Sunday, December 5, 2010


There has been alot going on around the house in preperation for the holidays.

To see detailed posts on my christmas trees check out these two posts.

I hope they don't disappoint.

More crafts coming once i start logging some hours on the sewing machine.

Thursday, November 25, 2010


Lil bit has some new cute pants to add to her wardrobe!!

Hope each and every one of you have a great turkey day!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

.Halloween Outfit.

Wanted to share a new cute outfit we made for baby. 

The fabric is flannel and kept her nice and warm.

Can't wait to start making a bunch of these potatoe sack dresses this next spring!!
I forget the pattern used to make this but it is easliy an afternoon cut, sew, complete outfit!!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Touches of Black and White.Client.

Now that Christin is a Mrs. I wanted to share the items she had me create for her big day!!

I am sure y'all remember the rosette's being added to her dress.

Get ready!!! She looked stunning in this gown!!!

The rosette's really did seem to tie everything together and make the rosette's at the shoulder of her gown stand out!!

Christin also wanted to incorporate a black and white damask theme throughout her big day.

She asked me to make the tablecloth for her cake table!!

This was something I had ever tackled before but had a blast challenging myself!

She also asked me to make sashes to tie around the bottom of the bistro tables for her reception.

Sorry for the sideways foto. Iphone doesn't have a rotate pic feature that i know of!!

Christin, thanks so much for letting me be apart of your big day!!

Had a blast creating these items for you and I wish you and the hubs many years together!!!!

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Monday, October 25, 2010

Completed Moss Wreath. Phi Mu

As promised here is a picture of the completed wreath!

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

.Moss Quatrefoil Wreath.Tutorial

My sister is a Phi Mu and before their recent recruitment she asked if I could make a wreath for their front door. 

I have seen several versions of a quatrefoil wreath and wanted to add my "spin" on one.

Step 1.   purchase 2 styrofoam wreath's, 2 packages of sheet moss.
My wreath is a pretty big size so I used 2 12" wreaths.
Step 2. Gather a sharp knife, utility or i just used a dull kitchen knife, a hot glue gun, and some straight pins.

Step 3. Cut each of the two wreath's in half.
Step 4.Lay out the 4 halves into the quatrefoil shape.

Step 5. Use your knife to cut small 9 degree angles into the corners; this is where i used straight pins to               help the wreath maintain its shape while you cut.

Step 6. Cut a 4" wide strip and stretch into one of the four corners. Begin using the gluegun and gluing in small strips and use the straightpins to keep the moss firmly in the corners. 

Step 7. Complete all four corners; then work your way into the middle of the wreath.
Step 8. Add ribbon and hang on your favorite front door. 

Unfortunately I never made my way over to the sorority house to take a pic of the door so I will upload a pic from my phone in a seperate post. 

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Living is like tearing through a museum.
 Not until later do you really start absorbing what you saw,
 thinking about it,
 looking it up in a book,
and remembering 
 because you can't take it in all at once

{audrey hepburn}

some days i truely feel as if i am running through a museum and not until my head hits my pillow do i stop and think about what i have done throughout my day. 

Well tomorrow my husband and i will take a brief reprie from the "sprint-o-life" and escape to the theater. 

he has never seen WICKED and I have been dying for him to know what all the songs {i make him listen to} are about. 

To say I am excited to see it again is an understatement, I must say I might be a slight critic, Gresham, Menzel, and Chenoweth... let's hope this cast can "hit those high notes" otherwise you may hear about this loon-bucket jumping out of her seat and trying to hit those notes herself. 
{dont laugh I am often quieted during movies and shows by friends and family alike, haha}

Okay enough with the Wicked pics, can't wait to share how amazing it was!!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Adding "You" to a wedding dress .client.

Recently I reconnected with a friend of mine from high school, Ashley. After a very long afternoon of stories and laughs we decided this go around we would stay in touch.

A few weeks after we got together she texted me asking if I would be interested in some work for a dear friend of her's.

Well sure.... I always love new projects...

Meet Christin, she is just about the cutest thing ever... and did I mention I love her sense of humor??
She is great....

After talking to Christin she was wanting me to make the table cloth for her Wedding cake and make some sashes for her bistro tables for the reception...

I had a blase making these things for her and can't wait to see pictures of the reception!! I do have some pics i took with the iphone but i know good and well, JMalahy Photography will get some great shots in a few weeks and I will post what he shoots later..

Now, on to that wedding dress....

Christin and I spoke after we finished the table cloth and she showed me the "inspiration" picture of her wedding dress.

She found a divine dress but it didn't happen to have the flowers on the hip like she was wanting.

That's where I had to put my head to the grinding stone and figure out how to make some rosettes.

Last weekend mom and I went to Nashville to see some of her dear friends and they graciously showed me how to make them.

Here is what we came up with...
now... just on the off chance her prince charming makes his way over to my blog... I am not posting the whole dress. We will have to wait and see Christin in it on the BIG DAY.

Had so much fun learning new techniques and figuring out how to create these beutiful rosettes.

Did I mention Christin and JR are famous??

Check out their commercial... Click Here.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Introducing.... Our Etsy Shop!!!!

More exciting news to share....

We can now be found on ETSY!!!

That's right, feel free to shop the new earring styles and place your custom order for a greek letter shirt.

{Right now the Phi Mu orders are reserved for a trunk show later this week}

Also if you are already a Preppie Peonie wearer make sure to tag your photo's on our Facebook page!!

I am also happy to introduce the "giveaways" will begin once we finish up our first trunk we will be offering more promo's.

Go HERE to see some of our earrings. 

This week we will also be listing our swatch collection of fabrics to choose from for the shirts and more earring styles!!

