My awesome friends Kate & TJ got married this summer in their hometown in Canada. Kate wanted to give her beautiful bridesmaids a very special gift that they would be able to enjoy after their wedding day. Kate decided that earrings would be a great gift for her girls, so we worked together to find the perfect turquoise stones to complement their pretty buttercup yellow dresses.
We chose these awesome turquoise Howlite slab style stones. Each stone is unique, so I paired stones that were a similar size to make pairs.
These beautiful photos taken by Kate & TJ’s photographer, Lindsay Fay of Maple Tree Photography, display how gorgeous the girls looked on the big day! Please check out Lindsay’s website for more of her wonderful photography!
The awesome couple on their wedding day!
If you are interested in having me create something special for you, I welcome you to contact me!
My good friend, Ali, asked me to paint something special for her brother & sister-in-law who are expecting a sweet baby girl in the Spring. They hadn’t completely committed to a name for their soon to babe… so Ali asked me to paint a couple of extra letters so they could mix and match between the two names that they were debating (Ruby & Ellory).
I love the outcome of these particular letters! They incorporate so many design elements that I LOVE; bold bright color, graphical pattern, & awesome contrast!
This was another fun long distance request from a wonderful friend back in The States! Mommy Amy sent me pictures of Baby Hadley’s nursery & instructed me to go ahead & do whatever I wanted! I created these letters to match her lovely Brooklyn Pottery Barn Kids bedding. Check out the inspiration pictures of Baby Hadley’s nursery & the finished letters below!
I forgot to mention that for Baby Hadley’s letters I kept track of a few things I get asked about from time to time, so here are your fun facts for the day… I used 5 custom mixed colors and 20 different paintbrushes for the 6 letters of Hadley’s name! I welcome you to contact me if you would like something custom designed for you!
As many of you know, we move around more than the average family! Hopping around from country to country obviously has its benefits, but there are few quirky little draw backs along the way too! Long story short, we just received boxes of our personal items from our ‘2011-12 hockey season home in Malmö Sweden, to our home this year in Augsburg Germany… after a 7 month wait!
Unpacking the boxes we discovered Maddie’s 2nd set of letters, that I made for her bedroom in Sweden. I realized that I rarely post things that I make for her! I created these to match her pink paisley Pottery Barn bedding. Whoa! That was a lot of P’s in one sentence! I would love to create something special for you, please contact me to discuss your options!
This bracelet is one of my personal favorites! Maybe its the story behind how I acquired the materials I used to make it… While we were living in Zürich, Switzerland my husband & I were able to do lots of traveling! We were on a little Italian adventure & found ourselves happily “lost” in Venice, Italy. On a side canal I found an adorable bead shop! Although Venice is known for their incredible glass, this shop had a little bit of everything, all made locally! I couldn’t leave without stocking up on some incredibly unique materials!
The fun square striped resin beads, which I found in Venice are accented with Austrian Swarovski Crystals. The bracelet is closed with an adjustable length toggle clasp. If you are interested in making this bracelet yours, you can purchase it here from my Etsy Shop! I welcome you to contact me if you are interested in having me create something special for you!
Love to run? Love to walk? Love stilettos? Love to take part in a great cause?
If you said yes to any of the above & you happen to be in the Central New York Region on Saturday May 12th, you’re in luck! There is a great event you can take part in, The Socci Stiletto Stampede! The race description from the organizers website follows…
“The race will help raise money for the Katie Marie Socci Scholarship Fund, a nursing scholarship begun at Cayuga Community College in memory of a great friend and an outstanding nurse. The Socci Stiletto Stampede will begin with a 50yd stiletto dash at 8:30 followed by the 5K walk / run promptly at 9. Following the run, all participants are welcome to stay and enjoy scheduled festivities.”
You can register for this wonderful event on the Active.com website here.
There are great prize & auction items at this event, including spa packages from Mirbeau Inn & Spa! Check out the custom designed creations that I’ve contributed to the prize pool!
Natural Stone Tangerine & Turquoise Set Whimsical Mossy Wine Cork Wreath Hope to see you at the event!
These adorable aqua polka dot hoops are so much fun! They are so easy to wear, they could be worn everyday for work or dressed up out at night for play! You can purchase these super cute hoops on my Etsy Shop.
Have you seen these fun & funky rainbow chandeliers? The chandeliers are decorated with dangling Swarovski crystals. They are a perfect way to brighten up any of your summertime outfits! You can purchase these chandeliers on my Etsy Shop.
Baby Mark arrived in October 2011 to two amazing parents, Kate & Ryan. While Kate & Ryan were awaiting Mark’s arrival they picked out adorable crib bedding for his nursery. The awesome Dwell Studio crib bedding set is aptly named “Owls”. It can be purchased online through Layla Grayce, here. I used inspiration from the Owls theme throughout Kate’s baby shower invitations, letters for Mark’s nursery & a growth chart for Mark’s room.
For Kate’s baby shower invitations I digitally re-illustrated the pattern, matched colors on the computer & used it to create a border for the invites. I then designed the text to finish them off.As a baby shower gift for the special parent’s to be, I hand painted letters & a growth chartto hang in Baby Mark’s new nursery. Again I took inspiration from Mark’s cool Owl bedding, matched colors & personalized the following…
Check out the final result hanging in Baby Mark’s awesome nursery!