In the middle of wedding prep, we decided to make almost everything… including invitations. We printed them all then we had to cut them out with an X-Acto Knife… well my (then) fiance had to do that 😉 and I glue them all together. They looked how I wanted but it was very tedious.
Once I heard out about a Silhouette Cameo I knew it would be so helpful to make other things for our wedding like the Mr & Mrs signs for the back of our chairs, the favor/seating chart and our guestbook.
I wanted our guestbook to be something usable that I could display. I cut out little hearts and lined them up with a the purple heart says:
L + Z
I made the entire guestbook with my machine. After our wedding I fell in love with all the possibilities!
Then I found I could make shirts by making stencils and using fabric paint. The ‘My 1st Presidents Day’ t-shirt for my nephew was the first project I made this way.
Using stencils was fun (and messy) until I came across iron-on decals. I could cut a design and simply iron it on the shirt instead of making a big mess with the stencil.
Once I discovered the iron-on decals, baby bodysuits became my favorite! At the time all of my friends started having babies and I love to make homemade presents for shower gifts, so it was perfect timing!
I started getting a few requests from people to make things then I decided to open my Etsy shop on the side. And once I had my daughter and became a stay at home mom, I decided to make it more full time!
I’ve learned a lot from those wedding decorating days! Lots of tricks and tips that I will share with you soon! So stay tuned, my friend!