Monday, March 29, 2010

An Easter Creation for a Baby....

With Easter right around the corner, I wanted to make a few items for the display at the “Tea Party Castle”.  Even though I made them with Easter in mind, this would be the sweetest gift for a baby shower or for a baby’s nursery.  Here’s my latest creation…..

I added some glitter to the bunny and perched it upon some iridescent shed. That added just a bit of twinkle.I had picked up these plates at a thrift store. There was a set of 6 plates. Originally I was going to keep them for myself. I was thinking they would be wonderful for a girlfriends luncheon, but they were perfect for this project. They have a gold rim and I just love the pink rose buds.

I searched through all my pieces of glassware and found some items that I thought would be just the right combination for the top of the cloche. I love playing with the different combinations of plates and glass items. The possibilities are endless.

I added four different glass pieces to the top of the cloche and then finished it off by adding my favorite pink beaded garland.

Two different plates were used for the top. I combined a china white plate and scalloped glass plate.

I was in a creative mood, so here’s another combination I’ll share with you …..

I used a lid from a candy dish to top this cloche off!

Since it’s Easter I figured I would add a few new tassels to our display. I made a few of each and have added some for sale at my Etsy shop. Stop by HERE.  If interested,  I will ship them out priority Mail so that they will arrive just in time for Easter!

Can you see the crystal hanging from the bottom?

I added a wonderful LARGE round crystal that just peeks out from the bottom of the tassel.

I made a bunny tassel for my dear friend Shelly.
Here's the matching gift bag I made to put the bunny tassel in.

Sticking with the baby theme,
I also created a pretty tassel for the nursery.

Lots of pretty pink ribbons, mixed in with a wonderful flocked cream ribbon.

I hope I’ve inspired you to try and create a “one of a kind gift” for the next baby shower gift you need.
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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Huntington House Joins the Tea Party Castle....

Come see me at the Tea Party Castle.

My friend Sharon from "Great Paint for Great Homes", and I have formed a new company called "Huntington House". Sharon is a wonderful faux painter.  With her talent for decorative painting and my drapery business we decided to join forces and design little girls princess bedrooms. We recently put a display in the Tea Party Castle which is a wonderful place for a little girl to have her birthday party. Watch a clip HERE to see the magic that happens at the Tea Party Castle. 
I'd love to share our  newdisplay with you...

The bench started off as a head and foot board.  The foot board was cut to make the sides of the bench and then Sharon  put her wonderful painting talents to work.  I add the dust ruffle and the decorative pillows to finish off the transformation. 

If you were a young girl wouldn't this be dreamy?

These old doors are a wonderful back drop and the hand painted sign is just perfect for the display.

It took us awhile to diecide on the color sceem,
 I just love the soft colors of the PINK and GREEN.

I brought some of my custom pincushions to use for accessories.

Now I know you don't think that this dresser
 fits the color scheme, and it doesn't.
  This is what it looked like before Sharon worked her "magic".....

Now look at the beautiful transformation.
She used the perfect colors to match the fabrics.

This mirror was also hand painted and a tiny pearl trim was added along the edge of the mirror.

The drapery panels were lined with a solid pale pink fabric.  We decided to add a gold mirror.  I'm glad we did.  The mirror catches the reflection of the crystal beaded trim that was added to the drapery panels. What little girl wouldn't love some jewels  hanging from her bed!

The canopy crown was constucted out of wood and then hand painted. 

The BIG Pink satin bow and rhinestone jewels
add a wonderful touch.

The bottom of the crown was finished off
with a row of rhinestone trim that adds a wonderful twinkle.

The soft green stripes pick up the color in the drapes.

A close up of the beaded trim.

 Little pink flowers with rhinestones in the center add a pretty detail to the pillows.  I really like using the rhinestones on the pillows.  I will say, the pillows are much more for decoration than for function! 

I added some shimmery sheer fabric to the center of the bolster
and then sued some rhinestone trim between
the green and pink fabric.

Here's my latest tassel.  She is so sweet.  I just finished a few tassels today and I put them in my Etsy shop.  If you are interested in taking a look stop by HERE.

Some tiered platters and topiaries are also included in our display.

We also offer custom gift wrapping for our customers who purchase items from our display.

A sign letting people know of our services was embellished
with a pretty PINK bow.

The lamp was custom pained and
the shade was embellished with trim.

Here's the princess from the Tea Party Castle.
Doesn't shee look like a princess? 
  I think she likes the pillows on display! 

After we got the display together I had to kick my heals off
and try out the bench. 
 Boy if I was a little girl this would be my idea of
a princess bedroom!

It's time to announce the winner of my giveaway.
I want to thank everyone who entered and left so many wonderful comments.  I truly enjoy hearing from each and everyone of you. 
SueAnn from 
 SueAnn's Journey

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Baby Book Part Two....

Just a reminder....
There's still time to enter my giveaway.  I will be choosing the winner on Thursday Evening.  Stop by HERE to leave a comment.  Become a follower and you have Two chances to win.... Link up to the post and you have Three chances.  Here's what you can win.

Just in time for spring. 
Some pretty door cans and a copy of the latest
 "Somerset Life" magazine.

Earlier this week I shared with you the beginning of  the "Baby's First 12 Month Book", that I created.   If you missed it you can see it HERE.  Let me share with you the rest of the book, starting with Month One. I put a pocket on the page to hold any special memories.  Can you see the number one in the upper right corner?  For each month I also added a smaller page insert titled
"Special Moments to Remember".  I stamped the bottom of the page with the word Blessed.

I used my sewing machine to stitch around the edge with a Pink zig Zag stitch.  Who says sewing is just for fabric?

I love to add pretty ribbons and rhinestones.

Month two is labeled with a pretty flower.

A pretty pink polka dot ribbon for month three.

More polka dot ribbon that was wrapped around the page.
 A cute little bird at the top to month four.

A Pretty PINK flower and lots of room to add
a cute picture of the baby at Five months old.

Welcome Baby....  Six months.

Months Six and Seven....
I love the color combination and all the glitter and glam!

This is my favorite page. 
 Isn't the check ribbon and the knot with the rhinestone with opalescent shred in the center so sweet?

Here's a close-up of the tag on month seven.
The silver oval was a little frame that I used to put the number 7 in.

Month eight was covered with a girly PINK toile.
Toile has always been a favorite of mine and what could be better than PINK toile.

Month Nine.  I love the hot Pink glittered paper
 that bordered the center insert page.

Month TEN had a pretty daisy and lots of blue glitter on the paper.

Month Eleven....Hugs & Kisses.

Month Twelve. 
 Last but not least!  I loved the texture of the blue ribbon and the price was even better.  I found it in the $1.00 bin at Michaels.  Don't you just love when you find a deal!   The tag has a cute little bunny.  I also found that at the dollar store! 
 Doesn't it amaze you what you can find at the dollar store?

Next time you have a baby shower think about creating a one of a kind gift.  Don't forget to check back on Friday to see if you were the winner of the giveaway.  I'll be linking up to the following creative blogs.

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