Tuesday, April 28, 2009

So What Do You Do With Those Little Flowers Anyway?

I get that question a lot -- it's in reference to the flower, star, fruit, veggie and other motifs I have listed at The Lavender Ladybug.

Thankfully, I can show you what two different buyers chose to make!

The first buyer is an ETC teammate and friend of mine, Tricia of Handmade Whimzy and Pink Pear Designs. Turns out she sews also. She requested aqua flowers and leaves and a chocolate brown bird for a pillow she was planning to make. Here's how it turned out:

Gorgeous! To read about how Tricia crafted her pillow and see more photos, check out her blog!

The second buyer is Marnie from AdornWithAandM, an Etsy shop she co-owns with Amy. Marnie recently moved, and her new kitchen is decorated with peppers. Amy saw some of my motifs and asked if I could design peppers for Marnie's kitchen. Marnie took the peppers and added them to a decorative plate:

And another set (in custom colors) was made into magnets:

Finally, one pepper was added to Marnie's business card holder for craft shows:

I think all of these projects turned out great! Thanks to Tricia, Amy and Marnie, for their wonderful inspiration! And thanks for sharing these projects with me!
P.S. Next up at The Lavender Ladybug -- paisley motifs! Stay tuned!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Fabulous Friday Finds -- Orange!

Today's Fabulous Friday Finds are made possible by the color orange! (Sounds like a PBS/Sesame Street tagline, right?)

Thankfully, orange is one of my fave colors! A glance at previous blog posts will attest to that! I had fun searching for bright and cheerful items on Etsy. Here's just a few...

Show her how much you love her with this stunning glass heart necklace from ccvalenzo -- gorgeous!!

This print of an original painting from oladesign is beautiful. I love the contrast of the two black birds and bare branches against the deep orange background.

This bag from mahandbags will add color to your spring and summer outfits!

And for your favorite crafter (or yourself, because it is super-cute!) a handmade wool needlebook from JennMaruskaDesign. The button flowers are just adorable!

Tune in next Friday for a bunch more Fabulous Finds!