Sunday, February 13, 2011

felt flower balls [or bouquets]

Once upon a time a pb kids catalog found its way into my hands and since that moment I have forever been inspired by the decor, but not the price. Yes, this story has been told many times before on this blog.

I introduce the new [and awesome] decor hanging in my daughter's room. This story has been in development for over a year now. I had the idea in my head to hang flower bouquets from the ceiling, after seeing pb kids' lucy hanging bouquets [below]. This past December, I happened upon homemade ginger's felt flower tutorial, and I instantly knew the felt flowers would make thee perfect flower ball/bouquets that I wanted for SJ's room.
I set out to the store and bought yards of felt, ribbon, styrofoam balls, hot glue sticks, hardware to hang the bouquets from and went to December.
Went to work: Cutting, rolling, and glueing hundreds of felt flowers. And then glueing those hundreds of felt flowers to styrofoam balls.
And now I have these lovelies hanging in her room [finally]. And I have plans to make more. I think the cluster of 5 could use 2 more. And the lone ranger above her bed at the moment [below] could use, at least, 2 more [at least].
I'm in love and enjoying this happily ever after.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

sneak peek

This is what I dreamed up and have been working on since December. Not just the one. I have 6 completed and hanging. And would have finished the 7th [plus more] had I not run out of felt.

Oh, I'm so excited to share this project! I have more pictures coming. So stay tuned...if you'd like. [absolutely no pressure]

Meanwhile, this is the view from my daughter, SJ's pillow. Pretty sure, she will have sweet dreams with this sweetness hanging above her.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

i've got a hankerin'...

To cut it all off. [these are my top choices]

And I bring this up just after posting about my long locks and my hopes for the future with long hair.

But the truth is...the truth is...I just would much rather have short hair. It suits me.

Monday, February 7, 2011


How sweet are these Naturally Sweet Valentine DIY stickers?

They have a free download and instructions. So darn sweet of Twig & Thistle.

I'm thinking these would be a fun surprise any day of the year with the exception of the orange sticker, since it is kind of specific to Valentine's.