Monday, December 13, 2010

Mr. and Mrs. Frosty Came to Visit

It's crazy what moving a couple of hours north can give you!  So excited about the first snow of the year!!!  We were snowed in this morning and my husband decided we should take a break (which turned out to be way too long to fall under the definition of "break") and build snowmen.  So here they Mr. Casey Frosty and Mrs. Abigail Frosty!

You can't really tell by the picture, but I tried to give mine a "womanly figure" and it ended up looking a little too much like a Mrs. "Anna Nicole Smith" Frosty.  Oh well.  Mr. Frosty resembles his creator way too much...bow tie and all.  Frosty kisses to all!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Fall in Love

This weekend, we went down to Huntsville for the wedding of Sara Beth and Matthew.  It was a beautiful wedding full of lots of love and laughter.  I had the joy of doing the calligraphy for her wedding invitations.

She chose a beautiful ecru paper with deckled edge used a chocolate brown ink in the Savannah style.  I loved the look.  It was elegant and classy, yet the deckle edge gave it the rustic charm that was so apparent all throughout their wedding day.  Here's a storyboard I put together based off of the theme's of Sara Beth and Matt's wedding.  Love to them both!

From top left: Lanterns from; StyleMePretty; Beautiful Junko Yoshioka Susan Wedding gown; StyleMePretty; Classic Bride; Mulling apple Cidar from William-Sonoma; StyleMePretty; dessy pulls by Janis Miller;; FarmhouseMusings blog

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Frustrations Galore...

I had grand plans of posting fun and inspiring pictures for my second post and yet the only things going through my head are cushions.  Yes, cushions.  One of my biggest flaws (and when I'm lucky, strengths) is that I  find gorgeous, stylish pictures and think, "I could totally do that and save so much money!"

We just moved to an adorable, new town with, in my mind, a major step up from our 650 square foot apartment.  So naturally I start dreaming of decorating and nesting.  When I saw this picture from Mrs. Howard Personal Shopper blog   I thought it would be perfectly chic in our new townhome.

I had a wingback armchair already and found another on Craig's List for $30.00.  I thought to myself "how hard could it be".  I found some pretty, smokey-colored fabric on and actually accomplished the reupholstery part of it all with flying colors!

So who would have thought that I would get completely stumped by that blasted cushion!  A couple of attempts later (I'm not above trying hand-sewing and iron-on adhesive) and all I've got is this:

Put together with these because I got so frustrated:

And utterly hating this:

I called a couple of upholstery places and the cushions ALONE would cost over $100.00...I mean, that completely defeats the purpose of this clever idea of mine.  So, after a couple of punches thrown at the cushion and the sewing machine, I have decided to pen some calligraphy samples, drink some hot tea, go for a jog, and duke it out later.  For now, let's hope the hubs doesn't notice the safety pins holding the fabric on the cushions together.

Monday, November 15, 2010

With Visions of Sugar Plums...

I have to admit, every year Christmas is on my mind WAY too early.  I'm that crazy person that gets all giggly to listen to Christmas music in July.  My saddest day of the year is when they take the 24 hour Christmas music off of the radio.  So, it's not uncommon that as I was posting these adorable hand penned Christmas cards for my etsy customers...

...I began to daydream of Christmas 2010.  While we will probably stay very low key this Christmas, a girl's gotta have some fun with making everything merry!  Here are a couple of ideas that will be swimming in my head just waiting for the day....even the hour...after Thanksgiving.

The Eddie Ross bow (he has an amazing step-by-step video on his blog)

And dreaming about everything from the Pottery Barn Christmas Collection...I'm already hoping for snow.

I'm sure you will hear way too much about my Christmas projects, but for now here's to those sugar plums dancing in our heads.