Make sure to check back!

Monday, September 13, 2010


Found some super cute fabrics upon a recent trip to the store and figured, hey.... how hard could it be to throw together some shift dresses for little bit. 

come to find out... so easy!!!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Maksim's Bedding

Maksim's mommy was able to snap a few quick shots of little man's room just before he arrived. 

The look of the room was very Modern with a hint of whimsy.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


It's very hard to admit this but if I didn't have fun curtains throughout my home i would probably go crazy.


I just love how one little fabric can tell the story of a whole room.

Plus, its a relatively inexpensive way to change a rooms personality. 

Here is a collection of a few things we have created recently.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Our new Look

I am sure many of you have noticed our new look. We are really pleased with how everything has turned out and with rumors (almost) confirmed we are expanding to embroidery!!!

Shh.hhh...... contain your excitement!! my mom says dad is going to be begging to have the cuff of all his button-ups monogrammed. hehe.

And....... we are also expanding to making Jewelry!!!!!

{the "catalog" collection has been made and now we just need to find the time to photograph and upload to our etsy shop. Yep, etsy shop, now you can purchase your items online in a safe and secure manner!! The long weekend is intended to catch up on all these wonderful things.}

 and possibly, if we can find the time, talk Candace into  it, adding some custom paintings to the line. 

Stay tuned for all these new exciting ventures!

btw, Roll Tide!!!!

for blog design check out B's Blog Boutique, she is really great to work with and super accommodating!

Doggie Bed

Okay I swear I did not place the dog on the bed, or stage this at all, I was in the process of trying to take pictures of the bed and he walked right in and plopped down and refused to move. 

Quite humerous i must say.

Anyway found a polka dot fabric and gathered it for a unique effect.
And with the fabric left over we added it to some navy blue fleece for two throw blankets!!

He just loves his bed!

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Client- Vera Bradley Chair Cushions.

I was super excited about this project. 

And i am really pleased with the outcome.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Client- A first Birthday Outfit

Had such a good time making this outfit for little Kaylee. Cupcake was appliqued to outfit, gathered grosgrain ribbon was used for cupcake "frosting."

Friday, July 30, 2010

Children's Garments

facebook updates

Have you been on our facebook fan page lately? lots of updates happening over there!!!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Sunshine Award

EEEEKKKK.... Well hell's bells miss Sally, i do declare.... (now that i got my southern saying out of the way!!) I was on the phone the other night with my friend Stephanie, (who i met Shanna through) and she was web surfing and informed me i had been given an award by Shanna.....

oh my gosh, oh my gosh, get outta town.... was my reply when Steph told me. I am so honored, i think a speech is in line.

" I want to thank my mom and dad for allowing me to ruin and destroy all kinds of things throughout my childhood, so that i could be come the randomly, creative being I am today." haha j/k but no seriously.... this is such an honor. Hope my upcoming projects have you squeeling for more.....

Monday, May 17, 2010

A modern room for Maksim

My friend Angela, (whom I have known since high school) has graciously asked me to make the bedding for her little one due to arrive in September.Here is her post on what inspired her and helped her pick out what she did.

Angela was an Interior Design major at Mississippi College and boy does this girl have style!!!

I just wanted to take this time as I begin to work on this little blessings bedding to lift him up to the lord. So often us mommies get caught up in the "material things" which entail a child joining our families and forget what really matters. We are given the rare and brief opportunity to train a child in the way he should go, even when he is old.

Join me in lifting Maksim up to Jesus,

Dear Heavenly Father,
I just want to lift this child up to you lord, keep him safe until he arrives here with us, help him to grown strong. I pray that as he lays his sweet little head on his earthly bed, that you bless his mommy and daddy, you protect him and enable his parents to teach him your ways. Be with Angela and give her patience, and lots of rest so she can begin to instill your love and grace and mercy into his heart and mind, thank you for this child lord, Amen.

Can't wait to share the progress with you guys, stay tuned!!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

She Says it all....

Okay, ever caught yourself doing... well too much at once?? Well my friend Stacey over at The Blessed Nest pretty much summed it up. The name of this post was queen of too much.... uhhh hello have any of yall met me?? I am soooo ADD i can barely cook a meal without having 6 things going at once.... Needless to say i have started ... on 10 sewing projects and ALL are still in the preliminary stages... bear with me peeps as i complete each project one at a time....

oh and needing inspiration... stop by The Blessed Nest, sure to satisify any drought of inspiration and get a fire lit underneath you to create.

Hope you are are having a FAB weekend.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Curtain Inspiration

I am absolutely aweful at remembering where i found pictures, if i can remember where i got this from i will gladly credit it, anywho i recently joined tumblr, and this is a photo someone i follow on twitter commented on, Viola.... inspiration for curtains i have been wanting to do in babies room, i just ADORE them, mine are almost finished, hemming the bottom and moving my rods up to accomodate the height... cant wait to share them with you....

plus, here is a glimpse at what's in the "pipeline" so to speak.... more summer clothes, a matching dress for me and baby, nursery bedding for my friend Angela, and pillows/curtains for my friend Amanda, trust me... i am keeping busy... cant wait to share all the new and exciting creations.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

New Clothes

Made these little pants with some scrap gingham fabric i had left over and the cuff of some OLD Lilly pajama pants that i have had for almost 10 years.
Smocked this last spring and the the plate was too large for baby. Saved it to make a little swing dress for her and its PRECIOUS on....
This is AC's slip to her easter dress, mom did some shadow work so this can be worn with a bonnet for her 18 month pictures.

I just adore how full the skirt is.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Crib Bedding

We were given our crib, and i actually already had some of this fabric on hand so my whole nursery bedding cost 60.00