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Have you missed me?

I’ve been super busy this week sewing and sewing. Trying to wrap up the curtains for this year’s little kitchen orders. I’ve got lots of fun stuff planned for the next week: a darling engagement story (candles, and roses and fishing, oh my!) plus a little surprise in honor of Blue Eyed Yonder’s 2nd birthday (she’s mighty sassy for a two-year-old).
Have a great weekend!

Posted 11/17/11, Topic: Blog

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Wishing everyone a very happy 11.11.11 and a fantastic weekend. Enjoy the brisk fall weather!

Posted 11/11/11, Topic: Blog

DIY Cotton Anniversary Tassels

Year 2 – The Cotton Anniversary
I had so much fun making these Cotton Anniversary tassels. They were actually quite simple and as I got the hang of it, I could really churn them out. There was something kind of therapeutic about it – cutting strips and strips of cotton, seeing the mounds of cotton take shape. So beautiful.
Cotton Anniversary Tassels
What you will need:
Cotton Fabric cut into 18″x24″ squares (1 yard makes 4 tassels)
Rotary Cutter
Twine (to hang all of the tassels)
Fabric marker
I used Jaime’s tutorial for “No Sew Fabric Tassels” and chose cotton fabrics in our wedding colors. Her tutorial is very well written and easy to follow. I opted to make my tassels out of 18″x24″ squares, that way I was able to get four tassels out of a yard of fabric. Using a fabric marker, I simply wrote special memories on each tassel. 
Now we have a spiffy little tassel garland to display in our house to always remember our “Cotton” Anniversary.

Posted 11/10/11, Topic: DIY

Cotton Anniversary

Let’s face it, I’m a sucker for tradition.

I’m sure you’ve heard of the 25-year Silver Anniversary or the 50-year Golden Anniversary, but did you know there is a gift theme for almost every year? I’ll be the first to admit it, some of the themes are just plain funny, I mean who wants to celebrate with the gift of tin? Random, huh?

Nevertheless, each year on our anniversary we have fun finding ways to incorporate that year’s theme into the festivities. Last year we celebrated our 1-year Paper Anniversary by making our own paper together. This year I wanted a unique way to represent the Cotton Anniversary.

What’s more beautiful than tons of cotton tassels?

I created cotton tassels using colors from our wedding. Each tassel had a special memory written on it, starting with our first date and going through the memories from our wedding.

I secretly made these tassels as a surprise for Mr. Blue Eyed Yonder for our anniversary. I couldn’t just throw them in a box and wrap them up… I had much bigger plans for these tassels.

I hurried  home from work and strung the tassels from the handle of the front door, all the way into the living room. It kind of made a Hansel and Gretel trail, he would have to read each memory as he made his way into the room. In the living room, I hung a white “cotton” sheet as a homemade projection screen and made a slideshow of our wedding photos. The sheet was surrounded by tons of tiny twinkling candles. I had some Hawaiian music playing to help take us back to that special day on the shores of Oahu. It was such a romantic scene, I think I even surprised myself!

Photos by {Blue Eyed Yonder}

He was floored to say the least! We popped the cork on our favorite bubbly, watched the slideshow, laughed a little and even teared up a bit. It was such a fun way to remember that day and kind of go back for a moment.

Mr. Blue Eyed Yonder is going to write in some of his wedding memories on the tassels and we’ll hang it in our home as a way to always remember our “cotton” anniversary.

Posted 11/9/11, Topic: DIY

Glitter Ball


Is it Friday yet?

When I find myself feeling like one big ball of stress, I try to envision myself as one little egg full of glitter. Sounds much better, eh?

Posted 11/3/11, Topic: Blog

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