Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Happy Birthday Mason!

I can't believe you are One Years Old!
Your birthday was on the 27th, but unrelated Auntie over here has been busy!
It doesn't mean I love you any less.

Happy Birthday Handsom!
I can't wait to see what you'll learn next.

Ps. Thank you for making the biggest cake mess ever.
It made me super happy!

XO. Kyla

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Amusement Park Adventure!

On Tuesday we decided to go to the little Amusement Park thats about 2 minutes outside of the city; Called Calaway Park. It's kind of Flintstones meets rides?
It's interesting at best now that I'm a grownup, and I know I whined about the Price.
lol, I've turned into that girl. haha.

Honestly I haven't been in about 11 years if I really think about it.
I promised Selina that I would take some pictures of her little family while we were there. Mason is getting so big! His first birthday is actually on the 27 th of this month.

We went on most of the little kid rides that Mason was allowed on! He let out the biggest smiles on the Carousel, a boy after my own heart :)

Also Ryan and I ended up going on the Rollercoaster while Selina and Mason watched from the ground. We actually got to sit in the front of the coaster; my first time ever. Highlight for sure!

I'm off to sew some goodies for the shop, and might have some exciting news to share soon.

Have a lovely Thursday!

XO. Kyla

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

New Plush Camera, The Diana

Finally it's here. My new Plush Camera.
These pictures really don't do it justice. I think I'm going to take some better ones tomorrow.
Its been in my sketch book, and now it's here. Yay!
The flash is very much my favorite part.

I hope you like the new addition!!

Ps. Speaking of camera's mine needs a tune up. Its not focusing very well at all.
I need to get this fixed asap.
XO. Kyla

Almost New Plush To The Shop!

So this almost new Plush Sailboat is going to be making it's way into my shop
as a regular item starting in the fall! YAY!

The lovely Janel from Run With Scissors asked if I would donate an item during the "Push For Pita" fundraiser a long while ago now. Not only was I absolutely tickled pink that she asked me, I was also really excited to try out a new Plush that I had been dreaming of.

The plush boat below is the one I made for the fundraiser. I was in love.

A few days ago Janel had asked me if I could make her a very special Sailboat Plush. This little boat below is on it's way now! To take it's place along side some of the AMAZING toys she has collected and to match her new nursery.

I have several styles and theme's in the works and I'm excited to add some to the shop!
I hope you like the new, almost addition.
I do have another new Plush Camera on it's way too.

XO. Kyla

Friday, August 12, 2011

Newly Learned Things.

Today I met up the Tyla and her lil bug Paige for some dinner.
Paige showed me two new things that she had learned since I last saw her a few weeks ago.


She learned how to make fart noises by blowing onto her arm. She decided to do that out of no where instead of coloring her menu. I laughed, obviously.

If you ask her where her nose, eyes, hands or tummy is she point. I asked her where her mouth was, and I got a full on hands smacked on the table lion stance. She didn't make any noise, but opened her mouth as wide as she could!

She is the sweetest.
I got lots of hugs and kisses before her and momma made their way home.

Happy Friday!

XO. Kyla

Thursday, August 11, 2011

DIY Cupcake Stand

I have been wanting to make my very own Cupcake Stand FOREVER!!!

Up until now I haven't found the right "vintage" type pieces to put this together.
I went to my local thrift store on Monday, and found the glass items in random areas and it all fell into place. The Robin's Egg Blue plates are really affordable ones from IKEA.

To make this stand I used:

2 Large/Medium sized Plates
1 Small sized Plate
2 Candle Vintage Candle Sticks
1 Glass Bowl (this piece is optional)
1 Tube of Glass bonding glue.

This base piece that I found was the perfect addition. However it's not necessary, I've seen many completed with just the plate as the bottom of the stand.

Add a good amount of glue to the base of each piece and press together. Grab a heavy item to place on top to add pressure and create a solid bond. Let each portion dry before adding the next level.

When you place the candle sticks make sure to put the small end facing down, as this is where you will be resting your desserts, and this allows for the most space. Leaving the base end up creates a larger surface area for the next level.

There you have your finished Cupcake stand!!

Feel free to load it up with Cupcakes, Goodies, Treats and Cute Things!

When you craft your own stand, try to find some pieces that reflect your own style and personality. There is no need to be matchy matchy; I just chose to go in that direction.
If you make a stand I would LOVE to see it!

Happy Crafting!

XO. Kyla

DIY Medicine Cabinet Makeover

This DIY wasn't something I was planning on, but it ended up falling right into my lap!
I've said it before, and I'll say it again; ALWAYS check the "As Is" section at IKEA.
I found this White Metal Medicine Cabinet, for $5.00!!
It was marked "Damaged and Scratched" I couldn't find a mark.

On to the DIY!
Grab your Cabinet (or Makeove surface of choice)
Masking Tape
Blocking Paper

Tape down your template, and make sure all edges are laying flat to eliminate bleeding. Use your blocking paper to cover the rest of the surface that will remain unpainted, and to protect the surroundings.

If your surface is extra smooth give the area youre spraying a little run over with a piece
of sandpaper to give it something to grab onto.

Shake your spraypaint well, and add a few thin coats of paint; allowing to dry in between coats.

Set aside to dry!
Once the paint is set; remove your paper and template; display!

I may add this to my getting ready area, or my craft room, I haven't decided.

However if it was ever in my bathroom being that it is metal I think it would be great to use with magents too. Little notes, shopping lists oe inspiration photos for clothing hair and makeup.

I love my new (super affordable) anchored addition!

Happy Crafting.

XO. Kyla

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Sweet Dreams

Tomorrow keep a look out for two DIY's!
One of them is something I have been wanting to make for a long time, the other was a very
spur of the moment makeover.

See you tomorrow pretties.

XO. Kyla

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Just Because...

I was going to post at least one DIY today.
I had the first ready to go and realized I forgot an important item, oops.
So I moved on to the next, and everytime I would get set up it would start raining or hailing. Shenanigans I say!

Instead I leave you with a photo taken while watering the flowers on the deck (before the first rain shower) with a little extra love.

Here's to tomorrow!

XO. Kyla

Monday, August 8, 2011

Hair and New DIY's Coming Soon!

Today my hair was a bed headed curly mop when I took it out of it's high bun this morning.
Conventiently this girl likes a good "big" hair do' so I wasn't upset.

Some friends and I went to see Tosh.O while he was on his comedy tour through Canada last night. I've been nursing a cold, and I laughed myself into a pretty solid cough that I'm rockin' today, still.

I have some orders I need to sew up!
Once those are done I have some new things to post about:

I have a new Plush Camera joining the collection soon! It's all cut out and staring at me, I will sew it together as soon as I can.

I have a few DIY's and Upcycles that I want to share. Some are from vintage pieces, some are things you might already have in your home. One is a super spur of the moment find that I grabbed up at Ikea today in the As Is section (my favorite place) that I'm going to make my own.

I also have some color stories that I want to photograph and share.

I hope everyone had a fantastic Monday!

XO. Kyla

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Pretty Plum, and Some Vintage

When I bit into this Plum, I was in love with the colors.
I had to take a picture right away, and then I finished it!



Selina asked if I could make her a Custom Plush as a Wedding Gift.
I added a cute little custom label too.

XO. Kyla