Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Meet Our Diva!

Pin It Meet Mocha Latte!

She is our little Diva! Well actually she is Zechariah's dog :)


Mocha is half tea cup Chihuahua and half toy Pomeranian, they call her a PomChi  (we call her high maintenance! lol). She is 2.2 lbs and yes we add the .2 because it makes her feel better! lol and almost 2 years old.

**Ok first let me say this, as you read this post don't get me wrong WE DO LOVE HER, she is just a high maintenance, diva!**

Let me start with some of her personality, she will not wear blue, green, brown or anything like that. Her favorite color is pink, she will wear ANYTHING pink, purple and some black. And I know they say dog's are colored blind but I have to differ!

A few years back I was reading Tori Spellings book sTORI Telling  and she was talking about her dog Mimi and how she use to take her on red carpet walks and how much she loved to get dressed up and take photo's. I laughed and thought its a dog, well Tori I now get what you were saying! If we even open the closet that we have Mocha's clothes in she comes running and sits pretty waiting to get dressed. And as soon as you put clothes on her she follows you around posing waiting for her photo to be taken. NO JOKE! There is days I have to pick up the camera and take a fake photo just so she will leave me alone.

Ok enough about Mocha Latte's personality and on to today's post. Since she is only 2.2 lbs clothes are not that easy to find, she wears a XXS and sometimes those are too big. There is never XXS's left when clothes are on clearance and I am not willing to spend $15-20.00 for a tee shirt for a dog. (Grandma might, but not me!) Well one day in Hobby Lobby I noticed they sell little tee shirts for dogs and I got all excited, $2.99 I can afford. But they were just plain white or pink, we can not have a plain tee shirt, time to girlie it up. :) 

What we started with, a pink tee shirt, a Diva & a crown Iron on, and some ribbon I purchased on clearance a while back.


The iron on part was pretty fast and easy and soo cute.


Then I wanted to add the ribbon and sew on a little ruffle skirt for her. The ribbon is wired so I  just added my pleats to the ribbon before sewing.


Then I sewed it on one layer at a time (starting with the bottom layer).




To finish off the ends of the ribbons I just touched them with a lighter so they didn't fray.



You will notice I didn't go all the way around on the ribbon, I wanted to leave space to make sure she wouldn't pee on it or anything like that.


She really loved her new ruffled tee but if you notice it is alittle big on her so I added a couple pink bows to pick it up on her shoulders more for her.


She really looks cute in it and I only have about $5.00 invested in it (which I REALLY like!)




And I think I she is finally bored with photos!!


Yeap, bored and on to a nap now. :)



Well I hope you all enjoyed meeting Mocha and seeing alittle into my crazy dog clothes making mind! lol
Have a great day!
Jeanne


Sunday, August 28, 2011

Jeanne's "Paint-In' Party" Birthday

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Hello Blogger Friends,
I recently had the funnest little Birthday Party for Jeanne.
I hosted a "Paint-In' Party" for her. It was a blast!!! :)
For all of you that have never heard of a
Paint-In' Party...It is a painting class that comes to your home. This is the painting she did.
I have a friend that is an Artist and she also has an Art Studio. She desided she wanted to take her classes on the road. This started a venture of Van-Go Art Classes on Wheels with the Yellow Brush Art Studio, owner & instructor Jane Weis.
She came in to my home, brought all the supplys and set every thing up. See kept it very easy, lite and fun.
I had a hordourve dinner for Jeanne's Birthday, so as we helped ourselves to some food she started her introduction.
This party was about 3 and 1/2 hours long including dinner, I was inpressed with Jane's teaching skills. She even gave us some great Famous Artist Education. :)
Jeanne is so excited about painting, this is her 1st canves painting.
It was really great!!! Jane made it so easy to follow her step by step instructions. Even Jeanne's good friends that said, "I don't have any talent I can't paint" had a good time and painted a great picture. (Worthy of Framing)
Everyone had a great time and did a good job.
I am still hearing how much fun it was.
There was 7 of us in class and only 2 of us had ever painted on canves a few times  before.
All the paintings turned out awesome, and we all had the best time. Jeanne & I both had such a good time we both booked another party. Jane does these parties for any ages, she has a great selection of paitings for Children too. Check out her web site at www.yellowbrushartstudio.blogspot.com
It has been a very busy summer for me this year, I must say one of the funnest I've had in a long time. I hope you are also having a great summer. Enjoy what is left of it. Rosemary :)

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Making of the flowers

Pin It Today I am going to share the Bridesmaids flowers, and all the boutonniere's. I shared the Bridal Bouquet with you HERE if you missed it feel free to check it out.


