toddler chic…

Maybe it’s just the newness of spring in the air, but I’ve been inspired to get crafty again.

Recently, a friend of mine asked me to accessorize a t-shirt for her daughter’s second birthday party. She mentioned a few ideas she had and then left the creative process solely up to me.

With as many shirts as I have done recently, I hadn’t done any baby clothing, which made me semi-nervous. But, the process was actually quite freeing! Follow my logic here; adult women don’t want cupcakes on their t-shirts, but how adorable are t-shirts with cupcakes on them?!! If I wasn’t so chic-minded (riiiight…wink), I would be half tempted to make myself one! My point is, prior to all of our grown up style aesthetics the world is a much larger, more interesting place. A place where cupcakes on t-shirts are beautiful and not silly. A place where lovely possibilities are boundless. I kind of liked living in that wide open world…if only for a few hours.

See what you think about the shirt I came up with:

After I finished that one, I was on such a roll that I also designed this one for my niece:

Today, I’m hoping to do one for another niece and, who knows, maybe I’ll put them on etsy and take some orders?! 🙂

**NOTE** The mission to improve upon my wine bottle centerpiece is ongoing and I will be uploading new pics of how it looks as I progress. 🙂

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pop a cork on spring!

To be honest, I can’t quite figure out why I’m inside right now when the loveliness of spring is tapping on my window. Outdoors blue skies and less-icy weather are begging me to come out and play! Alas, I’m an unfortunate adult with work to do…blah…oh to be a kid again!

Taking a short break I wanted to post some recent spring related decor updates I’ve undertaken.

If you’ve seen my house and where I live you know that it’s almost cabin-like in its remoteness and architectural style. Therefore many of the wonderful decorating inspirations I come across are hard to mesh what we’ve got to work with – speaking in terms of design and budgetary constraints.

So, when I was shown this idea, I jumped on it!

It was cheap, doable, and, most of all, so lovely! At least to me…

All I did was wash out various sized and shaped wine bottles (thanks Brittney!) and peeled off the labels. Then I chose several complimentary faux flower stems at my local craft store. I picked out an arrangement of peonies and hydrangeas in three different color shades to highlight the advent of spring while making sure it didn’t clash with the rest of my house. You can use whatever flower you like best!

I’m not done tweaking (in fact I’ve pushed the arrangement closer together since these pics were taken) and may yet add to it…we’ll see 😉

See what you think. I’d love to hear what you’ve done to spruce up your space for spring?!