Friday, May 31, 2013

Dog Tutu

I had a blast making my beautiful boxer Bella a tutu! The trick with making a doggie tutu is not putting tulle on the underside of it because it'll just get dirty and ruined. Click here for more information on how to make a tutu.

Rustic Forest Wedding

This wedding took place at Windsong Farms in Sarasota, Florida. When I was first hired for this wedding the themes (yes, plural) was very vague and scattered. She wanted rustic, mason jars, burlap, music, navy, peach and gray in the wedding. I knew what the bride wanted and I went from there. I incorporated a lot of burlap ribbon, with wildflowers, baby's breath, lace and burlap table runners, hay and lots of mason jars. It took me and my husband hours upon hours to set this wedding up. There was no plan B for this wedding. It had rained the night before so the ground was mushy and we had a 50% chance of rain. We got so lucky and it was a beautiful day!

The photo wall was a huge hit! I had a bucket of props. The guests, wedding party and kids all enjoyed it!
My husband and I enjoying our hard work.
Reception Tables
Escort Card/Mason Jar Table

 I used burlap ribbon everywhere at this wedding! It was a great space filler and really added to the rustic feel of this wedding.

I snagged a handmade burlap aisle runner with lace doilies sewed onto the burlap. It was beautiful!
The gift table was quickly filled with well wishes for the bride and groom.
Several peach cocktail tables were  placed away from the reception area for the smokers. The bride and groom are both smokers, so they knew the importance of having a special place to light up.
The bride and groom opted out of a traditional cake and had an assortment of sweets.

Wizard of Oz Party

Working at the Humane Society brings many possibilities and opportunities to throw fun animal themed and "fur-ever" home type fundraisers and parties. This fundraiser party is called There's No Place Like Home. It is a Wizard of Oz themed party with a silent and live auction, Chinese raffle and prizes. We raised over $30,000 for the shelter. I had a lot of fun making Wizard of Oz themed decorations!
I painted a 7 foot x 6 foot picture backdrop on plywood. It took me 30+ hours, but it was totally worth it!! Every party guest got a free picture of them in front of the backdrop. Thank you Walgreens for providing a photographer and for printing out all those pictures!
$2 Thrift Store Shoes I glittered.

Table Centerpieces

Munchkin Land (Our adoptable Cats & Dogs from the Shelter)

Patriotic Tulle Wreath

My some-what small town of Bradenton, FL just got our first Hobby Lobby. I was there the day it opened browsing for my next craft project. I came to an aisle that had every color of tulle you could imagine. Now, I'm used to Michael's that seems to have a limited amount of everything and never restocks their shelves (I still love you Michael's, but there's a new sheriff in town). 
I'm constantly on Pinterest (what crafter isn't??) when I came across this awesome tulle wreath. I love working with different materials and I thought this would be perfect for Memorial Day and 4th of July. 
Cut 16 inch pieces of tulle in blue, red and white. Tie the tulle in a knot at the front of the wreath. The blue tulle should take up 1/4 of the wreath. I hot glued some red and blue ribbon I already had, and DONE!