Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Fabric Pinwheel Tutorial

I finally made the tutorial for the fabric pinwheels. Once you make one, you're going to want to make a million.

Let's get started!

1. Gather your supplies which include:
  • spray adhesive
  • fabric
  • paper
  • scissors
  • hole punch
  • brad
  • wire (floral wire works fine)
  • wood skewer
2. Spray the back of your paper with spray adhesive. Be sure to cover surrounding areas to protect it from over spray. Spray adhesive is a nightmare to clean up so be sure to cover your area thoroughly.

3. Adhere the sticky side of your paper to the wrong side of your fabric.

4. Cut your fabric to desired size. It must be a square.

5. Cut an "x" in the paper from each corner. Stop each cut about 1/2" from center. Punch 1 hole in the center of the square and in the same corner of each cut section.

6. Gather each corner with a punched hole together placing your brad through them all to secure them to the back.

7. Attach your wooden skewer to the back by wrapping wire around the brad and skewer.

8. Admire your finished pinwheel and use it to decorate your next party!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Letterpress Bouquet Card

I designed this bouquet card to be used for any occasion. Use it to thank, congratulate, sympathize and just to send a friendly note. Our world is full of so much technology that it makes everything more convenient and less personal. I know I appreciate a handwritten card even more now.

Let's Celebrate!

I just added some new letterpress invitations to my Etsy shop. These invitations are perfect for any celebration from birthday parties to baby showers. Each one was printed and cut by hand. I also included a wrap around mailing label for each invitation to complete the look of the invitation. Those finishing touches really tie the whole invitation together and make it extra special!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


I had a bbq with some old college roommates as a farewell to a friend and her husband before they move out of state. I find any excuse I can to design and decorate. Who says you can only decorate for weddings and birthdays? I wanted to create something that was simple, not time consuming and could be done by anyone. A great party can still be done on limited time and expenses.

I was inspired by Heather Bailey's Nicey Jane - Porch Swing collection and went from there. I made generic labels for the drinks and an invitation that can be used for any occasion. The pinwheels were made by adhering the fabric to coordinating cardstock with spray adhesive. I wanted to use the fabric anywhere I could and thought they were perfect for pinwheels. I quickly made some felt flowers to go on each place setting, put some labels on the drinks and it was done.

The dessert was delicious and was so simple. I layered a cookie, hot fudge and ice cream in cupcake wrappers. Every body loved them and they were so easy. I'll post the recipe soon.

Enjoy hosting your own party for any occasion and celebration with these fun decorations!