Saturday, November 19, 2011

Crochet texting mittens for my sister

I am one of those people who has been blessed... not with one, not with two, but with three sisters! One of my sisters requested mittens that can be used for texting so I took this pattern
and only altered the thumbs so that there would be a slit to pull the thumbs out so they can be used for texting as well. :)
There is a shop I found on etsy that that sells this same glove (except the thumb opening) so if you love it and can't make it visit her shop. Her stitches look really pretty.

I am still in GA patiently waiting for the big move. Crocheting sure is a great way to relieve the stress of moving! If you have a great pattern or pictures of texting/fingerless gloves you have made share it by leaving me a comment :)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

My fall fingernail design

The leaves are changing their color here in South Georgia and I wanted my manicure to have color changes too :)
This manicure is made by using these three colors: Finger Paints Artists Inspiration, Finger Paints Cordur Orange, and China Glaze Twenty-Four K . I started at the base of the nail with the gold color and used an eye shadow applicator to "sponge" it on. I followed with the light brown blending with the applicator and finished with the orange, again using the applicator to sponge the colors and blend them together at the edges. I then applied a top coat. Next, I used BM21 plate with Konad special polish in black.  Finally, I applied another top coat and the result is a pretty fall manicure :)

Feel free to ask any questions about this manicure, and let me know what you think.

This is the eye shadow applicator I used

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

A link to some of the actual wedding pictures

Not sure if this will work but here is a link to the photographer's face book page. She is only 19 years old!! She is such a talented young lady and I have been blessed to know her for many years now and have watched her God given talent bloom. I am attaching a link to her blog as well.
Let me know what you think :)!/media/set/?set=a.230519053681197.59099.220990754634027&type=1
(North Wedding)

Also, her blog address is

Rustic wedding decor, a few pics of what I made

Here are a few pictures of the decorations I made for the wedding. The wedding was beautiful and my Kristen is now married!! I am so happy for her! She has had a fairytale courtship, engagement, and wedding. I will post more pictures of her rustic themed wedding as I get time.

I made 6 different rectangular saying that were placed int the center of swags made of twigs. They  were used in the chapel at the windows.

I also added a few of the same flowers that I used in the bouquets with the twigs.

This little chapel is located in the most adorable country place, so I added a few decorative items to the  entrance of the chapel... it actually is surrounded by a picket fence, how cute is that!!

This cake was so perfect!! I made the cake topper by drawing out a tree design and transferring it over to a wooden heart that I cut out, then.... I took out my handy wood burning tool again :)

Let me know what you think!!