Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Feather Hair Clips

I found this video tutorial that demonstrates how to make those cutie little feather hair clips I've seen around lately. I used leftover feathers from the boutonnieres for these. The hot glue didn't stick to the clip for me, so I just slid a bobby pin in the fold of my felt backing. Try it!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


Even after my correspondence with the bride, I still need spell check on that one.
An old friend of mind from Ruston days is tying the knot this summer in New Orleans(!) and commissioned me to create something for her groom and groomsmen. Those four bouts quickly turned into fifteen (to include mothers, grandmothers, hostesses, etc). She requested something fun and interesting...anything but a red rose and baby's breath. And gave me some suggestions for materials. I had the freedom to play around with felt, feathers, vintage buttons, etc. and create whatever came to mind - a rare situation in the custom order world!
I did brooch/pin backs on them, so that (unlike cut flowers) you can keep them and use them again and again.
See more photos here.

Congrats Erin! And thanks again for the opportunity.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Here Comes the Sun!

It's up! It's up! Here are your quick links:
Poppytalk Handmade Market
Poppytalk Handmade Artists Blog
My Gallery

A few of my market favorites:
tortilla girl
mimi mouse
golly bard

Friday, June 12, 2009

A Poppytalk Summer

Next week kicks off the new Poppytalk Market: Here Comes the Sun!
This will be my third market with them and I can't wait! I'll also be guest blogging here from time to time.
Stay tuned...the link to my gallery soon to follow.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Carrot Cake

This is what my hubby requested for Birthday 2009.
And for all you frosting freaks out there like me, the recipe makes that perfectly abundant amount. There was even enough for me to lick the beaters...a few times.


2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 1/2 cups oil
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups grated raw carrots

1 stick margarine
8 oz. cream cheese
1.4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 lb. confectioners sugar
omitted on behalf of the birthday boy: 1 cup chopped pecans

• preheat oven to 350˚
• grease and lightly flour two round cake pans
• mix dry ingredients, add oil and mix well
• add eggs 1 at a time, mix well after each
• mix in vanilla
• stir in carrots
• pour into pans and bake 25-35 minutes
• cool completely before frosting...seriously.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Can I turn this into a necklace?

...a question I ask myself quite a bit. Sometimes the subject is laughable and ridiculous...think troll dolls and old kitchen ware. But this good ol' fashioned applique made quite a lovely little necklace.
(way better than a ladle around your neck)

The Marigold Necklace
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