Happy Friday everyone! Using a true random number generator AND including the extra entries of those who followed Teal Annie on instagram, I’m excited to announce that the winner of this week’s giveaway – a $50 gift certificate to the Teal Annie Etsy Shop – is…
Heather Hall Hanzelka! Congrats Heather! Email us at youfrillme (at) gmail (dot) com to claim your prize! As for the rest of us, Stephanie’s baubles are totally affordable, so I hope you’ll treat yourself to something very soon!
Last weekend, the Renegade Craft Fair came to Austin, and it was tons o’ fun! I felt like I was walking around Etsy. Frills. Frilling. LOVE. There was so much eye candy, I just had to buy a few prizes for myself – more on that in a later post. I left with some ideas of my own, too.
For now, check out some of my favorite designers I discovered at the Fair:
Check out these frilling Ipad carriers I found by Craft Chi. You can find her blog here.
Hair pieces were all the fad at the Fair this year, but these flower crowns stood out above the rest. They are just the fringes of Molly Gee’s collection. Seriously, I think I stayed in her booth the longest. She had ALL KINDS of frilling goodies. Check out her website to see what I mean.
I could not get enough of this fabric wall art by Tefi Designs. My favorite is the Embroidery Ring Decor. I am also in LOVE with her fabric necklaces and rings. So frilling! Check out her site for everything from wreathes to jewelry to stationery!
These button bouquets by the Button Florist were amazing to behold! She even had bouquets made from felt and ceramic. It would be really neat to see her creations as a wedding decor. Her site is currently under construction, but you really ought to bookmark it for later!
Sublime Stitching had a super fun booth. There were all kinds of embroidering patterns available that iron on up to eight times! They also had napkins and dish towels for sale, as well as lots of metallic threads. I bought a Christmas pattern and some dishtowels. Someone will be getting a lovely present very soon. =)
I fell in LOVE with these Baby Pill Box Hats. Seriously. LOVE. They are so cute; I just HAD to have one. You can find these at Black Gardenia Design along with many other super frilling hair pieces.
Well, there you have it. My faves from the Renegade Craft Fair in Austin. Ours was the first city they hit this summer, so check out their site for a city near you!
I am loving frilling dishtowels in my kitchen. Why have boring dishtowels when they can be so unique/chic/pretty/funny, or even awesome? I mean, you’re going to buy dishtowels anyway, right? Recently I have been doing the Great Dishtowel Clean-out, wherein I get rid of all the ratty, sad dishtowels and re-purpose them as cleaning rags, making way for pepped-up fresh ones. Last week, Aurelia and I showed your our embellished dishtowel project; and there is no end to the imaginative possibilities for making FRILLING kitchen towels. But if you’re not part of the DIY set, there’s always Etsy!
If you don’t live in SF, you can find this awesome item at their Etsy shop.
I’m also digging The Heated’s Design Advice towel: “Get rid of crap. Buy things you’ll love forever. Make Stuff.” It’s my perfect house mantra.
Do you need to do a Great Dishtowel Clean-out? Do you DIY or do you BUY? Where do you love to find FRILLING kitchen accessories?
Aurelia helped me search for my nursing-friendly Easter dress, which I have ordered. I ordered it once, but it was too big and I had to return it, so now I’m waiting for the new size. I’ll be sure and post pics when it arrives.
So now the hunt is on for Baby’s First Easter Dress! I LOVE having a little girl! There are loads of cute options, it’s just a matter of deciding which to choose. Since she was born I have loved seeing her dressed in white, so white seems an obvious choice for me. Eyelet lace is a classic option, like this one from BabyGap;
As Aurelia says, ruffles are in, even for the little ones. So this tiered ruffle floral frock is on-trend and oh-so-springy (not to mention, on sale!):
In keeping with my current obsession with maritime and sea motifs, here’s a little number festooned in seashells.
And for a classy-yet-hip option, this little blue pleated frock in organic cotton looks comfy and cute, (assuming I could get it at the SF H&M store):
For a hand-made option, I’m loving this “Lillith” dress by BellaJake:
And I’m also loving the Citrus Songbird Tiered Dress by Lil Miss Muffin:
And finally, for an even better take on the nautical theme, this adorable Black Seahorse Dress by Mrs. Laura:
Oh, I can’t decide! What do ya’ll think?
Go check out my friend Dani’s lovely Etsy shop, Huck & Jo. She makes adorable baby items like crib sheets, blankets, burp cloths, bibs, etc. as well as home-greening items like cloth napkins and, my personal favorite, reusable sandwich bags. And her fabric choices are always so right on. Next time you need a lovely handmade baby gift, look no further than Huck & Jo.
Some of my favorites:
Huck&Jo’s signature reusable baggie. Not just for sandwiches! And you get to choose your fabric!
And adorable burp cloths; trust me, when you have a baby, you can never have too many burp cloths. We keep one in every room of our house.
I LOVE buying handmade. It’s good for the earth, good for the crafters, and good to own lovingly-crafted items. Yay for everyone! If you’re not convinced, check out Simple Mom’s post on why handmade makes sense.