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Mason Jar Cookie Mix Favors

7 Dec

I love it when I can provide some inspiration to others to GET CRAFTY!

One lovely Heart Handmade Blog reader sent me these images of the favors she made for her friend’s bridal shower. Drawing inspiration from our DIY post – How To Make Mason Jar Cookie Mix Favors – she created her own crafty favors using the bride’s favorite colors. She also modified the recipe a bit to include more chocolate chips saying: (more…)

Wedding Party Lights

31 Mar

Wedding Party Lights

I like handmade products because you get to create something from begining to the end. You sell how the raw material transforms to something special.

Never a chore, always pleasure.

11 Feb

Never a chore, always pleasure.

I have been making all these craft pieces recently and loved it but I am custom garment maker so if you would like a custom made garment, just send me an email.

Personalized Hand Made Cake Toppers

5 Feb

Personalized Hand Made Cake Toppers

We’ve recently made a man in a banana suit, a 3 feet tall pinup-style hand made doll and a cake topper with the couple riding their favorite convertible!

Custom Wedding Guest Book Alternatives

30 Aug

Custom Wedding Guest Book Alternatives

My source of inspiration is just about anything vintage. I love looking on stores that sell vintage items to get an idea for a new box. I am also inspired by a lot of music. I craft with my iPhone or Pandora playing, and sometimes I just craft based on whatever comes to mind with the music.

Beautiful Unique Custom Button Bouquets

30 May

Beautiful Unique Custom Button Bouquets

My daughter didn’t want fresh flowers for her wedding. After seeing a design for button bouquets in a bride’s magazine, she asked me to make them but she wanted them to pop.  I took the idea and ran with it adding glitz and glamour, sparkles, tulle and ribbon.  We had a button party where the bridal party drank wine, ate hor-dourves and strung the buttons for their bouquets.  They all loved the results!

Personalized, Hand-Painted Gifts and Decor

27 Mar

Personalized, Hand-Painted Gifts and Decor

I have to create and I love personalized, individualized items. Anyone can walk into a department store and buy something. I want to make things that represent the people that will own them and show off their personality as well.

Designing Beautiful Wedding Flowers

26 Feb

Designing Beautiful Wedding Flowers

Growing up I loved flowers (still do), and I still remember all the varieties of flowers I used to see during my summers at home and when I worked on Mackinac Island. I’m also inspired by the books I read, as I said I love Jane Austen and I also enjoy fairytales and folklore from around the world, so a lot of that inspires me as well.

Make Your Own Chipwiches

29 Sep

“To cake or not to cake, that is the question.”

When I think of a wedding, immediately what comes to mind (in this order) is – dress, cake and the electric slide. Knowing that people expect to have their cake and eat it too at every wedding-related event (leading up to and including the wedding), we wanted to do something a bit different for the bridal shower. Knowing that the shower was going to be outside in my sister’s backyard, and taking into consideration the unpredictability of heat/humidity in Southeastern Pennsylvania in late August, we wanted a dessert that would be cool and refreshing.

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Handmade Bridal Shower Mason Jar Cookie Mix Favors

21 Sep

Handmade Bridal Shower Mason Jar Cookie Mix Favors

If you’re a regular reader of Heart Handmade Blog you already know that my “little” sister got married a few weeks ago. Now that all the pictures have been viewed, gifts opened and revelers returned home, I figure I’ll do a post a week highlighting the different ways we worked to make the wedding truly a handmade event.

First things first. We knew from the beginning we wanted to go a slightly different route for the bridal shower. From experience we knew how boring and monotonous a few hours spent watching someone opening gifts can be, and we wanted to create an event that was enjoyable for everyone (even if they weren’t being showered with presents). I’ll go into the specifics of our shower in another post, but today I’d like to focus on the gifts we gave out as a thanks for coming. We knew we wanted the bridal shower favor for our lovely family/friends to be something memorable, unique and functional. Nothing is worse than leaving a party with a useless trinket suitable for nothing other than next year’s yard sale. With the “function over fashion” idea in mind we brainstormed and all decided to put together a favor that our guests would be able to use. (more…)