Sunday, June 10, 2012

.hair bow, hair bow on the wall.

being a girl, wait, being me comes with a great deal of accessorizing. as i reflect back over my fashion stages, i can't ever think of one, even at my punkiest, where i didn't clad myself in accessories. nothing has changed. a scarf, a necklace, earrings big and small...i love it all.

now that i'm having a daughter, i am drawn to mini-accessories. her hair accessories collection is already bursting. i must resist to keep it from overflowing. i try.

to store her hair accessories, i decided to use an adorable method a friend of mine found on pinterest. basically, you find a frame of your liking and adhere ribbon to it to clip your bows and such. the frame i liked was oval and had a vintage feel.

instead of using colorful ribbon, i opted for a cream lace to allow the accessories to be the stars of the show. let me show you how i put it together.

flip the frame over, begin measuring the strips of ribbon to cut by simply lining it up against the frame you have and cutting them accordingly. this also helps with eyeballing the spacing between rows you desire.

i am sure there may be other more sophisticated methods of adhering the ribbon to the frame, but i love to use my hot glue gun any chance i get. so, if you also have a trigger finger for hot glue, feel free to do the same. i just squeezed out a dabble and then carefully pressed the ribbon to one side and then did the same thing pulling it tautly on the other.

the most challenging part is keeping the rows from being slanted. i had to pull mine up a couple of times to keep the rows level. once you have all of the strips glued on, voila- you're done!

the fun part is adding the accessories. pastels and whites, clips and bands, my what a pretty site this will be hanging on my babycakes' nursery wall.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

.lift off.

when we were ready to reveal our baby's gender, it was on the very day we found out ourselves. i had already acquired two really big balloons; one in blue and one in pink. my idea was to use them in the reveal, but had no idea how. my eye guy and i went through a variety of ideas. mine were simple and his involved burning strings and exploding balloons and the like.

we settled on simply releasing the color of the gender we were not having and holding tight to the one we were. to capture and share the moment, we had the process recorded and photographed to later show our friends and family.

here's a little still life of the moment...

our hearts are filled with joy and our lives are now filled with sugar and spice and everything nice.