Custom Owls {handmade wares}


I've been busy with custom orders recently and I love it! Here's some custom owls I finished up this weekend.

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I'm going to the big city {Wilmington, ha!} to see my little sis from Chi Omega today and one of these is for her! I haven't seen her in 3 years because she lives on the West Coast and I'm here on the East Coast. So excited about our mini-reunion!

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Happy Monday y'all!

Puff Flower Pillow {handmade wares}


Happy Monday Y'all! We had a great relaxing weekend here even though the weather was terrible! We got teased with 2 weeks of gorgeous 70+ degree temps only to be knocked by down again with rain and clouds. It kept the hubs & I productive though! I've got lots of great stuff in store, we've got a clean garage, and we had delicious meals Saturday and Sunday {steak burritos & spaghetti!}

Today I'm sharing one of my favorite pillows with you - the Puff Flower Pillow. This one is pink, navy, and yellow {one of my favorite color combos!}

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The puff is made by cutting a circle {rather large, I use my biscuit bowl as a guide} and hand stitching around the edge to gather the ends into the center. This one is finished off with a vintage square yellow button.

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Love the detail! I use envelope closures on all my pillows because I like that they are easy to switch out with the seasons.

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repurposed shoe boxes {project organization}


Happy Tuesday y'all! Did everyone have a good weekend? We caught up on a lot of stuff around the house and had some fun too. Friday night we went to a favorite local restaurant and had friends over Saturday.

Mid-way into my productive morning on Saturday, my foot pedal on my sewing machine broke. Boo! Second time on my little Singer machine. It was time to upgrade anyway so I ordered the Brother PC-420. So excited to get it! Is should be here tomorrow:)

After the sewing machine blow-out, I had to turn my attention to non-sewing crafts. I made a few gifts (tomorrow on the blog) and started an organization overall. For years and years I have been saving my shoe boxes. Needless to say I have A LOT of shoe boxes. I think I initially saved them because I was moving often in college and early 20s, but that part is over - no more moving (at least for a long time). But I couldn't just throw those boxes away!

I had some left over chalkboard paint from a previous project (or two), so I gave the boxes a coat of paint, a label, and organized a shelf in my pantry.

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I am loving the cleanliness factor so far! My pantry is HUGE, so its going to take some time to finish this project, but I hope to have it done this weekend:)

Do you use old shoe boxes for anything?!?!?

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Button Cone {handmade wares}


Happy March! Man, this has been a quick year already.

I had an extra cone leftover from some holiday decorations and I have a crazy amount of buttons. Like, thousands of buttons. So I combined 'em!
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This would be really cute in a little girls room. Maybe make three or four in different sizes to group together.
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I've got it in one of our guest rooms for now - I'm sure y'all know by now that my house is full of color so this fits into my decor perfectly.
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See? Lots of color between the flowers in the picture, the old gumball machine, and my favorite clock that my granddaddy made me. What do y'all think?

And here's a bonus picture - the beginning of our gallery wall in the hallway:
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