Monday, October 27, 2008

Excuse my mess!

As you can see from my studio, I've been busy! October is one of the busiest months for my daughter's drill team. Last week was Homecoming and the girls had a lot of activities that they participated in for the event.

Please excuse my mess. I cleaned my studio over the weekend so it looks better now:-)

I sent my sample goody bags for Silver Bella off to Sadie Lou! It was so sweet of her to hand out these goody bags from Lollipshops vendors! Boo hoo, I wish I was going to Silver Bella!
I made 17 of these decoupaged picture frames for the drill team. I made 6 of them for another drill team event but a lot of the Mother's wanted to give them to their daughters for Homecoming so I ended up making and selling 11 of them.


Every Homecoming the drill team Moms decorate their daughter's dressing station in the locker room. This is my daughters dressing station. I made everything but a couple of things were re-used from last year (thank goodness!). I am pretty pleased with the way it turned out. We weren't allowed to permanently attach anything (nails, etc) so it was a little difficult to achieve the look that I wanted.

Each girl also received a gift from their parents (pink bag). I bought my daughter some decorations for her bedroom (Paris themed!):

A decoupaged box and decorated cowbell. I found that cute paper at Joann:

I found this hat at Party City and decorated it. I thought it looked like it was part of a dancer's costume.

A decoupaged picture frame and embellished candy jar. The glittered stars are from the Christmas section at Hobby Lobby:

I gathered some of the stars together and tied them with ribbon:

I found this mirror unfinished at Michaels and painted/stamped it. My daughter was the only one that had a mirror in her station and she was so happy about it:

I found this "Dream" plaque at Michaels and painted it Silver and added ribbon:


All of the girls receive goody boxes. I covered a piece of foam (from Joann) with fabric for a bench pad. My daughter requested this!

We will re-decorate the locker room in January or February of next year for competition (sounds unnecessary, huh?). This is last years competition decorations. It was a jungle theme. My daughter had to share a dressing station last year so she was thrilled to have her own this year. I really like the pink/chocolate brown colors:

I decoupaged the "S" and embellished a lot of the decorations. I made ballerina dresses for those pink monkeys!
Some of the other dressing stations from this year. My husband does not understand the need for the decorations. He said it looks like a bunch of junk exploded in the locker room, LOL! Men do not understand! The girls are always thrilled with the results no matter what it looks like :-)

Homecoming parade on Friday afternoon:

A Pep Rally followed the parade at the Football stadium. The drill team performed. There was a football game and bonfire later that night:
Some of the new merchandise coming to Shabbyfufu later this week:



Have a fabulous day!
~Julie~

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Paper Cowgirls!!

The Paper Cowgirls retreat was lots of fun. Angie and I met a lot of very talented ladies! The Vendor Night was held at a charming cottage in Waxahachie, TX. There is talk of another retreat next June, if so, I look forward to it. Angie and I decided to decorate our booth with an antique look and we didn't buy any props, we used things that we had on hand. This was the first art/craft show that I have done in about 14 years and I really enjoyed it!

The next 3 photos are of mine and Angie's booth.




Dale (of SeaDreamsStudio) and Tina shared a room:









Sherri's "booth", aka Tied Up in Ribbons:


Juwana shared a room with us, she had the most adorable Christmas trees! Angie and I told her she needs a blog and a website!

Even the restroom was adorable!

Tina and Sherri! Did I mention the food was de-lish? Yum, yum....
Polkadot Barn was there, too! I swapped a few things with her...love her work :-)
Have a fabulous day!
~Julie~