school auction

my daughters school is having their yearly auction this weekend.  i wasnt able to join a committee or be of much help because of my travel schedule so in turn i decided that i would make a bunch of hair accessories to match their school uniforms, donate them to the school and then the school could sell them to make a profit.  it was a lot of fun trying to sew these together while on a plane with a not so smooth ride!  let’s just say i lost a few buttons along the way!

here is a sampling of what will be given to the school!

if you are interested in the location of the auction / BBQ carnival let me know!  also – if you are interested in any accessories to help the school let me know as well!

spring shoot 2012

every year we do a little photo shoot of olivia and my niece belle, it’s always a big “to-do” – what outfits to wear, the day, the setting etc..

this year i made the headbands for this shoot – DIY to come soon!  i just love searching for the perfect fabrics to make these great little accessories!

we have used our photographer lissy a ton the past few years – she can be found here - she is great, especially with little kids. here is a little peak of our final shots ~ enjoy!

alicia’s wedding….

last year i had the honor of working on my cousin alicia’s wedding.  i was in charge of creating all of the hair accessories – of course using pieces from my newly found button collection.

first come the bridesmaids…  all of which wore the same flower but in whatever way they chose!

then the flower girls.  my little olivia and niece belle (aren’t they adorable) – they each had a unique flower to put in their hair!

and finally – here comes the bride.  alicia’s hair accessory was especially important.  on the front was a vintage rhinestone button from my mother in law’s collection and on the back was a special “something blue” button and my mother in law’s signature.  just a little added touch to let alicia know that joan was of course with her that day!

the photo’s of alicia and dan were taken by this photographer!

…here is a little added bonus picture – my girl’s – i just love them!!

olivia rose boutique

as i may have mentioned i started a small venture and have a etsy shop where i make girly / vintage hair accessories.  my mother in law had this amazing button collection -  when i say collection it is an understatement…  i now probably have nothing short of 10,000 buttons at my house and that is not all of them.  when i started to gather this collection i wanted to do something with it that would make joan proud – so i started oliva rose boutique www.oliviaroseboutique.etsy.com  – i also have a great collection of breast cancer awareness hair accessories!