Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Elegant Embellishments DT Project

Hey everyone!!!! We'd like to share with you a Design Team Project for Elegant Embellishments!!! It's a Downton Abbey Pillow its adorned with Dee's embellishments. I sewed a 18x14 muslin pillow case. The picture is on transfer paper, and around the photo is Dee's laces and appliqu├ęs. I used about 10 products from her store. After I was done, I turned it inside out and stuffed the pillow inside and sewed her shut. Now it will sit on my bed and be adored forever. Here are some pictures.



Hope you enjoyed our November Design Team Project #2!
Theres also a video up on our YouTube Channel
Check it out!!
Here's the link to Dee's Zibbet store.

http://www.zibbet.com/ElegantEmbellishments



Friday, October 18, 2013

Where has the time gone??

So sorry everyone for not posting anything on this blog in quite some time. Life has been a crazy ride. Well we lost our last beloved grandparent in May and that was hard to take. She was battling Alhzeimer's, and pneumonia and towards the end it was so hard to see her in those conditions. The Lord called her home to join our other grandparents.  I'm sure she's up in heaven watching over us and drinking her strong coffee. We talk about her often while we're cooking and she was such a a great cook. She wasn't the type to write down her recipes and there are tons of recipes that were lost with her.  Gosh it even hurts to think about that. But at least we know she's not suffering anymore...... Although the holiday season hasn't hit. I'm sure there will be lots of tears shed once Christmas comes, because that was her favorite holiday. She put up decorations every year, without even thinking twice. This will be the first Christmas without her, I can already tell its going to be hard on everyone.
This is her at her 86th Birthday party. We made her a scrapbook with 4 pages for each of her children. She was so happy to see what we created with all those photos that were tucked away in a box for years!!





Were so grateful for all the memories we shared with her. And this was a special day. Were so happy she was able to see this scrapbook and enjoy it for a couple years before she passed away.  We miss you grandma and you will always have a special place in all of our hearts!



Monday, January 7, 2013

The Piece By Piece Design Team Project

The piece by piece DT project

Hey everyone!!!  These last couple of months have been so crazy with the holidays that we have just been terribly busy.  Thankfully we have been able to do some boutiques just before the holidays,but that'll be on another post! 

We got the honor of being a guest designer for the month of November for ThePieceByPiece on Etsy. We were asked to make a project that dealt with the season of Fall in the month of November.  We figured since it is fall, we thought what better way than to alter a pumpkin. So Natalie and I were tossing around ideas and we came up with the idea of using the artificial carvable pumpkins (yay for less messy clean up!! Lol). It's great too because it is already hollowed out. 

To start off Natalie modgepodged toile canvas fabric to the pumpkin and let it dry for at least two days.  Once it was dried, she cut it in half. From there she attached a antique drawer pull to the front. Then she punched holes in the back of the pumpkin so that we could use a corset-like seam binding. Then we laid down lace on the inside of the pumpkin as a background. Then we added miscellaneous goodies, flowers, sprays and chipboard pieces from Prima's Nature Garden collection and used the beautiful trims we got from ThePieceByPiece!!

We used invisible jewelry wire to hang the small picture frame by puncturing the top of the pumpkin and threading it through the hole. Then we decorated the top using silk flowers. 

For more details, check out our video on Youtube at Heirloom Anthology.








Don't forget to run over to ThePieceByPiece on Etsy and grab some of her beautiful trims for yourself!! She has a great collection of laces, cabochons, and mini albums!! And Beverly is such a sweet lady, she gives great customer service too!!!

Thanks for dropping by and hope you enjoyed our project!!