what this blog is about....

Mom of 3.....Married to "my everything" man....Stay at home mom....Living in a new city/state....In a nice little rental home (for a while)....
On the rebound of going through 2 job losses in 2009....Adjusting....but always....ALWAYS finding myself drawn to the things I am passionate about....
My "PROJECTS"....which is what you will find here on my own little space in cyberworld....Enjoy!



Tuesday, July 13, 2010

My sweet sister-in-law and I did a shower for our niece this weekend.
I was in charge of the decorations, the "thank-you-for-coming" gifts, and a few of the game prizes.
(My sis-in-law, Anna & me)
I went ALL homemade. It was a lot of work, but fun. And it turned out great. Her wedding colors are red, orange and yellow...in the more "autumn" tones, so I decided to work around that.

My favorite, was this little creation. I gathered some twigs/branches and spray painted them an off-white color. I stuffed them in a vase that I took from a friend, who was getting rid of it. I also painted that - straw yellow. As for the flowers...yes, each one is handmade. I made all different kinds, in different shades of her wedding colors. Each flower is actually a clip, so they can be worn in the hair, as a brooch, or clipped to a purse or bag. This was the "thank-you-for-coming gift, and as everyone left, they got to choose their flower. It was funny, because EVERYONE put theirs in their hair and sat a chatted for a bit. I should have taken a picture!

The cute little bird cage, I got from Michaels. I gave it a light coat of "ocean blue" spray paint, and glued in a bird. I LOVE birds.

For the prize gifts, I just bought a few dollar note pads, mod-podged them in much cuter paper....added a flower/bow, a pen and some cute words. I think they turned out pretty cute. I also made a couple packages of cards. Each set had a variety of different occasion cards. Something EVERYONE could use.

Remember my 'love notes' post? Well, I made one for the bride as my shower gift. These are so fun and cute, but also so inexpensive and easy to make!!

Dressing up the "beverages" added to the "decor"
AND, I never once had to tell people what they had
to choose from!!
See those flowers?
My adorable friend help me make those!
You can get the instructions here.
I think they turned out great....and they won't ever die!

And the best part....

My sis-in-law picked up these little beauties for dessert. Heaven! These are from the cupcake shop called "Sprinkles". And they are DE-LISH-OUS! I'm going to have to try all the flavors. My throat is tickling just thinking about it!!!!
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  1. Please tell me where you found that little blue birdcage in picture 1. I must have it!

  2. I got it at Michaels. It was off white and I painted it and added the bird, that I also got at Michaels. :)

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  4. I adore the flowers on the twigs...and making them into clips...brilliant!! I think I want to make one of those for my daughter's bedroom! I'm a new follower!


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