Monday, May 30, 2011

I totally forgot something!!!

I just realized that I completely forgot to post any wedding pics. What was I thinking?!?! I've probably looked at the unedited pics of the ceremony and reception about 3 hundred times and I think I'm getting sick of looking at myself...well almost :)

I LOVE this picture!

Momma J with the happy couple :)

Sooo happy

My Sissies

Love this pic...if only Jared wasn't in the background looking scary. Who makes faces like that??? Definitely not me!

Gotta love my Lil Bro'

Two of my favorite folks

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Etsy Obsession: Babies!!

Before I cause concern: No, Etsy is not selling babies. And I'm not really obsessed with babies so much as I just really love all babies. Some friends just had their first baby girl, Paisley, on May 3rd and she is absolutely adorable. My first reaction: Buy her something. It just so happened that a couple of days later I came upon an old email from Groopdealz and Paislee Lane had her super cute headbands featured.  It was meant to be! The email was a couple of days old so I just hopped on over to her Etsy site and Paisley now has tiny little headbands from Paislee Lane. 

Stephanie can make the headbands to fit newborns, children, AND adults. I'm sold! Not only are her flower headbands beautiful but the pictures in her shop instantly had me hooked. I received the headbands quickly and they are perfect! I really wanted to say they are adorable or cute but I think I've hit my quota on both those words today.

This is one of the headbands I bought Paisley :)

Can't wait to get some pics of the baby in her new headbands!!

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Etsy Obsession: Leg Warmers

The wedding's over, I have a long list of To-do's that need doing so I'm going to start the week off on a good note: My weekly obsession. I've actually been obsessed with Mademoiselle Mermaid's leg warmers for much longer than a week. What instantly grabbed my attention are Renae's pictures. I mean who wouldn't want those legs!?! Not to mention the shoes. AND her leg warmers are so fabulous they make the shoes look invisible (and that's quite an accomplishment because I love me some shoes). Then I began browsing her shop and noticed all the whimsical, albeit sexy, accessories and clothing.

These would look fantabulous with a little denim skirt and sweater...can't wait for winter so I can sport these bad boys!

How freaking cute is she?!?

I covet this cuff!!!

It's easy to see why I am obsessed :)

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Gorgeous Lace Bib Necklace

And it's not just gorgeous because I made it. I found a tutorial here for this necklace. And Little Miss Momma (one of my fave blogs) did a guest post here originally with this tutorial. I have recently become obsessed with Little Miss Momma's blog and since I want to be her (she's gorgeous) I decided to make this necklace myself.

Materials needed:
Lace Trim
Some Sort of Center Bead
Glue Gun

I didn't use the glass pearls in this pic. They were too small for what I was going for.

I only used 1 sheet of felt (Michaels) for this necklace. First, I cut out my circles. You can make them as large or as small as you'd like. I like big and flashy :) You'll use the rest of the felt as backing for the necklace. Then I began wrapping the eyelet lace trim (Hancock fabrics for SUPER cheap) around the circle of felt. It would probably have been easier to start from the center of the circle and wrap out but I would have ended up using a ton of lace and the flower would have been too tight. I wrapped and used my hot glue gun to secure the trim. Glued a bead in the center.

What my flower looked like after I burned my fingers with hi-temp glue  finished my flower.
After making three flowers I arranged them into the shape that I wanted. I only glued the center flower. Thank gawd that I read LMM's post because I probably would have glued all of them down and then aimlessly wondered around thinking of what to do with the chain. I took the flower on the end and glued the chain to it and THEN glued the entire piece to the felt backing. At this point, Jared had already assisted me in bandaging my wounds from my new hi-temp glue gun. BIG MISTAKE!! Me and hi-temp should never meet. NEVER.

After the glue completely cools, cut the felt around the flowers so that it's not visible. My chain didn't have a clasp but you can always get chain from Michaels/a craft store with a clasp already attached.

This necklace is super cute and really easy to make.  I would recommend another type of glue if you know of anything that can be used on fabric and beads and is sturdy with all your materials. But not everyone is a total tard when it comes to glue guns. And on that note: Happy Crafting :)