Monday, May 30, 2011

A Tea to Remember

Oh my gosh! The Artful Tea was a day I will never forget. It was a day packed full of everything I friends, art, antiques, boutiques, tea, wine, cupcakes, and lots of laughter. I didn't want it to end. I drove over to Mount Dora with Cassandra and we had so much fun visiting in the car. When we arrived we went straight to "Karen's Cozy Cottage" where she had a delicious breakfast waiting for us. Next, we headed to the Garden Gate Tea Room to set up for the morning events. Karen and Cassandra let me set the tables up with the art supplies for our project and other lovely goodies. I loved every minute of it! Karen and Cassandra brought along some of their amazing creations to sell. Karen's artful display... Cassandra's stunning dress form:
Cassandra's over the top tea pot she made for a give away...that I didn't win *sniff sniff* :)

After everyone arrived Cassandra taught us how to make a lovely vintage inspired frame.

Here is a photo I took of mine: We created, sipped on tea and ate a delicious lunch. After a morning of fun at the tea room we headed off for some shopping. Boy did we find some treasures. I will do a separate post on my vintage finds soon. I can't wait to share. After shopping we headed back to Karen's cottage for wine and cheese and then we had dinner at the fabulous "Goblin Market". The food was to die for! Finally, we ended the day back at Karen's for yummy ice cream cookie cake. It was truly a perfect day!(dancing in the streets with Michelle, Karen new chandelier :) Needless to say this was after the wine and cheese portion of the day. lol) . (me and Cassandra)

Friday, May 27, 2011

An Artful Tea

Tomorrow I will be joining Cassandra at "An Artful Tea" in Mt. Dora. I am so excited! We will be creating, sipping tea, eating sweets, and antiquing. What a perfect way to spend the day! I signed up to participate in a tea cup swap at the event. Each participant had to fill a vintage tea cup with goodies to swap with a partner. Here are some pictures of my tea cup ready to go: Have a wonderful weekend, take time to sip some tea and relax. Love, Molly

Monday, May 16, 2011

Nautical Baby Shower

This weekend I co-hosted a nautical themed baby shower for my friend Amy. I made the favors, a sailboat cake topper and cupcake flags. The favors are small blue paper bags I purchased from Michael's and embellished. I decorated them with images I cut from nautical baby scrapbook paper I bought at Joann's. I filled the bags with white mint lifesavers, then folded the top of the bag over, punched two holes, threaded a strip of muslin through the holes and tied a bow. I found the pattern for the origami sailboat here on Martha's website.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

As Seen In...

Last year I came across Amy Powers webzine "Inspired Ideas". I fell in love with the publication instantly and told my husband Doug "one day I would love to have one of my projects in that magazine". Well that day has come sooner than I imagined. Today Amy released "The Happy Birthday" issue and I have not one but two of my projects featured. I am so overwhelmed and so grateful to be included. I thank Amy from the bottom of my heart for giving me this opportunity. It is one of the most beautiful crafting publications I have ever seen. Here is a sneak peak of my projects:
"A Pocket Full of Wishes" - a birthday card holder
"Fringe Benefits" - a crepe paper fringe tutorial More photos of my projects and instructions on how to make them yourself can be found in the magazine. Click here or on the magazine image at the top of my post to buy your own copy. The projects and photography in this issue are breathtaking. You will be inspired beyond your wildest dreams. Amy and her staff have outdone themselves once again! Happy reading!
Love, Molly

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A Gift for Teacher

I saw this post and it inspired me to make these for Lilly's teachers...I made the flower stakes with things I already had on hand in my craft stash. I printed out the message on card stock for the center, cut it out in a circle shape, made a scallop border in a contrasting color of card stock and then glued it to flower shaped doilies (from the Dollar Tree at Easter). I cut out butterflies from wrapping paper and attached them with hot glue. I also used hot glue to affix the flowers onto wooden skewers. I backed them with another card stock circle to cover up the hot glue glob and the top of the skewer. Lilly signed her name on the back of each one herself :) She is so excited about giving them to her teachers tomorrow.
I am working on two baby showers right now so I'm super busy. Can't wait to share what I've been up to. Check back soon.
Love, Molly


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