Showing posts with label spring. Show all posts
Showing posts with label spring. Show all posts

Saturday, March 16, 2013

In the studio

Brand new wallet design and spring colored dishclothes!


Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Arm Candy Edition//

Here's some pictures of the new shoulder bag. Features super awesome vintage style prints, ikats and florals.  Vegan vinyl details including handles, magnetic closure, and detail around the top.  Buttons are handcrafted from clay, making each one unique.  Handles measure a roomy 30".  The bag measures 10" x 13", with a round vinyl bottom. 


These beauties are headed to Bungalow Love today, come check them out.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

In my backyard//

April showers bring May flowers....errr. I don't know much about the showers in these parts..super dry lately. But, there is no lack of blooms! Or lack of help in the gardens either!
Plenty of bull frogs are back in the pond as well. I forgot how ginormous they are, try bigger than a soft ball. They are so clumsy too! Love the frogs in the pond.


Some beautiful purple Iris! So lovely and delicate.


Dogwood!


Azaela! We have these is loads of colors, they are rich and vibrant!


Our glorious cherry, she's in peak bloom today...magical.


In honor of these amazing blooms I am hosting a giveaway to be announced Monday! Stay tuned...






Thursday, April 12, 2012

New Clutches!

Here's a sneak peak at the new clutches! They are a mix of fabric and vinyl, with handcrafted clay buttons. All the buttons are handmade, making each one unique. Each clutch is lined in an adorable black and white polka dot, with a small interior pocket. The clutches feature a vinyl closure flap with a decorative clay button and magnetic snap. Lots of bright colors and vintage inspired patterns!

















These cuties are headed to Bungalow Love in Berlin just in time for the Art Stroll tomorrow. Check them out if you are in town. Riley Moyer is the artist for the evening, he is seven years old, adorable and makes jewelry! Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Spring Pom Flowers and Tutorial

Perfect little instant gratification project to brighten up your day!

Simple flower pom poms made out of yarn and hot glued to twigs from the back yard and placed in a few assorted glasses salvaged from a recent refrigerater clean out.

And you have beautiful spring blooms that won't wilt away and die! Or early blooms for those of you still with snow.


I can't take complete credit for this, my mom showed me something similar in a magazine (can't remember which one, she must read a million of them). They were advertising a kit to make the pom poms.

But, they are so simple to make there is no need for a kit. It's also a great stash buster. I just used yarn I had. I would have loved to make them out of all shades of blue and green.

Here's how to make these super simple pom poms. You begin by wrapping the yarn around your fingers. You can make them smaller or bigger by adding more or less fingers. You could also just wrap it around a tablet of paper as well.

Keep wrapping until the yarn is thick and about two inches wide. The more times you wrap around, the rounder your pom will be.


When you have wrapped it around enough slip it off your fingers. Be careful to not let it fold in on itself. Cut off another piece of yarn about five inches or so wide.


Lay the wrapped yarn on top of that and tie it really tight around the middle. Knot it.


Next you will cut all the loops on the top and the bottom.






Once you have cut all the loops flatten it out so that cut ends lay out flat and the knotted string is in between. Hard to explain, just look at the picture.
Next trim around the pom
to make all the yarn even and more full.



When you have trimmed off enough your pom should be nice and round and full.



Now, simply hot glue the pom to the end of a twig and slip into a glass jar and you are ready to go!


So springy fresh!


















Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Little bit of vintage, whole lotta awesome!

Spring has sprung over here at Kiki Burleigh! This seasons bags are constructed of almost entirely repurosed material and vintage fabric. They feature a chain strap in just the perfect length for hanging on your arm. Don't want a strap, you say...it's your lucky day. Not only do the straps detach, they can be folded inside so you can sport a clutch. These little bags are just perfect for completeing an outfit and making it completely you!

The bags are one of a kind, adorned with fun ruffles, rolled flowers, buttons, and pleats. Can't you see Betty Draper rockin out the velvet bag above?

This bag lived it's first life as a bridesmaid dress!


I love the oversized knit bow adorning this bag made from a fabulously colorful vintage sheet!



This bag is made froma super sexy silk dress, and is now adorned with three rolled flowers and a rick rack leaf motif.

This springy fresh bag is made out of another vintage sheet and adorned with a crochet flower upcycled from an item of clothing, and a knit rolled flower. Cute!

Bags are arriving daily in Kiki Burleigh retail locations. Stayed tuned for a brand new Kiki Burleigh website this spring.