas in Victorian style, inspired by Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.  I kept the color palette very light, and included accents of gold, red, and pale winter blue.  The framed silhouettes are made from vintage images (the lady can be found here at the Graphics Fairy blog) and I followed this tutorial on Etsy to make the pretty paper leaf topiaries.  For the "JOY" banner, I chose an antique-style font and, using Photoshop, superimposed each letter over a background of faded vintage sheet music.  The letters were printed onto plain cardstock, and I placed a few sprigs of holly where the ribbon was passed through.

We had the pheasant feathers from another occasion, and simply placed them in a vintage candlestick.  The embroidery hoop was made by me, on linen fabric in a 7-inch hoop, and the mirror was a dollar-store find.  In the dining room, I decorated the candelabra with ornaments, sprigs of holly, and a gold bow.  During Victorian times, Christmas trees were traditionally tabletop size, so we got a tabletop tree as well, and adorned it with angels.  I actually really like the tree in this size, and it's so low maintenance!  It may become a new tradition in our home :)

I've Been Featured!: Cake Bunting in "Candy Land"

Friday, December 14, 2012

Check out this post on a carnival-themed party on Cloudberrymousse, which includes my cake topper in "Candy Land", a mix of red and pink in stripes and polka dots (pictured on the cake on the right).  Thank you so much!!  For more carnival-themed fun, see my post here.

New Item: "It's My Party" Embroidery Hoop Wall Art

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Whether it's your birthday or not, it's your party and you'll do want you want to!
Hand-embroidered "it's my party" in a fun retro mix of yellow, pink ,tangerine, sky blue, and mint. 

 Embroidery Hoop Wall Art words "It's My Party" retro old school colorful pink, yellow, mint, sky blue, tangerine for Birthday or any day
"It's my party" hoop art

Treasury Time: Vintage Peacock Wedding

Saturday, December 8, 2012

 Pretty peacock colors are bold, bright and regal. If you're considering this popular wedding theme but don't want it to end up looking too over the top, include an eclectic mix of handmade and vintage items in shades of turquoise and teal, tempered with antiqued metallics. Instead of adding too much color to the bouquets and centerpieces, choose flowers such as hydrangea, ranunculus, peonies (or even carnations) in simple white. Use the feathers themselves sparingly, as accents. Included in my finds here are hand-cut place cards, vintage style table numbers in teal, and delicate cupcake toppers that look like real peacock feathers.
Brass flowers and fresh...
Turquoise Gold Four Lea...
Antique Journal Upcycle...
Hooray Party Pennant Fl...
Vintage 1950's Wedd...
Party Totem - Balloon T...
FEATHER place card - HA...
Vintage Brass Peacock C...
Vintage Silverplate Pit...
Peacock and bunting sma...
Lo lo lo lo LOLA Loll...
Blue and Gold Peacock P...
48 Edible Peacock Feath...
3 yards of vintage silk...
Felt garland bunting ba...
FAELYNN -- Peacock Feat...
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