Friday, 3 February 2012
Rompin' and Stompin'
At The Savoy
Savoy, the home of sweet romance
Savoy, it wins you with a glance
savoy, gives happy feet a chance to dance...
Norton & Margot
A sneak peek of my "new" Wedding Cake Topper design inspired my Norton & Margot, an initial drawing:
your cheek so soft and close to mine, dancing at the Savoy, where we
can glide and sway...
Wednesday, 25 January 2012
A Funny Face
Wedding Cake Topper
Wedding Cake Topper
I love Audrey Hepburn and I love the 1957 film Funny Face. A lovely romantic film starring Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn that takes place in Paris! So, while losing myself in nostalgia and romance I created a one of a kind Wedding Cake Topper as an homage to this truly magical film.
...and here we are in heaven for you are mine...
You can see My Funny Face Inspired Cake Topper featured here on Poptastic Bride and A Wedding Cake Bride:
Monday, 19 December 2011
Christmas is here again,
the tree on it's way,
Lucia in her candled crown,
the family all dancing.
Santa comes with laden sack.
The snow falls thick and fast,
Christmas is here again
and lights in the windows.
- a feast...
from Around the Year
by Elsa Beskow
Thursday, 1 December 2011
I will be temporarily closing my Etsy Shop as of December 1st. I will re-open my Etsy Shop in early January. Happy Holidays!!!
Posted by kristin Shoemaker at 08:41
Sunday, 27 November 2011
A Homemade Matchbox Advent Calendar For Will!
This Advent Calendar began with a collection of pure white matchboxes that I covered with vintage Christmas wrapping paper, a variety of vintage ribbons, vintage paper ephemera, vintage spun cotton mushrooms and Martha Stewart craft papers and stickers. I used tiny vintage rubber stamps to number each matchbox. At the very top of the matchbox advent pyramid I placed a sweet velvet apple box that I found in one of my favorite shops in Montclair, New Jersey "Parcel". To top it all off I sprinkled a snowy white vintage German glass glitter all over the Advent Calendar. I will fill each little matchbox with a tiny wooden ornament and foil wrapped chocolate.
Tuesday, 22 November 2011
Give them the ooh la la
A Charitable Project
Before I show you the "PRESCHOOLER'S" Gift Basket that I created for Endeavour Society's annual Gala Event, entitled "Oh, La, La" this year, I wanted to tell you a little more about Endeavour Society: "Endeavour for the Benefit of the Arts, Sciences and Health founded in 1964, is Canada's largest and most successful single event charity organization. Endeavour is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for other non-profit organizations in the fields of Arts, Sciences and Health." Endeavour's Gala Dinner: "As Vancouver's premier fundraising event, Endeavour welcomes and appreciates the communities support in ensuring the continued success of one of Vancouver's most beneficial fundraising events." You can view their website here for more information: http://www.endeavoursociety.com/
The PRESCHOOLER"S Gift Basket
This sweet "Spring Dress" pattern is from the Etsy Shop Lilybird studio. I just love the giant bow in the back. The adorable ladybug fabric is "Opps-A-Daisy" by Keiki for Moda and the running pup print is "Sherbet Pips" by Aneela Hoey for Moda. I found both fabrics at Spool Of Thread. To give this dress a little Parisienne embellishment I added a beautiful soft cotton linen ribbon printed with Eiffel Towers from the Etsy shop Stefaniexu. Voila! I wouldn't mind a dress like this myself for those romantic blossom filled Spring days.
The "Sweet Memories Reversible Cape" Pattern by Poppy and Lola.
This wonderfully romantic reversible cape is so much fun to make! I think I might need to make a few more, my mind is spinning with design ideas. I found this lovely black and off white polka dot fabric, "June Dot" by Alexander Henry along with the "Paris Map" cotton print by Moda at The Cloth Shop. The beautiful bright red cotton is from Ikea, $3.99/ Yard. I found a simple heart applique pattern online for the center detail and hand embroidered "Je T'aime" in a cherry red thread. For my next cape I think I might make a secret pocket for a little magician to place a magic key.
I found a charming wooden Eiffel Tower at Michael's this summer that I embellished with a navy ribbon from The Daiso that read "merci beaucoup" and one of my "Je T'Adore" Gift Tags. Also, from The Daiso I found a sweet red and white polka dot mug, a pair of strawberry hair elastics and an unbleached little cotton bag with a French inspired kitty cat and a cute pink wooden crate with a little French saying. I added the finishing touch of a red and white polka dot gift box filled with a selection of decorations from my "Je T'adore" Decoration line.
These adorable wooden "animal" hangers are by Kushies. I might need to pick up a few for Will.
It was a bit of a mad rush to get these gift baskets together as it always is but oh what a joy it it is to do it! Maybe next year I will start in Spring and create a whole wardrobe!
Posted by kristin Shoemaker at 10:54