Sunday, October 16, 2011

Fairytale Magic ~

A little fairytale magic happened this past weekend in Asheville, NC. I am so envious that I was not able to be at my friend Jenn's fabulous event, but I was a little part of it ~ she asked me to create these swan ornaments for each of the lucky guests!

I used the "good stuff" and had fun creating all the glittery & dyed elements

Each was finished off with a tiny pearl & gold crown

It was hard to pack them up and send them on their way...

but I'm pretty sure each and every one went to a very nice home.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Big Girl's Big Day ~

Today is my Big Girl's 21st birthday ~ so hard to believe!

Almost a year ago she announced she was moving 4600 miles away...for a year...luckily she has come home a few times and will be moving back in a few months. Always her style to leap and build her wings on the way down ~ it's kept life interesting. I love too that she is a sweet sentimental soul with a big heart. But this is what kids do, and we all know it will only be a matter of time before she moves out for good. It's hitting her that she won't be home for her BIG DAY ~ her first birthday away from home. She said she's missing all of us and all the special little things I have always done...

So a box filled with party things and a crown (made from a dollar store find, not my best but it will do,) were shipped off with lots of love. And I found a bakery nearby and ordered her favorite cake to be delivered.

I love making all the fun party things myself, but I came across this cool company and thought I'd share, in case you are in need of a special gift to send and you're too busy ~ these are fun!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Brimfield Flea ~ 2011

The day may have started off with a drizzle, but it didn't stop us from finding lots of great treasures and loads of inspiration!

My friend Tracy and her gorgeous wares in Mahogany Ridge always gets us hung up for a many great vendors in this field

I love how so many booths merchandised their wares this year

Nesting on Main is one of my favorite booths for fresh home & garden inspiration

Beth Hylan was on hand to chat about her beautiful jewelry made from vintage elements & mother of pearl buttons

We always bump into some fun friends ~ Jill Shwartz stopped to chat for a bit(we did see Marcia Ceppos & Wendy Addison, but decided not to interrupt their scurrying around as they picked up their treasures.)

Lisa, Me, Jill, Janet & Paula
(Paula and I met at the WWC event and recently moved to MA, glad she joined us!)

As we were leaving Leslie Mueller stopped us for a little interview ~ fun
The annual picnic did happen, although I did not get any great pics, sorry.

Join us next year, and bring the sun!

Monday, May 02, 2011

Sneak Peek ~

Coming Soon ~

Using a Home Sewing Machine & Crepe Paper Streamers

This little project of mine has been in the works for a while now, as some of you already know and have been patiently waiting!

Everything you've ever wanted to know about how to create pretty ruffled crepe trims; sewing, dying, applying and more! I give you all my tried and true sources, tips and techniques. This is a no holds barred tell all which takes the little secrets and frustration out of creating these lovely trims. You {barely} even need to know how to use a sewing machine ~ you'll be a pro right from the start!

This will answer all your burning questions like ~
Can I sew paper ruffles just like yours?
Are all crepe streamers the same quality?
Will I really be able to make beautiful flowers?
...and oh so much more

It's going to be wonderful, you'll see...and guess what, not only will you be able to get a hard copy in your hot little hands, but you'll be able to view it on ANY digital or PDF reader, even your iPad ~ I know, so exciting!

I'll be in touch soon with all the details on where you can get one ~

Friday, March 04, 2011

Shop Update ~

This kit was a big hit at the Marie event this past weekend, and since some have emailed to ask if I'll have more...the answer is yes! I've listed one kit in the shop, it's sitting there all alone, but I have a bunch more and will re-list until they're gone!

Here they are all packaged up pretty and filled with lovely little vintage bits; glass buttons, ribbons & laces ~ oh my! And the finished cufflette looks super pretty on too!

Hugs ~
xo Heidi

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Webster Flea ~

Monday morning, our last day in FL, Tiffany and I rented a car and headed out to the Webster Flea Market ~ it was amazing!

Lots of ladies from the event went also, but we didn't bump into too many - this market is huge, and only open on Mondays! We were in search of vintage tiny bits to add to our creations, which was all we could fit in our already stuffed luggage!

A little Show & Tell in the parking lot on our way out. We met up with these ladies ~ our kind of girls, they had a vintage doll head on the dash of their car ~ hysterical!

Thanks to Cassandra for a wonderful weekend with old friends and new, the memories we'll treasure forever!

Marie Class ~

Sunday we gathered together for a day of creative classes, and eating of course!

This amazing paper doll was brought in by one of the students. I found the Etsy shop here if you'd like to take a peek ~ so amazing! In her pocket there's tiny silverware

Everyone busy creating ~ fun!

I love seeing all the different ideas and takes on the original project, I think that's what I find most fun about teaching, that and meeting all the wonderful ladies!

A great group and everyone had a good time!