As promised, I am continuing our wedding series this week with a spotlight on the bride. As a bride, your options really are limitless when it comes to having a handmade wedding. The choices that I am showcasing represent one tiny facet of what’s available, so if these aren’t your thing, I encourage you to do some searching – you really can make your day one that your guests will always remember when you buy handmade!
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Welcome to another Seasonal Handmade column. This week I am going to show you some great handmade ways to stock up on seasonal goodies. Remember, even if there isn’t a holiday in the immediate future, it always pays to be prepared.
Up first is Halloween. Halloween is just a few short months away now and if you want to get ready for trick-or-treaters, you might want to start with this adorable table runner from Mountain Home Quilts. Can’t you imagine this... → Read the rest of this article
Last week we talked about back to school which must mean that we’re edging toward fall. I like to buy as many multi-purpose and multi-season items as I can, so I have spent this week thinking about how to extend our summer purchases into the autumn days ahead. This week I focused on a particular color scheme – orange, rust, amber and red – that will still look fresh in the coming months when the leaves start to change.
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Memorial Day is coming up fast and whether you are throwing a backyard barbecue, traveling, or simply honoring family, friends, soldiers, and other loved ones, you can find handmade items to help make your Memorial Day special.
If you are having a party to celebrate Memorial Day and welcome the summer season, there are great, creative handmade solutions to help top off your festivities. How about these fun paper flowers from Tru Luxe? They would look gorgeous hanging... → Read the rest of this article
Bonjour! Ah! Paris in the Springtime! How delightful! What? You’re not in Paris? No, me neither. But let’s celebrate one of the world’s most romantic cities by decking ourselves out in Parisian inspired accessories.
Let’s start with the quintessentially French headgear, the beret. This beret from Bow Tie Unique will have everyone around you smiling and saying, “there’s a girl with style!”
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