Sunday, April 8, 2012

EASTER EGGS! Easter Egg How-To

I love the look of really ornate Easter eggs. This was a fun and (somewhat) easy way of making some impressive looking eggs. There are not many steps but you have to be able to free hand draw on the curvy egg surface after a few practice ones you will be a pro.

I used just a normal store egg dying kit, it was super cheap. You mix the dye per the instructions. The more vinegar the brighter the colors. Also blow out your eggs so you just have empty shells. that is the hardest step!!! ..and really gross

Just draw on your egg! Any pattern you want. Any place you color on the egg will stay white.

After your egg is dry hold it up to a flame just a little to get the wax hot, then you can wipe away your crayon marks

I just used some sharpee and prisma color markers to add some detail to my pattern.

Then you have beautiful eggs!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Make's Me Smile

I Love anything that makes me smile. Part of my design philosophy is simply "surround yourself by beautiful things and things you love."...Anyways on this note, I ran into this packaging. It is totally simple and yet so beautiful. These packages are adorned with sweet saying and kind words, how lucky you would feel to receive such a gift.

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Wednesday, January 18, 2012


I have seen a lot of Valentine's day banners on Etsy and different blogs. I decided to make one and make it less fussy by keeping it black,white, and craft paper. I thought some texture and balance was needed so I made some tissue paper flowers. I think it gives just a little extra love. I made my knots on the outside of my banner, to look more "rustic". I think next time I may hide the knots...take a look


 I absolutely love this wall sign. Its on sale at from a boutique called MyCherryTree

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Christmas Tablescape

I know it is a little late but here are some photos of my christmas dinner table! old jars...I can't get enough. I save everything from pickle to jelly jars.

Cheap Fix... I'll drink to that

How cute are these bottles! A good friend of myn gave me a beer bottle for Christmas...spray painted with texture paint and with an adorable home-made tag! I also saw chalk board painted ones. wouldn't this make a great table-scape clustered on a table?

Image sources from top to bottom : Ruthiauda blog, Kimberly Schlegel Whitman blog, OnceWed blog