Sunday, July 20, 2014

Mario Bash!!

B is turning 5 this week! I asked him a few times what theme he wanted for his party and every week it changed. Then one day he came to me and said, "Mom, I want the most awesome Mario birthday EVER!" So, I started planning. Did I mention that he asked for this THREE DAYS before his party?!! I had a TON of work to do in a short amount of time. I did it though!! I started the cake 2 days before the party and it took me the full 2 days to finish it. It was definitely worth the time and energy though. He absolutely loved it! I also made cupcakes, star cookies, his birthday shirt (You can purchase the shirt here), the Mario mask and tic tac toe (Which you can purchase through Colees Crafts here) and the pinata. I'm thinking Mr. Brody had an awesome birthday party!

Friday, April 19, 2013

{Ring Bearer Pillows}

I'm slowly checking things off my list for this wedding! Tonight I finished the boys' ring bearer pillows. I can't wait to see all three of them walking down the aisle carrying these!!

 I just need to finish tying the ribbon around the centerpieces, have a trial run for my hair and make up, one more dress fitting, pay the hall, and pick up the tuxes!

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

{Giveaway Time}

BBQ's, beaches, fishing, camping, s'mores.... Ahhh... Summer will be here before you know it! You'll be sitting by a fire drinking... uhh.. pop. ;) Wouldn't you love a fun can koozie to wrap around that cold... pop? Now you can score one for FREE! Simply enter the giveaway below! The winner will be announced Saturday morning. Good luck!!

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Boho Chic

I had an order come in from a very good friend of mine. She needed something "hippy-ish" or "Boho Chic". She had originally wanted neutral colors, but I found this fabric at and knew it would be perfect. She agreed! After making the tester dress seen here, I knew I could make this dress without an issue. Isn't it lovely? I made her a matching headband to go with it! I'm currently making her a flower that matches the headband to pin on the front!! I can't wait to see pics of her little lady wearing this!!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Chevron? CHECK! Polka Dots? CHECK!

*Sigh* It's dresses like this that make me wish we had a little girl. Seriously. How adorable is this dress?!
I sat here pondering (yes. I ponder. :P) the fabric choice for this dress. I dove into my fabric closet and came out with this black and white chevron that I had purchased from JoAnn's months ago. I had forgotten all about it! As soon as I found it, I knew it was the perfect fabric for this dress. I dove in again looking for a contrasting fabric and found the large dots but only had enough for the bottom. After searching a bit more, I found the tiny dots fabric (I'm sure there's a real name for these fabrics, but I don't know them) and had enough for the sleeves. How perfect is that?
I was a bit nervous about making this dress because I have never sewn anything with sleeves. For some reason sleeves scare me. I had purchased this pattern after a good friend told me she needed a boho chic dress for her daughter. I wasn't daring enough to try it out on the fabric for her dress though. Instead I used the chev and I am so glad I did because I learned that I CAN make a dress with sleeves AND it turned out perfect so I can sell it! Yay!!
If you'd like to purchase this dress or order a custom dress for your daughter, feel free to shoot me an email!

Monday, April 15, 2013

{Banners and Birdcages} Wedding Decor

Lots of fun ideas came to me this weekend. I knew getting some rest would help. :) I did a pennant banner re-do. I just didn't love the 1st one I made. Neither did Mr. M. I definitely like the new one better! I think I may have to add a few handmade flowers to it though. It just seems a little plain to me. What do you think?

I'm just realizing I never posted my card "box"! I bought this birdcage online and spruced it up a bit with some silver glitter tulle and some pretty yellow flowers. Isn't it PERFECT?!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Wedding Day Advice?

I know there are things that I am forgetting. I just know it. I have a little over two months to go, so there's plenty of time to grab last minute things, but I wanted to ask fellow brides for advice. What am I going to need in my "Big Day Bag" that I wouldn't have thought to throw in? Anything special I need to remember for the day before or day of? I need some advice, ladies!