Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Celebrating Thanksgiving!

- Happy Thanksgiving -

I thought with Thanksgiving fast approaching I would share some photos of my Thanksgiving decor in my kitchen and a fun chalkboard project perfect for your Thanksgiving festivities this week.

I finally bought some chalkboard paint to play with at Michaels in the Martha Stewart section (I have a picture of the bottle below).  The bottle was small, but I have used it for multiple projects and still have some left!  This is a frame that I turned into a challkboard.  I painted several layers of the chalkboard paint onto the glass.  This will make perfect gifts for the holidays & is perfect to use for a display at my craft shows.

This is a free printable I found on Pinterest.  You can find this printable and others on my Lillyan Lou Pinterest Boards under the Fall & Halloween board.

I also printed off a free orange & white chevron patterned paper to accent the other printable
 (this printable can also be found on my Fall & Halloween board on Pinterest).

Chalkboard Tray Tutorial:

This is my chalkboard tray that I made for Thanksgiving with the chalkboard paint.  I used an old plastic charger from Target to cover.  It took several layers painted over several hours and turned out great!

I hope each and everyone of you have a great Thanksgiving holiday with your family & friends! I am so thankful for my family and friends, good health, and all my Lillyan Lou supporters. I am also thankful for my new computer since my MacBook took a dive this week...now I can share my pictures with you!  Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, November 8, 2012

New Jewelry from Lillyan Lou!

I thought I would post some of my newest jewelry finds for the Holiday Season!

- Vintage Inspired Antique Bronze Necklaces -

- YoYo Bib Necklaces -

- Metal Flower Necklaces -

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Hunterman's Super Hero Birthday Party!

In looking through my pictures, I realized I had forgotten to post pictures of Hunter's 3rd birthday party.     The theme he picked was Super Heros.  I had recently bought some Michael Miller comic fabric from my friend's fabric shop, Spindlecloth on Etsy and I was excited to use it for the party.  I had my Mom create a super hero applique for my kids to wear at the party.  I also ordered a vintage super hero party themed printable set from Wants and Wishes design on Etsy.  I could not find her shop any longer on Etsy, but did find her blog Wants and Wishes Design .  The pack included a banner, cupcake toppers with my son's name and birthday number 3 on them, popcorn bag labels, food labels, and party treat bag labels.  I also used 2 large boxes to decorate as a city skyscrapers for the kids to take pictures in front of.  I found some super hero mask templates on Pinterest and made some masks for pictures too.  Of course we had to have water balloons from Wet Will-E Water Balloons on a hot summer day.  Here are some pictures of our Super Hero party!

This banner was made by my mom out of Michael Miller fabric.
My mom sells her banners on Etsy at Three K Designs.

Party treat bags and a framed Super Hero printable that I made
with different fonts I found free on Pinterest.

Hunter's superhero shirt made by my Mom also!

Yummy cupcakes!

Hunter and his Daddy, my 2 birthday boys!

Make a wish!

Super Heros to the rescue!

Me and my little Super Heros!

After running out of water balloons, Hunter decided
 to pull out one of his favorite birthday gifts!

                                                                  - Karmen

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Mustache #1 Party

We recently were invited to my Best Friend's little one's first mustache birthday party.  The theme was great and the kids loved trying on the sticky mustaches.  My girlfriend cut out photos from her son's birth to his 1st year and made a banner out of it for the party.  Of course I had my mom make a mustache applique tee for Cooper.  Here are some ideas for your mustache party...

Have a Happy Mustache Day!                                                                 
                                             - Karmen