Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Boutique = Success!

Our boutique was so much fun!  We picked flowers from the garden...
brewed some lovely iced tea...
and my girlies made the most beautiful cookies I have ever seen!
Just look at that wonderful detail...they look a bit like lace.  The cookie idea came from University of Cookies - there is a great tutorial that leads you right through the process.  What I think is so fun is that even though you watch the tutorial and follow the directions you achieve your own version of the cookie!

We displayed all of our wares throughout the living and dining rooms - the only draw back there is that sometimes people want to buy my things!
Here are the Spring mice sitting on their hunks of 'cheese'...
some little hat picks to stick in your summer sun bonnet...
These are my newest set of earrings.  I make a collage on water colour paper...first I swirl it with colours...then I cut images out of magazines until I am seeing stars...and arrange them on the water coloured paper...I add tissue paper, more layers of magazine cuttings...and just keep going til I can hardly find a space on the paper.  Usually Brian and the girlies tell me "That is enough!  You must stop now!"  Then I take the whole thing down and get it copied front and back and laminated.  After that I am ready to cut out shapes, add beads and make earrings!
This happens to be my own personal piece of furniture...Lane painted and adorned it for me for my birthday...but she is now doing custom work for anyone who would like to have their own piece!
The detail is amazing...all the large beads are handmade out of paper and each of the seed beads are placed one by one!
My Hoot Owls attended the party...

as did the Bluebirds of Happiness.
One of Lane's decoupage boxes...
my new little 'purselets'  - these are knitted and then I added a little fabric rosebud to each.  They are tiny and will hold little things that might get lost in your 'grown-up' purse!

The girlies and I made some garlands - so easy you can do it too!  We stamped self adhesive paper, cut circles (with a paper punch), then stuck three together with a string in the middle.  You can make them as long or as short as you like. I saw something similar here and it inspired me.
I am very happy with my fairy wands...and I even made fairy head pieces to go with them...I will try and find a little fairy for a photo shoot so you can see just how they look!
Madison contributed the photos for this blog...thank you my Madison!  It was nice not to have to think about taking pics on that day!  But...she didn't take pics of any of her own work!  She made some beautiful jewelry that will be in our etsy shop soon.
I want to thank everyone who came to support was so much fun having you all here - felt just like a party!  We are looking forward to doing it again soon!

xoxo    Elizabeth


  1. I feel like I was there! What an event!
    Those girlies are unstoppable! They're fabulous! I think they'd have an easy time making a living with their goods! I can see it now: their store... The Craft Sisters...
    <3 Miss you ladies!

  2. Allie, I hope they do have a store one day! We miss you too! xoxo