Monthly Archives: June 2009

20′s Inspired Wedding

The roaring 20′s are perfectly depicted in this beautiful wedding. The photographs are beautiful, you just have to see the rest of them.

20's themed wedding

Tomorrow I will be posting details about a special giveaway I’m offering to celebrate the grand opening of evie s. handcraft!

DIY Hair Accessories

I don’t post too much about fashion here (maybe I should start!), but I thought it would be fun to post a couple of the hair accessories I made. The first one is a cheapo plastic headband that I hot glued a feather on. That was easy enough.

hair accessories

The other one is an idea I had to make a braided fabric headband. Then I saw this post with a similar idea, and that was  enough motivation for me to do it. Here is what you need:

  • Fabric
  • Ruler
  • Scissors

Simply cut three strands of fabric about an inch wide from fabric. Then, gather your strands so they are even and tie a knot at the top. Put something heavy on top and start braiding until you get to the end. Then make another knot and tie the finished product around your beautiful head. Sooo easy!

diy hair accessories

It’s a quick and easy way to add some flair to your look. To see full-size photos, go here.

Bokeh Beauty

Lately I’ve been captivated by photographic images with the Bokeh technique. What’s Bokeh you ask? Derived from Japanese, Bokeh is a noun, meaning “blur” or “haze.” It’s a photographic term that usually describes an image with an out-of-focus area taken by a camera lens with a shallow depth of field. Check out these stunning images with the Bokeh style.

From left to right:

Bokehland // Love is in the air… // Australia Day – fireworks //
dancing and dreaming
// bokehfall // green party

bokeh beauty

I Heart Dad Handmade Onesie

Part of my husband’s Father’s Day present was this handmade onesie which Eli wore throughout the day. I drew the letters freehand onto scrap fabric, then cut, pinned and sewed them on to a plain white onesie. I really love how it turned out, and so did Kent.

ilovedad_onesie

What did you all do for your husbands/fathers?

Happy Father’s Day!

I hope you all have a great Father’s Day and enjoy special time with your dads. Here is my little man helping me wish his daddy a Happy Father’s Day. It was tough to get him to cooperate holding 15 letters and not demolishing them before I got a good photo. He did pretty well though!

fathers day

Cross Stitch and Needlepoint

I love the use of cross stitch and needlepoint in design. Lately, it’s been making it’s way not just on textiles, but on print pieces and other uncommon destinations. Here are some of my favorites:

From left to right:

Faux Cross Stitch Yo-Yo // cross-stitch motif // darling card [ Via Smarts and Crafts ] // We Make Sense poster // Bargello Chevron Pillow //Needlepoint Book Cover

cross-stitch_needlepoint

Have a great weekend everybody!

Our Five Year Anniversary

This last Saturday my husband and I celebrated our fifth wedding anniversary. It was a very low-key relaxing day, no work, just play! There were several ideas I had in my head for a card, but I settled on this design.

anniversary1

I drew and colored the “5″ with colored pencil on gray cardstock and cut rounded corners. Then I chose a blue satin ribbon and cut “V’s” at the ends and hot glued the folds to make it look like a banner. I then used an alphabet rubber stamp to create the “Happy Anniversary” message. Soon I’ll post a photo of a carved wooden elephant that he made for me.

In short, we had a great day and we look forward to 5 more years together, and then some! To see a full-size photo, go here.

Cracked Wood Bowl Rescue

I picked up this beautiful solid wood bowl in the FREE pile at an estate sale. Of course I couldn’t resist picking it up and doing something with it to give it a new life. So I had the idea to fill the crack with some homemade clay. I made the clay, squished it into all the cracks, cleaned off all the excess, and then poked little dots into the clay with a toothpick. Put it into the oven, and that’s it!

Cracked Wood Bowl

It’s much more presentable now, and I was lucky that the crack made such a pretty design.

Here is an easy recipe for homemade clay:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1/4 cup water

Make sure the dough isn’t too stiff or too watery. Knead by hand until smooth. Bake at 250 degrees for about an hour and a half.

So the lesson here is, just because something is damaged doesn’t mean it’s worthless. Be creative and figure out a way to rescue it! To see full-size photos go here.

Vintage Items Added to the Store

I’ve finally added a batch of new items to my store! Everything has so much character. I love vintage goods!

From left to right:

Ceramic Whoo Owl // Brass Keys // Leaf Bowl and Teardrop Bowl from Haiti // Fighting Rooster Press

vintageitems

Vintage Buttons

I scored this last weekend. I got a big $2 bag of 500+ vintage buttons from an old lady’s collection. It was so fun going through and sorting them out. My husband helped me compartmentalize them according to the Roy G. Biv color wheel. Not many husbands would do this, I know. My mom had already given me her collection several years ago, so I should be good on buttons for awhile!

Vintage Buttons

I also got this vintage tray for $1. It looks so rustic and charming! To see full-size photos, go here.