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Interests: Floral designer, dachshund enthusiast, home maker, blog-o-holic, DIY junkie, and lover of all things creative.
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A step by step of how to create a modern moody floral design using gorgeous faux blooms. Continue reading
Posted Aug 21, 2016 at Handmaker of Things
A peek at our little flower shop styled shoot and maternity pictures with Rebecca Peters Photography. Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2016 at Handmaker of Things
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Playing catch up on life lately, and what we've been up to all year (yeeeeesh, it's been too long). Continue reading
Posted Aug 17, 2016 at Handmaker of Things
That makes me really happy to hear Cheri, I'm so glad that someone out there is inspired to create by reading this little blog of mine!
For sure Taina. They are a great gift for pretty much anyone, and I like that they aren't overly girly so they're great for the guys too!
Thanks so much Michelle, I really appreciate it! Trying to do some fun new stuff in 2016 too!
Awesome Kristen, glad you love it!
From a vendor on Etsy called iTagStudios. They are great, and ship really quickly!
If you're looking for this post, please hop on over to our new blog Hazel & Ollie: https://www.hazelandollie.com/single-post/2018/01/11/Treats-and-Eats-Valentines-Day-Emoji-Pancakes Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2016 at Handmaker of Things
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Valentine's Day, you either love it, or you hate it? Personally I enjoy the holiday, whether people think it's silly and made up or not. I take it as a day to celebrate the ones I love by making fun little gifts, or treats for them, and you guys know how I love a good craft project! Plus for some reason, more than most other holidays, I'm always able to come up with Valentine's Day projects. Today I'm rounding up some of my favorite posts for the holiday celebrating love. I hope that maybe you'll be inspired to create something... Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2016 at Handmaker of Things
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Valentine's Day, you either love it, or you hate it? Personally I enjoy the holiday, whether people think it's silly and made up or not. I take it as a day to celebrate the ones I love by making fun little gifts, or treats for them, and you guys know how I love a good craft project! Plus for some reason, more than most other holidays, I'm always able to come up with Valentine's Day projects. Today I'm rounding up some of my favorite posts for the holiday celebrating love. I hope that maybe you'll be inspired to create something... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2016 at Handmaker of Things
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I hope you caught the Modern Spring Decor Inspiration Shoot from earlier this week. Today I'm going to share with you the step by step DIY for creating this lovely ceremony arch (along with a video!). I partnered up with Afloral on this project, and had such a great time doing it. I wanted to create a design that was fresh, modern, and just a bit whimsical. So let's get started! Vendors - Photo: Jana Marie Photography // Venue and ceremony arch: Ultrapom Event Rental // Floral and decor items: Afloral Here's what you'll need for this project: The items... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2016 at Handmaker of Things
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I'm a more is more kind of girl. Meaning I can definitely appreciate simple, un-cluttered design, but for the most part I thrive when I'm surrounded by color, texture, patterns, and lots of layers. I partnered up with afloral.com to create this lovely head table decor, along with some of my favorite local Kansas City wedding vendors. And for this post I'm not just sharing the finishing shots, but also some behind the scenes images of how the table came together. Vendors- Photography: Jana Marie Photography // floral product, striped runners, gold tassels, gold containers: Afloral // All other decor... Continue reading
Posted Jan 25, 2016 at Handmaker of Things
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image by epaga foto I keep asking myself why it's taken me such a long time to write this post. I keep putting it off, and finding reasons not to do it. I guess the easiest answer would be that by putting it into words, it's all very real. 2015 was our last year doing wedding florals. There, I said it. Trust me, I am at peace with the decision, it was a long time coming. However it's hard to put the past 8 years into words. Doing wedding florals has brought me so much happiness and joy, some of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2016 at Handmaker of Things
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Much like everyone else in the midwest, I love fall. It's those few months of the year that we get a break from the blazing heat of summer, and bitter cold of winter. So obviously I absolutely had to plan a fall/halloween themed floral workshop. And what says fall more than making floral arrangements in pumpkins? Nothing that I can think of! River Market Event Place provided us with their gorgeous space and some delicious fall libations, including a Fall Sangria and some Boulevard Funky Pumpkin Ale. Can you say yum? As always Moxie Catering provided some delicious appetizers, and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2015 at Handmaker of Things
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My blog has absolutely been packed with beautiful collaborations lately, and that's exactly the way I like it. Working with other creatives really fuels my fire, and my monthly collab with Nickel and Suede has been no exception. Fall is officially here (at least on the calendar), and it's my very favorite time of year. The rich colors, lots of layers, and crispness in the air. All of those things and the beautiful rose bronze* earrings inspired Septembers shoot. Even with all that color and texture those beautiful N&S earrings still stand out. This months flowers included ranunculus, coxcomb, scabiosa... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2015 at Handmaker of Things
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We're so happy you're here. What is The Blog Guild you might be wondering? It's an ever growing community of bloggers, connected both locally and nationwide. We want to foster a culture of creativity, collaboration, and connection between bloggers so that we can all learn and grow with each other.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2015 at TBG Saint Louis
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I absolutely love a good collaboration, in fact it's what I'm all about, so I was thrilled when the lovely Caitlin, stylist and blogger extraordinaire, invited me to take part in the Fall Into Confidence workshop, coming up September 19th. I'll be presenting with four other women, and we'll be talking all about style and confidence building! (images above by Becca Blake Photography) I first met Caitlin in 2014 at the Pepperologie Brunch, put on by Style and Pepper. Jessie had asked me to speak about how to take a grocery store bouquet from boring to beautiful, and I was... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2015 at Handmaker of Things
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I recently had the absolute pleasure of partnering up with The Coveted Home for a beautiful late summer floral design workshop. If you haven't been to The Coveted Home you are missing out. It's a gorgeously curated home decor store on the Country Club Plaza. Filled with amazing furniture, rugs, prints, lamps, and so, so much more, plus beautiful accessories like jewelry and bags. I love just going in and looking at all these amazing things. Owner Jaclyn is also an incredible interior designer. (Above is the awesome Coveted Home team with their flowers). When Jaclyn said she'd love to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2015 at Handmaker of Things
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When I heard that Kilee, owner of Nickel & Suede was looking for bloggers to work with, I assumed she meant style bloggers. However I started formulating something unique in my head. I love her business, and the simple, beautifully hand made (not to mention feather weight) suede earrings they create. I wanted to work with her, even though Handmaker of Things is not about fashion. I brainstormed and came up with an idea. A series of blog posts and projects inspired by Nickel & Suede's earring of the month. August's earring of the month was olive green, a total... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2015 at Handmaker of Things
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Floral crowns are the best. But for real, there's no simpler way to make an occasion feel extra special than to put on a beautiful crown made of fresh flowers. Whether it's for a bridal shower, a bachelorette or birthday party, or even a wedding, in my mind all of those occasions call for a floral crown. That's why I loved teaching the Summer Floral Crown Workshop with The Bloom Academy. This technique is so simple, even for beginners. With delicious cocktails by River Market Event Place, and yummy appetizers by Moxie Catering the event was a perfect girls night... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2015 at Handmaker of Things
I scream, you scream, we all scream for flowers??? See what the heck I'm talking about on the blog with a fun ice cream and floral DIY. Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2015 at Handmaker of Things
Jess, I got them at a floral wholesaler, but they are called curly willow. I've seem them at craft stores in the dried floral section.
Thanks so much Seng, it was fun to do something different!
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A beautifully curated Swan Lake themed birthday party, and a floral collaboration with The Makerista. Continue reading
Posted Aug 19, 2015 at Handmaker of Things