modern crafted

If you follow me on Instagram, you've seen the latest bridal installation I did for West Elm's Bridal and Gift Registry Launch. My store manager wanted me to come up with a window display that was beautiful and over the top. I knew this installation needed to be handcrafted and tell a beautiful story. I had a vision in my head that involved the perfect pieces of furniture and accessories. After some thought and research I knew that some of our local vendors would have the right things I needed to make this window a showstopper.

Oversized flowers were a must. I researched many, many paper flowers and techniques. I hand-cut templates out of white craft paper I customized and assembled over 85 flowers for the window's backdrop. Thank goodness I had my little helper bee, Katelyn, to help me cut flowers for two days straight, to stay on schedule. Capiz Globe pendants were added for a touch of softness yet modern glow. I asked my friends from Blue Eyed Yonder if they could provide a high back Settee. The tufted settee added the drama I was looking for which sat on top of a metallic laced Jute rug. Of course we needed a wedding dress but not any dress would do. We asked The Sentimentalist for a vintage modern dress to give the window a feminine flair. But the icing on the cake was when we asked Anne Elser to write some script on our window. The handwritten script brought everything together with flair, beauty, modern and a touch of vintage. That window is stunning!ai sm so proud of the way this installation turn out.

DIY: Get Personal

Spring is great time to think about gifts and gift giving. I am always looking for unique and fun ways to give gifts to my family and friends. This time of year you need to think about all the special occasions you may need to give gifts: Weddings, Baby showers, Housewarmings, Birthday parties, etc. The gift is one thing but the wrapping is always the shining star.

One way I like to keep my gifts memorable is to personalize it. When you can make the gift look like the recipient, the gift seems even more special. This giftwrap DIY is a playful way to Get Personal.

Kidecals chalkboard labels
assorted paper
gift bags and boxes
embroidery thread
circle cutters
chalk pens and colored pencils
doilies and gems

1. Use circle cutters to cut circles in 2 sizes.
2. Fold paper accordian style to create pleates. You need 2 pieces to create a circle.
3. Add names to your Kidecal labels.

Get Fancy! Make a short circle garland and add a doilie.
To take it to the next level of awesome, hot glue gems to your labels. 


His & Hers Giftbags

1. Cut circles to make fun oversize dots for Him and a paper flower for Her.
Don't forget to add a gem to your flower for extra sparkle.
2. Hot glue your paper accents to your bags.
3. Add Embroidery thread, then add names to your Kidecal labels.
Tah Dah...ALL DONE

Crafts + Cocktails

Are you ready for another Crafts + Cocktails workshop? Come sip some cocktails and learn how to make your own stationery set. We will be using beautiful papers to create custom envelops, folded notes, liners and decorative labels. I’ve taken out all the guesswork of making this fun and simple project. Trust me, this class will inspire you.

Price: $45 Includes all supplies
Spaces are limited, sign up on my fanpage and pay here.
Cancellation policy: 48 hours or less no refunds.
When: Sept 12 at 7pm
Where: M Rich Center for Creative Arts, Media & Technology
             115 Martin Luther King Jr Dr SW, Atl, GA 30331