Sunday, July 31, 2011

A Birthday Wish

A dear friend of mine turned 22 yesterday and in celebration, I created a unique hairpiece just for her! :)
My inspiration for this piece came from her love of The Little Mermaid and I put my own design together to captivate this adoration.
I used burgundy and shades of blues to accent this ivory magnolia flower hairpiece and used a vintage aqua flower button as well as a pearl and gold button to add the finishing touch! :)
Here it is!

Again, Happy Happiest Birthday Ashley! :D

Sneak Peek of Sunrise. & Emily

It has been a rainy morning and with a cup of hot chocolate in hand, I have created some new hairpieces that will be available soon! I really love how different each of my pieces are so far. Each one has character mixed with some creative thought and sprinkled with love! :)
Here's a sneak peek of a few more creations along with a little preview of my fall line that will be out some time in September :)



First addition to the fall line:

{FALL for you}

Saturday, July 30, 2011

The DIRTY Truth About Girls

I was looking at my old myspace account and all the blogs that I wrote & stumbled upon the funniest entry I ever wrote entitled "GIRLS LIVES ARE LIES! ♥♥ the truth about us"
I wrote this blog a little over 3 years ago and when I read it for the first time in years...I was laughing SO hard!!! Here it is again... (reminder: I was 18 years old when I wrote it)


Jun 28, 2008
GIRLS LIVES ARE LIES! ♥♥ the truth about us

I work at a grocery store; I'm sure everyone knows and has seen me there at least once in their lifetime behind that check stand…

Almost everyday I have magazines staring at me. On the covers are gorgeous girls. Of course! Society wouldn't be so accepting if you weren't "beautiful." Yet there is an ugly side to girls that none of us really seem to face. We all know it, but our fronts put on a display to rather shun that ugly side…but I decided that it's time to talk about the
truth…get down to the nitty gritty and it's almost near impossible to disagree with it all.

Girls are not perfect, stunning creations that most men seem to think that we are…

& most guys don't find out until they marry us. It's almost comical to think about.

She's walking down the aisle in an astonishing white dress that makes her look like she's gliding. Her long brown curly hair flowed in the air with each step she took and lightly grazed her glistening eyes as cheerful tears fall from her long eyelashes. She smiles with those red glossy lips that frame her beautiful, perfect white teeth, her skin glows a luscious summer tan, as she smelled of a sweet temptation that pulled you in as she came closer and you can't believe you married the most gorgeous woman in all the world…until the next morning…

You didn't even need the alarm clock because you woke up to a loud sound that was followed by an awful, gut wrenching smell that was of a dead skunk. You look over to find what you expected to look like a sleeping beauty and instead see a snoring ogre that's drooling heavily into a puddle on the pillow. She wipes her eyes of the old mascara from the day before and has it all over her face and leaves the crusties in the corners of her eye lids. She smiles with a big grin and shows the lipstick smeared all over her teeth and opens her mouth to whisper good morning…right about that time you thought you slipped into a coma as you thought a cat's butt was shoved up your nose. This was not the same girl you married the day before.

Girl's lives are lies!

We wear makeup to cover up what we really look like. To most, it's the best invention there is to man kind and by the looks of it, that's not a bad idea…yet used improperly can also be assumed to be the scariest.

We wear heels…we aren't really that tall but you have to admit that it does make our legs look longer and they make a cool sound when you walk.

We wear push up bras (…our boobs aren't really that big…but you wouldn't know it thanks to Victoria's Secret) and sometimes even 2 bras depending on how desperate we are and how much cleavage we want to squeeze out of our turtle necks. Yet we all seem to say the same thing…"These are real! " yeah, really padded. It's basically like a suffocation to our tatas except, they can't breathe in the first place so no harm is done until you take your shirt & bra(s) off and you have deep creases in your skin and your nipples have temporarily deformed.

We wear perfume…we don't always smell good. Catch us after we forgot to wear deodorant and went to the gym for an hour, you'll be begging us to jump in the shower…without you.

