Monday, September 26, 2011

Fun & Easy Party Decorations

I was going to wait and let Vanessa write about her own birthday party decorations, but I just can't wait. She is in Spain having a blast and I am in rainy Portland wondering what happened to all these cute paper flowers we made and thinking about how I can work some of them into my new office decor at home.
So without further ado, here are a few cute things we made for V's 30th birthday picnic in the park. These would all definitely work for any age birthday party!
V's mom made some delicious red velvet cupcakes, 30 of them to be exact. We made cute little flags out of colorful banjo covered wrapping paper, glued the paper flags to toothpicks, and stuck one in each cupcake.
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So festive and fun! This paper also set the color scheme for our table cloth choices and for the Vanessa banner.
The banner was made from a cute orange gingham fabric. We cut letters to spell out V's name in colors matching the little banjos and glued them to the fabric. We punched holes in the corner and tied them to the tables using cute ribbons.
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And last but not least, my fave of these crafts was inspired by this crepe paper flower tutorial (from combined with this crazy expensive but oh so pretty photo backdrop (from We created a long garland of flowers of various colors using tissue paper rather than crepe paper, simply because it was more readily available. Once we got to the park we cut the garland up into various lengths and tied them from tree branches.
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It was a bit difficult to capture how great they looked hanging from that tree. But believe me, they looked darling! Like something from Alice in Wonderland!
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I am kind of obsessed with these flowers. They were so super easy to make and so stinking cute. I wished we had made about three times as long of a string of the flowers as we did.
The finishing touches were hand written labels for all the food, a mermaid pinata filled with gum, airheads candy and various little toys and things, along with two giant balloons: a 3 and a 0. There was a bit of a fiasco with the 3, one flew away the night before the party, but we were able to get another one and made sure it stayed put!
All in all it was a super fun and super cute party for one of my most favorite people and I am happy that I could help her create all of these darling decorations. So glad she is in my club finally!
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Do you have any adorable and easy party decorating crafts to do on a budget?

Thursday, September 8, 2011

New Home!

We have moved!
Come visit us at and update your rss feeds!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

How did it go?

I know you have all been waiting patiently for an update about how our sale at Last Thursday went.

It went pretty well, considering our sort of off the beaten path location and it being our first time. We had fun and got a lot of compliments. Our booth looked darling and once the wind died down a bit, it was a piece of cake. The Koi Fusion tacos helped also!
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Here is a peek at the super cute hand dyed (with all natural ingredients) napkins that we will be selling in the etsy shop soon! A variety pack or a set of all the same color, your choice! Custom made! We could even add some little embroidered embellishments if you want!
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We will also be dying tote bags and any other things we think might be fun to dye.
You can see a little bit of the totes in this picture of our booth.
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Overall, we didn't sell as much as we hoped but it was still fun and we are going to do it again next month. If you missed us last week, you will have to come visit in August!


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Last Thursday and Hello Again!

The last post on this blog was on April 6th! That is just so sad. We have been busy with lots of crafts and projects but somehow none of them have made it here.

We finally got a Facebook page set up, so go click the thumbs up at!

We are going to be selling some items at Last Thursday on NE Alberta this week, in the lot across from Radio Room! Come by and say hello and see our precious goods in person!
Here is a sneak preview of some of our new fave creations.

Lots of lockets:
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(my personal fave is the robot followed closely by the feather!)

Pretty hand dyed sweaters using all natural materials (which will be available to custom order):

Sweet embroidered vintage pillowcases, each one is one of a kind:

Fun hand cut felt all purpose greeting cards:
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and a few other tidbits of darling items made with love.

We are also going to be offering handmade custom banners such as this very soon via Etsy:
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and whatever doesn't sell will be in the Etsy shop this weekend.

So keep your eyes peeled to Facebook for updates and we hope to make something for you soon!


Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Organization Craftiness

Wednesday night, home alone. I have some naan bread and chicken curry from Trader Joe's waiting to be eaten, but I'm not hungry yet.

I think to myself, hey you should stitch up some more lockets to put in the etsy shop. I pull down my box of embroidery floss (and other various tools) and decide it is time to put an end to this madness.
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I started wrapping the floss colors around my fingers but quickly realized they would all get tangled super soon. Matthew was in the midst of hacking his new ipad cover to fit the old ipad and it dawned on me, I can hack some stuff too!

I grabbed an empty beer six pack box and cut it up into little cardboard trapezoid shape thingies to wind my floss around!

I put on Amelie mainly because I wanted to hear the lovely music and thought it would keep me from getting bored while wrapping and wrapping and wrapping floss. It had been so long since I watched the movie that I found myself actually watching it more than I had planned so this took probably twice as long as it should have.

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I didn't get any stitching done tonight, but I did get all my floss neatly organized and it makes me happy. I don't know why it took me so long!

ooooh rainbowy!
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Do you have any crafty organizational projects to share?

Sunday, April 3, 2011

New lockets for sale on Etsy! Finally!

Made this precious tiny landscape embroidery for Jane.
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And posted a few other lockets in the Etsy Shop!

Have any ideas for tiny things I can stitch into these??

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Craft Night: Easy and adorable felt brooches

Check out these super cute brooches we made at our last craft night! Inspired by various things Jane found online, we each whipped up our own little brooches with felt, embroidery floss and little pinbacks. Jane didn't quite finish hers but here are Vanessa's, Megan's and mine pinned on a previous craft night project, a tote bag!
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