Tuesday, April 30, 2013

It's a Party

Oh yeah, there's a "future" party going on right here http://www.jcpenney.com/dotcom/for-the-home/shop-brands/martha-stewart/shop-categories/martha-celebrations/cat.jump?id=cat1002480037

Doily Banner

Remember I have 1000 doilies and I said I'd  be doing a bunch of stuff with them?  Well here is the first installment; a doily banner.  You can probably tell how to make one yourself but just in case I'm posting this tutorial.http://www.babble.com/crafts-activities/how-to-make-a-doily-banner/

Here's one I made and added mulberry roses to.

You can kind of see it hanging in the background.  I used a thin white string for mine.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Nest Swap

I was just in a swap and this beauty arrived in the mail for me.   My partner was Nancy.  She had the nest sitting in a vintage punch cup.  A glittery green bird is wearing a gorgeous vintage finding crown!  She is surrounded by all sorts of pretty flowers.  This piece is so pretty and it fits in perfectly with all my spring decorations.  (okay I'll confess:  I still have my Easter things out but hey, they look springy)

She also included a tag with a sweet note.  Thank you so much Nancy, I adore my nest.
And here is the nest in a peat pot I sent her.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

1000 Doilies: are you kidding me?

I usually buy Wilton doilies but they changed the pattern they carry in stores.  I've been hoarding my last batch of doilies, growling deep within my throat if anyone gets near.  But now that is all over.  I bought 1000 doilies.  Yes you heard right 1000. 

Look how lovely.

Expect to see MANY more pretties made with doilies.  Like, a lot more.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Gum Machine Upcycle

I bought a couple of these gum machines around Easter.  I wish I had bought more-maybe next year.  Any way I emptied it and clipped off the tag.

 Then I filled it with sprinkles.  Made a sprinkle tag.  And tied a ribbon around it.
And now I have a cute way to store sprinkles.  I wish I had a whole set of them on a white spice rack.  If you see these buy a bunch, you won't regret it.

He Gets Me

Monday, April 22, 2013


I love to send a free gift with the orders from my shop.  Here's a quick pic of freebies going out today.
I buy a lot of stuff from etsy and when it arrives with a sweet little gift, that makes it even sweeter.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Tiny Little Forks

I love anything tiny and anything to do with a party.  Then I found these tiny party forks and bought a huge amount because you never know when you will need a cute little fork.
They are 4 inches long, silver painted plastic.  They look like real flatware to me.  I think they are meant to be used like a toothpick in appetizers and tiny cakes.

Look how pretty they are in a crystal glass.  Perfect for a buffet

I added a small bow to one and a paper flower to another.  Love these.  I was thinking you could glue a cute cupcake topper to them and use them in cupcakes.  Maybe a tiny pearl or pom pom. 

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Nest Swap

I'm in a nest swap!  I love nests so I dug out some pictures of nest related crafts I've done in the past.  It's gonna be fun

Friday, April 12, 2013

Spool Swap

I forgot to post a picture of the spool I made for Debby.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Cupcake Liner Napkin Rings

I found these cute cupcake liners in the dollar bin at Michaels.
I made flowers by flattening them, trimming to various sizes and gluing them down, stacked on top of each other.  I added a vintage button to the center. Last I glued a ribbon to the back.
I tied the ribbon around a napkin.

And there you have simple napkin rings.

Monday, April 1, 2013

April Fool

 Saw it on pinterest,

Nailed it