Sunday, November 3, 2013

Shop is open!

So in case you didn't know I took a little break from customs. I had a VERY good reason!
June 6th our daughter was born. After 9 years we FINALLY brought our daughter home. For more details go here.

I finally feel caught up with past orders and been doing some great instasales over on my instagram just to tide everyone over until I opened the shop back up.
So come on over to my NEW SHOP!!! And thanks so much for being patient with me!!!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Succulent Soup Cans

 So you have heard the rage about these right? 

They are only making a limited edition of these andy warhol tomato soup cans for target. I only bought 6. They have 4 different colors but I really didn't love the 4th color. So when I found them at our local target I knew I wanted to use them as planters. 

I mean cuteness overload right??? 

This was so easy and cheap!  Here are the simple steps: empty the soup (you can save the soup for later - yay lunch) and clean out the can (as carefully as you can so you don't soak the wrap), put some rocks in the bottom to help with drainage, fill it up with dirt and then pop the succulents in! Also I am going to mod podge the outside to help protect them from water. (thanks to shopgussied 's suggestion on instagram)

Here's the after! I am so happy with how cute they turned out!
I think I might need more.......what cute gifts???? EEK! Enjoy - 

I also saw this super cute idea on pinterest!
found here

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Weekly Pinterest DIY {twenty minute tote}

I finally thought I would try another DIY - and had this pinned on my DIY board for months and knew it would be a very easy project.  So I took my spin on it and loved it! Hope you enjoy.


 Now my take on it - Of course I had to add embellishments and I had to use felt - because it wouldn't be mine if it didn't have those two things :) I also thought I would add lace for the handles because I thought it added a nice little detail. Enjoy - this was a fun little project and so easy - things like this make me love the machine again. Now go and sew and show me what you make!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Weekly DIY {week nine}

So I had this thought in my head to make a stitched canvas. I SWEAR I saw it on Pinterest but went back and researched and couldn't find it anywhere. Maybe it was in my messed up head, maybe it was some mixed together (perhaps back to this DIY) - either way here is my weekly DIY! 

Ya'll try it! It was a fun project. I bought an oval canvas at Joanns and had all the embroidery thread and buttons at home. Next I wrote Ivey's name on it in my messy writing - then stitched over it. It was easy to stitch through the canvas. I used a simple backstitch to "copy" over the lettering. Then I decided (of course) that it needed embellishments. So I added little x's in some of my favorite colors and chose buttons that matched. I think this would be a fun project for any nursery or kids room! Have fun with it and be sure to let me know if you make one, I would love to see your finished canvas.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Weekly Pinterest DIY {week seven/eight}

I saw this cutie pie DIY on pinterest a while back and thought it was adorable and a great use for embroidery thread. So I did the exact same thing when I found this cute racket at a local antique store. I loved the heart idea so I thought I would try my hand at the same design. This DIY stretched out over two weeks because I have been super busy - but this one also took the longest out of all the ones I have tried so far. But have fun with it, try initials, other shapes, etc. It was a fun little project that will add a fun detail to our house. 

Friday, May 18, 2012

Weekly Pinterest DIY {week six}

This week I decided to try an embroidered necklace. I have been seeing these everywhere and been wanting to try my hand on it. I finally ordered the blanks off etsy and decided to play around. The first two are the originals followed by my takes. I LOVE IT! I think this could be a great new project. I see a fun new adoption fundraiser!!
I have been trying to find a good use for these cute little buttons!

I love the size of this one - and I just had to use felt for my background :)

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Weekly Pinterest DIY {week five}

Better late than never right? Sorry this week got away from me but the other night I decided to try my hand at a printed piece with embellished details. I chose a lyric from a favorite song and added my own touch. I used printable fabric instead of canvas - but I would love to try to actually get some canvases printed and try my hand at the above image.

Have a great week!