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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Wedding Shower

This past weekend I had the privilege of co-hosting, with my mother, a wedding shower for my sister and her fiance. I was thrilled to be able to help...and especially to decorate for it! For weeks I have been collecting ideas and supplies and couldn't wait to see how it all came together!

So here it is...a colorful, vintagey (probably not a word), backyard wedding shower...

One of my favorite parts of the decorations was all of the photos of the happy couple strung everywhere. It made it very special and personal.

The cards in the box are recipe cards that I downloaded from here for free!
It is amazing all of the free printables you can find out in the blog world!

We have been collecting jars for months as well that will also be used in the wedding for table settings. I love all the different colors and shapes!

This garland was another favorite of mine! Several months ago I grabbed a bag of fabric at the thrift store...and inside that bag was about 200 of these 2" squares already pre-cut! Obviously originally intended for a quilt but I decided to go another route. I left all of the edges raw and simply sewed them end to end to make 4 different strands of garland. It looks like a lot of work but lucky for me some one else had already done the hard part!

I love the way the backyard turned out! So colorful and fun!

All of the table cloths and fabric we used were also found at thrift stores! (and all of the vases and frames too for that matter!)

It was such a wonderful time spent with family and friends celebrating the new family my sister and her fiance will be starting!

Congratulations Erica and Matt! We love you!

Picture Overload!

This weekend we were in Texas visiting my family for my little sister's wedding shower. While we were there she offered to do some family pictures for us.

I am so excited about how they turned out! She definitely has talent!!

There are a lot of pictures but I couldn't just pick a few I liked the best because I really love them all!

Thanks again Erica for doing our pictures! We love them!

Monday, March 14, 2011

A House is not a Home with out...Drapes!

There is just something about drapes that make a house feel so much more like a home! They can transform a room and bring warmth to any space.

So my big project for the last month has been making drapes for some one's house! It was such a fun and challenging project all at the same time.

Here are the rooms that got a new look...

(the pictures below are not the greatest...very difficult to photograph a window when the sun is setting! hahaha)

Living Room Drapes & Sheers...

These sheers are called "eye lash" curtains because they have this fringe that rolls up like an eye lash. (FYI...cutting into this fabric makes quite the mess! Do not vacuum your living room first and then cut out the fabric...hahaha)

Dining Room Drapes & Sheers...

You can kind of see in the picture below...that this cream fabric (looks yellow in the lighting below but it is cream I promise!) has a very subtle animal print to it...super cute!

Playroom Drapes & Sheers...

I loved loved loved this fabric! So fun and bright...and that lime green trim is awesome!

Kitchen Relaxed Roman Shades...

My biggest challenge by far was the kitchen! This was my very first attempt ever to make relaxed roman shades. They are exactly like roman shades minus the rods. This gives the curtains more of a balloon effect.

I am very very happy with they way they turned out! It is hard to see in the pictures but there is even some beautiful trim that hangs from the bottom.

These curtains even pull up and down...

I was so nervous when we were installing them! But I am so happy with they way they turned out!

Now on to the other ten projects that are cluttering up my sewing desk!

What have you been up to lately?

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