Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
I love to create toppers for unique couples. I have been wanting to make a bride in a sari so bad and finally got the chance to do it! I hand painted the organza to create an illusion of the pattern on the sari. I had so much fun making these toppers....I hope I get more orders like this one soon! Wink wink....tell your friends about DSMeeBee!!
I used fabric that was hemmed off of my bridesmaid’s dresses to make the pink petals and other white fabric I found at my local fabric store for contrast. My bouquet is larger and has buttons within the petals. My bridesmaid’s have smaller bouquets with matching petals to mine and white ostrich feather embellishments. Alone each bouquet is beautiful in its own right but all together they really are amazing....like friends. As a personal touch I added a pinned photo of my Mother who passed away when I was 12 years old at the base of my bouquet. I also added a personal touch on each one of the bridesmaid’s bouquets by adding the initial of their first names on each of the handles.
These bouquets perfectly match the feeling and look of my romantic soft wedding theme. But the great thing about DIY is that you can take an idea for someone and make it your own by changing the colors and materials.
Hope you ENJOY!
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
I had so much fun making these toppers! I love the challenge of adding new element for unique clients. Including this special couple's dog was a total delight!
Monday, July 9, 2012
I had a so much fun making these "hipster" wedding cake toppers for a recent client. I love the little feather details on the veil and the Groom's ultra cool glasses. I also photographed the toppers in one of my new custom bases. I love the way they look under the "all you need is love" banner! Super cute and super fun wedding cake toppers!
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Since the wedding cake was not the most important aspect of our wedding, attempting this was not a huge risk. We had a taste test with our friend and we already know if the cake didn't look so good it would taste amazing! But my goal was to try to make it look great as well.
I followed gum paste a recipe I found online and bought a starter gum paste flower kit and some peddle dust. These were my results! I am very happy with the final product and I'm glad I didn't spend $600 + on my wedding cake I would say instead about $200. You can't argue with that!
PS - Those where my DIY Wedding Cake toppers with a tree base.
Gather Here and Make Something
This store probably has the cutest variety of fabric prints I have seen in Boston but the problem is the prices! OMG they are so high but it so hard to pass them up. The cottons start from about $9-15 a yard and the organic cottons start at $16 a yard. I went during a sale so it wasn't as bad but you really need a special project to go there. This store also has a huge amount of knitting and crochet supplies and yarn. One really cute thing about his store is that they also have classes which you can sign up for online and they also offer a free knitters brunch every Saturday.
Tuesday - Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Cambridge, MA 02139
Right on the corner of Lee and Broadway
Windmill is my go to fabric store inside of Boston. When I was in college and didn't have a car this was the easiest place to get to. You can walk there from Downtown Crossing or from Boylston T station. This place has a great variety of fabrics and the price are pretty reasonable starting from about $4 a yard from cotton. The prints may not be as modern or cute as Gather Here but for the location and prices I say it is totally worth the trip.
111 Chauncy Street
Boston, MA 02111
Open Mon-Sat 9am-6pm