Monday, February 28, 2011

craft time :: easter eggs

Today during Scarlett's nap, Bennett and I decided to do a little Easter craft. I bought some supplies at Michael's earlier in the day.
On the list:

1. Paper Mache Eggs $2.99 for 6
2. WASHABLE Metallic Paint $4.99 for 6

The rest we had on hand:

1. Paint Brushes
2. Glitter {I prefer Martha Stewart Craft glitter. The best color selection. They can also be found at Michael's, $4.99/each, but this week they are 25% off}
3. Paper Plates
4. Paper Towels (LOTS of paper towels)

Can you tell which ones are mine and which ones are Bennett's?
Haven't decided exactly what I am going to do with them yet.
Maybe hang them on a little Easter tree, or just put them in a jar or bowl. Or perhaps in a little nest.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

custom header & buttons :: lindsey stafford photography

I worked with Lindsey a few years ago, so when she came to me wanting an updated logo, blog, splash page, watermark, and business card design, I was so excited for the opportunity to work with her again. Then when I saw what she had in mind, I was even more excited. Love the bright colors she chose and the overall aesthetic of everything. I also love that she wanted to do a cityscape of her town (san francisco) for the footer of the blog. Be sure to also check out her website.

Friday, February 25, 2011

home projects :: master bedroom

My husband and I started to upholster our headboard about a year ago. Then I decided I didn't like the fabric I had picked out, so it sat in our room for about 10 months. We finally finished it, and I couldn't love it more. I also saw this IKEA hack and knew just the man to do it for Dad. He loves projects and is great at this sort of thing. So I ordered the pulls from Bellacor, bought the dressers, and he did the rest. I am in LOVE with the way they turned out. I wish I would have taken a before picture of our room so you could really appreciate the transformation. {Also wish the walls in our room were painted so that the headboard stood out a little more, but it will have to do for now.}

Thursday, February 24, 2011

baby shower :: pink . love . valentine's

I helped throw a baby shower for my sister in law who is pregnant with her first baby girl. The shower was a week before valentine's day, so we couldn't resist doing a heart themed shower for baby Harper. I wish I had a better picture of the table cloth my mother in law made. It had a scalloped edge with red ric-rac...seriously darling.
my mother in law made this darling bouquets out of cupcake liners, using these initial mugs to spell out harper. how cute are the heart straws found here on etsy, placed in little milk bottles (which are actually frappuccino bottles with the labels taken off and cleaned out)
we did a breakfast shower with stratta, cinammon rolls, bagels & cream cheese, juice, fruit, and an array of milk (chocolate, strawberry, regular)
I made these little garlands which are great because I can re-use them every year to decorate for valentine's day. I ordered the felt balls from a great shop on etsy that has every color you could ever want. The heart garland I made by hand cutting felt into heart shapes, and then stitching them together with embroidery thread. It was a little time consuming, by very simple.
of course i also made corresponding water bottle labels and we had a cute party favor for all the guests as they left
little heart shaped cookie cutters in a clear box, wrapped in bakers twine with a little "i love harper" tag

Thursday, February 17, 2011

baby shower :: gender neutral

I co-hosted a shower for one of my dear friends. It is the first time that I have ever had to do a gender neutral baby shower, since the baby mama did not find out the sex of her baby. We wanted it to be very personal to the mom.
She LOVES to read, especially loves Walt Whitman, loves burlap and succulents, and craved pie during her pregnancy. So we decided to make a circle garland out of pages from old books to hang above the table along with some natural colored lanterns from World Market
For the party favor, each guest took home a little succulent with a Walt Whitman quote stuck in it. We found these succulents at {Home Depot} for about $1 a piece which makes for a pretty inexpensive favor. We then placed them in kraft paper sacks, cut them with pinking shears, and wrapped with twine {which was also purchased at Home Depot}
For the food, we dined on delicious homemade pie, salads, and bread. The burlap on the tables was from a wedding that the baby mama did the floral arrangements. They were actually old burlap bags that we cut open and placed on the table
The baby mama is also a talented floral designer who often uses mason jars in her work, so we wanted to use them as mugs for the guests. We bought the jars for a great price at Smart & Final. The sparkling Raspberry Lemonade was a hit and so simple to make.
We decided to forgo any games, but did a little advice table where the guests wrote words of wisdom on little baby onesies and clipped them on a clothes line. We cute the onesies out of white cardstock, and kraft paper and hung on the twine with baby clothespins that we bought at Michael's
I made the banner and the little felt circle garland is a leftover Anthropologie Christmas gift wrap from a few years ago

The party was a success, and the lighting was really dark so these pictures do not do it justice.

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