Saturday, December 31, 2011
Monday, December 19, 2011
Monday, December 5, 2011
Of course - you could paint it brown and add on a lot more "candy" too!
Sunday, December 4, 2011
I have to say that these are some of my favorite winter flowers yet! The bride did a great job picking colors and varieties. The purples and greens with succulents just play so well together!
Thursday, December 1, 2011
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Here's our favorite sugar cookie recipe.
Friday, November 18, 2011
We threw this photo shoot together pretty fast, and the sun was setting so we really hurried. I grabbed some "snow" from Michaels to try and get that winter effect and Naphtali stood on the table throwing snow at Rachel. Next time we'll plan a little more, but we still had a fun time!
And we did eat the cake - but not like that. It was just a funfetti cake mix, but I love love them!! Those little letters are from Michaels too.
My cute little niece did not feel like having her picture taken.
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
I opted to do a hand wired bridal bouquet as my final project for design school. (I was really hoping there would be snow on the ground for the pictures but, even though it was cold enough for snow, there wasn't any. C'est la vie.) To add some glamour and shine I criss-crossed wire over the tops. The bouquet featured ranunculus, lisianthus, hypercium, oregonoia, freesia, and feathers. I've got some more pictures from our little photo shoot that I'll post tomorrow. (Thanks to my sister-in-law, Naphtali, for styling help and my friend, Rachel, for modeling!)
Thursday, November 10, 2011
wand for the flower girl. I'm a fan or real flowers but for little girls, these are fantastic. They can use them at the rehearsal, wave them around, drag them on the ground and they'll still look great! Just make sure to use full headed flowers without a center (daffodils, lilies) that give them away as fake. Carnations, mums, and peonies work great.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Daniel Foucachon sent over some pictures of Annike and Jonathan's wedding! I haven't had a chance to go through all of them yet, but this one caught my eye. So sweet. These flowers were so fun to do - so vibrant! More to come!
Monday, November 7, 2011
Thursday, November 3, 2011
I stumbled across this on Pinterest the other day and, really, what hasn't Disney done?! At least they're not the Disney princesses actual dresses. Although, if brides have dressed up as Shrek for their wedding, I'm sure some have been Belle or, I shudder to think, Ariel. These gowns are designed by Alfred Angelo and are influenced by the respective princess. Much better. Still, going all Disney for your wedding?? My two year old niece would go nuts. Can you guess which dress and ring go with which princess?
From left to right for the rings: Snow White, Jasmine, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Belle, Ariel
Monday, October 31, 2011
I sewed a really basic pillowcase dress for the candy corn. I just googled some pillowcase dresses for reference and here's what it ended up being. It measures about 14in long (all said and done with 5/8in seams) and 16in wide. I left 5/8in casing up top for the ribbon and cut triangles off the top two corners (for her arms). I lined it for extra warmth and as an easy way to get the arm holes done.
Johnny Cash was pretty easy. Asa had the guitar, my husband had the belt buckle and those were his boots when he was little. A little black hair dye and a trip to Ross for pants and a shirt and there you have it!
Friday, October 28, 2011
This was another project for school which required us to showcase six different kinds of foliage and only foliage. We also had to incorporate a lot of lines throughout and manipulate the greens. It's definitely a different kind of challenge and surprisingly difficult. I do love those dramatic monstera leaves on the right though.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
My family grew up carving pumpkins together every year and we still regularly get together to carve. This past weekend we had a casual carving party at our place. Super easy and fun! The night before I ran out to the dollar tree, grabbed a few things for some decor, and that was that. The best thing about this party was that from the set-up to the clean up it was kid friendly. Asa (he's two in a half by the way) was able to help me decorate everything. He helped me make the cookies, cut them out, and patiently sat spreading the icing with a toothpick. I was impressed at how careful he was! He even held off eating them until his friends and cousin came over. (My mom's sugar cookie recipe is really the best. I did a faux royal icing which tastes better than actual royal icing, but nothing beats a buttercream so I added on some canned last minute.)
Yup. Here's my crazy helper.
Plastic tablecloth from the dollar tree works great for cleaning up all the pumpkin goop.
Mummy dogs have been popping up all over pinterest so we got some crescent dough, cut it into strips, and wrapped them up. Asa helped wrap them up too! Great kid activities.
When it came to the actual carving part, well the kids headed downstairs and we carved. My brother does extremely detailed pumpkins. He created cinderella's pumpkin coach a week ago for his daughter! (The garland in the background there is just a package of foam pumpkins from the dollar tree stapled to black ribbon.)