Monday, August 30, 2010

New Items in Shop

 Now available in my Etsy Shop!

"Sassy Peacock Handbag"
Love Art? Love Purses? -- Combine the two and you've met your true love. Beautiful handmade purses that include hand painted designs. Art to Go, be unique... Each purse/art design is one of a kind!

I'm having a hard time parting with this Sassy Black handbag. If you know me you'll know I love peacock colors & black... But, I will share the love, this bag can be yours... better hurry though before I change my mind! ;)

New Headbands
... this is a variation of the popular Gray Day, I added a touch of sunshine!

Copper & Marroon - Autumn band
Sale!! -  I am offering a discount to help give your Autumn wardrobe a headstart!
Purchase both headband & matching dress here for only $35 - Contact me for questions.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Hand Painted Handbags

Art to Go... Hand painted handbags

A union of two of my favorite things, Painting & Sewing!!

I've been having SO much fun creating these, I love creating purses... and even MORE fun painting my own designs that decorate them. This is my newest adventure, hand painting designs for handbags.

This pretty Golden Yellow & Blue Stripe clutch was created from upcycled materials, using two shirts and my original painting.  It is available to purchase in my etsy site!

~ Linen Autumn Owl Purse ~

This bag was inspired by my love of the autumn season quickly approaching and of quirky owls. The design on this was completely hand painted, the writing is Autumn poetry written on linen.

"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth  seeking the successive autumns."
- George Eliot

This is a small purse (10 inches x 9 inches) it is full of fun details!
Check it out & more pics at my etsy site: Available

This last purse was my guinea pig first creation of the bunch... I really love the way the art & beadwork turned out on this. But the clutch itself is a bit wonkie! I messed this poor lil guy up alot, but it'll be mine to love, with its backwards pocket and all. ;) It was also created from upcycled materials using two shirts donated to me, I love how it has a tropical graffiti look to it!

Check back soon there are more to come, I have a big peacock bag, and fall leaves inspired purse coming soon... and many more ideas on the drafting table!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Tutu too much fun

Tutu Fun!!
~ and a very happy 1st birthday to my adorable niece little H  ~
Isn't she beautiful? I love those big pretty bown eyes!

We celebrated her 1st birthday and it was TUTU fun! ;)
Are You READY to Party!?
~ Cousins - H & B ~

 Even my hubby got into the party spirit! Love that afro babe!! ;) hahaha...
My Tutu & Bling Creation! 
I made her this tutu outfit as part of her gift, so much fluffy fun... with a lil pink cheetah elastic band at the top. Even better this was made from all extra material I already had on stock. The tulle was reused from my sisters (lil H's mommy) wedding decorations, and the funky band was a scrap piece leftover from a blanket project!

Refashion, Recycle, Re-use! ~  It's tutu too much fun! ;)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Summer Wedding Details

Love is in the air...
This summer I had the joy of attending TWO beautiful Summer weddings...
My lovely cousin April & Gideon Craymer
good friends Casey & Emily Ryan
Here are some of the fun details photos from those two weddings!
They both had the same color scheme & theme
* Guava & Ivory
* Lovebirds
Here are some of the details from each of their weddings and their beautiful cake toppers.
The Bride & Groom was from the Ryan's Wedding & created by the brides talented sister-in-law Rachael.
My beautiful cousin April & I stealing a moment before the wedding.... :) 
My Handsome lil man was the ring bearer, how cute is he all dressed up in his tux!?
A big thank you goes out to my friend & fellow crafty blogger Jessica at Joy Frameworks for letting me borrow this awesome lil tux! Check out her blog & etsy shop she does amazing work! :)
What wedding wouldn't be complete without some adorable father daughter dances? ;) Here is my handsome hubby (and groomsmen) dancing with our precious daughter (the flower girl).
This girl danced her heart out that night! So adorable....
See more details of the dress I made her: HERE

This is also some details I found online that would be so gorgeous with a Lovebird themed wedding!
This concludes my Summer of Love Wedding stories...
hmmm, I wonder what's next....? Spring baby showers. ;) 

PS - See more of the awesome photography from these weddings at:

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Beachy Halter Top Refashion

First let me start out by saying how much fun we had this summer while visiting the beach in San Diego. Spending time with my family, loyal furry friend, feet in the sand and lots of sunshine!

