Thursday, February 24, 2011

The "Suitor" Bag

A man's thrifted "Suit" jacket & tie refashioned into a messanger bag!
Remember the "Boyfriend bag" purse from earlier? Well it's time to kick up the fashion ladies... it's a suit & tie affair. ;)

This Suit has been completely "Sew-Over-It" style refashioned into a sassy, classy and totally practical messanger bag. The back has two nice size pockets, the flap and tie closure are held secure by magnetic clasps. The bag has been reinforced with stiff lining, and double stitching so this bag holds its shape great!

The inner lining is a beautiful shimmery purple with floral print, also a upcycled shirt that was no longer in style but had great fabric. This is a totally unique, fun and sassy bag!
The flap is decorated with a floral pin corsage made from left over fabrics.

This will soon be added to my etsy shop, look for it and others coming soon!!! 

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


What inspires you to Create?

I get truely inspired by beautiful bold paint colors, the feel of a paintbrush in my hand, the sound of my sewing machine, thread fibers all over my studio floor, natural textures that beg to be touched, a warm cup of coffee, the smell of rain..... mmmm... Those are a few of the things that inspire me!

What inspires you?

Is it a new stash of fabric waiting to be sewn, a pile of flour & chocolate chips... cooking delightful creations, a beautiful sunset, dance shoes, a blank page and pen, or even cute baby toes?

One of the things that I love most about people is how much variety "Creativity" form comes in, there is no one way... each of us see the world in a different light and are inspired by different things.

God is the creator of creativity, life is beautiful and perfect that way... and I'm thankful for that!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Slug bug... Aqua!!!

I went for a late afternoon stroll the other day and came across this beauty!
Slug bug Aqua! Isn't she pretty?!  I wanted to take "her" home with me... but instead I snapped a quick pic (yes I felt very stalkerish... lol...) and promised her I'd come visit again.... ;) but I just had to share her adorableness with you. 

On another note, I have been working on new Sew-Over-It project that I will be sharing with you soon...involving these....

Suits! Haha, shame on you for guessing handsome men... ;)

I'm so excited to reveal this project, but I'll leave you with a "sneak peak" for now!

Excited?! Me too!!

Monday, February 14, 2011

In LOVE with Lines -- Romantic Artwork

Here are some of my paintings from the "In Love with Lines" series in honor of this romantic holiday, Valentines Day!

Lovers Embrace - Sensual Colors, seductive lines intertwine to create a passion of lovers.
Grazioso, which means to play with Grace and elegance.

Twisting lines curve together to create a loving embrace and the magnolia flowers... symbolizing the couples blossoming love.

~ Waltz of the Peacock ~

Passionate Lines - Melting orchids, represent the heat of passion.
Song of Solomon, the book of lovers from the Bible in the right corner.

Enjoy this Romantic day with your Love!

Keep it simple and celebrate how your lives have been intertwined to create a beautiful masterpiece together.

PS - I recently was forwarded the link to this romantic Jazz music by  Paolo Conte - L'amore che on YouTube that incorporated my artwork with the song. Thought it was very fitting and fun with my paintings.
CLICK HERE -- To go to YouTube for slideshow

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

My Little Sunshine is 2!!

Two years ago this amazing, beautiful little person joined our family!
My little Sunshine, Briellah.

She got her beautiful big brown eyes from her daddy... I'm a sucker for that look!

Everyday is an adventure and I love the little lady she is growing into.

She practically lives in her dress up costumes, everyday she loves to wear her pink gown... from running, jumping to twirling!

We are so blessed! I am thankful for everyday with my little sweetheart.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Tiffany & Co. inspired - Crib bedding set

I've been MIA and hard at work sewing a gorgeous little girls crib bedding set inspired by Tiffany & Co.
No more babies for me, this was created for one of my good friends sister, who is expecting her precious little girl soon! :)  Here are a few pics of the completed set.

The set included: a bumper, unique "Bella" design quilt, box pleat crib skirt, 3 throw pillows, minky travel blanket and 3 little Luvies (burp cloths)

This was our inspiration photo, she loved the Tiffany Blue color and damask pattern but wanted the black accents.

Miraculously I was able to find the exact same fabric!  It is gorgeous.
Props to -- They have an awesome selection!!
Just don't spread the word to much... I like having a secret stash! ;)

I learned how to sew my own piping and cut on the bias for this project, it was full of firsts for me! I realized how much I LOVE Google, it's my bff on the internet. You can seriously learn how to DO anything in a flash... what did people do before internet and all you other awesome DIY blogs that I rely on??? ;) 

I added thick black piping on the top and bottom of the bumper with extra big bows to add to the drama. I refashioned the bumper with a brand new one I found on super sale at Target for $13, it was a horrid fabric... but I needed a pattern and bumper pads, it was perfect and more thrifty than buying it seperate from Joanns! The pads alone there were $25+ dollars.  

This is my second "Bella" quilt and I love the way the black piping just finishes it perfectly! See the first set HERE.

With the crib skirt I got thrifty and found a brand new white full size bedskirt that I had never even opened the package (my son isn't one to appreciate a "skirt" on his bed... haha). So I "Sew-Over-It" and refashioned it into a crib size skirt and added the black and teal trim. Great way to save $ on fabric!

And no Tiffany & Co. Inspired bedroom could be complete without the signature box! ;)
So I created a personalized version using their daughters name Tenley.
And of course you can't forget to indulge in a few "diamonds", satin and velvet!
Don't worry, these throw pillows are decorative purpose only for the chair, not crib use. 

I had fun sewing this custom bedding set, and may just have to think about adding some designs to my shop in the future!

by: Heather Hurzeler

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Feel Beautiful... and a new painting

We are already into Feburary of 2011 and one of my goals for this year was to get feel completely comfortable in my own skin. Enjoy the more natural beauty of my hair (I am in the process of growing it out, not easy!), work out & run more to feel healthier and overall take a more simple aproach to 2011.

Simply enjoy what inspires me and persue my passions with even more vigor.
I challenge you to do the same! :)

I found this quote in a magazine a while ago, and it really stopped me... it is so true. When you feel truely  comfortable inside & out your inner beauty really projects! I was inspired to paint something to reflect that quote... and it also reflects my own obsession with shoes. ;)

"New Shoes" - By Heather Hurzeler

After painting this I had to spoil myself to a fabulous pair of new shoes! I found the most AMAZING deal on a pair of platform peep toe heels by Guess, in Nude. Haha... Perfect! ;)

(I couldn't find a picture of mine online, and didn't feel like taking one today... these below are Jimmy Choo.... a girl can dream however right!?  ;)

Here is to making this year a beautiful one Inside & Out, and feeling beautiful in your own skin.
 Be true to yourself!

"Beautiful is a woman who has a distinctive personality, one who can laugh at anything, including themselves, who is especially kind and caring to others. She is a woman who above all else knows the value of having fun, and not taking life too seriously. She is a woman that you can trust and count on to brighten your day. She is a woman who can inexplicably make you feel really good just by being around her, and yet brings such great sadness when she is gone."
--- Urban Dictionary