We dye our hair…why? Because if we're blonde, we want to seem a bit smarter. As a brunette, we want to see if blondes really do have more fun and the other crazy colors just come in to make us look like rebels and we can handle anything, even an attack by a hot pink squeeze bottle.

We tan…honestly, our skin isn't really bronze. I don't even think the color bronze should have anything to do with our skin color because it makes me think of the color orange, yet we still come out of that tanning booth looking like a Crayola crayon and happier then when we initially went in.

We shave almost every inch of our bodies…we aren't "naturally hairless" which is why Nair and the Venus razor was set on the shelves of stores everywhere. If we didn't shave for about a week, we'd look like cavemen…

We do burp. Some even better than boys…it's a gift I tell ya.

Girls can also stink up a bathroom just as bad as a boy can, yet girls like to make it a little less discrete and NOT come running out of the bathroom telling everyone how your turd looked like a giant submarine…

We pop mints and chew gum as if it were prescribed to us…our breath doesn't always smell so nice. Let's refer to "the morning after" story.

Some girls won't even sleep over guys houses because they're scared of morning breath or will talk with the blanket over their mouth and when asked why they're doing that, the reply is somewhat like a, "Doing what? Your blanket just smells really good."

We get our nails done…they aren't really that long and impeccable. To tell you the truth they are the biggest pain in the butt. It's silly to stand there in front of the mirror for hours just trying to zip up your pants or pick up the change that you dropped from your wallet onto the floor (pretty much impossible) and they can lead to excruciating suffering if you hit them on anything…they do make good back scratchers though, which is why most boyfriends put up with them.

So all and all, we're all fake, fragments of your imagination…boys, if you believe the whole, "women are the delicate, flawless specimens of this world"…don't get married =]

p.s. I love every moment of being a girl and wouldn't want it any other way…besides a couple days out of each month due to a bloody massacre

Monday, July 25, 2011

Creative Surge!

So, it's a little passed midnight & I realize I have to wake up at 7am and work an 8 hour shift tomorrow...BUT I have been on a creative surge for the passed 4 hours!! I am now done for the night after finishing a wedding hairpiece & two new hairpieces for my new line coming next month! :D
Here's a sneek peak at the 2 new additions:


{Country Chic}: Made from a coral rose, floral fabric (I actually picked it out about a year ago & finally decided to use it :)), a vintage button, & a bit of burlap for a stitch!
I must say, I am in love with this piece!! :)

{Pretty in Pink}: Made with 3 types of flowers with hues of light pinks and deep pinks, pink feathers, ivory feathers, a bit of french veiling, & a light gold vintage button to tie it all together! :) it's time for bed! Sweetdreams :)
More to come!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Baby Onsie with Necktie

I have been wanting to create cute little onesies for our little man due in early Dec. and I have finally started and completed one onesie! :) I bought a plain white onesie at Ross for $1.99 and chose a light blue fabric with light yellow polka dots to create the tiny tie with.
Once I cut out the shape of the tie from the fabric, I hand sewed it to the middle of the onesie and voila!!

BEFORE: A plain white onesie

AFTER: A super cute onesie :)

This idea is really easy to make and can be quite fun! Here is a tutorial you can use to create your own Necktie Onesie for your little man:DIY instructions here

You can also use any other shapes and creations you want to turn those boring white onesies into something adorable! :D

This weeks agenda :)

It's been a whirlwind of projects and excitement!! This weeks projects included a bridal hairpiece for a wedding in west virginia:

A hairpiece that I re-amped for a dear friend of mine...this one has a little french theme to it:

I also have been putting together different ideas for my baby shower in late september {I want to be apart of my baby shower planning...I just have to :) }, planning our trip to the Sawdust Art Festival this coming week {super excited}, & finishing up my finals for summer school {ends the 29th!!!}.

Also on the recent agenda of projects to complete:
Bridal hairpiece for a wedding in Fiji {starting today}
Bridal hairpiece for a wedding in the High Desert {starting within a couple of weeks}
Hairpieces for the upcoming photoshoot and putting it all together including props & gift bags for the models!!! Oy! Time is going by fast!

