Monday, October 15, 2012

Me on a blog!

I have been following an awesome blog for a little over a year now. It is great, I love Rachelle. She is so cute. I decided to advertise with her to see if I can drum up any business for my etsy store. hint hint.

Anyway, I am going to try it and see what kind of response I get. She featured her new advertisers on her page, and I am on it! Yay! I feel important and proud all into one! I thought I would share her awesome blog and my awesome news!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

New found food blog

I was honored to do hair for a wedding party this past weekend. It was on a beautiful farm in Lexington, VA. I met a ton of cool, new people like I normally do when I do weddings. So, I met this cool girl named Kath. I started talking to her while I did her hair (below) and realized that she is awesome!

She has her own, very successful blog. She is kinda famous in the blog world. She blogs about food, and she recently had a baby. She also blogged about being pregnant and now its about the baby. Also very cool.

I have never met someone who actually has a blog, let alone, a successful one. I loved going through and reading her post and looking at her pics. She posted pics on her blog from the wedding. i got kind of excited because she took pics of her hair, that I did. Anywho, I thought it was cool because thousands of people read her blog, therefore saw her awesome hairdo!

So please enjoy her blog!

Friday, October 5, 2012

Pink Hair...what?

As most of you know, I am a hairdresser by day, crafter by night. I had an awesome client today who wanted pink hair for breast cancer awareness month. She was totally cool and let me use my creative style. I love the result. It looks awesome! I am totally pinning this to compete with the other cool colored hair pics I see on there everyday! Enjoy and message me with any questions!


After... Blam!

Pink Awesomeness!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Flower Girl Dresses

As promised.... the flower girl dresses!

I was lucky enough to make 3 little flower girl dresses for my friend Justin and Nicole's wedding, and their beautiful nieces. First of all, I could have put a paper bag on them and they still would look adorbs!

So we looked at some photos to get ideas and came up with a simple black and white tutu dress.

I ordered the lovely flower for the sash from the etsy store, She is in the Ukraine and did a fabulous job. I loved her flowers and asked her to make me 3 custom black ones for the girls. When I received them in the mail, I was so excited. They were even more beautiful than I expected. She is super nice and accommodating. I highly recommend her! :)

I was super pleased with the way the outfits turned out. The girls are so tiny, they looked awesome. Especially with their pink glitter TOMS! Cuteness overload.

One of the nieces is only 4 months old. She is sooo stinking cute. She looked presh when her outfit was on.

So without further ado... Here they are! I had to wait until after the wedding to share. I didn't want to ruin the surprise!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Funky Lime Green & Purple Wreath

I was already getting tired of the wreath I made about a month ago.... so why not make another one?

I love these colors together. All of the items to make the wreath were about $22 from Michaels. It would have been less if I had brought my coupon with me. I would have saved like $2.50. Oh well.

I used a grapevine wreath, one large flower, one bushel of purple feather flower things, 2 sprays of glass purple and green beads, one letter J, one spool of ribbon and green paint. Cut it all up and shoved it in the wreath.

It was really easy to make, just had to wait for the paint to dry. Hope you guys like it!

Close up of the cute flowers and glass beads.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Crochet Bangle

I made these cool bracelets for my friend Candice for her birthday. She loves unique and quirky things, so I thought that this would be perfect.

I bought these plastic bangles at Micheals for $1 each, not too bad. Then tie off the yarn to the bracelet. I use a L crochet hook but you can use any size you would like.

Go to the top of the bracelet with your hook, wrap the yarn around to start your stitch. Take the hook to the bottom of the bracelet and pick up yarn, bring hook to the top of the bracelet, yarn over and pull thru 2 loops. This is basically a single crochet but you have to pull thru 2 loops to get around bracelet.


 The thread will roll around the bangle which is ok. Make sure that all of the knots are pulled tight for a neater look.

Continue this all around bracelet, pushing the thread close together to cover bangle.

When crochet is complete, cut off end and weave thru bracelet to hide string.

The crochet row is not straight so you will need to turn the yarn around the bracelet to get it in a pattern that you like. I like it kind of zig zag.

These are fun and easy to make. I am totally making some of these in Hokie colors for football season!

Let me know if you have any questions.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Virginia Tech Yard

Can you tell who my favorite team is? We love our Hokies around here! We are in the heart of Hokie Country and love to show off our spirit. We have a few...umhum.. a lot of Hokie Decor! Just thought I would share some of my pics of the yard! Enjoy!

As a Hokie. there is no such thing as too much flair!!!

Patio Decor

Continuing on with my decorating of the front porch... with burlap... my new thang!

I made some cool burlap pillows to put on the front porch to match the wreath I made and the new cushions.

