Thursday, June 30, 2011

A Dream Home Tour: Part 2 . . .

If you enjoyed part one of this series, the entrance & foyer, then you are going to just adore the next leg of our dream home tour.  Just look at the beautiful fabrics, the flooring, and the lovely design elements scattered throughout the home.  This living room is just made for entertaining, no?  





Make sure you don't miss the fabulous frames and art deco votives below.  Quite a color combination, wouldn't you say?



I just adore these mismatched chairs...such gorgeous fabrics!



And what a lamp!






Stay tuned for Part Three in our series of 'A Dream Home Tour', coming up next week!

Dream Home Tour courtesy of House of Turquoise
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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Sofia's Rainbow & Pinwheel Party (with Juneberry Lane Printables, hooray!)

Since we are on the subject of pinwheels as of late, a few weeks ago we did a custom order for the most fabulous mommy . . . Cam Cooper & her adorable daughter Miss Sofia, and I wanted to give you a look at how wonderful the party turned out!

I just adore all of the handmade elements that Cam added into the decor...perhaps you will spot a few lovelies from tutorials past and it makes me oh-so-proud to see Juneberry Lane Custom Printables in action!  See for yourself what an amazing job she did with this fancy little Pinwheels & Rainbows party . . .



Colorful cake pops with our custom labels . . .




Candy Jar Labels for some sweet snacks . . .



Remember our lovely hand-dyed lace doilies?




Custom Pinwheel Straw Flags . . .


Ushering the guests in with style . . .





The gorgeous mommy & baby girl . . .


Miss Sofia in action . . .


The proud parents (amongst some pretty tissue hanging poms:)


Let them eat cake!


Thank you to the lovely Cam & Sofia for sharing their special day with us!

Have a party coming up and looking for your own set of printables?  Just visit our Etsy shop and send me a message and we'll get started designing your very own line of custom party supplies . . .
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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Tutorial Tuesday: DIY Paper Pinwheels


What's whirly & whimsical and just plain wonderful?  Well, these playful paper pinwheels, that's what!  They are oh-so-easy to assemble and can be used for such a multitude of decorations, that I thought this would be the perfect late June tutorial to usher in the very midst of summer!

DIY PAPER PINWHEELS


Difficulty Level: easy
Supplies you will Need:

~ a bunch of cheap yellow pencils (you can sharpen and reuse them in September!)  You can fancy things up a bit with different patterned pencils...just be sure they have an eraser!!
~ scissors
~ pretty sewing pins
~ double-sided paper (stock up at your local scrapbooking store)

Here's how it's done . . .

1. Cut your paper into 4×4″ squares. (5×5″ makes a slightly larger, equally cute pinwheel . . .just play around a bit to see what size works for your project!)

2.) Next, make 4 diagonal cuts toward the center. Stop about an inch shy. No need to get too specific with measurements, just eyeball it.

2. Gently fold pieces to the left of each cut toward the center. Hold firm with your thumb.

3. Press pin through center, being careful to catch all 4 corners.

4. When the pin reaches the other side, bend it into a 90 degree angle. (Hint: I actually poked mine straight through the pencil eraser first, then bent down. It doesn’t matter how you bend it…As long as you get the job done.)

5. Press pin firmly through top of pencil eraser.

6. Give it a whirl! 



Pinwheel Tutorial Courtesy of The White Library

And in case you need to be inspired, why not fancy up those gorgeous summer pots of plants . . .


Or top off a few of your cupcakes for the big BBQ . . .


Perhaps you could liven up a summer wedding.  Paper Pinwheels will make an absolutely fabulous substitute for those expensive blooms from the florist . . . 




Even your bridesmaids could share in the fun . . .



And who doesn't want to say 'I do' under a bunch of twirly-whirlies spinning in the wind?


And you know me, I can never resist a fancy garland . . .



Looking to get personal...why not make a map of it, or even dress up one of your most treasured antique possessions?




The perfect party invitation and a festive table to frolic around. . .



Oh so fun & oh so very SIMPLE!  My favorite kind of project!!

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Monday, June 27, 2011

Red & Blue Picnic: An American Affair . . .


Well, it's almost that time of year again....time to break out the red, white, & blue and celebrate America's birthday!  Catching fireflies, lighting sparklers, spreading out your blankets in a patch of grass to watch the fireworks...summer just wouldn't be the same without partaking in these most pleasant pastimes!  

And like that gorgeous firework display that lights up the night sky every July, this delightful red & blue  picnic doesn't disappoint!  Ahhh, summer...grab a glass of cold lemonade, kick your feet up, and prepare to be inspired . . .




Nothing quite as whimsical as a DIY paper pinwheel . . .


And handmade confetti fireworks will certainly delight the kids, not to mention that giddy little child within us all . . .



Stay tuned tomorrow for a special Fourth of July tutorial . . . 

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