Sunday, March 21, 2010

Daddy Daughter Disco Dance

Our #1 Disco Diva Dotter!

In our church I serve as the President of our Primary. This is an organization that serves children 3-11. I have 3 other wonderful women who assist me as we serve these children and their families. Every year one of our activities is to have a Daddy/Daughter Dance. Last year we did a dance with the theme "Butterfly Kisses", it was very formal with corsages and a really nice dinner. This year we decided to do a "Daddy Daughter Disco Dance". It was a huge success and many families really caught the spirit of the 70's and came all decked out. My girls were beyond excited and had such a great time. I was in charge of decorations, music, lights, etc. The other ladies did the food, party favors and invitations. I am so blessed to have such wonderful women helping. I know a good time was had by all. Wanted to share some fun pics with you.

The centerpieces were old 45's found at the thrift store with a new designed label. (see pic above)
I added a record bowl I made that had gumballs and M&M's, some gold shred and the little packages are party favors with disco ball necklaces and headbands.

Closeup of the record bowl I made. So easy and fun!The backdrop for the pictures with their Dads.
My Disco "Dotters" right before the dance.

And straight from Studio 54, the Disco Dad.......doesn't he look awesome?
Disco Dad's shoes, after dancing all night in these, his calves were killing him this morning. (he-he) welcome to our world!
At the dance.........
Brooklyn with her best friend Savanna. (She danced more with her than Dad :)
The most awesome Disco couple!
John Travolta eat your heart out!!!

Thanks to our sweet friend Debbie at the Scera Costume shop for helping with these rad costumes! We love you!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Artful Thursday-Little Notebooks

Do you carry around a little notebook in your purse to jot down ideas, phone numbers or whatever strikes your fancy? I do, I can't live without one. Recently I have been carrying around a little Ed Hardy one (you know the designer with the skulls, lots of bright colors, gypsies, etc) that I bought at Walmart. Okay, not so much my style. When I was sitting in a meeting with my bishop at my church and pulled it out to write some notes, it felt a little funny, this was not ME, this little notebook did not represent who I was and for some reason in that moment , that was important. I bought a few plain ones right after that (the recycled kind), but decided to add my style sense to it. I pulled some vintage fabric, some new paper doll fabric I had purchased recently and a few other vintage embellishments. I think they are pretty cute, and much more ME! Goodbye Ed Hardy!

Happy Creating! Have a great weekend.

The blank notebooks

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Artful Thursday and The Glass Menagerie

I haven't had a lot of time this week to work on projects, however I did squeeze in few hours earlier on Tuesday. It seems no matter how busy I am I usually have to make something every week. Crafting is definitely my de-stresser. Here are the two little things I created. In the picture above, I took apart an old hat and came up with this interesting black headband. I just added a gorgeous vintage silk flower, a beautiful vintage rhinestone button, some tatted lace and some vintage netting. I think it looks really beautiful all put together. It would look great with a black dress.
I know everyone is making these fabric rosettes. They are so simple to make. I just used some vintage drapery fabric lying around. I tear it so I get the strings (I love the stringy look of them.) and I added some vintage rhinestone buttons for centers. You can make them into hair clips, headbands (see below) or brooches. Having 3 dotters these come in handy.
The main reason I have had no time is that I have been producing our 2nd production of the theatre I founded, Mortal Fools Theatre Project. Tonight we preview The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams. It is a wonderful American Classic and so beautifully written. If you live in Utah please come and check it out. Find more information here.
Production photos are by Michael Handley.

Hope you had a creative week!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Things I Love Today

Completed Projects...Yeah!!

Rasberry lemonade in a Vintage juice pitcher and glasses.

A yummy tray of desserts ready for our friend's Oscar Party tonight.

Gumballs (I know they are bad, but the dotter's and I love them!)

New fabric!!!!

Vintage children's books

Old Dollys

My jar of trims, laces, pom poms....I love just looking at the possibilities.

New vintage paper ephemera supplies from the antique store.

My adorable niece AVA.

As always .......the dotters.

Things I Love Today.........Hope you had a great weekend.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Wedding-Artful Thursday

Have you ever thought, "If I could get married again (to the same person of course! :) What would I do differently?"

Now don't get me wrong, I really loved my wedding and reception. But their are two things I would change.

First- I would have different flowers, when my husband and I moved to LA very soon after we were married I discovered the LA flower market. It was one of my most favorite places in the city. It is enchanting. When I lived there fresh flowers abounded in our home and I was really able to discover a lot of different types and combinations, especially because they are so inexpensive there. Where else could you get 2 dozen roses for $6?

Secondly- I would have had a cake topper. I just used fresh flowers on my cake, but now I think I would go for a really fun vintage looking one.

And so we come to my ARTFUL THURSDAY.

I found this cheap vintage wedding topper at a antique store for $2! Now I know it needed something. This lovely couple has been sitting on my work room shelf for months just begging me;

"Make Us Beautiful!"

I finally decided to help them out last night. It really was simple, I just pulled out all those supplies lying around and just starting experimenting. I tore off that funky shiny paper and plastic beads. I added beautiful vintage blooms, tinsel, buttons, beads and old hat netting to cover everything. In the center of the heart is an old vintage earring. I love words and turned to my cutter dictionary and inscribed on the heart:

She Saw the Future in His Eyes

Lastly I added some color around the bottom of the white lace (about the only thing I kept from the original.)

Now this is the wedding topper I would use if I could do it all over again. This year my husband and I celebrate 15 years of marriage, and I plan on many more with him. I don't see any wedding in my future anytime soon.

But don't you think it would look great on a 15 year Anniversary cake?

Hope you have found moments to be creative this week. Click on the Artful Thursday Button on the side and visit some of my other friends Thursday projects.

You won't be disappointed.
The "Before" Picture

Don't they look so pretty now?

The Details