Thursday, November 13, 2014

Cotton Bouts

This sweet North Carolina bride sent me photos of her beautiful wedding that I made the boutonnieres for via an Etsy order. So nice to see what they actually look like in the wedding!
Akins Photography
Akins Photography
Akins Photography
Vintage music sheet leaves, guinea feathers, cotton bolls, vintage buttons, and vintage seam binding ribbon.
Akins Photography
Akins Photography
Akins Photography
Such a beautiful wedding!
Akins Photography
All photography by Akins Photography, to see more pictures of this beautiful wedding visit their site here: akinsphtography

Monday, November 10, 2014

Vintage Christmas

Christmas scenes in vintage jar and ornament box
Vintage deer in covered cigar boxes, covered suitcase, and ornaments
Vintage ornament frame display
Church attendance board turned advent calendar with vintage decorations
Vintage honeycomb snowmen turned into garland and vintage ornaments on tree
Vintage silver trees and some vintage ornaments on chalkboard advent calendar

Friday, November 7, 2014

November Newsletter!

It's starting to get a little chilly out there, but that means hot cider and cocoa, glowing fireplaces, and holiday time with friends and family is on it's way! So excited to share our November news with you.
November 22nd: Friends of the Library is hosting a free event, "Entertaining For The Holidays" at the library. I will be doing a presentation at 10:00am and am getting super excited about the ideas/demos I'm going to share!
November 23rd: Holiday Preview starting at 1:00pm!
November 20th: 4-5 year old Children’s Art Class! $7.50 per class per child, $6.00 per child if you have more than one child in your family taking classes, all materials provided. 4:30-5:30pm (a week early due to Thanksgiving)
November 24th: 6-10 year old Children’s Art Class! $7.50 per class per child, $6.00 per child if you have more than one child in your family taking classes, all materials provided. 4:30-5:30pm 

We have a fun Thanksgiving holiday DIY for you this month.
Turkey place cards and pumpkin favor bags. To make the turkeys, cut a 2 and 1/2 x 12 inch strip of decorative cardstock in a fun fall color. Fan-fold the paper back and forth. I made my folds about 3/8 to 1/2 inch wide.
Next, cut a 1/2 inch wide by about 5 inches long strip of cardstock and glue it to the bottom side of your last fold.
Glue the other side of your accordion to the rest of your strip, putting a little extra glue in the middle.
Then cut or punch out two circles. One 1 inch and the other 2 inches in diameter.
Chop off the bottom of the larger circle and glue the smaller circle to the top of it for the head and body of the turkey.
Poke some brads through the head for eyes, using a marker to make pupils on them. Then cut out a tiny yellow triangle for the beak.
Glue the beaks on. Then cut out a 1 x 2 inch cardstock rectangle for your names to be written on. Glue that behind your turkey's head, or poke one of his brad eyes through it to hold it in place and write a guest's name on the rectangle. Finally, glue the turkey body onto your fan-fold tail feathers. 
The pumpkin favor bag is pretty self-explanatory. Just fill a small brown paper bag with goodies, tying it tight about halfway down. I used a die cut to cut out a leaf, but you could draw a simple leaf to cut out or use a tag also. I tied the leaf on with brown manilla twine. Then twist the top of your bag to make the stem.
Hope you have a wonderful month! We are so thankful for all of our wonderful customers and supporters, you inspire us!