I bought the burlap at Jo Ann Fabric. It is really cheap. Then I cut the burlap into squares, and sewed the 3 sides up. Then I free hand painted the J on them. I waited until after I sewed the sides because I knew that it would be crooked if I did it first. I have a problemo with keeping things straight. So, I slid some newspaper inside so the paint would not go thru the back. I painted a couple of coats on the J. Stuffed if with stuffing, and sewed up the bottom. I think they look great. It was super easy.

Now I guess I have a themed front porch. Burlap and Monograms! Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

New Summer Decor

Sorry I have been slacking, like really slacking. I have completed some cool new crafts lately, just been too lazy to post about them. I will try to be better!

Firsts things First, I made a super cute wreath for my front door. It was so easy. Message me if you would like the instructions on how I made it. So simple and inexpensive. I think it turned out great. I am totally digging the monogram thing.

What do you think?

I also made some seat cushions for the bench and rocking chairs on my front porch. I got some foam and fabric from JoAnns. It was on sale which was a bonus. Whipped them up, added a little color to the front porch. I am pleased.

Just wait until you see what I am cooking up in my head! I will try to get busy with it this weekend. Also, some other cuteness coming later on! Here is a hint, flower girl dresses! Yay!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Update to wreath

This is an update to the wreath I made last week. The directions are on an earlier blog post.

I made a wreath for my friend who rocks, and complimented my mad skillz. Since I already made one last week, I knew I needed to tweek a few things. I painted the wooden letter that went on the wreath. I didnt know how to attach it since I used t pins to attach the fabric one. So I put velcro on the wreath and letter and ta da- attachement! I think this looks so much better and neater. I am glad my pal wanted me to make another one!

So, I am wondering if I should sell these on Etsy? What do you think? I am nervous about it. I dont know if I think its cute or if it really is. If you guys think it would sell, what price point?

Thanks so much for your feeback, I love comments!

Burlap Bucket

So, I was trying to figure out what I could put on my front porch for some decorations. I have a wind problemo on my front porch so topiaries blow over along with everything else.

So, I went to the Farm and Tractor store and got galvanized feed bucket for about $14.99. Then I went to Joann Fabrics and got a yard of burlap. They have different colors but I chose good old natural for $3.99 a yard. Got some stencils and paint from Michaels, a glue gun and I was ready to go. Totally pulling this idea out of my butt with no real goal invisioned.

I cut the burlap to go around the bucket. I laid it our flat and painted the stencil. I did my monogram and some flourish on the sides. I used a sponge brush and black paint, dabbed it on. Once it dried I glued it on the bucket with the glue gun. I wrapped the burlap around the bottom so it wouldnt rust sitting outside. I also made a smaller one.

I put river rock in the bottom so the stinkin wind would blow it off the porch. I got some pinecones for winter decor for 99cents at Micheals. Kinda bummed bc they only had 2 bags. I need more pinecones to fill the bucket. It looks kind of lonely now. Once I get more, I think it will look awesome. I am going to add some white lights at Christmas and change the decor each season. So, since it looked pitiful with the lame amount of pine cones, I stacked the bigger bucket on the smaller.

Not quite the awesomeness I was going for, but I am pretty pleased. Once it is filled it will be epic.

Monday, January 9, 2012

New Wreath

After I took down all of my Christmas decorations, I got a little bummed. My front porch looked bare. I didnt feel like putting up any of my old wreaths so I thought, huh, I'll make one.

I looked through Pinterest for some ideas. I really didnt find any. They all looked too difficult to me and I also have no attention span. So if a project looks like it would take to long, Im not doing it.

So, I kind of had an idea in my head when I went to the craft store. This is what I got. Sorry for the lack of detail.

Straw wreath $2.99
Burlap Fabric $2.99- on sale- 1 yard
Organza ribbon $2.50
Wood letter $3.99
2 zebra print flowers $6.99 each ( but used 2 40% off coupons) Woot Woot
T pins $3.99

So, this project was under $20

First, I cut the Burlap fabric into 3 inch strips. I wrapped the strips around the wreath, attached them with the T pins.

Second, I attached the flowers to the wreath, also using T pins. I cut the stems off the flowers and hooked them to the wreath. I used the extra leaves to ad around the flowers.

Third, I wrapped extra burlap around the wood letter just to fill in the white on the letter.

Fourth, I wrapped the organza ribbon around the wood letter. Using my glue gun and T pins to attach.

Fifth, Attach the letter to the wreath using T pins thru the fabric into the wreath.

Lastly, using the remaining organza ribbon, loop around wreath and tie into a know to hang on wreath hanger.

Ta Da, there is your easy wreath!