Friday, July 29, 2011

Another cotton-pickin' door hanger....

So, I know it's 100 degrees outside (literally), but the Fall season is just around the corner and believe it or not, I am already thinking about what I can decorate my door with come September. When a friend suggested that I try my hand at a cotton boll, one of the most beloved symbols of harvest time here in good ole Memphis, I knew I was up for the challenge. I made this one for a friend to give to her mom on her birthday. I hope when she sees it, she is reminded of her days growing up around cotton fields.  
 If you have another door hanger idea you want to see for Fall, I'm all ears! Have a great weekend!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Roll Tide!

I can hardly believe that football season is just 6 weeks away, and even though I didn't go to a big university with a division 1 football team, I can still appreciate that passion we get for one team or another. I'm a Vols fan by marriage, an Ole Miss girl by blood, but will always be a Millsaps Majors girl at heart....I was the dance team captain after all! Ha ha! Here's one of two footballs I did for an Alabama fan recently.  I can't wait to show it to her and hope she falls in love with it, just like I did. I'm a sucker for houndstooth! Thanks Julie!

Stay tuned for othe Fall favorites,

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

A-B-C, easy as 1-2-3!

I promised that when I finished the burlap door hanger with the fun black and white stripes, I'd post a here goes! It's for a wedding gift that a friend of mine is giving a neighbor. This "G" is raw burlap background with black trim and lettering and the black and white striped ribbon on the wire hanger.
In the middle of working on the "G", I got a request for another "C"....but this time the request was for a "scripty, fun" one. It is raw burlap also but with chocolate brown trim and a lime green/chocolate brown harlequin ribbon to coordinate.
These burlap letter door hangers are great for wedding gifts, shower gifts, birthdays, or your own front door. Just tell me your initials, colors, and wording....easy as A-B-C!
See you again soon!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Oh my stars!

Painting the stars on this cute sailboat burlap door hanger sure does have me appreciating the ones that were painstakingly sewn by hand by Betsy Ross all those years ago. Whew! But, it turned out so cute and I'm so excited to show my friend, who plans to bring this burlap door sign to her parents' lake house for Labor Day weekend.

Here's a sailboat burlap door sign that I did earlier in the summer, just in time to hang on my front door for the 4th of July. But the great thing about these red, white and blue sailboat burlap door hangers is that they can be used for all three of the national holidays, Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day, or year-round if you just want to show your love for your country!
 There's still time to get one for yourself before Labor Day, so let me know if you are interested!

Till next time....

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Seeing stripes

I don't know if it's the stripes or what, but when I saw this fabulous ribbon today, I got dizzy with excitement!
How fabulous will this be against a burlap letter door hanger trimmed in black? Hubby's at a guy's night tonight, providing the perfect opportunity for me to get started. I'll update with a pic when I get done!
Catch you next time....

Friday, July 8, 2011

Crazy about cupcakes!

When a friend saw the cupcake burlap door hanger I made for my daughter's 2nd birthday a few weeks ago, she ordered one for her boys' birthday party, which is tomorrow. Doesn't the precious plaid ribbon just "take the cake" on this burlap door sign?

My first etsy customer (woo hoo!!) also ordered a burlap cupcake door hanger for her twin sons' birthday and I think it turned out so cute. Sure hope she agrees! I'll mail it out Monday....wish me luck on completing my first Etsy purchase! Who knew there were so many details to completing a single order? But oh so fun, too!
Thanks for checking in!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Funsie onesies!

I've had two requests in the last week or so for baby boy onesie burlap door hangers, which are so fun to do! I am loving the wire "coat hanger" at the top, which makes it so easy to hang and so appropriate! The first request was for one that would match an ivory, baby blue and chocolate brown nursery. Though it was used as a decoration for a baby shower, the hostesses also wanted the new-mom-to-be to be able to use it on her hospital and nursery doors. I love how the monogram pops against the neutral background!
The second request was for a tried and true chocolate and brown onesie....such a cute combo! This customer is using this burlap door sign as a decoration for an upcoming baby shower and then also as a hostess gift for the new-mom-to-be. Now that's what I call bang for a buck!

If you know a new mom that would love a burlap onesie door hanger, let me know and we can work together on a custom piece with the perfect colors and style.

Have a great 4th of July weekend everyone! I'm going to be celebrate Mississippi Gulf Coast style with some seafood, old friends and family!