Friday, October 7, 2011

Have An Adventure: Custom Kokeshi Wedding Cake Toppers...

My kokeshi wedding cake toppers were featured by Skrynka who makes some of the most lovely and unusual jewelry.. 
If you would like to order a custom Kokeshi Wedding Cake Topper visit...

then.. Purchase any set of "CUSTOM" Kokeshi dolls..
and then... help me make then YOU! :)

Information for Custom Wedding Cake Toppers
Photos are preferred when they are available...
1. I need a photo of the couple
2. I need a photo of the dress
3. I need a photo of the veil if there is one
other jewelry
hair style
wedding colors
grooms attire
Names, Wedding Date (for the bottom)
: suit color (2 or 3 button) tie, pocket square, shirt, cufflinks, boutonniere... describe carefully or provide photo.
: describe very carefully or provide a photo
: describe very carefully or provide a photo
: describe very carefully or provide a photos
: necklace? bracelet? describe very carefully or provide photos
: silver in color or gold in color ..... Bride? Groom?

Monday, October 3, 2011

Yellow Roses Wedding: Etsy Inspiration Board..

Inspiration Board & Vendor Links: HERE...

Yellow Roses Wedding: Cake & Kokeshi Wedding Cake Toppers...

Custom Kokeshi Cake Toppers from HandPaintedLoveBoxes

bouquet by Martha Stewart Weddings...
Yellow Roses mean:
Joy, Happiness & mostly Friendship...

This scene from Kate & Leopold makes me Smile...
Charlie: I got to talk to you about this, okay?
                'Cause there's some *hit here that just cannot be said.
               Leopold: Did you assemble a bouquet for Patrice?
                Charlie: Look, you just can't tell a woman she's...
                "gracefully serene."
                Leopold: (tossing Charlie's bouquet aside..)No, no, this will not do.
                Charlie: Wha... Why?
                What is wrong with this one?
                Leopold: The orange lily implies extreme hatred.
                The begonia and lavender
                danger and suspicion, respectively.
                Every flower has a meaning, Charles.
                Might I suggest the amaryllis, which declares the recipient
                a most splendid beauty.
                Or the cabbage rose.

Yellow Roses Wedding: The Bride

Yellow Rose hair flower... by TheHoneyComb
beautiful alpaca shawl by DagnyKnit
charm bracelet from Sunnbracelets
Spanish wedding gown by ThePilaShoppe
Wedding Sandal by CustomDesignedShoes

Yellow Roses Wedding: The Food...

platters from SunnyDayVintage
these dishes must be filled with wonderful and tasty treats...

Recipes from Cafe Johnsonia:

Yellow Roses Wedding: The Ring...

ring box by handpaintedloveboxes
stunning rose ring by jennykim
wedding band by harvestgoldgallery

Yellow Roses Wedding: Invitation Etc...

save the date card & invitatio by digibuddapaperie

Yellow Roses Wedding: The Decor...

beautiful painting by decorpro
guest book by LovelythingsStudio
three tiered tea stand by themadplanter
handkerchief bunting by poppylarity
wedding signs by printedbliss

The Rose
Dedicated to our friend..
Kristi Bringhurst Clark
who lived a beautiful life & a great love story...

Some say love it is a river
that drowns the tender reed
Some say love it is a razer
that leaves your soul to blead

Some say love it is a hunger
an endless aching need
I say love it is a flower
and you it's only seed

It's the heart afraid of breaking
that never learns to dance
It's the dream afraid of waking that never takes the chance
It's the one who won't be taken
who cannot seem to give
and the soul afraid of dying that never learns to live

When the night has been too lonely
and the road has been too long
and you think that love is only
for the lucky and the strong
Just remember in the winter far beneath the bitter snows
lies the seed
that with the sun's love
in the spring
becomes the rose

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Forget-Me-Not Wedding: Etsy Inspiration Board...

Etsy Inspiration Board & Vendor Links: HERE... 

Forget-Me-Not Wedding: The Cake & Kokeshi Cake Toppers...

Forget-Me-Not Cake image by Sugar & Spice Photography...
families can be together forever by loveboxes

Forget-Me-Not Wedding: The Bride...

Ring from bmjnyc
fascinator from Cultivar
Necklace from talesofcamelot
Pashmina from ClassyWedding $20
golden slippers from thefrillofit

Forget-Me-Not Wedding: Invitation & Flowers...

forget-me-not bouquet... from
invitation from ShineInvitations

Forget-Me-Not Wedding: Special Gifts & Favors...

Millinary flowers from 32NorthSupplies
perfect to help wrap up these...
with a little note via mishutkadesign
something blue and gorgeous.. from CommonThreadCottage
and something sweet from TheFrostedPetticoat

Forget-Me-Not Wedding: The Decor...

A lovely piece of art is a good place to find your colors and themes. This gorgeous photo of forget-me-not is the color inspiration for this wedding. Photo by amazing etsy photog.. starwitness
These signs from ourhobbytoyourhome
You know my rule.. bunting at every event.. this from littlegreenbutton

White Western Wedding: Etsy Inspiration Board...

Etsy Inspiration Board & Vendor Links: HERE... 

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Pink, Lime & Cherry Christmas Party: Etsy Inspiration Board...

Etsy Inspiration Board & Vendor Links: HERE... 

Pink, Lime & Cherry Christmas Party: The CAKE & Kokeshi Cake Toppers...

C's secret recipe... HERE... shhh..
THE Chocolate CAKE

Dude's Chocolate Cake (the secret family recipe)

In a saucepan put:
2 cubes salted butter
3 heaping T coca
1 Cup hot water
Bring to a boil while stiring

In a bowl place:
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour

Add Chocolate mixture
Beat in 3 eggs and..
1 T good Mexican Vanilla

Add 1/2 tsp baking soda to 1/2 cup butter milk and add to batter

Beat this recipe by hand just enough.

Bake at 350 for 35-40 minutes..

Tip: I insert a tooth pick at 35.. if it comes out clean.. I take the cake out of the oven. You don't want to overcook this at all. :)
Cake topper carolers... HERE... 

Pink, Lime & Cherry Christmas Party: What to Wear...

red statement necklace by prettied
crocheted shawl by pakyumak
pretty red dress by midnightflight
I love Ariat Boots...Ariat Heritage Western Boot in Red (oh my heck!)