Craft Projects

Bride and Groom figurines

OK, OK, OK…. I promise after today I will stop talking about wedding stuff and Chicago. But give me one more day. You won’t regret it.

First of all, if you want to see some of the most amazing wedding pictures EVER, check out the professional photos from Allie and Stanton’s wedding. Holy amazing.

If you want to see the most amazing wedding craft ever, keep reading 🙂

I wanted to make my sister something for her wedding and was totally inspired to make her bride and groom figurines after trolling craftgawker one day.  I saw these adorable wedding cake toppers on Crafts Unleashed, and although they did s’mores and no cake, I knew I had to make them.

To make these figurines you need to buy little wooden body forms at a craft store.


Hobby Lobby only had men figures, so I just used that and they turned out great. Take your time and carefully paint each figurine. Seriously, this takes so much patience. And a tiny paint brush. But mostly patience.

I painted the dress and white part of the tux first, then layered on the darker colors. I did the hair last so I could continuously grab the little head to paint the body. I let the body dry before moving onto the hair.

Wedding people

When I was done painting everything, which took a couple of hours, I added a veil using leftover tulle from my neighbor’s wedding veil.

Wedding people 2

A small dab of hot glue and some careful placement — my bride doll had a veil!

Wedding people 3

I ended up giving these to Allie early, so she put them at her and Stan’s spot at their wedding 🙂

Wedding people 4

So stinking cute 🙂  I wish I had made a set for the hubby and I for our wedding.



My knitted flamingo

I have a thing for flamingos. Besides golden retrievers (and dogs in general), they are my favorite animal. Really I just love birds, but flamingos in particular are pretty awesome. A few months ago I pinned the cutest knitted flamingo with the note/caption “Someone make this for meeeee.”

I can’t knit to save my life, so I had no hope of completing this task. I also had no expectation that anyone would actually make me this flamingo.


This past weekend my grandparents were down to celebrate my dad’s birthday and Becky (my grandma) hands me a gift bag out of the blue. What do I pull out of the bag!?!?! Well, I’m sure you can guess by now.

MY VERY OWN FLAMINGO! (His name is George.)

IT IS SO STINKING CUTE. She asked her friend to make it for me. Talk about a pro knitter. Do I have the nicest grandma with the nicest, most talented friends or what!?

This friendly flamingo was the perfect pick-me-up, too. The hubby and I had to unexpectedly buy a new dishwasher because our rather new one started smoking each time we used it. Stupid dishwasher. But who can mourn the loss of a dishwasher when this adorable flamingo is near by?!

Nobody, that’s who.

I brought George to work and he sits on my desk.

He also has his very own moustache so he can fit in when my coworkers and I do our French moustache laughs (yes, this happens often).

If you’d like to take a stab at making your very own knitted flamingo,  hop on over to to download the free pattern.

Happy Friday!