This girl gets it. As do most women in the crafting world…..the more the merrier. We crafty creative types love to share, love to help, love to inspire others to create…..we love to oogle over another one’s project seeing their own artistic expression. I love the Creative World… We don’t have time for competition….…..I love women like Kathy!
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Kathy comes from a childhood of craftiness which prepared her for all her crafty attention as an adult. She started a handbag business with a friend, her wedding invites were featured in Knot Magazine and she had a segment with “Amazing Wedding Cakes”. The girl is talented…….wickedly talented. Below is the cake she helped inspire…Gorgeous isn’t it?
Not only did she use this fabric below for inspiration, she also used it for her wedding invites! SHUT UP!!! I guess that trumps the vellum I used. Before you think you have to use fabric to make cool invites or cards…….wait! Look how simple and cool this Thank you card is. This is one card you won’t have to nag your children to make. I’ve always LOVED these Dymo label makers. Her tutorials are some of the best! So easy to understand with step by step instructions. Like this family coloring book. What a great way to help your little ones recognize family members. Then when you draw a mustache on your Mother In Laws face….you can blame it on the kid. Great idea though…….and she’ll show you how to make it. My new friend and neighbor Lisa pointed these jam labels out to me…….that actually reminded me that I had this gem of a blog in my FFF just waiting to be featured. Thank you Lisa! Perfect time to use these. She spoils her husband with fun birthday cakes and fun candles. I love these candles! Of course she made them…… And of course she’ll show you how. I was giddy when I saw that she recycled cling wrap rolls into something beautiful and so useful. Step by step instructions for making your own Napkin Rings. Aren’t her photos great? She is pretty crafty with her printer and personal photos. Making unique gifts whenever she can. She used photos from around her town to make a memory game for children. This beats the barney one I bought my son. Using her printer and photos, she has created many many other gifts as well…..a recipe book and many others you can see on her site. These are such thoughtful gifts. Way better than anything you can buy. She’ll even show you how to do it. Because she had so much fun creating her own wedding initiation….she now offers this service. This one below is one of the cutest, most original invites I have ever seen. I titled this post Chalk Board Fabric because she uses it a lot! And we LOVE chalk board anything.
Patio pillows……. A gift tag…… And these! This is genius. I am not trying to rush your summer…….I hate it when stores rush your summer…….like putting Back to School supplies on the shelves in July! Before we know it, we’ll be seeing candy canes on those same shelves.
Kathy is also very crafty in the kitchen.
Bacon bowls? YES! BACON BOWLS! Holy Mother of all that’s good! Oh my…….I love it! I mean who doesn’t like bacon? How in the heck do you make a bacon bowl? Oh…….look…….a tutorial! And why I never thought of these before……except for the fact that I don’t like to mix syrup with my bacon…….but my son does…….He would LOVE this. I had so much fun thumbing through her blog. So many great ideas…….ideas that I’ve never seen.
You guys were SO great in leaving Will comments for one of the totes. I SO appreciate it. You made me look good……Thank you!
I hope you’ll head over and leave Kathy a few comments too.
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