Saturday, October 27, 2012

Halloween Costume Peg Ornaments

Do you love looking back at photos of your kids'  Halloween costumes over the years?
I do (and tend to get a little sappy in the process).
This year I decided it would be fun to document their costumes as pegs. 
I added a hook and Halloween Divine Twine to transform each peg into an ornament. 
The boys will get such a kick out of adding their Halloween Costume Pegs to our Christmas tree this year!
I even painted pig & skeleton costume ornaments for our next door neighbors and added their names and the year on the back.
Much more fun than candy, right?

Here is a peg I made for a sweet little girl dressing up as Lalaloopsy Rosy this Halloween!

and of course the trio of SCARE PEGS!
$15 for the set of 3 and free shipping with code: HALLOWEEN12

Friday, October 26, 2012

Pretty Pastel Carousel Party by Fanciful Events {Featuring Craft That Party Ruffle Garlands}

After my Halloween ruffle milk bottles were featured in The Fall Issue of The Party Dress, Suzanne from Fanciful Events asked if I could make pink and sea foam crepe paper ruffle garlands to coordinate with her upcoming party. Her work is nothing short of whimsical and fabulous, so I knew whatever she was planning would be stunning.  Here are the ruffles I made. Wait until you see below what they became, amazing!

Suzanne wrapped the ruffles around glass bottles, dessert cups, and cupcake wrappers. She then embellished them further using her party printables and darling yellow buttons.

To see more pictures of this incredible party, check out Fanciful Event's full party feature on Amy Atlas!

p.s. I am currently working on a special project for Suzanne's next party, I am totally in love with how it turned out and cannot wait to see how she uses it!

I'd love to know, would anyone like to see ruffle garlands added to my Etsy shop

Photography: Renee from Renee Nicole Design & Photography
Event Design and Styling: Fanciful Events
Invitation and Printables: Paper & Pigatail
Paper Carousel Favor Boxes: Maita from Paper Candee
Button Toppers, Balloon Pops and Little girl topper: Edible Details
Carousel themed toppers and Carousel button horse toppers: Sugar High, Inc
Ruffled Crepe: Crossing The Bugger Dixon-Line
Table Runners: Sweet Tea and Linen
Chalkboard Sign: Moulage Collection
Cookies and Cake Pops: Bee’s Knees Creative
Tulle backdrop and favor Table Design: Let’s Get This Party Started
Macaroons: Crazy about Macarons
Carousel Design from Backdrop: Frog Prince Paperie
Silhouettes Design: Vana from Le Papier Studio
Banner and Cotton candy glassine bags: The Purple Pug
Polka Dot Candy Cups and Ice Cream Cups: Tomkat Studio
Straws and wooden scoops: Shop Sweet Lulu
Cake: Sweet Tweet Cakery

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Gender Reveal Peg Doll Party by Marie Thomas Designs

I was so excited when Christina of Marie Thomas Designs contacted me about creating pegs for a Gender Reveal Party. I had never seen pegs used in such a creative way!  Her plan is to have the big-sister-to-be open a box with the special peg inside to reveal if she is getting a little brother or little sister.  Isn't that the CUTEST idea ever??!!  I love that the family will have the peg as a keepsake from their big reveal.

The family will not find out the sex of the baby until the week of the party, so we decided it was best to make  both a boy peg and a girl peg. I painted the baby boy peg in light blue overalls and the baby girl peg in a light pink dress and flower headband. Both with a teeny tiny curl of hair on top.

What will it be ... a little brother or little sister?

Christina designed this darling invitation. I am so smitten with it.  She has some amazing party details planned and I will be begging her to share pictures after the party.

I cannot wait to see how the party turns out
and see which peg is in that box!

Friday, October 19, 2012

Happy Friday & Girls Night In Cocktail Recipe

Happy weekend everyone! I hosted a much needed and very fun "Girls Night" recently. I set up a cute beverage area and served a signature cocktail that I found on The Sutter Home Blog.  It was a huge hit! I plan to make this again very soon.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Bugger Moments In Sports #MajorLeagueMom #spon

My two boys love anything that involve sports. It is a necessary outlet for their tireless amounts energy. They both are just entering the magical ages of playing on organized teams. This is new to us... we've always played pick-up games in our backyard. But now they are learning to play with their peers.

