My friends Katie and Jesse got married and I got to make a few things for their wedding. Man, was it fun. It started with a sash for her wedding dress and moved on to jewelry for the brides maids, jewelry and adorable hair doo-dads for the bride and finally included their cake and petit fours for the guests. It was a really fun wedding to be a part of and everything looked amazing.
All the photography in this post is by The Image Is Found Photography.
One of my favorite commissions yet is this adorable clutch purse made from bright red poppy fabric and lined with plush wine velvet.
The black wooden handles are something I’ve never done before but I hope to do again, as they are fun. The lovely lady who commissioned the piece wanted some sparkle, so I added the beaded fringe.
It has a magnetic closure. I didn’t intend it to be, but it’s almost reversible: poofy and fun on one side and plush and sleek on the other.
She also wanted a matching Bird’s Nest Pendant, so we went with red and greens in Czech glass against silver plated metal.
The curtains have a body of very thin muslin to let in a ton of light. We only have windows on one side of our condo which creates a real lighting problem. It gets very dark towards the back end and our previous curtains were so thick that it just felt like a cave in here. I really wanted more light to come in, hence the thin fabric. It was also only 1.99$ a yard, plus I had a 50% off coupon, so score! 12 yards cost me 12 dollars.
The top part of the curtains are a reversible silk I’ve been carrying around in my stash for about 5 years. Silk isn’t really fun to sew with. I’m still finding strands of fray all over the house, but I really love the contrast of fabric type with the muslin and it looks pretty even from the outside balcony.
I used basic bias tape for the rod straps. It saved me a lot of time and headache that would have come from trying to get 25 strips of silk to play nice and I think it matches the roughness of the muslin. I made five of these panels.
Recovering the ottoman took about an hour. The fabric was a steal at 75% off. It was a full yard for about 12$ and I’ve got some left over for something else fun.
When my daughter was here for the summer, we had to come up with a creative way to give her her own space. Our 1bed/bath condo is not exactly roomy, if you know what I mean. (And I mean if you turn around and stretch out your arms you will punch someone.) (Not really.) (Well, maybe.)
Instead of a solid room divider, which I was afraid would make our small space feel even smaller, I decided to create a paper mobile set with medium-heavy sheets in great designs. I hung them over a bookcase we floated in the middle of the living room to create a bedroom wall for her.
The great thing about having them each hang individually, is I have total control over how close they are to each other and how long they hang from the celling. The sturdy packaging string is knotted onto clear pushpins directly into the celling. And the tassels make me smile every time I look at them. I keep the fan on just to see them all dance together.
I love them so much, I decided to make a few extra for the store. You can see the color schemes below. I hope you love them as much as me!
KristyK asked if I had any photos of someone wearing my earrings to get a sense of what size they were. Here is Margot wearing the pair from panel 9, #3:
As you can see, Matt thinks they are pretty great, too
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Would you like to see them? Or maybe buy some? I tried to keep them inexpensive because I know things are tight for everyone right now. This way you could have a little something pretty and I can pay a little pretty electric bill. Win win! (Thanks for making the store, Joe!)
I made two pairs of each kind. After that, they are gone, baby, gone.
When these grow up, they’ll be sterling silver rings with antique and Czechoslovakian glass beads held lovingly with sterling silver pins. Beautiful and high class, ya’ll.
Righteous, is all I’m saying. And thanks, Robin Wade, for the beautiful blanks.