Saturday, January 22, 2011

Shout Out to Siddy Girl

My VBFITWWW {very best friend in the whole wide world} is THE creative force behind Siddy Girl. She is very, very talented at graphic design, jewelry design, and handbag design. All her purses/bags are made extremely well and are super durable. Plus, the fabric choices she offers are waaaaaay cute! You can customize your bag the way you like with different fabric choices, trims, strap styles, etc. She is an artist, she makes jewelry, she sews, she's an awesome mom, a really great wife and a totally rad VBFITWWW. Below are the bags that I own. The one tucked away at the back was my first diaper bag. The brown one at the right is my messenger bag that I used to transition out of the diaper bag. Then, I needed a new diaper bag {at left}, and I also have a clutch for the rare occasion when I can go out without the diaper bag.
She throws a trunk show at her home every year before the holidays. She spends months ahead of time making a huge selection of handbags. The presentation is gorgeous. All her beautiful bags and jewelry are surrounded by really cool flea market finds like old suitcases and dress forms. I tried to pull some pictures off the Siddy Girl Facebook page, but they didn't come through. I will try to get some posted so you can see just how lovely it all is.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Carnival Party Prep Time

We're getting ready for the next big event. Our oldest is turning SIX! In her honour we are celebrating with a Carnival, prizes, balloon animals, face painting, cotton candy, popcorn.......
I was really struggling with a color pallette {I'm not a big fan of primary colors being used all at the same time, which is very common with a Carnival theme}. And, then I suddenly got inspired by a simple accessory for the party.

 The Target $ bin popcorn buckets. Nice and simple. Red & White {and the timing couldn't be better with Valentines Day around the corner}. Then I had trouble with the invitation and went through 3 different designs before I was inspired yet again by the popcorn bucket.

1. The invitation
2. I fell in love with these popcorn cake pops from Bakerella, but am going to do cupcakes with these red & white striped cupcake liners from The Cupcake Social. The "popcorn" on top of the cupcakes will simply be mini marshmallows. You can make them look like popcorn by taking a knife and cutting an X without going all the way through. The "POP" circles will be made into cupcake toppers.
3. Red & white bunting from Oriental Trading Company.
4. Red & White swirly pops also from Oriental Trading Company.

Monday, January 3, 2011

A Mostly Finished December Journal

Now that the Holidays are over and the kids are back in school I can conquer some unfinished my December Journal. The covers are now done...
I used glitter and gems and ribbon, oh my! The inside pages just need photos and journaling now {yeah, that's all!}.