My cousin Angie is a very simple girl, not at all blingy (like me). :) So we had to keep her flowers clean and simple.

First thing we did was sort out our flowers and leaves.

Groomsmen & Fathers

Mothers

Toss

Grooms

Bridesmaids


Ok lets start with the Groomsman's & Fathers
We started with a leaf (from the white bell flower bunch we bought) and a lily. We lined them up and taped off with floral tape.

We decided how long the stem should be and trimmed them, then a clean cover of floral tape.

The last thing it needed was a small bow. We used the organza ivory ribbon.

They were simple, clean and really looked nice!
Now for the Groom's all we did different was add a few hydrangea petals along with a couple pearls.



They really turned out great.


On to the Mothers
We started them the same way as the boutonniere but we used leaves from the hydrangea stems. These leaves are larger and gave us a bigger back drop so we could add our white bell flowers.


Then all that was left to do was add a bow and a few pearls.

They turned out beautiful and looked great on the Mothers

The Bridesmaids
We took the large long stem lilies and added some of the ribbon used on the brides bouquet and hot glued pearls down the stem. Very beautiful and they girls loved them.




Last but not least the toss bouquet
We started with a banana leaf, a large lily, two small  lilies, and a few hydrangea petals. We then added the ribbon like the Bridesmaids, a bow to match the brides bouquet and pearls and organza ribbon to add flow when it is thrown.


We made all these flowers with floral tape and adding one flower at a time. They were absolutely beautiful and we really enjoyed making them. So if you are looking at putting together some flowers for a wedding do not be afraid and have fun! Here are a few things to keep in mind, you want the bride and groom to stand out and match, mothers and fathers need to match, and sometimes less is more!

One last thing to share and that is the Cake!




Have a great day,
Jeanne







Wednesday, August 24, 2011

My Beautiful Cousin!

Pin It A while back we posted gifts for a Bridal Shower.
Bridal Shower Gift  &
I didn't mean to make her cry.

Well through the course of wedding planning and talking about her cake, My Mom & I  offered to do the bridal flowers for her. We LOVED being able to bless her and to remove some wedding planning stress off of her shoulders.

She wanted yellow lilies and silk so off to Hobby Lobby we went. We purchased them all during a 50% off stemmed flowers sale, ribbon was also on a 50% off sale.


Bridal Bouquet


We had a list
1- Bridal Bouquet
8- Bridesmaids
3- Mothers
1- Groom Boutonnieres
8- Groomsman's
3- Fathers
1- To Toss
Cake

What we bought

2- Hydrangea's
9- large Lilies
12- Medium Lilies
30- mini Lilies
1- bunch of white bell flowers (sorry don't know the name) My Mom called them Lilies of the Valley
6- banana leaves
2- rolls of 2" elegant embossed ribbon
1- roll of string pearls
1- roll 3/8" organza ivory ribbon
1- package of pearl accents
Floral tape

I know it sounds like alot but with pretty much everything on sale we spend slightly over $100.00 and this included 16- mini lilies for the wedding cake.

My Mom and I sat down and divided and conquer, we spent about 4 hours and had all the flowers done and totally beautiful.
Let me show you how:

Bridal Bouquet
I started with a hydrangea and added a couple medium lilies at a time.

Once I had all the lilies on I did not like it.

Actually I LOVED it at this view

Not so much at this view
I was not happy that you could see through the stems.
So... I tore it apart. Yeap all the work gone with a couple snips of the scissors! :(

We had purchased a 2nd hydrangea for the grooms boutonniere and the toss bouquet so I took what we needed and used the rest to fill in my empty space.

Then I added the lilies back on
MUCH MUCH BETTER!
I added 5 of the Banana leaves around the bottom.


Then with a little hot glue I tucked them under to give them a puffed up look.


Now to finish off the stem.
We used a 2" ribbon and tucked and rolled it from bottom to top of the stem.

A few dots of hot glue and it is secure.

To finish it off I added a bow (oh I forgot to mention this earlier, the ribbon is wired ribbon), the wired ribbon will help keep the bow in shape. I left the tales of the bow long and added a few strands of beaded pearls to give it a nice flow.

Last touch was a few pearls in the hydrangea ball on top


And it is complete.
The Bride LOVED it and the flowers were perfect.

Wow this post has gotten long I will share the rest of the flowers with you tomorrow.
Have a great day!
Jeanne