Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Royal inspiration

Ello! In honor of the upcoming Royal Wedding, I’ve made a Kate Middleton-inspired fascinator for a gal on Etsy. I think Friday, I’ll wear a fancy one to work, drink tea and adopt a fancy British accent for the day. Are you watching the Royal Wedding? 

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Going once, going twice...

Hey y'all!

Take a minute and check out the East Texas Online Auction and look for some of my handmade hair clips! It's put on by my good friends at the Nacogdoches County Chamber of Commerce and the proceeds benefit their programming and events which help make our town a great place to live!

Made this one Monday, and it was hard to part ways with it! It would look so cute with a birdcage veil <3

I'm in love with the new turquoise and black feathers, too. Go online to bid, or contact me and I'll make ya a copycat. :)

Heading to THE Ranch ( a little shack outside La Grange, for those of you who don't know) for some major wedding planning bidness. Flirting with the idea of a DIY dance floor with a hand-painted monogram (yes, I'm ambitious, but I'm not paying a grand to rent Pergo!)

If I decide to go for it, I'll give a tutorial. It is nowhere to be found on the Web, so someone's gotta do it! We ( and by we, I mean my fiance's handy uncle) are also building an arbor for the big day this weekend. Home Depot, here we come!

Happy hump day!

Monday, April 18, 2011

A long time coming

Hi! My name is Kayli and I’m a craftaholic. After threatening to build a blog for years, I’m finally giving in to the undercurrent of creative expression that has been building for years. I have been on a tear lately, oozing with creativity, and I just have to tell someone about it! Hopefully I can provide some inspiration and share what inspires me along the way.
First, a little about me. Since I can remember, I’ve been creating things. When I was in third grade, I got in trouble for having a sewing kit at recess (“Miss!! Kayli has needles and scissors on the playground!”), and by fifth grade, I was skipping recess to decorate my teacher’s bulletin boards. I started my job as a floral designer at 14 and worked in a flower shop through high school and college. There, I fell in love with flowers and the art of floral design, thorns and all. I dabbled as an art student, and eventually received my degree in public relations from Stephen F. Austin State University, where I now work as a writer and marketing specialist.
I do freelance wedding and event florals, photography, home décor and accessories and I started this blog because I couldn’t hide the cuteness that I’ve been creating in my craft room any longer!
I am also a bride-to-be and creating my DIY wedding has been as rewarding as it is challenging.  After making my own veil for THREE DOLLARS (I know!), I figured it was time to share some of my crafty ventures with you guys!
Yesterday was a particularly creative day for me. I made said veil, 10 boutonnières for the groomsman and my Etsy shop, and a few other goodies I will share with you soon.
It’s nice to meet you and keep coming back for tutorials, how-to’s and dos and don’ts of wedding planning!
 One of my favorites! Made of fowl feathers, a silk flower, old buttons, and a scrapbook brad all wrapped up in rustic jute twine. These are for our groomsmen and I can make many, many more if anyone is interested! May do a step-by-step to do it yourself for a bargain!