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.






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!


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.


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!
This would be really cute in a little girls room. Maybe make three or four in different sizes to group together.
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.
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: