Charmedseed will be a featured accessories designer at the RAW Expressions Showcase! It happens May 10th from 7-11 pm at City Hall in Denver. There will be 40 featured Artists, including 3 bands, 2 performance artists, 4 Fashion Designers, 4 Accessory Designers, 24 Visual Artists, Hair and Makeup Artists, and even a Nail Salon.
What's better than to spend an evening by checking out and mingling with the local artists community? Tickets for this exclusive event are only $15, and if you order yours through Charmedseed, you’ll get at $15 coupon to spent at the table OR at our Etsy store! That makes the event practically FREE! Please click here to get your tickets now!
Friends, don’t forget to get your entries in for the 1st ever DCC Fabric Design Contest! Fabulous prizes abound!
Guys, I am SO PROUD of this piece. It came to me yesterday after seeing all the pictures on Facebook and around the internet.
Polished 1/2" copper charm features the equal sign [=] suspended on copper chain. Lobster clasp, adjustable 15"-18" length. Show your support of equal rights for all people.
This copper necklace with an equal sign = is yours to purchase and 25% of the purchase price will be donated to the Human Rights Campaign, because I believe that love is love, people are people, and we are all worthy.
Please share, purchase, and love.
So the husband and I have been building a house in Reunion, Colorado for a few months now. We should be ready about June for move-in, but we stopped by for the first time in two weeks this afternoon. Somewhere magically over the course of two weeks it went from just concrete footers to an actual house with walls and a roof.
It's beautiful, you guys. It's amazing, and more perfect than I could have imagined. And all it really is right now is exterior walls and studs, but it's still a shape you can walk into and climb up the stairs and see the bedrooms and the views and... it's really, really incredible.
I don’t know about you guys, but I hoard patterns like they’re going extinct. I even love to find vintage treasures once in a while. But I also love the PURGE, cleaning out patterns I don’t need to make room for new. I could recycle those old patterns in the bin with the rest, but here’s something much more creative and lovely!
Materials and instructions on how to make DIY Paper Flowers
Sewing Patterns, Ruler, Scissors, 24-gauge floral wire, Skewers (optional)
1. Stack 10 sheets of sewing patterns cut to 10″ square
2. Fold 1-inch wide sections of the stack, working into an accordion fold
3. and 4. Pinch, loop, and secure a 12-inch length of wire around the middle of the folded pieces. Round the edges using sharp scissors
5. Carefully unfold the layers of paper, fanning into a round bloom
6. A few gentle scrunches of the bloom will create the round “hydrangea” look that you want
7. If you will be arranging the flowers in a big bouquet using floral foam, wrap the remaining wire around a skewer. You can wrap up to three blooms around one skewers
Ta-da! And there you have it, a bouquet of stunning paper flowers!
Check out the rest of the article and more gorgeous pictures over at Wedding Chicks!
I figured I should stop whining about how I don’t blog and actually take the time from whining to actually blog something. CONCEPT.
Last weekend Nick and I enjoyed the delights of Denver and visited Linger with some friends for Restaurant Week. This is a fabulous event where you can sample some incredible meals at some of the most fantastic restaurants in Denver more a very reasonable cost.
My main dish was this pork ramen. It was delectable, saucy, and fresh as can be. The churros for dessert were also a treat! And at Linger you can’t miss the duck-fat popcorn.
Denver Restaurant Week usually runs late February through early March, and though the weather is cold, the dishes are hot!
I've been a miserable blogger. So what do I do? Start another blog!
Actually, it's for a reason. I've been diagnosed with labyrinthitis, an inner ear infection that causes hearing loss and debilitating vertigo. I've been missing work frequently and am preparing to take a leave of absence in order to address the symptoms, hopefully start therapy, and get a good foothold in managing the disease. Like a lot of chronic illnesses, labyrinthitis is never really cured, but can be managed successfully.
If you're at all interested in following this completely different aspect of my existence please join me over at Icarus Falling. Thanks.
There is so little to say right now other than how horrified and hurting we all are. As a teacher, I want to remind everyone that those staff that were involved… I can guarantee you they did everything possible to take care of their students, their children. They may not be our children by birth, but we love them as much, if somewhat differently.
Please love a teacher today. Events like these hurt us in such a personal way. If you are a parent and you remove your child from school today, please give their teacher a hug. They’ll need it.
Please remember, love, support, and pray for the children, families, staff, and community of Newtown, CT.
It’s been nearly five months that Nick and I have been married, and it’s been just lovely! We had a marvelous summer, really enjoyed seeing our family and spending lots of time relaxing.
While looking through photos today, I realized that there was so much DIY at the wedding, and I would love to share them! Please enjoy!
Our programs, created with just Microsoft Word! I went with a ‘hotdog’ fold rather than a ‘hamburger’ fold for a different approach.
Our beautiful baby’s breath bouquets, lovingly made by my mother. I was banned from working on these after messing up the first one. =p
|The men of the wedding party wore navy calla lilies wrapped in printed paper and copper wire.||The collection of vases, bottles, and votive holders that made up many of our table-toppers. The large vases are actually just PVC pipe mod-podged with paper! |
I’m particularly proud of our little Han and Leia cake toppers, painted by me!
Our welcome table with more accessories, our custom pencils, and our sign-in book from Shutterfly.
My handmade earrings, showing the touch of teal throughout the wedding.
Our own special Reistling, bottled by my parents especially for the event! I made the label.