Friday, October 14, 2011

I Love Handmade!

Yep, I love handmade.  And in the case of buying handmade for an engagement or wedding gift.... well it just doesn't get any better.  Why?  Well the odds of the bride receiving duplicate gifts when they are handmade are just about nil. I also know that in time she'll never remember who gave her the toaster oven but she will remember who gave her one of these three gifts that I've selected today.

First...  how about this for a sweet engagement gift?

These beauties are from Monti at   Sure there is always a chance the bride will get some other glasses but none will be prettier or more unique than these.

second....  how popular would you be after giving these plates as a gift?

I love these.  This artist, Ceci of is always coming up with new styles and designs that would be perfect in any decor.

and third..... the perfect engagement gift.

This is an inspiration book made by Judy at .  It's a one of a kind wool felted journal.  Wouldn't that be a terrific little book for a bride to carry around to jot ideas in when they hit her?

I love weddings, I love brides and I love these three gift ideas that I've shared with you today.  :)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

One of the Ways I Like to Work

I love looking at the color and styles of the 2012 season Bridesmaid dresses.  There are some great designs and some gorgeous color pallets out there.  When a bride sends me a message at my shop, and asks me if I can make some gifts for her bridesmaids that will match their dresses, the quick answer is "Yes, I can".  I recently had the most lovliest of brides with that exact request and this was the process.... She said her colors were Sangria and Silver.  I go online and scour the web for the color Sangria.  Did it make me thirsty?  You betcha, but I was on a mission.  These two photos seem to represent that color.

For me the rest is cake after that.  (I reference cake alot, it makes me happy)   These were the two designs I came up with for Sangria and Silver.


She chose the sangria pocket mirrors for her bridesmaids and the silver for her mom, aunts, and future mother in law.  Doesn't matter what age you are.... you still need to check your pretty face.  :)

I charge no extra for designing, it's fun and I love it.  The mirrors make sweet inexpensive gifts to give to the women who are celebrating this happy time in your life, right along with you.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Love, Brides and Chocolate

I'm really excited about my new blog.  Since finding out many of the customers in my pocket mirror shop were brides buying gifts for their bridesmaids I've immersed myself in all things weddings.  Such a fun time in a woman's life but so much to do and for many.... so much money to spend.  I hope to make my writings on various subjects but with an eye towards what I'm learning about the art of getting married and maybe some thoughts on staying married once the wedding is over.  We'll see.  But for now let me say Welcome and please come back and visit when you can.