There are so many lessons to learn in sports. The boys are learning patience, compassion, and confidence. Every time they step on that field, they will be require they make their own choices. As parents standing on the sidelines, we hope they make the decision to try their hardest, be respectful to their coach and teammates, and most importantly to believe in themselves.

My youngest is shy, gentle, and sweet. This was his first season of tee-ball. We weren't sure if he was ready for it, but signed him  up anyway. He loved catching and throwing with his daddy during warm ups. When it was his turn to bat, he would always check back to make sure daddy was close by. His last at bat for the season, he hit the ball far, very far for tee-ball standards. He could hardly contain his bashful enthusiasm as he ran the bases. He tagged first base, looked at the mom standing there and yelled, 

I crushed that ball!

That was his moment (and my Kleenex moment for sure). This is his smile. This is why sports will always be an important part of my boys' lives. And that is why I will always be a proud momma, cheering on the sidelines. I will be the one cheering for the little men they are developing into.

Get a Kleenex custom oval BOGO until 11/15/12, just use the code PLAYOFFS at checkout on the Kleenex site. I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own. 

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Grand Opening! Etsy Shop & Giveaway

I have exciting news to share! My pegs are now being sold on Etsy in my store called Craft That Party!

To celebrate my Grand Opening, I am giving away a $30 credit to the store in Kate Lander's MEGA HUGE 1st Birthday Giveaway!  Hope you will head over and enter, I would love to see lots of you win prizes over there!

Here are some of my newest designs...

Hope you will add my store to your favorite list and check back often. I will be adding peg ornaments and new peg designs for the Holidays!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Guest Post on Tori Spelling & Peg Doll Tutorial

Recently I guest posted on Tori Spelling's site, I thought I would share my full peg doll tutorial here in case you missed it! 

What baby gift do you give to a crafty celeb momma of four kids? I wanted my gift to Tori to be personalized, handmade, and inclusive of her newly expanded family. If you enjoy painting, peg dolls are a fun craft to make. There are so many ways to get creative with pegs as cake toppers, Valentines, ornaments, and even necklaces. 

Here is what you will need:

Acrylic Paint
Fine Tip Brushes
Clear Acrylic Sealer 
Wood Pegs sizes 2-3/8" (Dean), 2" (Tori), 1-11/16" (Liam and Stella), and 1-1/8" (Hattie and Finn). 

1. Find an inspiration picture. Use a pencil to draw a simple design on the peg doll. 
2. Start painting the top of the peg. Let each color dry before moving to a new color. 

3. When you have finished painting the entire peg doll, let it dry 1-2 hours. Use an eraser to lightly remove any pencil marks. Place pegs on newspaper and spray the front and back with one coat of acrylic sealer. Let dry, then repeat with a second coat. Place peg doll in a well ventilated room to dry overnight. 

4. Lastly, I created a special keepsake box for the pegs by attaching a chic label {designed by Blush Printables} to a plain white tin from Michaels

Friday, October 12, 2012

Pick Your Plum Deal of the Day: Stamp Set & Spoons!

Every once and awhile a deal comes along that is too good to pass up,
love these Type stamp set & wooden spoons from Pick Your Plum today. 
Seriously, stamp sets in these adorable wood cases are $4.95 each!

So many possibilities...
teacher gifts
holiday gifts
hostess gifts
keep 'em for yourself and make adorable spoons for every occasion!

Remember these sweet spoons I had made for our Nautical Party?

To order, head to Pick Your Plum
Just click the widget on my sidebar 
Yes, I love Pick Your Plum so much that I can check their daily deals right from my own page!

Have you ever bought from Pick Your Plum before? What was your best deal?

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

New Peg Designs!

Here's a few of my latest peg doll designs.
I've been making lots of wedding toppers and custom orders lately.

Elvis has left the building!

Wedding Pegs

Hansel and Gretel, custom made for the most fabulous 

Tori, Dean & family, as seen on ediTORIal!

For custom peg orders, send me an email. I have a few openings left for October!
Also, check out my Hand Painted Party Pegs page  for more designs

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

TuTORIal: DIY Peg Dolls

I'm happy to announce that I am over on Tori Spelling's website today with my 4th guest post. I am sharing a tutorial on how to paint those cute little peg dolls! Stop over to see the pegs I made for Tori, Dean, and the whole family!

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