Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Dreamy Dream

I've been working away in my studio! I just finished all these dreamcatchers and got them listed into my shop.  They have been so much fun to make. 

Dark Blue Tiny Dream
Hot Pink Dreamy Dream

Multi-Color Dream

Yellowy Gold Dreamcatcher

Large Hot Pink Dreamy Catcher
Tomorrow I'm going to Texas. One of my good friends, Rachael, is getting married and I have the honor of standing by her during the ceremony. I am so excited to be reunited with all my gal pals.  I'm such a girlfriend kind of girl so having them all so far away is hard.  It's going to be a fun and sweet weekend. I hope your weekend is just as sweet! I'll see you when I get back!

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Pinned Motivation

These pins have been helping me along in the studio lately.

Thanks a bunch to my new friends Courtney for showing me the second one.
Source: via Ann on Pinterest

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

A Little Catch-up Ketchup

Y'all, I feel like I have been doing so much and at the same time I feel like I have been doing nothing.  I hate how long it takes to do internet things like edit pictures and load them to my shop.  I spent the whole night doing it! Of course I took bunny petting breaks so that slowed things down a little. My husband is teaching me how to edit photos so I think they are getting better but could still use an extra set of eyes to make sure the color isn't too wonky.  I wish I could pay someone to do my internetting for me.  I would write this blog and read other blogs and keep a keen eye on pinterest but my future fantasy computer tech could do all the rest, including check in with facebook. I swear I'm almost ready to give it up.  Do I really need to spend an hour looking at a stranger's birthday pictures for their dog from three years ago?  Yesterday I did something right... I set my phone on the other side of the room and relied on pure laziness to keep me from retrieving it.  So when I was working on garlands and watching a movie I wasn't able to say... "hey, that guy's in this movie, what else has he been in lately?" Believe me I wanted to look so bad but... laziness won and I continued to work.

Here is what I've been doing.

Sweet Day garland on painted stick.  This picture seemed perfect last night and now I realize it's too blue. Boo. Check it out here.

Happy Day Arrow garland resting here.
 Detail of Me & You here.

Visitors will feel very welcomed with this sweetie pie welcome sign.

I got to make my first custom banner this week! This was a fun process and I learned a lot about working with a client.  I am excited with how it turned out and can't wait to see it hanging in the nursery!
 I have been taking photos lately to document my ever changing wall.  Yesterday I cleared my wall for my photo shoot so I thought I would take a pic of my table instead. It is covered in crafty goodies!

Yesterday morning I made another treasury. I have been collecting images for this one for a while now. You can check it out here.  If you are an etsy member and you like this treasury leave me a comment!

I have an inspiration starting point for my next treasury. I have been wanting to use this painting by my friend Julie for a while now.  It's taken me a bit to figure out what the theme will be but I think I'm ready to make it. Julie is a peach and has lots of beautiful work in her shop.

Back to work. Have a great Tuesday!

Thursday, March 7, 2013


Arrow Garlands!
I have been holed up in my studio turning my arrows into wall hangings and watching too many true crime shows. I am super pleased with how these turned out.  I made all these arrows last Fall and even though I loved them as they were I have been spending all this time trying to figure out a way to use them beyond just being an arrow.  I have a million more to go but I ran out of letters.  Or at least letters that would spell out sweet words. If I wanted a garland that said Rum Star I could make that happen.

Once I did what I could do with the arrows I started on my animal mask project. I thought these would be a fun thing to sell at the barn sale coming up. I'm excited to see how these turn out.
It's Party madness in the Beautiful Party studio!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Snow Day

I had an unexpected snow day from work today so I have spent most of the day working on yarn pom poms but I also took a break to curate another treasury. I get addicted to making these. This one is called neon and once again I'm dreaming of spring. Click the image to see a larger image.

If you have been hit with snow like we have I hope you are enjoying it and staying safe. If you have sunny weather please do your best to send the sun this way~

Spring Dreaming

Yesterday I got a sweet message from my friend Julie informing me that I had been included in her party themed Etsy treasury.  I was excited to my latest banner in such good company.

Hello, Let's Have A Party!

I haven't made a treasury in forever so this inspired me to put my own collection together. I swear I spent at least an hour trying to decide what the them would be. I went through so many Etsy pics and found so many new favorite products. Ultimately I settled on Floral Crowns with a few feathers and lace for good measure. I am so ready for Spring and these pics put me in the mood.
Flowers In Her Hair

By the end of the night I was happily informed that I had been included in another treasury, this one also Spring themed. 

United Spring

Yesterday I was sipping iced coffee and feeling like warm weather was just around the corner and today my coffee is hot and I am glumly watching the latest snow storm hit. What a difference a day makes. At least we can all pretend it's Spring with treasuries.

Monday, March 4, 2013

New Things Happenings

I've been thinking a lot about making some changes around here.  I always view this blog as a place where I have to write a lot and the writing part is what causes me to procrastinate.  I'm going to start focusing on making this a more playful and hopefully inspiring space because that is also what I am doing in my real life.  I'm working a lot and the ideas are churning and I'm excited about the future and for the first time in a long time I feel like my goals are very tangible.  I hope you like my new banner and I hope it's indicative and things to come!

In the last post I said I would do a tutorial on backing a window with fabric.  Once I looked at my three photos I realized... probably no tutorial neccesary. Cut, Iron, Staple. But for posterity reasons I thought it would be nice to document. Humor me. ( :



Ooops! And I didn't even show the staple photo. How will you know what to do?!

But here is how it turned out. Now I want to make a million more.

Last night I did a photo shoot. I created my new banner but also took some fun pics of what I have been making.  I need to edit the photos a bit but wanted to share them here.

Surprise balls.

An unwrapped surprise ball.
I'm re-doing my party in a jar contents. 
I thought it would be nice to add more party supplies like cupcake liners and candles.

I'm excited. I'm drinking iced coffee and it's making me feel like Spring is around the corner and I'm excited!