My Sweet Soiree’s #Crafty Day Off! #Craft #DIY #Handmade #Sundayfunday

I just wanted to further share with you all how I spent my day!! I made some embroidery hoop art and a grapevine wreath and some primitive grapevine star crafts!!!

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My Sweet Soiree Re-Craft: #DIY #Handmade Embroidery Hoop Art!

Do you remember this post about the Embroidery hoop art?

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Well, I decided to give it a try today and make my own twist on this awesome craft idea!!! I want to share what I came up with! BTW, this project is EXTREMELY EASY! It took me 5 minutes with each one (with my addition)!! All you need for my version is fabric and embroidery hoops, tacky glue, scissors, some sort of embellishment (I used primitive style small wooden signs) + a glue gun! I used the tacky glue for the fabric and the glue gun to put the signs onto the fabric! I used all the steps in Purl Bee’s tutorial so head on over after reading this post and try a few of your own! They look so awesome on my wall!

Here is my finished products (!!!!):

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My Sweet Soiree #Tutorial! #DIY #Decor Deco Hanging Wall Fan Rosettes!

This is my first tutorial showing you how to make easy deco hanging wall fan rosettes that I first showed you in a post a few days ago showing you my repurposed old picture frame here!

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They are so easy and quick to make!

First you need scrapbook paper! I used scrapbooking card stock, a pair of scissors to cut out your paper, a glue stick, some crafting wire, ribbon, and whatever you want to adorn your paper rosettes with! In the top of the photo you can see smaller rosettes that I made out of printer paper…yes printer paper..! Smaller rosettes are great for layering and making your completed fan really pop! for this tutorial I made a really simple fan rosette. If you do layering I would suggest using a hot glue gun to really secure your creation!

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First step: take your two sheets of scrapbooking paper and lay them on top of eachother. Then fold over and over like you would do to make a quick accordian fan! I know we have all done this! It is very simple!

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Step Two: Pull your pieces of paper apart and place one end over the other. The accordion of the fan will make this really easy to securely set on top of each other on one end.

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Step Three: Gather and Pinch together both sheets of paper together and tightly secure in the center with crafting wire! Crafting wire is the only thing that really holds it together… glue, string, or ribbon just does not work!

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Step Four: Next, Glue the ends closest to each other together with a generous amount of glue from your glue stick! Hold together for about a minute each time until the glue has stuck these sides all together! And voila!! You have your rosette!

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Step Five: Now all you have to do is adorn it! You can use anything! Jewels! Paper Cut outs! Glitter! Silks! then make a hole near the top and string your ribbon through it and create a loop to hang your fan rosette on the wall or from the ceiling etc! I just used an embroidered butterfly patch on this one! Like I said I just made a very simple rosette for this tutorial! Feel free to go super over the top with your creation!

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Step 6: Hang it up!!

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Here are some examples of some other rosettes that I have made! I made a lot for Valentines day this year as decoration for the floral shop that I manage!

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Let me know if you make your own rosettes from this tutorial and send me a photo of them! email me at mysweetsoireetn@gmail.com or tweet your photos at me @mysweetsoireetn

Happy crafting!

C

Complete Bohemian Style #Wedding Ideas! #Decor and #Style!

I am a gypsy at heart! So as my first full wedding idea post I decided to post about a wedding Style I would go for, The Bohemian Wedding! This is a compilation of some beautiful finds around the internet that I hope inspires the gypsy at heart in planning her big day!

1. The Most important part of a wedding we all know is the dress!!! Here are the top three dresses that wowed me!

I found this dress over on weheartit! I love the lace patterns!

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This Dress is breathtaking!!! Get it over on ETSY by DaughtersofSimone for $2,550.00! By the look of it…it is worth the $$

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I absolutely adore the crochet and bell sleeves on this gorgeous dress! You can get it for $676.00 over on dreamersandlovers ETSY store!

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2. Wedding Hair! Letting your hair down is a must-do for any Bohemian Style wedding!

Let your hair down with this lace head band!!! This post on Burnettsboards gets the credit!!!

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Melissa Heuscher on Pinterest pinned this gorgeous bohemian style head band and hair idea!!!

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And of course!!! The Flower Crown!!! Check out Miss At La Playa for all of her flower crown finds!

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3. The Bridesmaids!!!!

I love this bridemaid style from Three Bird Nest that also sells the headbands you see in the photo!

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From Ruffled!

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This is an absolutely stunning pin from Gabrielle Pettit over on Pinterest! I am in love!

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4. The Bouquets!!! Wild, Full & Over-the-Top is where it is at!!!

Again, from Ruffled….the zinnias and amaranth… OMG this is dreamy!!!

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Oh, the Peaches & Blues, Rust & Mustard Yellow hues over on Simply Peachy!!!!! This is the color combo that I would personally go for in a boho bouquet…but, I would make it fuller!!!

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This bouquet is equally gorgeous even with the more muted pastels!!! The Roses, Wax flowers, and Whispy greenery make a gorgeous combination!!! Thankful for the Wedding Chicks for posting this!!

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Of course for the bridesmaids bouquets you should go for an identical yet significantly smaller bouquet for each!

5. Boutonnieres!!!

I love this bout and all the other bouts made by hazelfaire over on ETSY. All of her creations are perfect for any Boho Wedding Groom!!! Dare I say, just buy from her!!! ❤ ❤

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I like interesting pieces of anything when it comes to crafts and art… and I am so in love with this mustard yellow bout from Fairyfolkweddings also over on ETSY! So whimsical!

