Saturday, August 18, 2012

Chair Redo

 In June I found this wood chair at a thrift store for $7 and wanted to paint it yellow to use at Mia's Pink Lemonade birthday party and for her birthday pics. It was the first time I had ever spray painted anything and let me tell you it was a nightmare! LOL...So many people told me I didn't need to sand it or prime it first (bad advice for this particular chair!). Without sanding it the paint just didn't want to stick in different places and it took 4 cans of spray paint since I didn't prime it. In pictures it looked ADORABLE, so that was all that really mattered, but every day I looked at it in person it just bothered me that I did a sloppy job, so I decided to repaint it, only dark pink this time to match the girls' room :) I also want to use it as a photo prop, but at least it will be cute in their room when I'm not using it for pics.
 Look how cute the yellow looked for Mia's birthday pics! I'm a little sad I don't have a yellow chair anymore, but figure I can paint a new yellow chair next summer :)
 Anyway, the other day I decided to use an electric sander to really sand it down to get it ready to be repainted.
I went to Home Depot and picked out the shade of pink I wanted and bought it with the primer in it to save me a step! :) I wish the lighting was better, I took this at night in my kitchen with the flash. I'll post pics after I use it in a photo shoot. This is just one coat so today I'm going to touch up the areas that need a little more paint, but so far I'm really happy with it. My two year old came into the kitchen last night while I was painting and kept saying, "Pink chair? Wooks bootiful. Pink is pwetty!"  It was so cute to hear her call it beautiful. This is her favorite color :) I'm excited for it to be completely finished but wanted to show you a sneak peek for now!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Cute, Affordable Storage for Your Accessories!

 I have people ask me all the time how I store all of the accessories we've accumulated and I finally found my favorite way to store them! Its cute AND affordable :) YAY! I found these cute tin buckets in the dollar section at target. I think they were $2.50 each. I used one to store my girls' necklaces...
 And one to store all of their headbands that are on stretchy elastic or lace. I like to store the hard headbands in a vase.  I haven't gotten around to finding a really cute vase, but this one will do for now :)
I used to solely hang all the necklaces I make, but I actually think this way of storing will put less pressure on the wire. Don't get me wrong, I still have SEVERAL that are still hanging in their room, but wanted to share this cute and affordable way with you! :) PS. The cute hanging paper lanterns I got 50% off at Joanne's! They are made by Martha Stewart and I just love them. I have them hanging from both corners of the room. Since my girls share a room its a cute way to decorate each side :)

Saturday, July 14, 2012

My 1st Diaper Cake!

This evening I'm going to a friend's baby shower, and my assignment was to bring the diaper cake. I've never made one, but they are super easy to make! Of course there are several ways and styles to make them, but I decided to go with more of a classy look. I didn't want a stuffed animal at the top with a bunch of items dangling from it because it just reminds me too much of something you'd win at a carnival. My friend LOVES polka dots and the colors of the shower are aqua blue and light lime green. I was hoping to find green paper shred, but no luck :( Since she's having a boy I still think the brown gives it a cute touch!  I used newborn size diapers and bought the big Costco size box. I've seen tutorials where they use a large container of baby powder to use in the center of the diapers, but I just used a water bottle from home and it worked great :) I wrapped each diaper with a rubber band and then used a large rubber band around all them them to secure them to the water bottle. Easy peasy!

Friday, July 13, 2012

Bad Blogger

I'm sorry, I've been such a bad blogger! Before facebook I blogged religiously and I have to say I DO MISS it!  I really want to be better about updating my blog and making time for myself to craft again and post sewing projects and tutorials.  I'm not even sure if any of my blog readers are out there anymore. Hello??? Is anyone still out there? Would love to hear from you again. I miss hearing from you! Its my fault I don't hear from you anymore! ;-)  You CAN however, still find me on facebook for regular posts and updates.  I've been designing necklaces like crazy and thought I'd share a few with you since its been awhile!  I've had the opportunity to work with some amazing designers. Snazzie Drawers designed Mia's birthday headband for her pink lemonade party and Abby&Tabby designed her dress :) Swanky Baby Vintage just released their fall collection "Prep School" and I was asked to design a couple of pieces to match so they could use them in their photos! LOVE their clothes, so it was such an honor to work with them.  Right now I'm just trying to enjoy the summer with my girls and do most of my designing at night. Fall is just around the corner, so I'll be coming up with some new fall designs soon.  That's about all for now :) Hopefully you'll hear from me again soon!

This was my Limited Edition Under the Sea Collection for summer. It went fast!
I love this vintage bicycle pendant and the overall feel of this necklace!
One of the necklaces I designed for Swanky Baby Vintage :)

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Finally made some time for sewing!

Look at this cute skirt! I loved this pattern by Violet field Threads as soon as I saw it and finally got around to trying it out. I wanted to make something that will be cute for spring and love these two fabrics together. The rose print is by Heather Bailey from her Nicey Jane Collection and the polka dot is by Amy Butler. 
      Of course I had to finish the look with a nice sparkly neutral pearl, faceted, rhinestoned necklace. So pretty for Easter coming up!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

MiaMoo Women Released!

I don't know about you, but for me accessories are what usually "make" my outfit! I'm not a real flashy dresser, but I do love me some pretty accessories. With Valentine's Day approaching I thought I would help you accessorize your outfit on your special date :) There are so many to choose from!
Owls are so popular right now and look great hanging from a long rustic silver chain.
For those of you who like chunkier jewelry with a pop of color, this necklace just might be for you :)
This necklace is one of my favorites. It can be worn as a necklace or a broach! Its a great staple in my wardrobe.
This brass locket is also a personal favorite of mine! Not only to I love the look of it, but I love that it can fit pictures of my kids.
Pearls are so classic. Make a statement with these chunky pearls! You can dress them up or down. Gorgeous with a fancy dress, or dressed down with jeans and a cardigan sweater :) Please leave me a comment if interested. Be sure to leave your email address so I have a way to contact you. Thanks!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Choose Joy-Team Ashley

Team AshleyMost of you in the crafting blogging world know about Lil Blue Boo's blog and are aware of Ashley's fight against cancer. An auction will be taking place February 27-29 to help raise money for her. Cancer treatments are very expensive. If you can donate items for the auction, or money, go to her blog for more info. Her story is heartbreaking AND uplifting. Her slogan is "Choose Joy". What an inspiration she is!

Monday, January 9, 2012

Spring Ladies Collection Sneak Peek!

I am SO EXCITED to announce that MiaMoo Designs is releasing a collection for Ladies!!! Yep, you read it right :) It's been a long time coming. I can't wait to show you all the rest!  A HUGE thank you to Nicole Nelson Photography for the beautiful photos she produced for me :)

Monday, January 2, 2012

New Valentine's Necklace Coming Soon...

I am SO in LOVE with this photos by Michelle Photography! This necklace is too CUTE for Valentine's Day and will match any little girl's wardrobe year round :) Once I get caught up on my mad rush of orders I'll post this NEW DESIGN to my shop :) Happy New Year!