Holiday Chandelier

Christmas Decor 08

This year, I decorated our dining room chandelier with flocked, glass bird ornaments, dried and glittered babies breath, glittered birds and paper flowers.


Natural Bling

Rock Candy Chandelier

Natural Bling
This week on Once Wed I created "natural bling" using rock candy and bailing wire. For complete instructions visit Once Wed. It's an easy and very affordable craft project!


Pine Cone Bouquet

A Pinecone Bouquet

A Pinecone Bouquet

A simple, inexpensive alternative to flowers.


Making Sweets Sweeter

Making Sweets Sweeter

Customizing candies for wedding favors.


Table Trends on Once Wed



Emily over at Once Wed was kind enough to invite me to be a part of her Table Trends project. I loved every second of the process and had a great time making all the elements for my table, and putting it all together. Here are a few shots of the end results. You can visit Once Wed to see more images of my table and other Table Trend creations as well.


Craft Sale!

Tacoma is for Lovers Craft Sale
This weekend I participated in the "Tacoma is for Lovers" art and craft sale at King's Books. There were some fabulous folks in attendance and lots of great vendors too. I do hope they decide to make it an annual event.

Tacoma is for Lovers Craft Sale


Crepe Paper Medallions

Crepe Paper Medallions

Monogrammed Leaves

monogrammed leaves
I used my alphabet craft punch set to monogram leaves. You can see the complete instructions on Once Wed


A Feminine Fall Centerpiece

feminine fall centerpiece

feminine fall centerpiece instructions
A feminine fall centerpiece with pumpkins and pink begonias for Once Wed.

Pinwheels and Ribbon Wands

Pinwheels and Ribbon Wands


I Heart Tulle. There, I Said It.

Ethereal Poof Garland
I love the airy and ethereal quality of tulle. This week for my DIY post on Once Wed I crafted these little tulle and rhinestone poofs. They can be hung individually or strung into garlands. Visit Once Wed for the complete instructions.

Ethereal Poofs

Ethereal Poof Instructions


Newly Webbed

Newly Webbed Cake Topper
For you Halloween brides,, a spider wedding cake topper.


Mellow Melons and Blue


Coming soon to my etsy shop...

Tufted Moss Ring Bearer Pillow

tufted moss ringbearer pillow

Created for my weekly DIY post on Once Wed.


How Fortunate!

Paper Fortune Cookie Favors

Paper Fortune Cookie Favors
This week's DIY on Once Wed are super easy to make paper fortune cookies. Visit Once Wed for complete instructions and give it a try!


Paper Flower Pomander Ball

paper flower pomander  ball
Visit Once Wed for complete instructions.


New Fall Birds

Etsy Updates!
Now on Etsy

Cupcake Stand

DIY Cake Stand
A very simple (and inexpensive) project for my DIY post on Once Wed

For complete instructions, visit Once Wed


Paper Lantern Garland

paper lantern garland
For complete instructions, visit my weekly DIY post on Once Wed

paper lantern garland


Getting Ready for Fall

New Bouttonieres for Etsy
Here's a new batch of bouttonieres almost ready to post on Etsy. Summer's almost over, so I thought I'd transition into a subtle fall palette.


More On Once Wed

moleskine notebook tablenumbers_header
These books are multipurpose. The act as table numbers and are also a place for wedding guests to record love notes to the bride and groom. Visit Once Wed to view the instructions.


DIY on Once Wed

gladiolas in ribbon wrapped vases
Emily of Once Wed has invited me on board to do a weekly DIY project. I am honored and thrilled to be a part of her lovely blog/website. Click here to check it out.



window trim
I made the scalloped "valance" using flocked paper from The Paper Zone. The chenille dot trim on top was a find from a trip to Spain, many years ago. The lanterns are made from vintage wallpaper and scrapbooking papers.

the door, after
I used the same flocked paper to trim the front door. I cut the paper to size, then cut a small circle where the peep hole is. I glued a small crocheted circle around the hole, to finish it off.
fancy peep hole


Paper Fancies Under Glass

paper fancies under glass
I've been working on a series of more sculptural, not wearable paper fancies.


How To Gift Wrap a Tree

craig's birthday boxcraig's birthday box
Craig celebrated his birthday this weekend. This year, I decided to give him a tree. I wanted him to pick it out, so I made a tiny gift certificate and incorporated it into a collage encased in a box.


Delicate Vintage Fleurs

vintage netting blooms
I am tempted to pick these apart and make them into new things. I will leave them alone for now and admire these little beauties as-is.


Poppytalk Handmade

Starting Monday April 14th, I'll have a "table" at the online Poppytalk Handmade Market. Featured, wil be a mix of corsages, with "Mothers' Day" in mind.

Poppytalk Handmade is a curated monthly online street market showcasing handmade work by artists and designers from around the world. There will be lots of interesting crafty folks selling their goods, so please stop by for a visit.


Lots of New

a new batch of paper fancies

pink bird, green feathers
I've got a big batch of paper fancies going up on etsy today. I'll be a featured seller on Popptalk Handmade starting next Monday, so I'll be busy this week getting my shop nice and full.


A Flea Market Find

stamens galore !
I scored oodles of vintage flower stamens today at the Sand Point Flea Market. I can't even begin to tell you how thrilled I was to find these beauties.



A roll of paper becomes a pile of petals, then a handful of flowers. The blooms are dipped in wax and wait to be assembled into a corsage, bouttoniere or bouquet.

Paper Lanterns

paper lanterns