Happy Easter!

My little niece has a holiday tree that needed Easter decorations. So she and Designerella teamed up to create Easter eggs that would sparkle on her tree.

Easter egg creation - Designerella

Using sequins on a string we covered several eggs and tied ribbons to use as hangers.

Easter egg on seasonal tree - Designerella

Other eggs were covered in colored glitter to provide a sparkle to her tree.

Easter tree - Designerella

Now that the tree has been properly decorated for this holiday season, both Designerella and her niece would like to say “Happy Easter Everyone!”

Happy Easter - Designerella

Fabric Printing!

Fabric printing can be fun, creative and personalized for anyone.  Last summer (2011) I spent studying abroad at Florence University of the Arts in Florence, Italy.  It was an amazing experience and I took thousands of pictures of the different places I visited.  Yes, I have too many pictures and that is one of the many reasons why the process of putting together a professional photobook is taking longer than expected.

A special family member living in Grand Rapids, MI surprised me by making these amazing placemats, and pot holders for my home. Her name is ScrappyLynn and her crafts can be found on Etsy!  She is an amazing sewer and is always coming up with different ideas that focus on re-using materials and scraps. She took some of my Italy photos and printed them on fabric using an inkjet printer. ScrappyLynn then used scraps from old projects to frame the photos. On the back she used several different sunflower patterns as the sunflowers were in full bloom when I was traveling through Tuscany.

Placemats and pot holders made by ScrappyLynn.

Placemats made my ScrappyLynn.

Potholders made by ScrappyLynn.

ScrappyLynn thank you for making me these placemats and pot holders.  Now when I cook and sit down to eat I have a reminder of my wonderful experience living and studying abroad in Florence, Italy.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Valentine’s Day.  I was inspired this Valentine’s Day to create unique crafts using chalkboard paint.  I always find using chalk fun!  This Valentine’s Day I decided to use a little old media to create personalized fun and crafty gifts for loved ones.  Below is a picture of all the pieces I made using chalkboard paint.

Valentine's crafts using chalkboard paint - Designerella

I found this heart shape vase and painted the front face so I can customized the message.

Be Mine vase. - Designerella

Some people may be addicted to java but I find myself addicted to LOVE!

These plain white mugs needed a chalkboard makeover! - Designerella


It wouldn’t be Valentine’s Day without a card.  These cards are ideal for those who are searching for the perfect words.  You can always erase, but keep what you LOVE!

Cards you can use over and over again! Although my Grandma Tessie already perfected this. - Designerella