Saturday, October 18, 2014

etsy finds

Handmade Wood Bike Crate by Artifact of Grace

In honor of the return of my Etsy shop (stay tuned, adding items as we speak, including vintage finds!), I decided to round up a few lovelies that caught my eye on Etsy lately. So many talented artists out there - please do keep them in mind for upcoming birthdays, showers and the holidays.

Collection of Vintage Arrows by Gallivanting Girls

To and From Stamp Set by Anastasia Marie

Ceramic Cellars in Mint by Ross Lab

Mexican Wedding Banners by Ay Mujer

You Got This Coffee Mug by Printable Wisdom

Herkimer Diamond and Gold Stud Earrings by Nested Yellow

Mama and Baby Giraffe from my little ol' Etsy shop.  Just begging to live in someone's nursery.

Friday, October 3, 2014

little miss london

All photos by Frances Moulin
My friends Megan and Martin had the most adorable and petite baby girl named London. And recently I was able to spend some time with her / snuggle / take a few newborn pics. Isn't she ridiculously sweet? 

The ribbon skirt pictured is courtesy of our talented friend Amber, my fellow craftinista. Also, London's amazing crib sheet was specially picked by mama and daddy to represent the tree of life - just darling. 

The floral scarf in these images is the scarf mama Megan wore to the hospital when London was born. (Wipe tear.)

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

rosemary crowns

All photos by Frances Moulin
This idea was adapted from rosemary crowns I saw during my neighborhood Fourth of July parade. Several people were wearing these beautiful rosemary creations adorned with simple metallic tinsel, and I thought it was too perfect for my friend Ale's bridal shower I recently hosted at my casa.

At first I was going to make each lady a crown as a favor, but then I thought it would be more interesting if each of us made our own. So naturally, I turned it into a craft. And it was a hit!

There's really no full DIY needed here. All you have to do is cut two to three long sprigs of rosemary, wash and dry, tie them together with fabric or twine, and adorn with ribbon, fresh flowers, tinsel, the sky's the limit, really.

Have fun, my beautiful rosemary princesses!

Penny tried to leave Ale some marital advice, but she ended up falling asleep on the cards instead.

Free printable Advice for the Bride and Groom cards from The Elli Blog.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

alex's senior portraits

All photos by Frances Moulin

Alex is little sis to my friend Sam (see below), and she's just darling. I enjoyed capturing her beauty this lovely evening by White Rock Lake for her senior photos. And it was such a pleasure, being a little sister myself, to snap a few of those gorgeous sisterly photos.


Side note: As you can see, senior photos can be much more than holding your clarinet against a column in a blue-on-blue moment for a totally staged photo circa 2002. Not that I would know anything about that...