Friday, September 9, 2016

Framily

I often get requests from friends and family to do some fun pieces. I've often mentioned that when I married, I married up and scored an amazing second family. My husband's cousin wanted a matching tote/makeup bag set for her sister and friend so we worked together via phone (she's in Maine!) to come up with a fabric selection that would wow them but also match their individual personalities.

For her sister, we went with darker, more chic colors with a pop of aqua for her name.




And for her friend, we did fun girl colors with a pop of coordinating pink and purple fabric on the inside of the bags to pull together her desire to have purple embroidery. 





Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Calling all mermaids!

You guys, it's almost summer. Whoop! That means hot days and LOTS of pool time. This warmer weather always makes me think of the beach, which logically leads me to think of mermaids! I wanted to add some fun, new options to my shop for this season so let the mermaid invasion begin!!!

Headbands for your merbabes, https://www.etsy.com/listing/291807357/baby-headband-newborn-headband-toddler?ref=shop_home_active_4
Earbud holders for adult and child mermaids alike! https://www.etsy.com/listing/291807613/earbud-holder-earbud-case-earbud-pouch?ref=listing-shop-header-2
Oooh this mermaid has been eating some fiery coral! https://www.etsy.com/listing/278737000/earbud-pouch-earbud-case-earbud-holder?ref=listing-shop-header-1
Remind you of anyone undah thah sea? https://www.etsy.com/listing/292251707/earbud-case-earbud-holderearbud-pouch?ref=listing-shop-header-0


Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Arrows and fringe

I pretty much hit the jackpot when I married my husband. Brains, looks and handiness to boot. But where this marriage really shines is the family I married into. Two words: good people. As an only child I always dreamed for a sister, and my husband's is pretty much the best around. She's kind, funny, driven and has a style about her unlike no other (I mean, not many white chicks can pull off blond dreads...).

In between college classes, she works at a local pizza joint. She asked me to make her a new satchel to hold her notebook, pen, etc. while she was on the job. When we were in Maine over the holidays, we found this amazing arrow fabric together so I used it for her custom bag.

It has an open top to easily slide things in and out of, as well as a zipper pocket and second open pocket to keep change, checks and pens. She can easily tie it around her waist and let that amazing fringe blow in the breeze!






Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Mac daddy

I know I've been mmmmmajorly slacking on blogging over the last year! I had a baby and poof! Time flew right out the window! But I haven't just been sitting around...I've been busy, busy, busy!! Restocking, fulfilling some fun and challenging custom orders and using my new embroidery machine (more on that later!!). Todays post is about one of those fun custom orders I did around Christmas of last year.

I've done a couple Macbook sleeves but this one might be my favorite! I wanted to do preppy with a vintage twist and I think I nailed it. Navy and white striped cotton with vintage lace trims and large mustard ric-rac were the perfect combination! Top it off with a tortoise shell button and call it a day!!



Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Throw another shrimp on the barby!

Ok, so maybe this blog title is a little stereotypical, but it's still fun to say!! I have had the opportunity to travel internationally throughout the years and am so grateful for the perspective and outlook it has given me about my fellow humans and myself. About 6 years ago, I was able to spend some time with my husband's (then boyfriend) family in Papua New Guinea. I had a nice overnight layover in Cairns, Australia and spent the evening bus hopping and beach exploring and making new friends out of strangers. It was an experience I will never forget!

Fast forward to now (you are probably wondering what Australia has anything to do with anything). A friend asked me if I had ever done wedding garters. I hadn't actually ever done one, but I love new challenges and was excited to try something different. The bride was marrying an Australian and actually had two weddings--one in Australia, and another stateside. My friend had the amazing opportunity to attend both weddings, but was unable to get her garter request in for the one in Australia. Since the second one was stateside, we decided to being Australia  back home with the bride :)

Behold! A set of two custom garters (one for tossing, one for keeping) with an Australia/aboriginal theme. The base fabric was ah-mazing. It had these cute orange platypuses just swimming around, eating kelp (or whatever platypuses eat). Either way it was adorable. I found the buttons from a vendor on Etsy and accented with some navy ribbon and lace trim. 

Garter to keep

Garter to toss


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Breezy summer days

I don't know about where you live, but here in Georgia...IT'S HOT! Not like hott, but H-O-T! Being 7 months pregnant doesn't help either, there just isn't really much you can do to make 95 degrees feel ok, but there is one thing you can do--put yo hair up! And what cuter of a way to put your hair up than with a Breezy Bow? I've made a few for myself and wear them a lot. Dress up a plain pony, add one to the bottom of a braid or tie one up in a bun! Get two that match and they make a precious addition to a tiny tots pigtails. 

I'm always making new ones in fun prints and colors, but they aren't always available in my Etsy shop due to the variation. If you are interested in getting one (or more!) shoot me an email, or a custom order request on Etsy and I'll get crackin'!




Thursday, May 22, 2014

Marabella

Spring brings such a fresh breath of air into everything, don't you think? I had the privilege of working with the daughter-in-law of a bride-to-be to make a a custom banner for her mother's wedding. She wanted something with light and fresh colors to compliment a beach setting with the couple's last name, "Marabella". I had some fun pieces left over from a few other projects and mixed in some new prints for a breezy and beautiful wedding banner.

Florals mixed with light blues, greens and yellows

bikes are a must at the beach!



Congrats and best wishes to the happy couple!