Saturday, November 28, 2009

New Hobby: Headbands

So I was out shopping recently and this store, not to be named, had an abundance of accessories. The one accessory I saw that I really fell for was headbands. They were so cute and I looked at them and thought, "I could make that." Luckily they had some plain satin headbands in packs of 2 or 3 for cheap so I bought them up. I have made two so far out of felt and tulle. More materials and methods to come. =)
Grey, black, and white felt/tulle with feathers at the bottom (hard to see b/c of the dark hair)
Black and white felt and tulle.

Thank you to my best friend for modeling them for me!! xoxo

Baby and Christmas Wreaths

This is a Cottage-Chic wreath I made for a friend at work. Her baby girl is due in January. She told me the colors of her room and bedding and I went by that. I hope it looks good in her room! It's hard to see, but there is sage green tulle throughout the roses. Sorry about the color of the photograph. I took it in the morning and it was quite hazy out. I take pictures of my wreaths outside now. I bought this coat hook in Canton and I nailed it to my fence in the backyard. =)

This is the Pinecones and Holly Berry wreath I made for my best friend Michelle. She used to sing that at Christmas time in college so of course this is the wreath I make for her. =)

LOVE This Wrapping!

Ok, so last year after Christmas I found this awesome red and cream houndstooth wrapping paper at Hallmark. Of course, as a houndstooth lover, I had to buy it. I was a little aprehensive because it was adhesive wrap and I've never used it before. I recently got it out to wrap a gift for my cousin's baby shower. Turns out, the adhesive wrap makes for a perfectly wrapped gift! It really helps when folding in the sides that never turn out flat with regular paper. The adhesive is just like a post it note. Love it. My cousin is having a boy so I paired it with a fun swirly, colorful paper. Luckily I had two boxes to wrap so I could present this awesomely wrapped gift. I love how it turned out. I love adding grosgrain ribbon to a package. It's so nice. =)
So the day of this shower, I woke up coughing at 5:00. It turns out I was developing bronchitis. So I woke up with all these ideas running through my head about a wreath to make for my cousin. At that point, sleep was not going to happen so I got up and got to work. Here is the wreath I made for my newest little cousin Tate who will be here on December 4th!!