I'm Back!! And I have Crafts With Me!!

Well, I've kind of taken a long hiatus from this blog. But not from crafting!
Recently we took some friends to downtown Franklin, TN. It's a really neat place to walk around and go in the stores. There is a really cute store that's on the main street. It's called Lulu's. If I could go on a shopping spree in any store I would choose Lulu's and Anthropologie. But alas, it's expensive. So all I can do is go in and get ideas for making my own things. One idea that I stole copied, is covering composition books. This is what I came up with:
This one I made for my grandma.

 This one was for a friend who makes amazing cupcakes! It's a mini notebook.

 And this one I made for myself.

They are super easy to make and they don't take long to do either. All you need is some scrapbooking paper or anything else you want to cover it with. For the blue one with the birds I used cardstock paper. And I used mod podge to glue it on. But you could probably use regular glue too. For the edges I used ribbon and some lace on one of them. And voila! Instant gift.
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Gettin' Crafty With Shoes

I made these shoes for my cousins wedding a couple months ago. Her wedding was very rustic, Anthropologie-ish. These went perfectly with her theme.

They were a big hit! I found these flannel mary janes at Target and thought that they would look so cute if they were spiffed up a little. So I added a couple felt flowers and embroidered their initials on the side. A pretty simple way to customize wedding shoes!
You can find them in my Etsy shop.

Pictures courtesy of tee-o-dee creative.

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So, I've always loved to draw, but I'm not too serious about it. In fact, it's probably been about a year since I have drawn anything.
As you can see my favorite thing to sketch is dresses! I usually copy outfits from magazines- from photo shoots or ads. As you can see, one of them is from a Katherine McPhee photo shoot and another is from a J. Crew catalogue.
The other day I was looking through all of my sketches and here are some of them:

I'm going to be adding them to my Etsy shop in the next day or two. Enjoy and thank you for looking!