Wednesday, May 2, 2012

I Am Moving

Hi everyone,

I am moving. I am trying to get everything under inkberry and inorder to do so I must move over to a new home. I hope you follow along. I will be closing swingtimedesigns in the next couple of months.

So come on over to inkberry-pdx


Friday, March 16, 2012

St.Patrick's Day Gear Up

I can't wait I love St.Patrick's Day.

Here are some of my garlands and cupcake toppers that are available at Fancy That.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Two Garlands

As I sit watching the snow fall I am working on two garlands. Each one has a Spring theme. I think I have Spring fever or something. Here is a look at my garlands.

Tea Party Baking Garland-

This garland makes me think of sugar cookies and porcelain vintage teacups. 

April Showers Garland- 

This garland makes me think of one of my favorite movies Margie

with Jeanne Crain. If you can find it watch it. It is sooo cute and I love it when she takes the bubble bath.

I think they sing April Showers in the movie. If they don't then I have no idea why this garland made me think of Margie. :)

Monday, February 27, 2012

New Cupcake Toppers

Here is a shot of my new cupcake toppers. I will be putting them on Etsy soon. For now they are available at Fancy That inside Bliss Bake Shop or you can contact me directly.

I love these little guys so cute.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Valentine Centerpieces

Need cheap centerpieces. Here's an idea:

These are for my husbands staff room on Valentine's Day.  

Yes the vase cover is a sweater that I cut and those aren't vases they are from the dollar store storage section. I filled the jars with the cheapest rice I could find and filled the top half with bulk candy (which is not intended to be consumed. The dessert table we are putting together will be set up on Monday and I will share photos.

The branches are left over curly willow from a wedding reception we decorated (you can uses branches from your yard, I have in the past. I make pom poms out of red heart yarn it's about the cheapest yarn around.

The colors are a white soft pink hot pink and bright red  -excuse the bad bad photography.


I just finished up a special order of fairy dust. She wanted wands on the lables. They turned out so pretty. I love the light pink. There will 12 very happy little girls soon.


Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Button Heart Canvas Tablerunner

Canvas is one of my favorite things to work with. 
It's heavy and well  . . . .it's a blank canvas for doing all sorts of things.

Go to your local art supply store and have them cut you a few yards of unpainted cotton canvas. At Blicks they have it by the yard on bolts. So it's very easy to purchase and really very inexpensive.

Here is a quick table runner I made today.


glue gun

First make a small cut at however wide you want your runner to be. The great thing about canvas is all you need to do is make a small cut and then take out your frustrations by pulling it apart. So cool. It leaves the edges frayed and beautiful and perfectly straight.


Now layout the canvas on a flat surface and arrange your buttons in a heart shape whereever you want them. I put three at one end and three at the other. Make sure the hearts are off set from each other so it doesn't look boring.

Now grab your glue gun and lift up one button at a time, dab a little glue on the reverse side of the button and place right back into the heart shape. The canvas is very forgiving if you glue a button in the wrong place just rip it off and rearrange. No harm done.

That's it!

Super easy

Have a good end of January.


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