Our Son Micah & sweet Newfoundland Annabelle
 -- A "little" man's best friend --
I love the beach, and can't believe summer is coming to an end... and school starts next week! 2 of my 3 babies are going to be in school this year... sniff.... Kindergarten & 1st grade. Where does time go? Thankfully I still have my youngest munchkin at home with me... and it will be a while before school starts for her.

Anyway.... so since our time at the beach & enjoying my brother's Sailboat I've been in a nautical mood... simple, natural & fresh.  Hence, the beachy halter top refashion!

This project started out with a plain white halter top with a built in shelf bra. The halter had a couple tiny stains on the front that I couldn't bleach out. So I decided to Sew Over It! :) 
A super easy project with layered ruffles made from some really cool natural hemp / linen looking fabric I found at Goodwill.  I added some silver nautical buttons to finish off the look. 
I also made some fun hair accesories from the hemp fabric, I love all the texture to this stuff!
More on these later... but here's a little preview. Natural leaves, rosebuds, and fresh water pearls... on a bobby pin.
Check back soon for more pics of the newest hair accesories available in the shop soon!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Flirty Autumn Dress - Pink and Maroon

Flirty Autumn Dress
This is an adorable 3/4 length sleeve dress perfect for fall season. Wear it with heels, or leggings and boots. Large retro floral pattern on the short skirt combined with fun shoulder ruffles... hot boutique fall fashion!
Only ONE available, one of a kind fun dress. Size: Small / Medium
Available for purchase at my etsy shop: HERE
An upcycle refashion from two different newer shirts, made into this floral dress. Beautiful colors of Pink, Maroon, Purples, White are perfect for this fall season. Would look awesome with dark leather boots & purse! I forgot to take some before/after pics.... sorry!

The Brides Flip Flops

Here comes the bride....
....her toes so pretty in these bridal sparkling flip flops.

Here is a fun idea for the bride looking for some comfortable beautiful wedding day shoes... that will keep her toes happy throughout all the dancing, walking and standing on her special day.
Beautiful details include: "swarovski" crystals beading, fresh water pearls, sweet silver lovebirds. These are ivory flats with ivory satin wrapped straps and rosebuds.  I spluged on the beading, they are so sparkly and beautiful... photos just can't capture all the sparkle!
If you are interersted in ordering a custom pair for your wedding day please send me an e-mail or visit my etsy website for details.  

These shoes are available with or without the beading on the strap and also lovebirds are optional.
Available in whole sizes only, white or ivory.

You can also learn how to make your own custom flip flops in any style from my tutorial: CLICK HERE 

Customize Flip Flops - Tutorial

How to turn a plain pair of $3.00 flips flops into something more spectacular!

~ Tutorial ~

1. Buy some plain flip flops (Old Navy has great $3.00 pairs in every color possible!) Gather your supplies: Hot glue gun, matching ribbon, beads, needle, thread, and any other decorations for your shoes!

2. Cut ONE long piece of ribbon (long enough to twist around straps on each side, size varies depending upon shoe size). Center the ribbon on the toe thong, starting from the outside pulling ribbons to the inside.

3. Use your glue gun to secure the ribbon, glue only on the top of the strap... tightly twist & glue your ribbon all the way down each side of the strap.

4. End the ribbon at the back of the flip flop strap, neatly tuck and glue the end of the ribbon on the outside part of the strap. (to keep it from rubbing against your foot)

5. Do the same with the otherside, and you have completed the ribbon wrapped flip flops! Now the fun part decorating!!! :)

6. Decorate your flip flops with beads, pearls, bows, buttons, etc.... You can use the hot glue gun to secure the larger items. I suggest sewing beads and smaller items securely onto the ribbon itself.
** One other tip, don't go to crazy with huge bows and fluff... unless you want to look like your wearing mops on your feet! ;)  Less is more I say... Simple & classy.

ALL DONE!... Simple right!?... You now have a fun inexpensive one of a kind pair of comfortable shoes! Perfect for yourself, little girl, weddings, etc.... 

Also, Click here to see the beautiful bridal flip flops I designed.