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I just adore the color palette and the incorporation of the feather of this bout pinned by Sandeep Mace on Pinterest!

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6. Da Grooooom! Encourage your groom to go with non-traditional attire (even if just a hint) for your Boho Themed Wedding!

From Inspired by This!

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Hell Yes, on the suspenders and the blue w/ khaki via Wedding Chicks!

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Or dress it up a bit with a funky polka dotted tie (Green Wedding Shoes)!!

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7. Other Ceremony Details!!!! I stumbled across so many great ideas including wedding settings (!!)… so I am just gonna throw it all into one category here!

from Elizabeth Anne Designs. If you don’t do anything else please have this wooden swing adorned in flowers at your wedding soiree! Perfect for photos and for guests, especially kiddos!!

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This canopy “altar” is a MUST too!!! from Pretty Wedding Idea!

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Bohemian Wedding Dreamcatchers by theeasterdays over on ETSY

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This Woodsy Wedding Setting is perfect too!!! Pin by Jolie Rico on Pinterest!

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Or this setting on a mountaintop with a one-of-a-kind floral “altar”! (Moon to Moon)

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This boho wedding garter is stunning!! ❤ (Festival Brides)

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Gorgeous Colorful Curtain! (charm city wed)

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Barefoot Anklet by handmadeaccessories on ETSY. Unfortunately the page is down but, the inspiration is still where it is at!!!

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And last but, certainly not least….THE RECEPTION!!!!

Table Settings & Decor!

(Carter and Cook Event Company)

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(100 Layer Cake)

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This, This, THIS, THIIISSSSS! (Santa Barbara Chic)

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I love all the use of the candlesticks! (Ruffled)

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Yes, never enough flowers! (Pinterest)

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Never enough color + whimsy! (A Fanciful Twist)

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And lots & lots of lighting is another MUST-DO!!! (Pinterest)

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and….never…forget…the getaway car!!! (Green Wedding Shoes)

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Exclusive Feature: Fruity Pebble #Macaron #Recipe by Sprinkles, Sparkles, & Mostly Sugar free!

Calling all cereal lovers! We here at My Sweet Soiree would like to welcome Celina from Sprinkle, Sparkles, & <Mostly> Sugar Free as she exclusively shares her recipe for Fruity Pebble Macarons with us!!! Thank you Celina & We love love love this recipe! Very Creative!!

Here is what she has to share:

“Hi! My name is Celina from Sprinkles, Sparkles, and {Mostly} Sugar-Free and I’m visiting My Sweet Soiree to share a Super Fun, Super Yummy recipe with you today!

I don’t know about you, but I am a big kid at heart! I LOVE all of those fun and “Fruity” cereals, even though I know they are not the healthiest for me. Wanna know what else I love?

Macarons.

The French would probably be so mad at me for what I’m about to do. I know usually macarons are chic and fancy, but I’m going to be a rule breaker today and mix my love of Fruity Pebbles with my love of Macarons.

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*Making macarons scare a lot of people, but I assure you they are actually very easy and only use 4 main ingredients.

 

Fruity Pebble Macarons

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Fruity Pebbles Shell:

  • 90g egg whites
  • 30g granulated sugar
  • 200g powdered sugar
  • 110g almond meal
  • 45g Fruity Pebbles cereal
  • Fruity Pebbles for Garnish

Fruity Pebbles Buttercream Filling:

  • 1 stick of unsalted butter (softened)
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp. milk (I use almond milk, but you can use any kind) * Only add if Buttercream is too thick
  • ½ cup Fruity Pebbles cereal

Place the powdered sugar and almond meal in a food processor and give them a good pulse until the nuts are finely ground. Pour mixture into a small bowl

Place Fruity Pebbles food processor and chop until finely ground. Mix in with almond meal and powder sugar mixture.

In a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, whip the egg whites to a foam, (think bubble bath foam) gradually add the sugar until you obtain a glossy meringue (think shaving cream). Do not over beat your meringue or it will be too dry.

Add the almond meal and powdered sugar mixture to the meringue, give it a quick fold to break some of the air and then fold the mass carefully until you obtain a batter that falls back on itself after counting to 10. Give quick strokes at first to break the mass and slow down. The whole process should not take more than 50 strokes.

Fill a pastry bag fitted with a plain large tip (I use a Wilton size 1A) with the batter and pipe small rounds (1.5 inches in diameter) onto parchment paper or silicone mats lined  macaron baking sheets (I got mine at World Market for $7.99 each).

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Sprinkle Fruity Pebbles on top of shells.  Let the macarons sit out for 30 minutes to an hour to harden their shells a bit.

Preheat the oven to 300F. When ready, bake for 12 to 18 minutes, depending on their size. They are done when you can easily lift the shell off of the baking sheet without it sticking.

While shells are cooling place softened butter in bowl of stand mixer fitted with whisk attachment and whip until light and fluffy. Add in powdered sugar one cup at a time and mix until well combined. If buttercream is too thick add milk and mix well.

Place Fruity Pebbles in Food Processor and chop to a coarse consistency. Pour Fruity Pebbles into Buttercream and mix until they are well incorporated. Fill pastry bag fitted with the same size pastry tip as before with Fruity Pebble Buttercream. Place a small dollop of filling onto one shell and pair with another like size shell.

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These do count as breakfast. Right? :)”

You can follow Celina on Pinterest here! Follow her on Twitter here! And subscribe to the Sprinkles, Sparkle, & <Mostly> Sugar Free Facebook Page here! Let us know if you tried out her recipe!!!