Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Pumpkin Arrangement Tutorial

I love making arrangements in carved out pumpkins. So since i was making some I thought it would be fun to share!
 Any size pumpkin will work. Mine was a smallish one.
 Cut off the top. I find starting with a serrated knife works best.
 Scoop out the seeds.
Put a plastic baggie in the bottom , cot off the blue top and then fill it half way with water.

 Fill the bottom with cauliflower.

 Add a few flowers. make sure they are in the water.
 This clump of radishes could be an arrangement all to itself!
 Take a radish and pierce it with a toothpick. Then stick it into the cauliflower base.
Do the same with cauliflower, carrots....
 Tiny squash
 Tiny crabapples

 Greenery from outside to fill in all the holes.
So fun!!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


I read that in the 1800's that dolls were first called...dolls, before that they were called babies! Well I have been making babies all fall! You will see them soon online but in the meantime I will show you a few that flew to Scotland.

 His coat fabric is from Austria!

 His hatband is made from a felted sweater and his boots and hat are real leather!
The Shepherd holds the lamb close to his heart.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Was I in a Dream Wedding

As some of you know, I had the pleasure this summer and fall of working with the cutest bride ever on some special things for her wedding which took place this past week. I really didn't feel right posting pics until it was over. So here they are:
 "Save the date postcard" front was a picture of the bride and groom
 The flip side was fabric that we had custom printed. The bride and her mom did all the stitching!!
The gorgeous invites were ordered from Rifle paper

 The wedding programs had postcard fronts and backs.

The bride requested that the insides be hand written instead of computer fonts.

 The bridesmaids all chose their own dresses in shades of coral. The little boys wore khakis and suspenders and individual bow ties!!(my favorite!) The little flower girls had dresses from Zara.

 We made the "here come the Bride" sign from wood and molding and hung it from leather straps on a vintage curtain pole.

Yes the outdoor wedding was held under the trees in a most gorgeous setting.
Then we all strolled on a banner lined path over to the dreamy reception.
The bride made all kinds of cute signs and banners!!

Instead of a guest book, the bride asked me to make a wedding poster for guests to sign. They will hang this in their new home!
The most precious flower girl!!

 The dinner buffet was served from the front porch.

 The dessert tent was fabulous. Besides coffee, there was hot Pear Cider!!

 The bride and her mom came to my studio to hand paint the wooden table numbers. We used Annie Sloan paint!!

 I made the topper from clay and painted and fired it to look a bit like the couple!

The dance floor of my dreams...under the stars!!

 Look at that boy and his bow tie!
 The bride holding court!!

The bride and her daddy.

I felt like I was in a dream.....

Be Kind Be Sweet Be Nice to Everyone You Meet

Be Kind Be Sweet Be Nice to Everyone You Meet
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S is for Shepherd

S is for Shepherd
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