Friday, December 17, 2010

And the winner is...

Sarah (Turtle Parade)!!!!!!!!!!

1. Jill Marie
2. Sarah
3. Nadja
4. Mickey D.
5. Petit Design Co.
6. Ky
7. Jill Marie

I couldn't figure out how to get this random number thing a ma jig on my page so I just took a picture of it. Jank, I know.

Sarah, email me or FB me and let me know what you would like and I will get it made! Whatever your heart desires.

Thanks ladies for entering!

Monday, December 13, 2010

It'S a GivEaWay!

On one of my weekly trips to Hobby Lobby, I saw this fabric and knew Bryn had to have a dress made from it {sorry the dress isn't the giveaway}. Since I can't sew {yet}, I sent it to my awesome, talented mom and here is the dress. I opted for a pillowcase dress that way Bryn can wear a turtleneck under it and leggings. Plus she'll most likely be able to wear it next year too.

I LOVE these colors.

She even made a pocket with these cute little buttons.

And now we get to the whole point to this post. As many of you may know, I make bows and hair clippies. Bryn has a clippie or bow to match just about every outfit. No joke. I love to make them for my friends' little girls too. Here is the flower clippie I made to match this outfit:

I had some leftover fabric to make a covered button center.

Here's the deal. Since I love to make custom bows and clippies, leave a comment on this post and you could win one! If you are randomly selected, you can either send me a picture of an outfit to match, tell me what you want or go to my shop and look through what I have in stock or what has sold. It's all up to you! I will select a winner on Friday the 17th at 8 pm. So tell all your friends and family with little girls and GOOD LUCK!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Shameless Etsy shop plug

Behold! My new Christmas creations:

Christmas Joy 4" stacked bow

Merry Grinchmas 4" fancy bow with korker ribbon and marabou

Visit my Etsy shop here and become a fan of Fleur de Lulu on Facebook here!

Monday, December 6, 2010

Artsy Fartsy

I love to do arts and crafts with my kids. Every Christmas we try to do something special. We've done handprint Santas, thumbprint reindeer, paper snowflake wreaths and these snowy balloon ornaments from Martha Stewart. They are super easy to make, although I can't even blow up a balloon, and so pretty! We made a bunch of these for gifts and the rest are adorning our tree. Here's how to make yours:

Tools and Materials
Ball of cotton string
Craft glue
Metallic thread
Spray mount
Evergreen branch

Snowy Balloon Ornaments How-To
1. Blow up the balloon until it's slightly smaller than your fist. Tie the end of the cotton string to the end of the balloon.

2. Thin the glue slightly with water and brush some on the bottom of the balloon to tack down the string. Begin wrapping the string vertically around the balloon. When 3/4 of the balloon is covered vertically, begin wrapping the string horizontally. To change direction, wrap the string around the tied-off end of the balloon. Continue until 3/4 of the balloon is wrapped horizontally.

3. Cut the string and secure it with a dab of glue. Brush the watered-down craft glue all over the string-covered balloon. Pinch the top of the balloon with a clothespin and thread the clothespin onto a dowel that you've suspended between two points. Allow to dry for several hours.

4. Once dry, pop the balloon with a pin and remove it, using tweezers, if necessary. Add a loop of metallic thread and brush the balloon with glue again. Working over a bowl, spoon on glitter and set aside to dry.

5. Spray the branch with spray mount and spoon on glitter. Allow to dry. Affix the ornament to the branch.

Read more at Snowy Balloon Ornaments - Martha Stewart Crafts