Next post: Baby onsie with tie!! <--Another project I completed a couple days ago :)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Latest Hairpiece=DONE

I had a custom hairpiece requested from a co-worker and I finished it completely this afternoon. She asked for a black & feathery flower so that's what I created! :)


One hairpiece down. Lots more to go :D

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Sneak Peek: Baby Shower Invitations

I have decided {like most of my other decisions about projects} that I can't seem to find the PERFECT invitations for my baby shower in September...sooo I'm making them myself!!! Ay yi yi, sometimes my pickiness really can add up to toooo much to do but I can't help it! Although I am not throwing my own shower, I HAVE to be apart of the decor & planning. That's all there is to it! lol
I already have the layout of the invitations done and what I want the stationary to look like so now it's a matter of printing and putting together all of the other little details that computer printing just can not do.
Here is a small sneak peek at what will be added to the invitations and some inspiration for my little man's baby shower :)

**All the other details will be kept a secret until they have been completed & sent out**


3 more hairpieces added to the new line

As I am filling up my plate with more and more projects, I have managed to add 3 more hairpieces to the new line coming out in August :)
Here's a sneak peek! Enjoy!

{AHOY Darling}
Made with dusty blue & red plume feathers, antique gold lace with ivory shimmer, ivory chiffon & a nautical broach made from Italy to tie it all together :)

{Summers Canvas}
Made with spotted guinea feathers, teal & yellow plumes, ivory & pink petals, & a gold plated crystal broach from France.

{Antique Glamour}
Made with antique gold lace with ivory shimmer, peacock feathers, & a lovely vintage inspired broach from Italy.

I can't wait to show off all the pieces in the upcoming photoshoot in August!! :) They will be available on my etsy shop when the line is complete!

Monday, July 11, 2011

New Update on Photo Shoot!

Ok, we (the photographer & I) have decided on the date & location of the upcoming styled photo shoot for my new line of hairpieces!

Date & Time:
August 18, 2011
@ 5pm

Heart Rock
Crestline, Ca

In the meantime, I will be continuing to create more hairpieces and buying props for the shoot!

Props needed list:

[ ] blanket
[X] vases
[X] fresh flowers
[ ] vintage books
[ ] wooden frames
[X] Love Sparkle Pretty frame
[ ] folding table
[ ] table cloth
[X] doilies
[ ] paper straws
[ ] glass coke bottles
[ ] bubbles
[ ] old suitcase
[X] teacups
[ ] folding chairs

...& I'm sure there's more I will add to the list :)

Again, if you would like to help with the shoot either by modeling, styling, prop changes, etc...please message me on facebook :D
p.s. lunch will be provided!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Sneak Peek at New Line of Hairpieces

I am planning a new line of hairpieces that will be coming out soon (was hoping by the end of the month but due to summer school, early September is the new date). This means that the styled photo shoot I am planning will have to be postponed but I will keep updating when I find out more :)
Here is a sneak peek at two brand new hairpieces I have created (full details can be seen when the new line is officially out!!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

PINK ruffled flower skirt!

A few weeks ago I had went down to the LA fabric district to find the perfect fabric for the perfect skirt for a little girl. I had found what I was looking for and after about 14+ hours of sewing, hand stitching, ruffling, and measuring-I have FINALLY finished the adorable PINK ruffled skirt!! :)
Here it is in all it's girliness!!
I attached a pink bow to the top of the skirt with a pin so that it could be moved and added where desired :)
Notice the silver shimmer within the pink :) My favorite!
I spent a lot of time on this skirt. I thought, "if I was still a little girl, how would I want my skirt to look like?" After several hours, I completed it and couldn't be happier with it! :)
Needless to say though, I am now taking a break from the sewing machine for a while and I'm going to just work on hairpieces for my new line coming out soon! :)
Also, in October, I will be a part of the 14th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair in Helendale, California which is expecting over 1,000 people to show. This also means I need to start creating lots more pieces...busy-busy but I love it all! :D Have a beautiful day!!