November 22, 2010

{black friday coupon code}

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November 15, 2010

{thanksgiving give-a-way! Once Upon A Cupcake...}

Just thought i'd share this giveaway hosted by Once Upon a Cupcake...head on over for your chance to win a dozen Thanksgiving themed cupcake toppers! Click here...

November 5, 2010

{props props and more props}

You're probably asking what that hideous styrofoam head is doing below. I picked it up at a garage sale for free over a year ago. It made it's way over 300 miles during our move earlier this summer, {try explaining to your husband why you must have the styrofoam head come with you, ha!}, and I knew i'd have a use for it eventually. 

With the boutique i'm a part of coming up, I immediately thought that this would be great for modeling my hair clips and headbands on my table. I had some pink tissue paper {just plain tissue for gift bags} lying around and my trusty Mod Podged, so I made like I was 5 years old again doing paper mache, and covered my styrofoam head. 
Please excuse the horrible 'before' photo, it was dark, gloomy and raining when I took this. Bad natural light means a crummy photo, but it was amazing weather!
What a transformation! Slightly shiny, new, bright, cheery, and most importantly useful. Can you tell that these two photos {'after' and 'in action'} we're taken on the day following the storm? Sunny skies, good natural light, much nicer photos. :)
Here it is modeling one of my Junebug Headbands. It's perfect! I'll be sure to post a pic of it in my table display next month. 

November 3, 2010

{gifts in action}

Remember the little package I sent out to a friend up north? It contained a reversible padded camera strap I made as a gift for a wonderful photographer. Well, I got a couple pictures confirming it made its way onto her camera. Isn't it the cutest thing ever? I love making things, and love love love giving them away! 

You can visit Brooke's blog to read more about getting it in the mail! And a big thanks as all photo credits on this post belong to Brooke

November 2, 2010

{crocheted hair bow clips}

I've been crocheting a lot lately. It's one of those things I find hard to resist doing once the weather starts turning, and the days get cooler. To me there's just something that equates crocheting and fall/winter weather.

Cheerful yellow crocheted bow hair clips. And isn't that cake stand from yesterday's post cheery as well? I've made a little bunch of these for the boutique next month and whatever is left will make it's way into the shop. If none are left, don't worry i'll make some more and add them. I'm thinking rich fall colors would be perfect for the season.