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Handmade Wedding Gowns by Veronica Sheaffer

Have you seen the beautiful gowns from Veronica Sheaffer that are each handmade in the USA? For Veronica's brand new 2014 spring collection, she was inspired by the '60s and "went for a sort of late-60s/early-70s saturated tone for this campaign" as she wrote on her blog My Hands Made It. The new gowns feature "delicate beading and hand-sewn details". Below are just a few of my favorite gowns from Veronica with Trillium coming in first {LOVE THE BACK}, followed closely by Gardenia and . . . well, all of them actually :)

Trillium wedding gown from Veronica Sheaffer

I also have to send huge Congratulations to Veronica who welcomed a sweet girl into her world 2 months ago. Launching a new gown collection and having a baby is definitely a big deal.

Handmade and Vintage Red Dresses for Valentine's Day

Are you planning a fun night out for Valentine's Day with your sweetie? Will you be a guest at a Valentine's Day wedding? Whatever the occasion might be, I have found some pretty red dresses from etsy that may just be the perfect one for your special date. The prices of the dresses shown range from $40 to $99 each. To see even more red dresses, please be sure to visit my etsy treasury for Red Hot Valentine's Day Dresses.

Audrey Hepburn style red dress, heart red dress, 1970s vintage eyelet red dress, poppy red dress with pockets

A Handmade Valentine's Day Gift Guide with Ruffles Galore

I have something fun for today - it's a handmade Valentine's Day gift guide that features lots of ruffles. Wouldn't that bolero be perfect for a winter wedding? And, how about that apron? It would make great gifts for your bridesmaids. What's your favorite{s}? I can't really say I have a favorite since I picked ALL of my etsy "ruffled" favorites to share with you :)

1. Felt Heart Wreath | $40
2. Gold Ruffle Hoop Earrings | $28
3. Red Ruffled Infinity Scarf | $18
4. X & O Ruffle Throw Pillows | $38
5. Bridal Ruffle Bolero | $95
6. Hand Knit Ruffled Scarf | $25
7. Black and Pink Valentine's Day Apron | $36
8. Red Ruffle Bloom Shoe Clips | $32

Vintage Emerald Green Wedding Inspiration Board

For those of you that may not know, Pantone has selected Emerald Green as the color of the year for 2013. This color is absolutely gorgeous for weddings and can easily be used anytime of the year. It's a classy and elegant color that is well suited for weddings anytime of the year. Today, I created a vintage wedding in emerald green that wasn't created with a particular season in mind. What do you think of the color of the year?

For today's inspiration board I challenged myself and wanted to not only show my love of handmade artists, but I wanted to create an inspiration board that did not involve me going onto pinterest for an image search. I relied on the many talented etsy artists to pull this emerald green inspiration board together.

Shopping Resources:
vintage 1950's dress, emerald green bridal hair comb, vintage luggage, vintage wedding invitations, emerald green filigree cuff bracelet, edible chocolate buttons, emerald and pearl choker necklace, emerald straw clutch, hand baked and edible goods gift tags, emerald green sparkly rosette fascinator, 1940's emerald ring

Handmade Summer Goodies : Sweet Fun in the Summertime

With summer officially here, I couldn't resist gathering up some fun handmade summertime goodies to share with you as we start a brand new week {one that even includes a day off mid-week}. There are so many sweet etsy finds for your summer gatherings to choose from, here are just a few of the many I came across in my search :)

Shopping Resources:
Summer Flip Flop Chocolate Lollipops from Suckers by Steph, Summer Fruit Expolosion Fudge from Pernilla's Something Swedish, Palm Tree Chocolate Lollipops from Suckers by Steph, Seahorse Lollipops and Chocolate Shell Lollipops from The Frosted Petticoat, Chocolate Flip Flop Lollipops from Sue's Sweet Shop, Kula Strawberry Lollipops from BAMBIcreations