Wednesday, July 20, 2011

*Holly Happy*

Thanks to Stacie over at The Creative Crate who featured my Stained Top Dresser & Mirror. She has a great blog and I love her Creative-ly U Project Parade!

Monday, July 11, 2011

*Holly Paint*

I found this dresser on Craigslist last winter and the best part was it was FREE.  
Though it looks great in the picture it was damage and needed some work.

Here is the before picture without the mirror.
The mirror was broken and had to be replaced. 

And the AFTER...I had been wanting to do a stained top for awhile and this was the perfect piece.
It turned out Beautiful! 
I would love to keep this dresser but it is I hope it finds a Happy Home!

Chic on a Shoestring Decorating

Sunday, July 3, 2011

*Holly Sew*

I bought this boys button down shirt last winter in hopes of making a dress for my daughter.  My 1st attempt was to leave the collar and make 3/4 length sleeves but unfortunetly I FAILED!  It looked horrible. 

So I pulled it out again last night and gave it a 2nd try with and went for a summer look!

Here is the "before" of the shirt.

And after!  A little cutting, some bias tape and 2 pink buttons was all it needed to be a Perfect Summer Dress

I had to bribe her with a pink Starburst  so she would take a few pictures!

I LOVE the back of the dress!

Friday, July 1, 2011

"Holly Create"

I had the privileged of coordinating a wedding at the restaurant where I work. 
When I  met with the bride she also asked  me to do some of the styling for her
Big Day.  
I was thrilled, especially since she and I share the same style so I knew this would be FUN!

She had lots of inspiration photos for me to work with 
so here are some of the "props" for her wedding.

These are all basic photos and I am looking forward to seeing the photos from the photographer!

The "Vows Sign" was place at the front door of the ceremony. 
I wrapped a flower wreath around the top of the milk can.

This large sign was placed behind the head table.  
When the spot lights were on it looked amazing!

I made this sign "just for fun" because I though it was so cute.
Here is the start of the dessert buffet.  It turned out great.  
I also had the privileged of  baking many of the goodies for the buffet. 
She had Vanilla Whoopie Pies, Mini Berry Pies, Mini Chocolate Cupcakes 
and Caramel Corn...yum...yum!!

Another sign directing guest to the reception.

The bride asked me to make her guest sign-in book.  Though this was a challenge and did a lot of research to learn how to make a book...I LOVED the whole process. 
I plan on making many more books in the future.

The ring bearer pillow, so delicate and perfect.

I created these frames for the guest sitting chart.  My husband created this amazing easel out of birch branches.  He came up with the idea by himself...he sure knows my style!

What a fun day...
and among all of the excitement coordinating and styling the wedding my husband went to the hospital to pick up our new Foster Child who was only 2 days old.  
We are so excited to take care of her for now and if it is in God's plan she may become permanently apart of our family...WHAT A DAY!!