Sunday, June 24, 2012
I had put out a request on Facebook for table lamps that anyone might be looking to get rid of or toss. One of our AWESOME neighbors came through for us! I wanted to take the lamps and make pillar candle holders for our patio that could withstand high winds and, also, look impressive on our table. I had never met, Jessica, in person until yesterday and this is what she gave us! She gave us two of the sassy brass lamps and the pink lamp. The brass lamps are SUPER heavy! So... this is what we did: The Mr. removed all of the electric components from the lamps. Then, I have the lamps a good coat of spray primer. Primer is a MUST when you are dealing with brass. Oh, and we had these three crazy small bundt pans that we never used... the Mr. drilled holes into the pans and attached them to the lamps to hold a candle. Since we have a tendency to get a strong wind some days on our patio we will be able to "screw" the candle down onto the pan. After the lamps were primed, I sprayed them with Krylon Indoor/Outdoor Ivory. Once that dried, I added a vinyl "R" to the former pink lamp. Now, I just need to find those candles and we are good to go for a night on the patio!!!!
Saturday, June 23, 2012
Happy Weekend!!! I wanted to feature a tutorial today based on some items we have had around our home. We had made the candle chandelier for our gazebo and I had changed the globes for new ones. We had the old ones left so this project is based from three glass chandelier globes and 3 pieces of MDF boards. First, I took the three pieces of MDF and primed them. After priming the boards, I sprayed them with chalkboard spraypaint. You only need to do one side since the other side will not be seen. Once the boards are primed and painted with chalkboard paint. Let them sit for 24 hours. Then, you must "prime" the boards by covering them with chalk. Afterwards wash the boards clean. To add an extra special "touch," I hot glued ribbon around the edge of the boards. After you have primed your boards with chalk, wiped them clean, and attached the ribbon, it is time to attach the glass globes to the board. I suggest a strong glue such as E6000. Once the glue has set, it is time for a celebration!!!! You could use these for appetizers, or breakfast treats with a sweet message. The possibillites are endless!!! Please note: do not put food items directly on the chalkboard. Always us a plate between the food and the board.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Okay, so I've been known to dabble in some drawing and try my best at painting! I have been doing some personalized canvas' but a friend challenged me with this one! She and her family love The Cardinals (being so close to St. Louis, they have grabbed our hearts a bit as well). She wanted her family name and the marriage year along with the Cardinals logo. Here is how it turned out for her:
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Here is the latest photo prop! This is a ladybug beanie and tushy topper. The topper has small black pom poms for the dots on the ladybug. The set is $20.00. This makes a great photo prop for your newborn! If interested, please contact me: email@example.com or leave a comment below on the blog! Thank you for stopping by!
Monday, June 18, 2012
A happy accident... that's what I would like to call this post but it is truly about the smores! I had made some chocolate cupcakes in the little nut cups. I wanted them to be super adorable... I had a fail... they flowed out of the nut cups. I believe the key is to fill the nut cups only half full not 3/4 full. Well, looking at the pan of overflowed but well baked cupcakes... the Mr. and I agreed they needed some love. So, we stuck a Hershey's kiss upside down in each of the cupcakes and then sliced a marshmallow in half and placed it on top. Then, we broiled the cupcakes in the oven until the marshmallows were golden and melted. I like to call it a little piece of Heaven! It was a wonderful treat for Father's Day!
Sunday, June 17, 2012
Summer is a time for weddings, potlucks, parties, and many other celebrations. Here is an idea for a great way to thank a hostess or bride and groom! This gift is for a sweet friend of mine that recently married! I took a drink dispenser and monogrammed their last initial on the front with vinyl. Then, filled the dispenser with paper plates, napkins, cupcake papers and toppers, and items to make smores over their firepit. Congratulations Jenn and Kris! Enjoy the idea and thank you for stopping by the blog today!
Saturday, June 16, 2012
WOW! I can't believe it has been nearly a week since my last post! Things have been so busy at Goosie and Boomer Bowtique with etching glass casserole dishes that I didn't get a chance to update the blog. Today's post is an easy Father's Day treat! I created the label based on things that my husband enjoyed to eat. I recycled a large pretzel rod container and then wrapped it with scrapbook paper. For those looking for a last minute idea, I hope this helps!!! We gave it to the Mr. today since our day tomorrow is packed for of special occasions. He ate the cupcakes right away ;). HAPPY FATHER'S DAY FROM GOOSIE AND BOOMER BOWTIQUE!!!!!
Sunday, June 10, 2012
Buzzzz... here is the latest!!!! The baby bee beanie and tushy topper for photo props!!! Imagine your sweet "bee" in this outfit for pictures! The pair is $20.00 and as always, just email me: firstname.lastname@example.org for orders! I hope you are having a GREAT Summer!
Saturday, June 9, 2012
I know I say it a great deal... But, this REALLY is one of my favorite cocoon sets! The apple beanie and cocoon set! These would make an excellent photo prop! Imagine a Fall baby snuggled in the apple cocoon! Everything is made of yarn... the stem and the leaf are hand knitted. The cost of the prop is $25.00. Feel free to email me: email@example.com or go to the Goosie and Boomer Bowtique Facebook page. I will ship items! Since these are light, the shipping costs are low. Thank you for stopping by the blog!
Thursday, June 7, 2012
OVERWHELMED!!!! Ladies and gentlemen, you are awesome!!!! We had an awesome week here at Goosie and Boomer! The blog it over 10,000 hits, the facebook page is at 113 "likes" and orders were filled! You made my job tough in adding up the numbers but I don't mind a bit! The giveaway winner is..........Ashley Bement!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations, Ashley! I look forward to filling your casserole dish order! Remember: I do giveaways monthly so as long as you "like" the page, you are automatically entered!!! The casserole dishes are the BIGGEST seller right now so get your order in soon for the potluck season! In addition to this announcement, take a look at the "shocking" pink felt flowers that are now available for shipping/delivery! These are $3.50 each (I have the cherry red ones available, too!). I have them shown here on a pair of flip flops to show how versatile these flowers are to wear with different items. They have a small flat alligator clip on the back so that you could clip it above a ponytail, bun, or pigtail, on a beanie, handbag, or scarf! Email me with interests: firstname.lastname@example.org, leave a comment, or check us out on the Goosie and Boomer Bowtique Facebook page!
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
I have several red flower clips ready for purchase/delivery/shipment. These clips are fun to add above a ponytail or pigtails, onto a beanie, headband, flipflops, or even on a handbag strap. The flower clips are $3.50 each. Please email me with your interest (email@example.com) or leave a comment.
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
I couldn't decide if I should make my own yarn wreath like I have made for customers. OR... Go with a canvas... I decided on a canvas. I painted the canvas with an outdoor paint so that it could withstand the elements that Mother Nature feels necessary to impress upon us! Also, to resist fading. It wouldn't be complete without a BIG felt flower on the ribbon for hanging. The ribbon and flower aren't necessary but I wanted to add them.
Saturday, June 2, 2012
We had company coming for dinner the other night and I wanted to make a salad... something new. This is what I discovered while shopping for items: