Showing posts with label DIY. Show all posts
Showing posts with label DIY. Show all posts

Thursday, 5 December 2013

meet.make.champagne and prosecco bar.

DIY Champagne and Prosecco Bar  - perfect cocktail idea for a Christmas or New Years Party!

We are no strangers to prosecco and sparkling beverages in these parts, it is one of our favourite things to consume during the holiday season! Last December we enjoyed many white cranberry mimosas

Friday, 11 October 2013

meet.make.thumbtack art.

DIY thumbtack wall art

Now that all the summer fun has settled, time to get back to business! The kiddies are back to school, season premieres are starting to roll-out, and work-smerk starts to ramp up again... To help motivate ourselves to get our heads back in the swing of things, we decided to indulge in a 'crafternoon' and make some wall art to spice up our offices. 

Friday, 9 August 2013


A few months ago my lovely new sister-in-law Julia asked me to make some boutineers for their wedding. She didn't want to go the traditional flower route, and so I picked up some burlap, ribbon, jute cord and pearls to make something a little different!

After many failed attempts, I finally came up with something I liked! I cut the burlap into circles, stiffened them with hairspray, and then added different accents to each one. 

Friday, 2 August 2013 backdrop.

For our wedding, I was searching for something simple and fitting for our ceremony backdrop. After hours of trolling through Pinterest and many, MANY different ideas, the idea of the lace curtain was created.

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

meet.make.crochet-along: watermelon coasters

Crochet Watermelon Coasters

It has been awhile since one of us has participated in Alicia's crochet-along, and so this month I was definitely ready to join in! I needed a little break from the baby crocheting and my big afghan and this was the perfect excuse. 

The link-up is over at More Than.... by Muriel Mohns, and one of the options was watermelon coasters, which I have been wanting to make for awhile! 

Monday, 29 July 2013

meet.make.granny ripple afghan.

The project that felt like it would never end has finally been completed! I decided months ago that I wanted to make an afghan for my brother-in-law and soon to be sister-in-law as a wedding gift, and it is finally done. I even had a couple weeks to spare. I'm really happy with the finished product, but I think I'm even more happy that I don't have to work on it anymore. ;) Time to move onto some quick gratifying projects!

Friday, 26 July 2013

meet.make.batwing cardigan.

So while Steph is away, Cindy and Hayley will play! This DIY clothing idea has been on our radar for awhile now, and we finally got up the courage to attempt it! Keep reading for our take on the 'easy' Batwing Cardigan!

Monday, 22 July 2013 room wall art.

Who' excited about all the ROYAL BABY buzz today?! We are, we are!! 

All this talk is getting us even more anxious for baby to arrive! Just over TWO weeks until our official due date but as most moms tell me, baby will come, when baby wants too! Sooooo we're making sure all is ready to go! Not quite the same caliber of preparations of the royal family but we have most of our ducks in a row as we await the big day...

Monday, 15 July 2013 framed lyrics.

If you hadn't figured out already, my life tends to revolve around music. Certain songs can take you back to your favourite summer, snowboarding in Jasper or maybe even... your first kiss!
For our wedding, I really wanted to encorporate some of Kyle and my "songs" to share with others, and maybe get our guests to think of some of theirs as well!

Thursday, 4 July 2013

meet.make.30th birthday piñata.

DIY 30th Birthday Pinata

Our lovely friend Viv has a big birthday coming up.... 30! We wanted to surprise her with something fun while we all went camping last weekend, and decided that a piñata would be the perfect way kick-off the celebration. We also made cupcakes, but as delicious as they were, we figured sharing our Betty Crocker boxed cupcakes were not exactly blog worthy.

Originally we wanted to do a paper mache piñata, but we definitely were not organized to get that done in time. We then decided on using cereal boxes, and followed this awesome tutorial from Bret and Nancye.

Below are some photos of our night making the piñata... it was almost as much fun to make as it was to watch Viv smash it! 

Tuesday, 25 June 2013 wands.

Let the wedding craft posts COMMENCE! I thought I would share with you my take on the traditional 'Wedding Wands'! An easy step-by-step guide to follow...

Friday, 14 June 2013

meet.make.mason jar terrariums.

DIY Mason Jar Terrariums from @meetmakelaugh

Not sure if it's just us, but we keep seeing terrariums everywhere and it was love at first sight. We decided to make our own, and if you don't have a green thumb like us, than these little plants are a great home project for you! AND they only take 10 min (if that!) to assemble.

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

meet.make.mail exchange.

When Claire from clairebellemakes contacted us about doing a mail exchange, we were super excited. Having never done a mail exchange before, we thought it would be really fun! 

Claire lives in Cambridge, which is literally on the other side of the world from us here on Vancouver Island. How excited were we to receive a parcel with a stamp saying "Royal Mail"? Haha we don't get that around here very often! 

Though we were looking forward to receiving a parcel, it was also really fun to put together a package for Claire. Our goal was to put together a bit of Canadiana to send. To see what we ended up mailing, check out her post here!

Monday, 3 June 2013

meet.make.bridesmaid dress DIY.

Bridesmaid Dress DIY

After all the planning it is hard to believe Hayley's wedding is finally over! The happy couple are off galavanting on their honeymoon and having a grand ol' time I'm sure. 

When Hayley asked us to be bridesmaids, we were so excited that we got to be part of the day. She decided on Navy for the dress colour, but then told us we could find any dress we like. After browsing on the internet for awhile, I decided on this dress from Modcloth. 

I liked the shoulder detail on the dress, but didn't feel it was appropriate for the wedding. Time to make a few changes!  

Friday, 17 May 2013

meet.make.spring crochet cowl.

Spring crochet cowl

Spring has officially sprung around here! Amidst all the baby knitting and crocheting I have been working on, I also decided to make myself a lighter spring crochet cowl. Even though the sun is shining, I still manage to get a chill in my office at work all day. 

I purchased this yarn while I was in Germany last fall, and decided it would be perfect for the cowl. I loved the rich berry colour and it seemed nice and light. 

Thursday, 9 May 2013

meet.make.rope wrapped pots.

DIY Rope Wrapped Plant Pots from @meetmakelaugh

With all the wedding planning and baby crafting going on, we haven't had a lot of time to get together for a good ol' fashioned ladies craft day in awhile! It was so nice when we realized we had a free afternoon on a rainy Victoria day with our friend Lindsay to work on something fun.

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Cardigan Clasp

I'm sharing a DIY project over at Cocalores today, head on over and check out my simple cardigan clasp! Say hello to Anja while you are there, and check out some of her awesome projects! 

If you haven't seen it yet, Anja also shared a Black Forest Cream Pie with us... it looks incredibly delicious! 

Friday, 12 April 2013

meet.make.leather tassel keychain.

DIY Tassel Leather and Embroidery Thread Keychain

My old keychain lately took a turn for the worst, and was ready to fall apart at any second. I figured it was high time to DIY a new one! 

Inspired by designlovefest, I decided to tackle a tassel keychain and put my own little twist on it. 

Friday, 29 March 2013

Guest Posting: Felt Wine Charm DIY

Hi lovelies! Head on over to Edel Therese's blog today, where we are sharing a DIY for making felt wine charms.

We hope everyone is looking forward to the long weekend as much as we are! 

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

meet.make.bachelorette bridal sash.

DIY Vintage Bridal Sash

For Hayley's bachelorette, we planned a masquerade themed night out checking out the best of Whistler's nightlife. We wanted the lovely bride to have something special to mark the occasion but didn't want to put a traditional veil on her head or make her wear any tacky bachelorette duds, so we decided on a vintage looking bride sash! 
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