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Thursday
Aug182011

Whisker Graphics August DIY

Another month has passed (wow!) and that means another Whisker Graphics DIY that I get to share with you all.  If you haven't heard, I am part of the Whisker Graphics Design Team which shares original DIY ideas twice a week over on the WG blog.  All of us seven ladies are working with the same materials, Divine Twine, Bitty Bags, and the other stickers and digital downloads available in the Whisker Graphics shop.  But despite starting with the same materials, we all come up with such different ways to craft with them.  It is such an inspiring project to be a part of and so I have to give a big shout out to all the other ladies who are involved.  If you're looking for more inspiration, be sure to check out each of their respective blogs:

:: Ashley N. Newell 

:: Ashley Harris

:: Carly Robertson

:: Jenny Dixon

:: Keisha Campbell

:: Michelle Philippi

So for my August project I used just a few materials to make some cute treat or favor bags.  

From Whisker Graphics, I used their Striped Bitty Bags in aqua and pink and also the orange and blueberry Divine Twine.  I filled the bags with treats and then tied them shut with the twine.  Finally I made some fabric buttons with the Dritz button cover kit (I found mine at Joanns) and fabric scraps in complimentary colors.  The buttons are super easy to make and the kit comes with everything you need.  You can glue or double stick tape the buttons onto the bags.  Or glue a pin back to the button so that your guests can wear them as pins once they have enjoyed their treat.

Be sure to check out the Whisker Graphics blog to see this post today.  I will be back next month with another creation.  Any suggestions on what I should make?  Maybe I will do something wedding related for September.  I will definitely be in wedding-mode next month.  I have my friend's wedding where I will be the maid of honor as well as a client's wedding who am helping do different handmade decor elements.  Busy, busy this coming month!

Thanks for stopping by today.  Happy Thursday! 

Tuesday
Aug022011

Featured: Emmaline Bride DIY : Bunting Favors

Hi blog world!  I am so sorry to have been away for so long...I hate when I don't have the time to post frequently but finding time the last few weeks has been challenging.  I had two major deadlines for projects that I had to finish last week on Wednesday and then on Thursday I was on planes and in cars all day headed back to Vermont for my cousin's wedding.  I am still in Vermont and it is absolutely beautiful.  I am enjoying my vacation so much.  I have all kinds of pictures to share soon but the rest of this week will continue to be slow because hey, I want to enjoy my vacation!  

Today I wanted to share a DIY with you that was posted yesterday on Emmaline Bride, a favorite handmade wedding resource for me.  If you are looking for some unique favors, this is the DIY for you.  

I teach you how to create little bunting pins for your guests and 'PARTY' muslin bags which you can fill with candy or confetti.  The essential party favor!  

To see the full DIY post with all the pictures and directions, visit Emmaline Bride

I will be talking more about these fabric pins and sharing more advice and resources soon...I promise!  I apologize for the quick post today but I am off to explore Quechee, Vermont.  Happy Tuesday friends!