Monday, November 17, 2008

What a Bride wants, What a Bride needs.....

Today's post is going to focus on things wedding related. Since I had 6 weddings to attend this year, I have found myself wanting to concentrate on items that were not of a wedding nature. Now that I have recovered from what seems to be the last year of every weekend is a wedding, I can now turn my focus back to bridal.

Here are a few photos and fun gift ideas.....I am working on flower girl buckets and ring pillows, so I hope to have photos of those soon.

Happily Ever After.....Isn't that what every bride wants? This ribbon stitched into the hem of a dress not only counts as your something blue, but also has some great photography potentioal.

The flowers from your bouquet will fade within a few hours or days, but a lovely bouquet sash will be with you forever. I can see this put away for the wedding of a family member or future children. Bouquet sashes also look lovely displayed with other mementos in a shadow box. A very versatile item, you can go with a single color initial, a tone on tone version, or a couples monogram. The choice is yours!

This bouquet sash was monogrammed with the brides maiden initials and attached to a ribbon from one of the client's bridal showers. She carried this "bouquet" at her rehersal.

This same client ordered koozies for the bridal party to use at the bbq theme rehersal dinner. Since many of the girls were engaged and about to change their names, we dicided to go with first names for the ladies and initials for the men. I could not leave the bride and groom out, so we made these special koozies just for them.

I think this large cosmetic tote is a great bridesmaid gift! It's washable and will fit nicely inside of the tote bag that your maids in waiting got the last time they were a bridesmaid. It comes in several colors and can be personalized with a name, initials, or a monogram. This would also make a nice thank you gift for the wedding director, jr. bridesmaids, or for shower hostesses.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Ribbons and Trim

Not too long ago I spent a weekend in NYC with my two best friends. While I was there I had the opportunity to visit my favorite ribbon and trim store. Today's post features the fun things I purchased while in the big apple. Any of these can be used to jazz up a simple onesie, burp cloth, or a personalized pillow case for spend the night parties or a night away from home.

Funky Patterns

Precious Polka dots



Pom Pom's

Ric Rac

Fresh and Fun Combinations

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Holiday Baazar

The holiday baazar at St. Benedicts has now come and gone. People seemed to have a few favorite items: pink and blue baby bibs, coffee tumblers, koozies, tote bags, and cosmetic bags. Here are some photos from our booth.

This picture show several of the ribbon and trim options for our bibs, burp cloths, and onesies.

We met a ton of great people and hope to be invited back next year!

Monday, November 3, 2008

New Holiday Designs

Toile Tree

I have fallen so much in love with the dish towels I posted last week, that I decided that I needed to come up with some fun ways to make these towels into Christmas treasures for family and friends.

Check out these new designs. I got to stitch out the Toile Tree this morning and it looks SO good. I am going to stitch out all the designs and take with me to the Holiday Baazar this weekend. What I like about these designs is that they are classic yet fun and you can put a family's name underneath the design.
Swirl Tree
Classic Tree
Merry Christmas Tree
Tree Modern Tree

Woodland Tree

Winter Tree

Leave a comment and let me know which is your favorite! These designs would also be good on a hand towel for the powder room.