Sunday, December 18, 2011
I recently discovered deco mesh for wreath making, and I had pinned some candy cane wreaths on Pinterest but wasn’t sure where to find one, but shopping your small businesses pays off! My cousin owns a shop in Northern Florida called Sunsations, and there is was! So now it graces my mantel……
And at my office is a Clemson Christmas Tree…..
So do you every have that friend that some years it is easy to buy for and other years it is impossible to get an idea? Well I had that dilemma this year, but finally the idea hit me. So I made her present, and make some from me as well. And just for the record the gift giving industry is missing a HUGE market with not making Scrabble designed wine glasses. I guess it is just me and my bf that drink wine and play Scrabble :)
Since there was no where to purchase Scrabble wine glasses I decided to make my own. I tried to do diy rub on transfers and that was a huge fiasco! So I went back to my original idea of etching tiles with our initials on them. What do you think?
I’m helping with a huge National Conference in July 2012, I’m in charge of the table decorations and several other areas. My idea is Burlap and Lace and there are some of the vases I plan on using. I’m looking for thicker to burlap to really pop against the mason jar. Love the lace ribbon!
I squeezed in a little time to cross stitch! I haven't cut it out yet but I love this little ornament!
And Clemson is headed to the Orange Bowl!
Saturday, November 5, 2011
I spend minutes sometimes hours getting ideas from Pinterest, and then never seem to have time to actually MAKE all the great things I find.
Well I can say that I have finally made something that I pinned!
These are super easy to make! Find the tutorial here
Christmas Tree Mobile
This project took a little more time and planning but the result was pretty awesome, if I can brag on myself.
I made this for my friends Merle Norman Studio as part of her Christmas decorations. I find the tutorial at Not Martha. I didn’t use as many ornaments as the tutorial called for but I think the effect is still the same.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Wow it has been a long time since I last posted! So this is going to be a heavy picture post to catch up on everything.
Dancing With the Clarendon County Stars
We danced to Singles Ladies and came in 4th place for talent! Hunter is an amazing dancer. I had an absolute blast participating and over 73 thousand dollars was raised for two charities.
Smallcakes! These were so delicious no wonder the owner was invited to be star on Cupcake Wars. Unfortunately he forgot the main ingredient in the first challenge and was honest, so they had to disqualify him. Which in turn earned him a spot on the view. Check out their website http://www.smallcakescupcakery.com/
We stopped at the Arch!
I have been invited to several baby showers recently. So these are gifts that I made for all the new mommy to bes.
Cupcake onesies, tutorial found here
Washcloth lollipops, very easy to google a tutorial
Eat. Play. Sleep. Repeat. I quilted this for a college friend and roomie. This is for her new baby girl Isabelle. The gender was unknown until delivery, so I choice bright primary colors for either a boy or girl to enjoy. This pattern is compliments of V. and Co
And the latest project a minky blanket. I followed the general outline here. Mine is a little bit bigger. This is a for a baby girl.
So if any of you are on Pinterest you have probably seen the crayon art pin. Well I tried it to see what all the fuss was about, plus I had some ideas for doing something different with it and needed to see how the wax would do. So here is my crayon art……..
I put random colors next to one another instead of keeping like colors together. I think the impact is greater when it looks more like the color spectrum. I think that the use of the hair dryer on high at close range caused for the splatters, and running together of colors, but I like the overall effect. Unfortunately the wax would be a problem for me to create what I wanted to create with the crayon art.
I guess I have been busy since my last post. My Saturdays are dominated by FOOTBALL, especially Clemson Tiger football. I hope they continue their winning streak this Saturday against Boston College.
Saturday, July 30, 2011
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Yay! I have finished the gift and it is being framed as I type! So I ahead of schedule for giving it. I am super excited about this and can’t wait to show you but I want to share it with the recipient first. So here is a reminder of what it looked like before….
So now I have to decide what to work on next……
Oh the choices!
And like many of you I am sure this does not even begin to cover the stash! These are just the pieces I want to start before others. But I have decided to do another gift this time for my grandmother. It is not very clear but the second kit on the second row is a winter corn field with a red barn and geese flying over. Canadian geese are very special to my family because they remind us of my grandfather, so I want to work on that piece and hope to give it to her for Christmas.
Here is an update on the BF’s piece, he thought he would beat me, ha
Right now I am back to working on my knitting at least for a little while, I hope to divide my time evenly between the time from here on out.
Sunday, April 17, 2011
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Friday, April 1, 2011
I am always looking for cross stitch shops, and I had a hard time trying to find this last one, The Needler in Lexington. I kept driving past it then turning around, and driving past again. But I had parked and walked around the downtown area to take pictures for a work presentation, and it was right behind me and I never noticed! Once I finally found it I looked around and got three new patterns to add to my collection
Clemson (to combat the USC project)
And Jeanne over at Willow Tree Stitcher is working on a beautiful Pride and Prejudice sampler, I have been interested in various Jane Austen samplers so I found this one at The Needler and just had to have it!
Hopefully I will get a lot of work done this weekend on my project the deadline for giving it away is quickly approaching.