Wednesday, July 11, 2012

What I Love

My wedding was one of the best memories of my life!  Not only because I married my best friend, but because it gave me the perfect excuse to make stuff!  My mom made my wedding dress.  She truly is the most talented person I know and my inspiration for everything crafty that I do.  I tackled everything from my wedding cake to handmade quilts as wedding party gifts.  The rustic setting of the renovated tobacco warehouse was the perfect setting for our special day and reflective of my family heritage.  Check out a few pictures of things I made for my wedding!

 My Wedding Cake

Wedding Dress (my mom made) & Aisle Runner

 I Love Bay 7!

 I made coloring book for the little guests

 I made homemade apple jelly as wedding favors

 Wedding Programs/Fans

 Close up of hand painted aisle runner

Apple Cider with Custom Labels

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Afternoon Tea

As my birthday approaches I feel inspired to host again.  However, having a little one adds a few extra headaches to entertaining.  Today I decided to look back at some memories of wonderful gathering with friends.  I hosted a tea with some of girlfriends a few years ago, and enjoyed every minute!  It was the perfect excuse to dress up and eat delicious sweets.

 A Table Prepared for Tea With Friends

 Purse Themed Place Cards- Picture frames I found on sale!

Mini Cakes- Cute and yummy

Friday, April 20, 2012

Our Very Hungry Caterpillar

For my daughter's first birthday I decided to use one of her favorite books as the theme, "The Very Hungry Caterpillar".  Her birthday parties are an opportunity for me to craft until I can craft no more :-)  Here are a few pictures from her first celebration of life, and we look forward to many, many more!

Hungry Caterpillar Lanterns

The Smash Cake and Cupcakes

Decorated Highchair & Bib

Table Centerpieces
Tutu and Bloomers

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Joys of Giving

One of the most rewarding things in life is to create a special gift for someone.  God has blessed me with many talents and I try to use them to bless others whenever possible.  When my cousin was pregnant with her daughter, I was so excited about hosting her shower.  She made a special request for a quilt to hang in her daughter's nursery.  In addition to the quilt, I made some personalized rhinestone onesies as well.  I also decided to make a customized tub to place her gifts inside.  Below is a picture of my sweet, baby cousin (one year later) inside the tub.