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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

What I Wish I Wore Wednesday

Have you noticed the grey and yellow trend? I have and I simply adore it. I stumbled upon these adorable grey wedges at Ruche and was inspired to look for something to pair with them. I googled yellow dress, searched Forever 21, and this is what I came up with.
Grey wedges from Ruche

Anthropologie- blogged about here.

Anthropologie- blogged about here.

Forever 21
Oh and two of the blogs I follow are doing a Ruche giveaway today, go check them out and enter to win! Selective Potential & Down and Out Chic.

Happy Wednesday everyone!


Thursday, April 21, 2011

The Clutch

I've decided I've about had it with making headbands so I came up with a little clutch design. I've only made one clutch before and I followed the same steps when it came to putting it together but mine is a bit bigger (the dimensions are completely different), the outside piece isn't ruffled but the panel is and I didn't include a divider as I didn't think it served much of a purpose. I also squared the bottom corners so it seems to have more room and can stand up on it's own. Also, mine has a handle. 

I'll have a limited supply of these at the craft fair. I hope they sell!

I think I'll move the panel up a little on the next one. 

I'm hoping to make some canvas clutches, and possibly some iphone holders as well!

Please let me know what you think!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

The Camera is on Manual. EEK!

This past weekend we planted a little garden in pots. We planted herbs, tomatoes, strawberries and flowers. I was so excited about it that when I found this tutorial on Little Miss Momma's blog I decided I would use my beloved potted plants as subjects to practice my camera skills on. I have little to no camera skills...just thought I should mention that. I used my Canon Rebel, in case you we're wondering. :)

such pretty herbs :)
I need mint for my new love of mojitos! I'll be making strawberry ones as soon as those little berries are ready. :)

mint, cilantro, and sweet basil

I love hanging baskets.

mmm! Strawberries! You can't see it but there is a tiny little one in the back that's already turning red.

And here's Noah playing with his new bowling set.

haha! Love this face!
I wasn't too concerned with composition at this point. I was practicing getting the color and the white balance right. I didn't even know I could adjust the white balance on my camera until I discovered this tutorial! Now instead of cold blue hued photos I can have warm colorful photos. :) I'm excited to learn even more about my camera and take lots of awesome photos. I'll keep documenting as I gain more knowledge! Cheers to being able to take our cameras off auto and onto manual!!

So now that I'm going to be using my camera a lot more I think I'll be making some really cute camera strap covers as a new crafting adventure. Maybe a couple will even end up in the ol' shop.

If you're a little rusty when it comes to photography I challenge you to check out the tutorial I mentioned, practice, blog about it, and share a link in the comment section below!


Thursday, April 14, 2011

Can I get a break?

I've been making headbands in my spare time nonstop the past few weeks. I dream about them, I can't fall asleep because of them, I wake up in the middle of the night thinking about them, I'm tired. It's official, I think I've burned myself out. I'm taking a break after the craft fair and not making anything craft related for a week. When that week is up I'm going to make the bag I bought a pattern for weeks ago as a gift to myself. Then, on to more crafting adventures. I need a little variety though, not just hair accessories, but bags, kitchen towels, and definitely more crochet items. The possibilities are endless!

Here's another sneak peak of the items I've been working on.

Ivory Chiffon Flower Bobbies: 

Could be worn by a bride or bridal party.

And to change the subject...because I love to do that...

Have you ever shopped at your local Goodwill? I haven't been since high school but I went the other day hoping to find some decor for our booth and I actually found quite a few awesome things! They had a boutique section where I found two beautiful Fossil dresses but they were both size Large. :( But on the bright side I found a brand new, still in the package wine bottle opener! Score! We've been using our broken one for uh...years. 

I found this mirror to use on my table at the craft fair. I'm going to spray paint it ivory and then use my friend Samantha's leftover charcoal antique gloss on the crevices. This is a horrible picture! The mirror is really ugly too but I'm hoping the paint will pretty it up a bit. 

I decided on this color for the mirror. I've never spray painted anything before...EEK!

I also found a shadow box that I failed to take a picture of to display my earrings in at the show.

Oh and I found this little guy hanging out in a random spot...and I had to have him. I gave him to my husband and he loved it.

Isn't he cute and strange? My grandmother told me that she has a friend who collects owls. Apparently they're good luck if you're the superstitious type.  

Hope you all have a great weekend! 


Friday, April 8, 2011

This Week...

This week marks the first week into the last month until my first craft fair! I'm super nervous, I'm not even half way done with my inventory and we (my friend Sarah and I are sharing a booth) have no idea how our booth is going to look. So far we have three tables and a promise from my husband for a wall to be built.

So what have I been doing this week? Making lots and lots of headbands, placing last minute supply orders, and running to the fabric store for Spring colors!

So here are some rough pictures (taken with the ol' iphone4, please forgive me...) of some new items!

These flowers are so fun to make but they are a little time consuming.

The blue button on this one came from my Grandma's button box. :)

I plan to make a lot more Razorback themed headbands like this one...after all it's RAZORBACK NATION!

Just look how fun and cute these tiny Rosette earrings are. :)

And subject change.....
I can't just work the whole time! I am a stay at home mom with a 14 month old so of course we must go on adventures. Our favorite place to go every week is Granny's house. We take the radio flyer wagon and go for walks around the neighborhood.

Granny and Noah 

Noah likes to carry sticks, and brooms, and golf clubs, pretty much anything that is long and narrow. haha!

And in other Noah news:
He has learned to climb onto the furniture. Lord, help me. Amen.

That's my week in a nutshell. Would love to hear how your week has gone! Have you gone on any exciting crafting adventures?

Be sure to look for a giveaway in the near future. I mentioned on twitter last week that I would have one up this week but I've been super busy so instead of promising a date I'll just say it'll be soon. 
Hope you have a spectacular weekend!