Monday, August 22, 2011

Party Girls in Memphis!



Saturday November 5th

Do you love parties? 
Are you a member of the Children's Party Network?
Then join us for a Girl's Night Out in my hometown of Memphis, Tennessee!

We have a delicious dinner planned, amazing swag bags, door prizes & a night of party talk with some amazing party girls!
$45 inclusive/ CPN member


Hosted By
Cineca Newburn
Laura Londergen
Brittany Schwaigert


With Special Guest Courtney Dial
of Pizzazzerie.Com




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This event is open to all CPN members. Not a member yet?  Join for free here.


Tickets are now on sale via PayPal only.








Further event particulars will be e-mailed to ticket holders.
*Tickets are non-refundable but can be transfer with prior notice to event date.

If you have any questions, please contact
Cineca Newburn at dreaminNdetails@yahoo.com
or
Brittany Schwaigert at bschwaigert@gmail.com

Friday, August 5, 2011

Currently Obsessed with: Doilies

When I think of doilies, I can't help but think of my very Southern, very talented grandmother who could make doilies like an insane person. My sister and I used to joke that if an object was stationary in her house, then it had a doily on it, or under it! I am pretty sure that if you stood still long enough in her house, she might cover YOU in a doily!
She used to make these great doily Christmas ornaments for her tree, using fabric stiffener and very skilled hands. 
They looked a lot like these, except she made three-dimensional ones too. 
Making doilies is one of those talents that I wish she would have taught me before she passed away a few years back. That, and the secret to good biscuits. 

I used that same fabric stiffener technique on some doilies recently at my Bun in the Oven Baby Shower. Doilies scream "retro" to me, so I had to incorporate them into the design.  
I hung them from the chandelier and also used them as table decor. 
Lately, I have been seeing doilies pop up in all kinds of gorgeous ways. They are so versatile and they lend an old-fashioned romance and throwback feel to an event. 

Here are some fabulous examples of doilies at use!

Escort cards!

 A Doily Wreath, lit no less!

A hanging doily arrangement

A Doily Lamp, using the same technique as the yarn balls.  

Doily Bunting. I adore this!

Mason Jar luminaries lined with doilies 

I am in love with this tablecloth! 

Doily Chandeliers. How beautiful would these be at a wedding? Swoon. 

And speaking of a wedding, look at this gorgeous cake!

Doily lanterns

And a doily runner!. Fabulous. 

If you have used doilies recently in a creative way, leave a link in my comments! I would love to see them!